There is no better time for a wedding dessert buffet then if you are having a Christmas wedding and it is at a time of day when this is perfect to serve your guests.
It will be fabulous, delicious and less expensive to serve, instead of a full course meal.
The first way to cut cost is on the wedding cake and here are my ideas on that.
Have a lovely decorated small cake for the cake cutting ceremony and you to keep for your first anniversary. Skip the big tiered cake and offer cupcakes or even holiday decorated donuts. Remember the guests are going to be offered many sweet dessert choices.
Have a variety of pies such as pumpkin, pecan, apple and cherry or if you two have favorites do include them. A pumpkin or New York cheesecake for something a bit different. Vanilla, peppermint, chocolate or pumpkin ice cream should be included.
Ginger bread cookies, rum balls, ginger snaps, spritz, sugar cookies in Christmas shapes and decorated are especially nice if a number of children are expected. What dessert table is complete without brownies? Fruit tarts are really good and look lovely on the table.
Peppermint bark, peanut brittle, chocolate truffles, and an assortment of wrapped Christmas hard candies and candy canes lend a special festive at the Christmas season.
The Christmas holiday drinks often served are mulled wines, regular white and red wine, eggnog, champagne fruit punch, hot chocolate, and hot spiced cider. Also, have coffee ready to serve to the guests who want it plain. Now that you have some ideas for what food to serve, you need some ideas on how to serve it to make it a lasting memory for you and your guests.
So that no area where the food is being served gets really crowded with people have various stations throughout the room set up. One for each type of dessert and one wedding cake table by itself.
I am sure you have all kinds of Christmas decorations that you can use to decorate each dessert table and for ideas see my article on Christmas wedding centerpieces. Any of those ideas would be just right for your dessert tables.
A way of making the dishes you are serving look more abundant and inviting on the table is to display them at different levels with tiered plates or by putting boxes under the cloths and setting the dish on that.