8 Sweet Ways to Serve Macarons at Your Wedding Reception

From towering dessert displays to bite-size favors, here's how to make this pretty French confection a part of your wedding.
light pink macaron with wedding ring
Thompson Photography Group
The Knot
Updated Oct 10, 2018

Cake may be the traditional go-to wedding dessert, but another popular choice (either in lieu of or in addition to cake) is macarons. These stylish French treats are made from light-as-air meringue cookies and a delicate cream filling, requiring a skilled hand to make just right. With hundreds of flavor and color combinations to fit any wedding color palette or theme, it's no wonder they're getting so much attention. From personalized escort cards to perfectly packaged favors, here are some fun and beautiful ways to add macarons to your wedding (or shower, or engagement party!).

1. Painted with brushstrokes of edible gold, macarons can play two roles: dessert and décor.

pink and gold macaron wedding dessert

2. Whisk your guests away to Paris (in spirit) with a tower of ombré macarons for dessert.

pink and white macaron wedding dessert display

3. Deck the wedding dessert table with cake stands piled high with assorted macarons, cookies, cupcakes and more.

macaron wedding dessert table

4. Macarons aren't just delicious—they make the sweetest escort "cards" ever.

white macaron wedding escort cards

5. Replace cake tiers with artful arrangements of your favorite macaron flavors (okay, you can serve some cake too).

pink wedding macaron dessert table

6. Swap place cards for a labeled flag planted in a pretty white macaron.

macaron wedding place card

7. Place a decorative box of macarons at everyone's places to greet them with a surprise treat.

macaron wedding place card favors

8. Wrap these colorful sandwich cookies in clear, individual boxes for guests to take on their way out the door at the end of the party.

macaron wedding favors in clear boxes
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