Sweet and Savory Dessert Inspiration

When it comes to weddings, one tradition that simply can’t be lost is dessert. Being in destination on your special day opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to options for a sweet and savory treat for you and your guests to enjoy. Whether you desire to have a hometown favorite be your inspiration, or have your destination’s culture shine through, the options are endless. Check out these seven unique and unforgettable options for dessert at your destination wedding.

1. Churro Stand

Take this traditional Spanish dessert and turn it into a memorable and fun treat for all of your guests to enjoy. A churro is the perfect dessert to enjoy with a cup of coffee, a scoop of ice cream, or just by itself while dancing the night away on the beach.

Concierge Tip: We suggest pairing churros with hot chocolate or caramel for an extra savory combo.

     Photo Credits | Melanie Romanoski-Rebane

2. Traditional Tiered Cake

This tiered cake has the classic feel of a traditional wedding cake combined with the fun flair of Mexican culture. The bright colored flowers add another dimension and an appealing pop of color for the eye! You can even go as far as having a different and unique flavor for each tier, tres leches anyone?!

Photo Credits | Nbarrett Photography

3. Dessert Drinks

Bring your celebration to the next level by having signature cocktails as your dessert. Dessert drinks can be served hot, cold, shaken, stirred, or blended, and are a perfect treat to enjoy around a beach bonfire on a warm Caribbean night!

Photo Credits | How Sweet Eats

4. Ice Cream Bar

Cool things down with a self-serve ice cream bar for your guests. Get creative by having Caribbean inspired ice cream flavors like mango, coconut, guava, or even Jamaican Rum as an option among the traditional flavors like chocolate or vanilla.  Add to the excitement by offering toppings that reflect the culture of your destination: toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, or pineapple compote.

Photo Credits | Ruth Eileen Photography

5. Mexican Inspired Dessert Table

Go all out on a Mexican inspired dessert table with local favorites like sopapillas, mini flan cakes, bizcochitos, or add a variety of traditional Mexican candies. The bright pop of color can add a fun touch to your special day!

Photo Credits | The Goodness

6. S’mores Bar

If your reception dinner is going to be followed by dancing on the beach , what better treat than a S’mores bar? Bring your guests together by having them enjoy an interactive dessert that will allow them to get to know each other better. Having a selection of chocolates and marshmallows can be the ultimate way to really “wow” your guests.

Photo Credits | Catch My Party

 7. Coffee and Donuts

Take an after dinner coffee service and kick it up a notch by adding a sweet treat to it like these mini-donut kabobs. Make the coffee selection extra special by choosing a brew that’s local, like The Cabo Coffee Company in Mexico, or Blue Mountain Coffee in Jamaica.

Photo Credits | Martha Stewart Weddings

Ashley is a Weddings by Funjet Concierge who loves to combine her passion for planning weddings with her love of travel to give couples the experience of a lifetime. Visit to learn how she can help you plan your dream wedding today!

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