At this point I have discussed desserts until I am blue in the face, but there is an important question that remains unanswered: what dishes will our cake be served to our guests on?
You may not have realized that this is an important question, and if you asked me a year ago I myself would not have given a second thought to the topic. But alas, the wedding planning vortex has sucked me in, so here I am writing a post about dessert plates.
Within the giant wedding planning vortex there are many mini vortexes into which brides-to-be can easily get sucked. I will openly admit that I have fallen into many of these including, most recently, the mismatched vintage china vortex. And oh what a glorious vortex it is!
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|Image via A Stunning Affair Blog / Photo by Powell Pictures|
Now, our place settings are included in our venue, and it didn’t seem to make sense to attempt to collect 100+ dinner plates. Dessert plates, on the other hand, made perfect sense! My collection was given a very generous head start by Mama Dalmatian, who has been collecting Bavaria plates for years, and was kind enough to offer her collection to be used at our wedding. This, however, was not enough to serve each of our guests, so my antique-shop-hunting mission began!
I have found that both dessert plates and salad plates make a great size for cake serving. While I know some brides have used saucers, I have avoided theses since 1) they are smaller, and I don’t want guests to be stuck with a wimpy piece of cake, and 2) the obsessive compulsive side of me doesn’t want some of them to have the circles in the center (like many saucers do) and others to not—yes, I realize I am crazy. No, I can’t help it.
I have quickly learned that there are many, many different dessert plates and antique china sets out there. In order to narrow down my search a bit, I have only purchased plates with floral patterns (and ones that don’t break the bank!).
I still have a ways to go, but here is a sneak peek at my collection so far:
|Personal Photo: A sample of Mama D’s Bavaria Collection|
|Personal Photo: A sample of my antique finds!|
Are you using mismatched vintage china?
What mini wedding vortexes have you been sucked into?