Since you watched your first Disney movie, you’ve dreamed about what your special day would be like from the groom to the flowing gown. However, now, that you’re planning a wedding, you’re beginning to understand just how expensive that wedding day can be. Many brides are looking for inventive ways to save money. Two of the most expensive single items are the dress and the cake. You already know that you’re not willing to skimp on your dress so that leaves the cake. More and more brides are looking for an alternative to the expensive wedding cake. Here are some sweet alternatives.


Long gone are the days of plain chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a single dollop of icing on top. Today, cupcakes come in a variety of gourmet flavors and icings with detailed decorations that can make a bride swoon. With cupcakes, you can mix up the flavor profiles that you offer to your guests.


Fried melt-in-your-mouth dough topped with a silky, sweet glaze make donuts a winner in the sweet treat category. Like cupcakes, the available profiles have increased in recent years. You can get donuts covered in maple icing with bacon bits or tossed in a pleasing cinnamon and sugar mixture.


Mini pies have become a new exciting trend in the sweets category. You can request fruit pies, chocolate pies, and nut-filled pies. With their small size, these pies allow your guests to take one each and share with a loved one to experience different flavors. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we understand how to help you stretch your budget and make your dreams come true. Call us today to learn more about the services we offer.