By Dobrina Zhekova
Updated: Nov 22, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

Wedding traditions are a good thing, but as the old saying goes: Rules are meant to be broken. When I attended my friend's beautiful wedding at the Château d'Igé in France three years ago, she and her husband had the most amazing macaron tower in lieu of the traditional wedding cake and I couldn't help but think how appropriate and refreshingly creative that was (not to mention absolutely delicious).

Even Pinterest agrees—more and more couples are opting out of the multi-tiered cake and going for something equally tasty and crowd-pleasing but more personalized and fitting to the kind of ceremony they are having. Below are 10 wedding cake alternatives to consider adding to your special day menu.

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Cupcakes

The dessert corner for the win.🙌🏻🍰🍪

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The dessert corner for the win.🙌🏻🍰🍪

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First of all, we haven't met one single person who doesn't like cupcakes, mkay?! A dessert table arranged with different kinds of cupcakes will be a total winner at your barn celebration.

Macarons

A sunny macaron Wednesday with flowers from @bloemenmeisjes.com_ 💖 Wondering why there is no macaron emoticon yet? I think there should be one, don't you 😊?

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Jetting off to Europe for an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family? Then consider a colorful macaron tower to make your big day even sweeter.

Cake pops

Cake pops anyone? 🙌🏻😍 #regram @tortikannuchka #weddingdessert

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Cake pops anyone? 🙌🏻😍 #regram @tortikannuchka #weddingdessert

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For those of you who still want to go the old-fashioned cake route, may we suggest bite-sized cake pops? You can have them made in different flavors so you're not just getting a taste of one kind of cake. Genius, we know.

Chocolate bonbons

"Bring they with them jewels / From the sunset lands? / What are these they scatter / With such lavish hands?" -Henry Timrod

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"Bring they with them jewels / From the sunset lands? / What are these they scatter / With such lavish hands?" -Henry Timrod

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The perfect dessert for a chic, urban celebration.

Mini tartlets

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Having a vineyard wedding in wine country? Tartlets are a French classic so delicious no one will even think of asking you for cake.

An assortment of pies

The sweetest part of getting married? ....Pie. The answer is always pie. #weddingpie #piebar 📷 @the_woodstocker

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Gettng hitched in romantic Charleston? Then opt for a dessert table filled with an assortment of locally-baked pies.

Ice cream sandwiches

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Let's be honest—we'd all much rather have ice cream at a summer wedding than a heavily-frosted vanilla cake.

Strawberry towers

Stunner of dessert table 💕 Strawberry towers @Strawberriesandco_ Styling by @s.sevents Desserts @dessertsbyjoey @leyaracakes Cake stands @prettypedestals Photographer @symbolique_photography Table and candles @maryronisevents Flowers @stemsbyabby Candelabra @chandelierstodiefor Venue @clarencehousevenues #engagement #love #party #pinks #desserts #strawberriesandco_

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Chocolate-covered strawberries? Who can say "no" to that?!

Cheese cake

This cheese 'cake' is what (our) dreams are made of 😍 #regram @lamarieeauxpiedsnus | 📷 @sophiedelaveau

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This cheese 'cake' is what (our) dreams are made of 😍 #regram @lamarieeauxpiedsnus | 📷 @sophiedelaveau

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And we mean that literally—rounds of cheese on top of each other make the perfect "cheese cake" to complement your vineyard wedding.

Mini dessert cups

A close up of the pastel dessert cups! Was so hectic doing 200+ of these that I didn't get my usual dessert cup army 📸 😞 L - R: Salted caramel | earl grey + rose scented strawberry and watermelon jelly | vanilla + blueberry jelly, 'very berry' | pandan + coconut cream, lychee + jackfruit!

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If you ask us, everything "mini" is a good idea, because that way your guests can taste different kinds of dessert flavors. 

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