One very traditional dessert is becoming a non traditional item at many wedding - the pie. Depending on the formality and "feel" of you wedding this might be an option for you.
Pies are fabulous instead of a groom's cake. They are versatile allowing you to provide numerous flavors - fruit, cream, meringue, silk and so many more...
The are inexpensive compared to the serving cost of a cake. You could have a pie for each table for a much lower cost than an individual cake.
Pies can still be decorated or finished to look as appealing as cake without the cost. Plus, you guests can find a flavor they love. You can display them in many ways and add lots of Southern charm.