Many brides today are opting for serving a variety of wedding cupcakes instead of a large, multi-tiered wedding cake. Simply Sweets by HoneyBee posted this great tutorial on their website as well as on YouTube to teach even the most klutzy baker how to make gorgeous cupcakes that would be perfect for a wedding.
She not only shows you how to do it but explains which type and brand of tip to use (a lifesaver for the non-professional bakers out here!) and shows us what the tip looks like (in case you have drawer full and can't quite remember which one does what.
My personal favorite is the first one she shows, but a combination of these would make a perfect display for your sweet table. You could alternate cupcake flavors as well as icing designs and make it look like you'd hired the Magnolia Bakery to ship your cupcakes to your venue. Nothing like serving the creme de la creme of cupcakes (or at least what look like they are) at your wedding reception. (as an aside, if you want to order your cupcakes and have Magnolia's catering department will ship wedding cupcakes to you they have an option for those of you who are not DIYers.)
You can either serve these to your guests in lieu of a slice of cake or your can provide boxes for your guests to take home their own remembrance of your wedding day to eat later. One favor that never gets left behind is a cupcake.
Choose some easy take out boxes for your guests or have one of the reception staff box up cupcakes to hand to your guests as they leave. You should have one cupcake per guest, not per couple.