January 18, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
The Wedding Industrial Complex has worked its way into the food world.
I’m in the infant stages of planning a wedding with Rob, aka the future Mr. Eats. I’ve been combing websites for ideas, and I’ve come across a bevy of food-related items that the WIC wants brides to believe is necessary for a successful wedding. I love food, but I hate The Man telling me that I need a candy buffet for people to have a good time.
Here are some trends I’ve noticed in weddings, specifically desserts. I could entertain the thought of having a few of these at my own wedding. It’s not because the WIC tells me so – I just love some good eats.
1. Candy buffet
Lots of folks seem to have adopted this buffet as an edible favor that guests can bag up and take home. It’s also easy to coordinate candy colors to wedding colors (if that type of thing is important to you). I’m not a big fan of candy, so I’ll leave this one out of the marital festivities.
President Obama needs to watch out, because cupcakes are taking over the world. Cupcakes even have their own show. Everyone seems to love them, so they’ve become a popular wedding reception choice. They’re just so darn cute.
3. Cake pops
This is a relatively new phenomenon on the dessert scene. I’m all for food on a stick, but cake pops seem a little too gimicky. And is it polite to take more than one pop?
As I’ve previously mentioned, pie is on the cusp of overtaking cupcakes as the new It dessert. I’m more of a cake person myself, but I might throw a pie in the mix of my reception to please pie lovers.
This is the one item I want to make sure to have at my reception. My roomies and I have thoroughly discussed the possibility of having a large selection of cookies for guests to snack on and take home. It’s literally a sweet idea.
Readers, what do you think?