Top 7 Wedding Dessert Ideas to WOW your Guests

Wedding guests love dessert. But is cake the only option? Nope! We're here to give you the best 7 Wedding Dessert ideas to wow your guests.


No two weddings are the same, especially if you try one of these awesome wedding dessert ideas we share below! We also provide links to each Amazon product so you can order these right to your door!

1) Chocolate Fountain Wedding Dessert

wedding dessert idea 1. chocolate fountain

Chocolate Fountains are a great dessert idea for weddings! Guests can choose from a variety of desserts to dip into the chocolate fountain.

What desserts go great with chocolate fountains?
  • Strawberries
  • Marshmallows
  • Pineapple
  • Fudge (Yes, chocolate with more chocolate!)
  • Bananas
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Pretzels
  • Ice Cream Cone Wafers
  • and so much more!
Average Price: $50-$90

2) Donut Wall | Wedding Dessert Idea

cheap donut wall on amazon
Average Price: $15-$45
Why use a donut wall?

A great way to display delicious donuts is using a donut wall. These really only work for donuts with holes, but if you have a variety of donut styles, you can display the different flavors and styles of donuts using the donut wall, then have the extra donuts on trays or plates in front of it!

Other Donut Wall Options | Clear Acrylic Display
clear donut wall from amazon

Keep reading to browse more amazing wedding dessert ideas!

3) Cotton Candy Machine

cotton candy machine

Cotton Candy is a childhood favorite. Why not have cotton candy at your wedding? Cotton Candy Machines come in a variety of sizes and prices. Smaller ones start at $50, like the one pictured above.


Larger cotton candy machines can average between $200-$350, if you plan on having lots of guests or parties in the future, upgrading to the "industrial" style may be your best option.

Average Price: $50-$35

4) Assorted Candies and Treats

assorted candy jar on amazon
small candy jar

Candy jars come in all different shapes and sizes. Finding the right fit may depend on what types of candy you want at your wedding. From Swedish Fish to Hershey Bar's, there's so many varieites to choose from!

What treats are popular at weddings?

The most popular treats and candy at weddings have been:


  • M&M's
  • Hershey Bars
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Air Head Bites
  • Reese's Cups
  • Candy Canes
  • Jellybeans
  • Mounds and Almond Joy
  • and so much more!

5) Ice Cream Sandwiches

ice cream sandwich wedding dessert

Ice Cream Sandwiches are a unique dessert for wedding guests to enjoy. We recommend buying 1 or 2 types of cookies, and 2 styles of ice cream. Having a few options for your guests ensures everyone gets exactly what they want!


Fun tip: Add chocolate or peanut butter chips, sprinkles, or Mini-M&M's!


Have you ever seen ice cream sandwiches at a wedding? We have! They were a perfect wedding dessert idea that we still talk about today! Not many couples have tried this yet, but it's going to catch on faster as years go by. Be one of the first couples to try it!

6) Assorted Cheese Cakes

cheese cake on amazon

It's cake, without really being cake. Assorted cheese cake is a great alternative to traditional cake. For a 150 guest wedding, it'll run you about $285 for everyone to have a slice. The cheese cake above is about $15 each, and be purchased on Amazon!

7) Hot Fudge Sundae Bar

weddng dessert idea sundae bar

Wedding Sundae Bars are amazing!

Guests can serve themselves and choose their preferred sundae topping for a tasty wedding treat. Some of the supplies you'll need are:


  • Paper or Plastic Dishes/Cups
  • Bowls or Jars for Toppings
  • Spoons for serving AND eating
  • Don't forget the ice cream itself!
What toppings are great for sundaes?
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini peanut butter cups
  • Sprinkles (Chocolate or Rainbow)
  • Hot Fudge and Caramel
  • Cookies
  • Waffle Cone Pieces or Wafers

This blog has been brought to you by Milwaukee Underground Productions, a DJ Service in Milwaukee, WI. Our team of DJ's have been to hundreds of weddings and have seen almost everything imaginable. If you're looking for a Wedding DJ in Wisconsin, get in touch!