Sweet tables are one of the hottest must-haves for 2013 weddings. Here’s why you should indulge in this new trend on your own big day…

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Not a fan of big, fancy wedding cakes? Having a sweet table is an excellent alternative that is relatively inexpensive. The cost of laying out a luxurious sweetie spread could save you pounds on a traditional, bespoke three-tier cake.

Lower the cost of catering by only having two courses for your wedding breakfast. That way, your guests can pick and choose their favourite dessert from the sweet table.

A sweet table is the perfect way to entertain all your guests, no matter what their age. They’ll have great fun deciding which decadent treat to enjoy next.

Why not save money on traditional favours and bring back a sense of nostalgia with some pick ‘n’ mix favourites. Customise some paper bags and have your guests pick their favourite sweets, just like when they were kids.

Types of sweet table

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Having a retro theme for your wedding? Serve up some retro classics like Sherbert DibDabs, Refreshers and Love Hearts. Match your sweet table to your chosen colour scheme and make it look just as elegant as it is fun. If you don’t mind a bit of mess, you could even hire an ice cream machine and have your guests make their own ice cream sundaes – a fabulous idea for the little ones!

For a country fete-style wedding, ask your guests to bake some delicious goodies that you can then serve to guests on the day. Add some authenticity and hold a baking contest. The bride and groom can judge the best creations and present a prize to the winner after the speeches!

Sweet tables don’t have to serve up teeth rotting, sugary treats. Add some sophistication to your spread and opt for some classic Devonshire cream teas instead. Serve with lashings of hot tea and you have a fun wedding reception spread without blowing the budget.

Parma violets are perfect for a purple theme – what colour sweets would match your reception theme?

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