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Dessert Bar Inspiration- Virginia Weddings

Dessert Bar Inspiration- by Shari’s Berries


While the location, the flowers and the reception are often hailed as being the best parts of a wedding, many agree that the food (especially the dessert selection) is equally important. From a donut wall to a colorful tower of macaroons, couples are leaning towards a more adventurous route when it comes to choosing a sweet treat to celebrate their nuptials. Here are 17 creative and colorful dessert buffet ideas for your wedding!


Donut and Cookie Dessert Buffet Ideas

Whether your guests prefer frosted, glazed or powdered, a donut bar is a delicious way to celebrate! Display them laid out on a tray, stacked in a tower or hung on a wall for maximum effect. Offer individual sleeves or small bags for guests to take a piece of your big day home with them!


Cookies are also a great sweet snack! Made with chocolate chips, creamy fillings or sweet frosting, cookies and macaroons are perfect after a few hours on the dance floor. Be sure to include a variety of flavors such as peanut butter, pistachio and strawberry to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Pie Dessert Buffet Ideas

Treat your guests to buttery, flaky crusts topped with fruity flavors for a celebratory dessert with a homemade feel. Served in a mini mason jar or as a big slice, pie is the perfect way to end (or start!) the celebration.



Candy Dessert Buffet Ideas

Individually-wrapped or in their designated dishes, a candy buffet bar is a great way to let guests indulge by the handful. Choose candy with colored wrappers or ribbons to coordinate with your theme. Or, opt for a mix of bright tones for a colorful display.



Whether you choose to have only one type of dessert or a wide variety of delicious options, we hope these creative ideas and tips will inspire you to create the wedding dessert buffet of your dreams!

For more inspiration check out Shari’s Berries.

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas. 

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.