Nothing about planning my nuptials gave me sticker shock quite like looking at the cost of a wedding cake. So... we scrapped it. Traditionalists might balk at the idea of having a wedding without a big white cake, but I'm here from the other side to tell you: It's totally OK if you'd rather have donuts or cookies or–like me–popsicles instead.
Offering cookies may seem offbeat, but done the right way, it can be pretty perfect. Make sure you offer a good variety and that you present your cookies in a nice way (either in baskets or on decorated platters). For some added fun, put signs out that let your guests know the groom's favorite and the bride's favorite.
Donuts on display = way more fun alternative to wedding day dessert | photos by (clockwise from top): Matt & Tish Photography, The Shalom Imaginative, Studio-29 Photography + Design, Olivia Strohm Photography, Jamie Jones Photography