Wedding Ideas

5 Delicious Ways to Serve Doughnuts at Your Wedding

Posted on September 12, 2023 by New Jersey Bride

wedding doughnuts
Photo by Jackie Averill Photography

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? We can’t think of a better sweet send-off for your guests. This irresistible dessert has been a yummy trend at weddings for a while, and we can see why. Don’t get us wrong, we love formal wedding cake. But there’s something special and extra sweet about wedding doughnuts—the perfect handheld goodie. In addition to the large variety of flavors and toppings, there are countless creative ways to showcase these delicious treats. Here are five decadent ideas for serving this favorite wedding dessert.

1. Doughnut Wall

A doughnut wall is a great way to display dessert at your wedding.
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Guests will ooh and aah as they choose a treat to satisfy their sweet tooth from a large board with doughnuts hanging on pegs. Many venues offer doughnut walls or you can make your own—monogrammed and in your wedding colors.

2. Hanging Doughnuts

Doughnuts from My Daughter’s Cakes. Shot on location at Ryland Inn. Photo by Jackie Averill Photography

Like your favorite holiday ornament, create a display of meticulously frosted doughnuts by hanging them a string. They’ll be ready for your guests to admire and pick their favorite flavor.

3. Doughnuts Perched on Glasses of Milk

Doughnuts from My Daughter’s Cakes. Shot on location at Ryland Inn.Photo by Jackie Averill Photography

Set up a tray at your dessert bar with doughnuts set atop glasses of fresh, cold milk. Fun straws add a customized element.

4. Doughnuts as Favors

wedding doughnuts
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Guests typically appreciate an edible favor. If you’d like to stray from the usual monogrammed favors (think koozies, bottle openers and coasters), consider opting for a late-night snack to-g0. As a personalized touch, package the fresh baked doughnuts in a monogrammed box.

5. Skewered Doughnut

wedding doughnuts
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At your coffee bar, alongside the sugar and cream, include skewered doughnuts or doughnut holes—perfect for dunking. Plus, choose fun skewers that fit your wedding theme or add some personal flair.

Wondering where to order your wedding doughnuts in New Jersey? Here are a few of our favorite local bake shops:

BroadStreet Dough Co., Oakhurst
The Dapper Doughnut, Lyndhurst
Deez Donutz & Boardwalk Fryz Food Truck, Jackson
Duck Donuts, Green Brook, Middletown, Avalon, Marlton and Clark
Glaze Donuts, New Milford, West Caldwell, Fort Lee, Nutley and Paramus
Rabble Rise Doughnuts, Montclair
My Daughter’s Cakes, Dumont
Palermo’s Bakery, Ridgefield Park
Shore Good Donuts, Ship Bottom and Beach Haven
Top That! Donuts, Point Pleasant Beach
Uncle Dood’s Donuts, Toms River

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