Do the Bride a Favor Looks at Sweets-Only Receptions

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Do the Bride a Favor recommends tips for wedding planners wishing to host a reception at which appetizers, desserts, sweets, wine and aperitifs are served exclusively.

For the bride and groom looking to save money and still host a memorable reception, Do the Bride a Favor recommends hosting a desserts-only affair as a culinary climax to the big day. Citing an article that appeared in the Expertly Engaged blog on, Do the Bride a Favor recommends the following tips for dessert-only receptions.

First, bill the event in advance as a “dessert and wine reception” so guests know not to expect a full meal. Secondly, have some light appetizers on hand to mix with the custom bridal chocolates, cupcakes, ice cream with M & M's, tarts and other sweet pastries. Thirdly, plan to serve plenty of coffee as a follow-up to the dessert and wine course, making sure to purchase a premium fresh roast, along with Thermos-type dispensers that keep the coffee piping hot. Think about hiring an experienced barista and renting an espresso machine for serving custom macchiato and latte drinks. The expense will still be less than footing the bill for a full five course catered dinner.

Guests should love the premium sweets combined with various coffee concoctions. Consider offering an aperitif to go with the coffee such as brandy or Irish Mist liqueur. For the groom's party, there's always the time-honored option of handing out cigars. Lastly, don't forget the specialty treats such as Twizzlers, Jawbreakers, Smarties and divinity fudge which can be packaged in a decorative bag or box, and given to guests to take home as favors. Follow these guidelines and guests should be full and happy by evening's end.

Do the Bride a Favor is impressed by the ways in which a dessert and wine reception can be organized and implemented by budget-conscious wedding planners looking for ways to save money while still hosting a unique and memorable celebration.

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Do the Bride a Favor specializes in dispensing tips and advice for readers interested in giving unique wedding favors, as well as following news and trends indispensable for wedding planners and those interested in getting into the candy or vending business.

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