Happy National Donut Day! Donuts weren't always considered wedding related in the slightest; however, they are now a popular treat at wedding receptions – whether for the main dessert, favors, or for a fun late-night snack. Though largely viewed as a simple confection, there are a variety of ways donuts can be offered and displayed at a wedding. Gourmet flavors can add a luxurious touch, while a classic glazed version provides a level of comfort and nostalgia. Simple plates and tiered stands can showcase donuts among the other desserts provided to your guests, or a trendy wall with donuts hanging on pegs will make for both a delicious snack and a great Instagram post for your attendees.
Even if you don’t think donuts are the right fit for your big day – perhaps you’re simply a traditionalist who loves wedding cake – there are still plenty of ways to include the sweet treats in your celebration. They are a perfect fit for your morning-after brunch, or even pre-wedding events such as a bridal shower or engagement party.
Get inspiration from the photos below, which showcase donuts from real weddings. Click the link below each photo to see the rest of the celebration, and get more ideas for sweets from our cakes and desserts wedding photo gallery.
Photo by Caroline Tran; From Real Wedding: Magical Garden Ceremony & Tented Reception with a Chic French Theme
Photo by Jenny Haas Photography; From Real Wedding: Detroit Lions' Taylor Decker's Timeless Wedding at the Ohio Statehouse
Photo by Bryan Miller Photography; From Real Wedding: Dreamy Alfresco Wedding with Textured Florals and Lavender Accents
Photo by Studio This Is; From Real Wedding: A Glamorous City-Style Real Wedding at a Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Photo by Eric Kelley; From Real Wedding: Chapel Ceremony & Tented Reception in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Photo by David Michael Photography; From Real Wedding: Cool, Classic California Wedding with a Unique Guestbook
Photo by Simply Splendid; From Real Wedding: Los Angeles Rams NFL Player Brandin Cooks' Backyard Wedding
Photo by Jana Williams Photography; From Real Wedding: Ivory, Gold & Blush Lakefront New Hampshire Wedding
Photo by Jess + Nate Studios; From Real Wedding: Museum Wedding with a Gorgeous Rooftop Ceremony in Washington, DC
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Destination Rustic Fall Wedding at a Farm in North Carolina
Photo by Simone Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Tropical Destination Wedding at a Beach House in Cabo San Lucas
Photo by Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: Glamorous Art Deco-Inspired Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles
Photo by KLK Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Nature-Inspired Alfresco Ceremony & Tent Reception at a Malibu Ranch
Photo by Peterson Design & Photography; From Real Wedding: Traditional Catholic Ceremony & Sweet Reception in California
Photo by Karlisch Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern-Rustic Wedding Full of Flowers and Geometric Details
Photo by Michael Segal Photography; From Real Wedding: Rustic-Elegant Wedding in Ojai Valley, California
Photo by Artisan Events; From Real Wedding: Refined Casual Wedding at a Private Residence in Illinois
Photo by Katie Stoops Photography; Rentals by Luxe Linen; From Real Wedding: Bright, Playful Oceanfront Wedding with Delectable Four-Course Menu