Cutting the wedding cake is a time-honoured tradition that will occur at every wedding. The guests mull around the happy couple and it makes for a great photo opportunity. The classic wedding cake will always be in style however, there are an increasing number of couples who are choosing to forgo the cake for something a little more modern.

If you are considering something modern and unique, why not choose one of these alternatives instead.

  • Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a cute alternative to wedding cakes and you have an endless amount of flavours to choose from. It is also easier to give out to guests and can double as your wedding bonbonniere. Display cupcakes on a wedding cake stand to create a beautiful eye-catching display.

  • Donuts

This is one for the more daring couples; a donut wall! Donuts are a food beloved by all so it makes sense that donuts would become a feature at a wedding. Donut walls allow guests to pick their own donuts from a wide selection that is hung on a wall. This is a great way to entertain guests and can even replace dessert. It makes for a great photo opportunity as well.

  • Lolly Bar

What better way to bring back nostalgia on your wedding day than a fun-filled lolly bar. Lolly bars are an easy DIY option if you are trying to save money. Guests can pick and choose their own lolly combinations and take them home as a bonbonniere.

  • Cheese Wheel Cake

This one is for the savoury lovers out there. Stack different sized cheese wheels on top of one another to create a wedding cake look. Fill platters up with grapes, bread and crackers and let your guests go nuts creating their own cheese plates to enjoy. This is another great idea for a wedding on a budget.

Whatever type of wedding “cake” you choose for your big day, make sure your wedding venue is just as memorable. Merrimu is an elegant and sophisticated Melbourne wedding venue that will provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced event planners today!