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Dessert Only Reception

Posted on November 9th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Food, Wedding Planning 1 Comment

With the rising costs of planning a wedding, couples are looking for ways to save money. Dessert Only ReceptionSince the catering bill is oftentimes a big chunk of your wedding budget, you should consider have a dessert and drinks only reception.

This idea is perfect if you are having an evening wedding. Instead of a buffet or sit-down plated dinner, serve an assortment of delicious desserts, coffee, dessert wine and/or a signature cocktail.

Set up the reception with comfy couches with dim lighting rather than your traditional reception tables. This relaxed, lounge-like atmosphere will allow your guests to mingle and be more comfortable.

Just make sure that it’s clear on the invitation that your guests aren’t getting dinner. You don’t want hundreds of disgruntled, hungry people on your hands.

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  1. 1Karen King

    Try Icewine with a dessert only receptions. The most elegant Icewine is a “slim” style Vidal Blanc that has wonderful complex fruit notes of peach, apriocot and fig, followed by a complex caramelized honey taste that is finished by a refreshing acidity that leaves a clean finish in your mouth. The best Icewine in the world is made in Canada by The Ice House Winery in Niagara on the Lake. You can order their product online at They have a brand called Northern Ice that comes in a golden Vidal Blanc and a ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon. Pure Heaven.

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