Chocolate Deliciousness: Why You Want to Say Yes to a Chocolate Fountain at Your Wedding
Why You Want to Say Yes to a Chocolate Fountain at Your Wedding
Are you looking to appeal to your sugar cravings and have a fun experience at your wedding? Check out why you’ll want a chocolate fountain!
More than 119,000 weddings are celebrated in Australia every year.
With so many couples looking to get married, you’ll find no shortage of vendors eager to help you choose everything from desserts to dresses to dinner options.
Weeding through your options and finding the right vendors, designs, and details for your big day means balancing a budget with your dream image of your perfect wedding.
Whether you have your heart set on an elegant affair, a rustic barn event, or a classic wedding reception, there’s one detail that can add a fun, luxurious touch without draining your bank account; a chocolate fountain.
Keep reading to learn why you should definitely say yes to featuring this chocolatey indulgence at your wedding reception
It’s an Affordable Dessert
The average couple spends $300 and $700 on their wedding cake. In most cases, that means a single flavour cake, with maybe a few tiers and some pretty decorations.
For several flavours or over-the-top flair, you may wind up spending $1,000 or more on this detail of your wedding alone.
A chocolate fountain may seem like an indulgent addition to your wedding. But it can, in fact, be an affordable dessert, either in place of a wedding cake or in addition to one.
The mark-up on wedding cakes is extreme. While they can be beautiful, in most cases, they are the same cake you might buy for a fraction of the price for a birthday or other event.
Chocolate, and the many dipping sides you can choose from, don’t have the same mark-up. Once you’ve bought your chocolate and rented a chocolate fountain, you have the freedom to choose dippers that fit your budget.
You can indulge in tasty treats like strawberries and other fresh fruit. Then, fill in with budget-friendly bites that are still sure to please, like marshmallows, pound cake, or Rice Krispie treats.
It Caters to Many Tastes
Not everyone likes wedding cake. In fact, if you’ve been to many weddings, you probably know that a slice usually isn’t much to brag about.
Most of your guests would be all too happy to give up a slice of your wedding cake for something more tempting to their taste buds.
However, choosing one of the other popular alternatives or additions to a wedding cake might not expand your options very much.
Pies, donuts, and cookie cakes have all become popular swaps for traditional wedding cakes. Even with one of these options, some of your guests may still not like your choice of dessert.
You don’t need to please all of your guests; after all, it is your wedding day. But its nice to do what you can to make sure that the people who took time out of their lives to celebrate your special day with you get something tasty in return.
Thanks to the endless number of dippers you can choose from, chocolate fountains make it easy to cater to many different tastes. Even if a few of your guests don’t like chocolate, they can still snack on your dippers plain. Your fresh fruit spread even gives healthy eaters a sweet option after dinner.
It Adds an Elegant, Luxurious Touch
Chocolate fountains are as much fun to look at as they are to eat. Watching all of that tasty melted chocolate drip and pour over the tiers is mesmerizing.
Either on its own or with a wedding cake, a chocolate fountain is a fancy addition to your reception space.
In fact, the very space of a chocolate fountain mimics a tiered wedding cake.
With a simple silver base, a chocolate fountain can easily be blended and decorated to match the rest of your wedding decor.
If you’re throwing an elegant affair, arranging your dippers on silver platters or glass dishes adds a luxurious touch. For a rustic wedding, metal pails can be filled with marshmallows, while a strip of burlap around the base of the fountain ties in the rest of your decor.
You can also get creative with the dippers themselves. Whole strawberries with skewers through their stems can be placed in a vase, like a giant bouquet of flowers. Or, mix and match cut fruit in rows on skewers to create a rainbow of colour.
Plus, the smell of the melting chocolate is sure to get your guests’ mouths watering from the moment they walk through the door.
It Can Be Featured on Its Own or Alongside a Wedding Cake
One of the best parts of adding a chocolate fountain to your event is that it can either be the centre piece or just an addition to your dessert spread.
Because it looks like a wedding cake and offers something for everyone, you could easily skip the cake and put your entire budget towards fun dippers, or other details for your wedding.
If you have your heart set on cutting the cake with your new spouse, you can always opt for a small couple’s cake for the cutting, while your guests enjoy your fountain.
Or, you can add a chocolate fountain in addition to a wedding cake. This expands your guest’s options for what kind of dessert they’d like.
For longer weddings, you can always reveal the chocolate fountain later in the event, to give guests a snack long after they’ve finished their dinner and cake.
Perhaps the best reason to add a chocolate fountain to your wedding is that it’s just plain fun!
Everyone loves a chocolate fountain. From kids to grandparents, each guest can choose their favourite dippers and drizzle or drench it in chocolate as they please.
Adding a Chocolate Fountain to Your Wedding Plans
A chocolate fountain is a great way to cater to your guests’ tastes, save some money, add a luxurious touch to your reception hall, and bring a bit more fun to the night.
If you’re ready to say yes to the perfect addition to any wedding, contact us today to learn more about renting a chocolate fountain!