Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas

May 11, 2022

Nowadays, so many brides are straying from many of the traditions that come along with a wedding. This includes dessert! Traditionally, the dessert at a wedding is cake. But it doesn’t have to be! There are so many unique wedding dessert ideas out there nowadays to choose from. 

Unique Wedding Dessert Ideas

Here are some different ideas for your wedding dessert if you are trying to stray from the tradition of cake!

Cake pops

These are a great hand-held alternative to cake. They are perfect if you want everyone to stay on the dance floor and/or mingling!


Cupcakes may just be a smaller version of cake, but they give you more of a chance for variety! For example, you could do mini cupcakes with 5 different flavors for people to choose from. Or, you could do regular-size cupcakes with 3 different flavors. The possibilities are endless!


There are a lot of different options that you can choose from if you decide to have cookies at your wedding! You could have a variety of decorated cookies that feature your initials, wedding date, and wedding colors.

Or, you could do a full table full of different cookie flavors! This is actually a tradition in Pittsburgh PA – learn more about it here

Jar parfaits

A unique dessert idea is to have small jar parfaits. These can be a variety of flavors – chocolate, strawberry shortcake, dirt pudding, etc. They are super fun and easy to grab and go! 

Candy bar

If you are a huge candy lover, than a candy bar will be the perfect addition to your wedding! Plus, it can double as a favor for your guests. 

Put a variety of candies in different shapes/sizes of jars on a table, and have little baggies for your guests to mix and match what they want! 

Ice cream truck

Hiring an ice cream truck to stop by your reception will be a huge hit! Keep in mind that people who want ice cream will have to wait in a line, though! 


Cheesecake can be a really great hit! There are a lot of different flavor options, too. You can do full-sized cheesecakes or mini options! However, keep in mind that there might be a lot of people who don’t like cheesecake, so you might want to have an alternative option, too.


Pie is a super unique option for your wedding dessert! You can even bake them yourselves, like Lauren Conrad did for her wedding, if you’re feeling bold! 

Donut wall

Donut walls have become super popular in recent years! If you are a donut fanatic, then this will be for you.