There's one thing we can't deny: wedding cakes are often so creatively done that they're not only delicious but beyond gorgeous, too. With that said, let's face it -- not everyone likes this sweet treat, and sometimes you find yourself daydreaming about a chocolate bar instead. We're with you, because we do too.
Although you may break a wedding tradition, the best thing about serving something other than cake is it's another opportunity to show off your style as a couple (and start your own tradition). It's also important to focus on the pieces of your day that you both will love.
Perhaps your family has the best secret pie recipes? Plan time before your wedding to bond with these members and bake several homemade pies to serve instead. Even if you still want to serve cake, cupcakes are always an option! Remember, at your wedding you can have your chocolate, pie, or cupcakes and eat it too. Check out the slideshow to find a collection of our top five favorite cake alternatives.
If you and your fiancé/e love going on ice cream dates, think about creating a make your own sundae bar for your guests complete with your favorite flavors and toppings. You can achieve the same fun idea with frozen yogurt, too. More real weddings featuring frozen treats Photo on Inspired by This via Lover.ly
Include a couple of different homemade (or store bought!) varieties. Pie pops are another idea to consider! Dozens of ways to incorporate pies in your wedding dessert buffet Photo by: Allyson Wiley on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly
If you’re thinking you might want something in the cake family, perhaps cupcakes are the way to go. They make for a perfect portion, plus your guests can continue to be up and mingling as they enjoy their treat. More delicious wedding cupcake ideas Photo by: Hugh Forte on Inspired By This via Lover.ly
Sprinkled, cake, frosted, glazed -- you and your guests are sure to enjoy this option. Perhaps consider staking them on tiers to form a cake shape. Wedding donuts galore Photo by: Joielala Photographie on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly
A couple of ideas to include in your chocolate bar: small chocolates or candy bars, fondue, and different varieties of hot chocolate. If you’re planning a summer wedding, opt for frozen hot chocolate instead. Smooth chocolate wedding ideas and inspiration Photo on Santa Barbara Chic via Lover.ly
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