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Wedding Donuts: 6 Ways to Serve ‘Em Up

by Emma Arendoski

UPDATED 2019 and still the best wedding donuts we’ve ever seen!

Would you rather serve a stack of yummy iced doughnuts in lieu of traditional wedding cake? Or, would you like to offer guests a coffee + donuts break mid-reception? You’re not alone! We’ve found six ways to turn ordinary donuts into wedding donuts with six different ways to serve them with inspiration from real brides like you! Read on to find out how to make donuts look lovely… and incredibly delicious!

1. Serve donuts on a platter with flag picks.

Tie in your colors (blue + white, perhaps?) with these adorable flags placed in stacks of iced donuts. Place plenty of these platters as part of a dessert bar with tongs for guests to grab + go.

wedding donuts

via style me pretty | photo by: studio 28 photography / styled by: the green ribbon party planning co.

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2. Serve powdered donuts with milk (+ pie).

What goes better with powdered donuts than milk? Serve up milk in adorable vintage glass milk bottles, like so, and striped straws (or polka dotted straws) to make them irresistible. Pie is optional; we think it’s a nice touch.

doughnuts at weddings

via style me pretty | photo by: rowell photo

3. Serve powdered donuts on glass with handmade flower decor.

Make a stack of powdered donuts look even lovelier with handmade flowers to add a decorative touch + incorporate your wedding colors. Paige of Paiges of Style created this beautiful powdered donut tower for Cake Events Blog and she shares a little secret to save money: these are simply Hostess powdered donuts, which I love because they’re a personal favorite (and easy to buy in bulk). She shares the full how-to tutorial here using her own handmade fabric flowers. Lovely!

wedding donuts

via pinterest from cake events blog

4. Stack ’em up like a wedding cake!

Skip the wedding cake altogether and craft a donut wedding cake like this:

wedding donuts

via style me pretty | photo by: first comes love photo / wedding donuts by: dynamo donuts

5. Serve donuts on an ornate candle holder.

This candle holder with crystal drops as decoration doubles as an elegant donut stand and a decorative piece.

customized wine glasses

wedding donuts

via style me pretty | photo by: yan photography

6. Serve coffee and donuts with cleverly crafted skewers.

Serve up coffee and donuts for guests with these custom coffee cups and handcrafted skewers! You can get really cute handmade coffee cup sleeves like these here.

wedding donuts

via style me pretty | photo by: harwell photography / wedding coordination by social graces


How to Make Your Own Donuts

Want to make ’em yourself? You go, DIY girl. A friend of mine received this donut maker as a bridal shower gift and it looks like a lot of fun! I’ve never tried it myself, so I can’t vouch for it, but I’ve considered buying it to get it a whirl. I guess I’m nervous about having dozens of donuts around the house, just asking for me to eat them. Haha.

Happy Planning!



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Christian February 7, 2017 - 2:47 pm

Some really cool donut ideas there. Emma, I make custom order donut stands like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/482368693/the-1-wedding-donut-stand-holds-10-50. If you ever need something like this for an event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Emma | Emmaline Bride January 18, 2012 - 2:13 am

Me too, Komal! :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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Komal Powell January 17, 2012 - 4:55 pm

oh i’m craving doughnuts!!!!!


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