It might seem sacrilegious, but I'm going to go ahead and say it: you don't have to have a wedding cake.
Here are some great options for an alternative to a wedding cake:
top left: make your own cookie cake! Martha Stewart gives a great step-by-step instruction (or, if you'd rather have someone else do the dirty work, bring the photo to a baker and have them duplicate the dessert.
top right: cupcake lollipops! I wouldn't recommend trying this one on your own unless you are an experienced baker, but prop these lollipops up by sticking them in a boxed bed of moss or short grass to make an adorable spring garden
2nd row left: French macarons look très chic when displayed on paper-wrapped boxes of varying heights
2nd row right: chocolate and vanilla mousse in small clear dishes are placed on tiered plates
bottom left: use the paper cone pattern in the previous post [cone original] and fill with small chocolate chip cookies. For added excitement, serve with individual paper cartons of milk
3rd row right: Go to the Jones Soda website and custom create your own labels, choose your own flavor, and add a quote to a soda bottle - arrange on a tiered cake platter, on a distressed cupboard, or on overturned wooden crates to offer to guests.
bottom right: offer s'mores packets to guests, and even provide a fire pit for them to make s'mores if your venue allows