In celebration of National Doughnut Day we are taking a closer look at how you can include these sugary treats in your wedding day. From doughnut towers to tables of sweet treats, see some of our favourite delicious ideas.
**Confession: We really did eat doughnuts while writing this article.**
We know what you’re thinking – white dress, sugar, jam…they just don’t quite go do they? If you’re nervous of spilling bright red jam down your gorgeous wedding dress then this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the doughnut fun. We love this cute pendant available from Etsy and think it would look fab with a fun retro style 1950s wedding dress.
Image credit: Neat Eats at Etsy
Doughnut Wedding Favours
If you know your guests have a sweet tooth then satisfy their cravings with doughnut wedding favours. These cute boxed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme can even be personalised with the wedding couple’s names.
Image credit: Krispy Kreme
A Doughnut Sweet Buffet
A sweet table can be a great alternative to a more traditional sit down dessert – and it’s often cheaper than a plated option. Sarah Kathleen Photography shows how a table of sweet treats can look really stylish and work with any these, we love the rustic feel of this stylish table.
Image credit: Sarah Kathleen Photography
A Sweet Guest Book
If you are planning a wedding on a budget? Then we have the perfect guest book for you and it’s from Primark! Channel your inner love for doughnuts without any sticky icing in sight.
Wear a Doughnut on Your Head
Yes really! How amazing is this doughnut fascinator from GG’s Pin-Up Couture? If you are an alternative bride and want something fun for your bridal look then this is perfect. The doughnuts are carefully placed amongst gorgeous pink peonies, wearing doughnuts on your head never looked so stylish!
Image credit: GG's Pin-Up Couture
A Krispy Kreme Tower
If traditional wedding cake isn’t for you then why not choose this spectacular Krispy Kreme doughnut tower? You can go for traditional glazed doughnuts or a mix of flavours – we personally love the mixture of chocolate, strawberry and glazed…and it’s totally acceptable to try one of each flavour, right?
Image credit: Pitt Hall Barn
Doughnut Cake Toppers
If you can’t bear the thought of missing out on a traditional style wedding cake then this doesn’t mean you can’t include some doughnut décor on your wedding cake. These cute doughnut wedding cake toppers are available on Etsy – we love the chocolate doughnut’s little top hat!
Image credit: Cortney Rector Wedding at Etsy
Doughnut Thank You Gifts
If you are looking for the perfect wedding thank you gifts then these vintage style macaroon doughnuts from English Rose Bakery at Not on the High Street are a cute idea and we love the pretty box they come in.
Doughnut Place Cards
What could be better than a doughnut place card holder? Your guests will be shown to their seat and receive a delicious treat at the same time - it's a pretty 'sweet' way to get everyone seated for the wedding breakfast.
Image credit: Mr Haack Photography, styled by Jesi Haack Design
This doughnut themed bunting would look amazing hung up above your dessert table, or stretched across the front of the top table. It looks good enough to eat and also comes in pastel shades which is perfect if you have a more subtle colour scheme.
Image credit: Party Hearty Shop at Etsy
Give everyone an energy boost for your evening reception by hiring a doughnut van - this would suit a wedding venue with a funfair perfectly. Who can resist fresh, hot doughnuts? Make sure you get in early before the queue gets too long. We love the retro style and amazing flavours (doughnuts with champagne ganache anyone?) of the Donut Dollies.
If you love the idea of something different for your wedding then doughnut miss (sorry we couldn’t resist it!) our feature on wedding cake alternatives.