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Wedding Budget Tip #48: Opt for a dessert buffet

This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share tips to help you save money on your wedding! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference. This post is all about a unique way to save on your wedding dessert by offering a dessert buffet rather than a traditional wedding cake!

wedding budget tip 48: opt for a dessert buffet instead of a traditional wedding cake

Wedding Budget Tip #48:

Consider a dessert buffet instead of a fancy cake.

If you're not a fan of cake or you just can't stomach the price tag of going with a professional baker, perhaps you'd rather opt for a dessert buffet! You can easily snag a bunch of tasty treats and display them on a table in a nice way for a super savvy price.

Are you and your fiancé more into cookies than cake? Hit up your local Costco store to buy a variety of fresh-baked cookies in bulk! You can display them creatively for a cute visual impact.

There are so many options for sweet treats that don't include cake. From cannoli, cupcakes, cookies, and cheesecake, to pies and pastries, let your guests get satisfy their sweet tooth with a dessert table.

cookie buffet

Wedding Cookie Display

Who doesn't love cookies? They are the perfect portable sweet treat! And a perfect addition to a wedding. You can offer a variety of flavors for your guests to choose from and it will still cost less than a wedding cake!

Love & Lavender‘s Wedding Photo by Simply Rosie Photography via Style Me Pretty

dessert buffet for a wedding

Wedding Dessert Buffets

Is cheesecake more your thing? Choose a variety of cheesecakes for your dessert. This is more likely to be cost-effective for an intimate wedding.

Photo by Marvelous Things Photography via Lucy Dylan Weddings

donut wedding cake / donut cake

Donut Wedding Cakes

Maybe you're more into donuts? A donut cake is super adorable and tasty, and super cost-friendly.

Photo by Meg Ruth Photography

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Wedding Budget Tip #48: opt for a dessert buffet instead of a traditional wedding cake
Wedding Budget Tip #48: opt for a dessert buffet instead of a traditional wedding cake

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