In recent years, another European wedding tradition is gaining popularity in our country – to beautifully decorate the sweet corner in the banquet hall. If before it was limited to solemn serving of wedding cake at the end of the celebration, now a separate dessert table with all sorts of sweets and drinks is served.
The sweet area is a favorite place not only for children present at the wedding, but also for adult guests. In this publication, we will look at what a wedding sweet table should be.
Ideas for decorating the sweet table
When ordering a wedding banquet, the presence of a dessert table is stipulated. For him, a separate zone is allocated, to which the guests will be convenient to go during breaks in the entertainment program.
As a rule, dessert tables are laid in the lounge area of the restaurant and in the warm season on the veranda. In such cozy places, guests can not only enjoy the confectionery masterpieces, but also chat and take pictures.
When planning a stand-up party, it is optimal to place the sweet table in one row with the main tables. With such an arrangement of tables, sweets will not go unnoticed by the guests. If you are going to hold a banquet ceremony, set aside a place for the dessert table in the Welcome area. But keep in mind that sweets should not be placed on the sunny side of the venue, so that nothing will melt and spoil.
The sweet table is not only a place for confectioners’ prepared treats, but an important element of the general decor of the hall. Therefore, the decoration of the sweet table at weddings should support the chosen theme for the celebration of the birth of the family. This especially concerns the choice of tablecloths and napkins. On the table, in addition to beautiful dishes, there are floral arrangements, statuettes, candles and other decorative elements used in the decoration of the banquet hall.
What sweets are served at the tea table?
The assortment of treats presented in the sweet area of the wedding reception should be wide. A variety of cookies, cakes, cakes, candy, as well as meringue and marshmallows are placed on the table. In addition to the desserts familiar from childhood, it is customary at modern weddings to serve western sweets that have become fashionable. The most popular of these include: macaroons, madeleines, muffins, marshmallows, and cupcakes.
One of the fashionable trends in modern holiday baking is marshmallow decorations in different shades.
Sugar marshmallow is a unique plastic material that allows you to create a variety of ornaments on baked goods, as well as three-dimensional letters, bows, beads and complex figures, serving as an original decoration for cakes and pastries.
Another trend of the sweet zone is a chocolate fountain. Plates filled with pieces of fruit and berries are placed near it. Wooden skewers are also served. Guests will be able to string pineapple, banana, kiwi or other fruit cubes of their choice onto the skewer and then envelope them in chocolate. Everyone will be able to fulfill their childhood dream, and eat plenty of hot chocolate.
Drinks for the dessert table
On the dessert table place a variety of drinks that go well with desserts. From alcoholic beverages, it is appropriate to display champagne and wine. The assortment of non-alcoholic drinks is more extensive. Cocktails, morsels, juices, lemonades, compotes, mineral waters and sweet carbonated drinks are served in glasses and bottles of various shapes and designs.
In the warm season, you should take care of enough chilled drinks and regularly replenish the ice on the table so that guests can further chill their preferred drink. Guests should be able to pour themselves a freshly brewed cup of flavored tea, coffee, or cappuccino.
Tips from the experts
A beautifully decorated sweet table at a wedding is not only a wide selection of desserts for the festive feast, but also another important element of decor supporting the chosen wedding theme. Therefore, when ordering sweets from the confectioner, it is necessary to discuss the preferred color scheme.
It should correspond to the colors chosen for the wedding decoration. With the help of food coloring agents, marshmallows, macaroons and other confectionery products acquire the desired shade. Napkins, cocktail straws and other accessories for tasting sweets are selected to match the color of the wedding decor.
It is necessary to order not only a variety of desserts, but also a sufficient number of each type. Guests should be able to eat an extra portion of the cake or cookies they like.
When choosing sweets for the wedding, take into account what time of year it will be held. When planning a summer holiday, avoid confectionery that contains perishable products.
Modern pastry shops offer many pastries that are popular in the West. To help guests decide on a dessert, prepare nameplates.
Ideally, besides the name of the sweet, write a list of its ingredients. So you will help people who are allergic to certain products or sitting on a special diet to make the right choice.
Organizing a wedding in a buffet format, it is necessary to provide a sufficient number of plates and dessert forks so that guests were able to taste all the sweets they liked. Pliers should be available near the desserts so that they can be placed on the plate. It is necessary to stock up on a sufficient number of skewers and straws.
The bottom line
At modern weddings it is customary to organize a sweet zone, which serves as an additional element of the festive decor and allows you to diversify the banquet menu with numerous sweets and non-alcoholic beverages. The refined decoration of the sweet table gets the guests excited and a desire to take pictures against its background.
At a celebration of birth of a new family guests-sweet tooth, at the sight of a large number of different desserts, the mood immediately rises, and in the memory remain pleasant memories. We wish you the wedding of your dreams!