Dessert & Drinks

When we sat down to plan our wedding we knew that we did not want to limit guests. We both have huge families and huge friend groups. People are our passion and we knew that with a limited budget we would have to adjust something.

WE DECIDED ON A NIGHT WEDDING. It was so great because we could get away with not having a meal and only serving dessert and drinks. It turned out to be a blast. I had several friends make buckets of puppy chow (because hello, puppy chow it the best) and they were the first things to go. My sister in law also offered to make all the cupcakes for our wedding. Neither of Bruce & I are cake people, so it worked out so well. And let’s be honest, they looked so cute! I was able to save so much money and still have great snacks as well as some delish homemade brews. To drink we had a coffee bar, lemonade, and water AND we had bottled coke, bottled root beer, and bottled homebrew. That is right!! We brewed our own beer for our wedding. We even went all out by making three types so that everyone could have one they liked!

Photo Credit: Stellar Propeller Studio

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • hah! such a great idea of the cake! really! so easy to deal with, so simple, and so unique! Really cool! πŸ™‚
    and again.. love seeing the photos of your wedding. Seems that it was amazing! πŸ™‚

  • We had an afternoon wedding so we didn't have to searve a meal too. My hubby wishes we could have had homebrew at our reception!!! Unfortunately, we both have people who shouldn't be drinking in our families AND the location we had our wedding was dry so we couldn't. πŸ™

  • We had dinner at our wedding but we did all the prep ourselves so it was pretty cheap. A lot of work, but worth it! We had a casual dinner of sandwich stuff, various salads and fruits. It was delicious though…and we had a tonnnn of leftovers for us after. πŸ™‚ We aren't really cake people either but my mom insisted on making one because she likes to make them, and for the pictures. We had funfetti. We also had a soft serve ice cream machine with a little sundae bar because I loveeee ice cream. Then finally we had beer (not home brew though…) and wine, then coffee, tea and lemonade. I love hearing about everyone's different choices…there are so many options out there!

  • Like you, we did a night wedding & served desserts. No drinks *besides water, coffee, punch, etc*. It was a blast! So many friends that helped it all come together.

  • Amy

    I've always wanted desserts and coffee at my wedding because i LOVE them (and it is so much cheaper!)
    Looks like y'all had a blast! πŸ™‚

  • SO cute!! I loved this post, gral! Anything weddings always gets my full attention! Love the custom labels on the bottles! πŸ˜€

  • How cute!! I never thought to do cupcakes over cake!! probably a lot cheaper lol!! good idea!! πŸ™‚