7 Ways To Serve Pie At Your Wedding

Whether you're swapping pie for cake or adding it to supplement the dessert bar, there's really no wrong way to serve up this charming treat.
Stacked pie wedding cake and a mini pie favor
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On this mathematical holiday, we're celebrating numerical pi's delicious homophone, pie. Not only does pie pair perfectly with weddings, but it's one of the most seasonal foods around. Get inspired to add a little of pie's golden-brown goodness to your wedding day.

1. Pie Favors

Cherry pie wedding favors

Who says pie can't be as elegant as its cake counterpart? Packed in a quaint to-go box and tied with ribbon, this favor is just as beautiful as a fondant-adorned personal pastry. You definitely won't have any guests leaving these favors behind.

From An Elegant, Bohemian Wedding at a Private Residence in Greenwich, Connecticut

2. Mini Pies

Mini wedding dessert pies

Smaller portions mean guests can try as many flavors as their hearts desire. We love the combination of the mismatched tiered dessert trays and eucalyptus garland, which comes together for a perfectly charming dessert display.

From A Whimsical Wedding at Gabriel Springs Wedding in Austin, Texas

3. Pie Place Cards

Mini pie place cards

How excited would you be to find your place card displayed next to a personal pie? Life's short—let your guests eat dessert first if they want to!

From An Elegant, Natural Wedding at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

4. Pie Dessert Bar

Wedding reception pie dessert bar

Instead of one big tiered cake, a display of multiple pies work just as well. By opting for separate pies (or cakes!) you can pick and choose multiple flavors that don't have to live together in one confection, and guests can select their favorites.

From A Rustic Glam Wedding at Beech Spring Farm in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

5. Tiered Pies

Stacked pie wedding cake with fresh berries

Have your heart set on pies, but love the look of a tall cake? Stack 'em! You may need to get creative with cutting and serving, but for something this unique, it's worth it.

From A Wedding in a Factory in Chicago, Illinois

6. Pie Shooters

Key lime pie dessert cups

Key lime pie counts too. And an easy-to-eat shooter means guests can nosh and get their groove on at the same time. We're all about that.

From An Intimate, Garden-Inspired Wedding at David Burke Kitchen in New York, New York

7. A Cake That Looks Like Pie

Wedding cake designed to look like a pie

Convincing basketweave fondant means you can have your pie-impersonating dessert and eat it too. That's right, this creative confection is actually a cake! You could even play up the pie theme in a filling like raspberry jam or lemon curd.

From A Vineyard Wedding in West Tisbury, Massachusetts

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