Wedding Cookies? One Or Two

Baking By didivella Updated 1 Feb 2011 , 6:19pm by jewels710

didivella Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 10:50pm
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I have a good friend who is getting married. As their favours they want to give out homemade cookies. They really like the heart shaped sugar cookies that are decorated to look like a bride and a groom. We are looking at making 3" cookies.

Our question is: Should each "quest" get two cookies (one bride and one groom)? or Should each "couple" get two cookies? or Should they be bagged individually and the guests just get one and how would you decide
which to give out?

They are looking at 140 people so close to 300 cookies would need to be made. Since I have never done this quantity of cookies before I thought I'd see if some wise cookie person here on CC would know or be able to give advise.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Diane

17 replies
MariaK38 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 11:30pm
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most of my couples order one cookie per favor/guest. 3-inch cookies are pretty good sized. but I haven't done the bride/groom ones yet.
maybe you could make smaller ones and give 2 per guest/favor to keep with the bride/groom theme.

Montrealconfections Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm
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I had an order for these they ordered a bride cookie for the ladies and a groom cookie for the men.

MaTwosey Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 11:51pm
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3" cookies are a nice size and there is going to be alot of work involved in decorating. I would package each individually and alternate them one bride then one groom at each place setting. This way you don't have to plan on which person gets what cookie or how many men/women to bake. Just make half and half

CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 1:54am
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Hi,

I have done a couple now, for one, the bride wanted all the ladies to have a dress and the men a cake ( in gallery) and there was another where I did the double hearts and each person got one. i will upload it now, its not a very good photo.

Guess it comes down to the bride and groom and how they want to go with it. I think one good size cookie is fine ! I do like the idea from MaTwosey then there is less hassle.

Good luck.

didivella Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 3:29am
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Thanks for the replies. I passed the information on to the bride and she has decided to do 70 grooms and 70 brides. I'm just relieved that I don't have to do more than show them how to do it and they'll take it from there. LOL

Thanks again
Diane

EvMarie Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 4:14pm
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I did the larger favors bride/groom & the mother of the bride chose 1/2 and 1/2 also. I think she staggered them on the table.

A set would be cute. I've seen a trio of small hearts slid into a skinny long cello bag. Ribbon tied on the side. It would be fun to have the same idea with the bride/groom. Butttt, the design would have to be simpler for sure.

Good Luck!

frankdiabetes Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:30pm
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I'm doing cookies for a wedding in August. She wants a small tiered cake for the wedding party and an anniversary tier, so if there is NO CAKE for the guests, how many decorated cutout cookies per guest would you do? She's thinking 1 per seat but I thought that might be too little if there is no cake.

I'm doing this for free for a friend, by the way, so I might cry if you say to do 3 per guest (250 guests).

silverdragon997 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by frankdiabetes

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I'm doing cookies for a wedding in August. She wants a small tiered cake for the wedding party and an anniversary tier, so if there is NO CAKE for the guests, how many decorated cutout cookies per guest would you do? She's thinking 1 per seat but I thought that might be too little if there is no cake.

I'm doing this for free for a friend, by the way, so I might cry if you say to do 3 per guest (250 guests).




I guess to each their own, but I'd be rather annoyed if I went to a huge wedding (250 seems huge to me), and the wedding party got cake and all I got was a cookie.

frankdiabetes Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by silverdragon997

I guess to each their own, but I'd be rather annoyed if I went to a huge wedding (250 seems huge to me), and the wedding party got cake and all I got was a cookie.




Well yeah, to each their own. I didn't realize you went to a wedding solely to get cake instead of to show support and love for the couple getting married.

silverdragon997 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:42am
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Originally Posted by silverdragon997

I guess to each their own, but I'd be rather annoyed if I went to a huge wedding (250 seems huge to me), and the wedding party got cake and all I got was a cookie.



Well yeah, to each their own. I didn't realize you went to a wedding solely to get cake instead of to show support and love for the couple getting married.




I never said I went to a wedding "solely to get cake". I said that I'd be rather annoyed if only some people got cake. To me, that says that the bride and groom invited their 250 closest friends and family to "show support and love" for them, but don't want to bother to get a cake big enough to feed everyone, or at least get kitchen cakes to make up the difference. Just my opinion, as I stated. Obviously, you are one of those sensitive types who are easily offended when offense wasn't meant. There's no need to get mean.

mamanorm Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:02am
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Originally Posted by silverdragon997

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Originally Posted by frankdiabetes

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Originally Posted by silverdragon997

I guess to each their own, but I'd be rather annoyed if I went to a huge wedding (250 seems huge to me), and the wedding party got cake and all I got was a cookie.



Well yeah, to each their own. I didn't realize you went to a wedding solely to get cake instead of to show support and love for the couple getting married.



I never said I went to a wedding "solely to get cake". I said that I'd be rather annoyed if only some people got cake. To me, that says that the bride and groom invited their 250 closest friends and family to "show support and love" for them, but don't want to bother to get a cake big enough to feed everyone, or at least get kitchen cakes to make up the difference. Just my opinion, as I stated. Obviously, you are one of those sensitive types who are easily offended when offense wasn't meant. There's no need to get mean.


I agree with silverdragon. I've always been told that the ceremony is for the couple -- the reception is for the guests. Geez-- spring for cake!

Kitagrl Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:16am
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Its tacky to only buy cake for the wedding party. Either skip the cake entirely, or buy enough cake for everyone.

What are the other guests supposed to do while the wedding party is chowing down on cake?

That's just weird.

SillyJacs Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:16am
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I agree with Silverdragon. If you can't provide enough cake for 250 then you shouldn't invite 250. I would be really honked off if I didn't cake. I can buy you a gift and you can't even give me cake. Really?

johnson6ofus Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:44am
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Rita's wedding money savers:

Some get prime steak and lobster, others get cube steak
Some get china and crystal, others get paper plates
Some get Dom, others get Bud
Some get gourmet cake, others get a cookie?

What's wrong with this picture?

There just is NOT a classy way to label some "second class guests", is there?
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OneCreativeCookie Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by frankdiabetes

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I'm doing cookies for a wedding in August. She wants a small tiered cake for the wedding party and an anniversary tier, so if there is NO CAKE for the guests, how many decorated cutout cookies per guest would you do? She's thinking 1 per seat but I thought that might be too little if there is no cake.

I'm doing this for free for a friend, by the way, so I might cry if you say to do 3 per guest (250 guests).




You are sweet to help your friend out with the cookies. I would say that if the cookies are wrapped and set at the place settings then 1 per guest would be adequate. If you are talking about a cookie table/tray in lieu of cake, I think you will need more. One solution I often employ in this type of socail situation where I want to have a theme cookie but also some to nibble on (my kids' bday parties, for example), I decorate/wrap one theme cookie per person and then do many (2-3 per person if in lieu of cake?) small (3/4") round cookies simply frosted in the same colors as the theme cookies. Displayed on a platter with the wrapped theme cookies nearby they look very nice. This way you have beautiful themed cookies, plenty for everyone to nibble on and not too many sleepless nights helping out a friend icon_smile.gif Good Luck!

joanne234 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 5:37pm
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I just found this website and love it!! Slow learner! I am making snowflake cookies for a wedding. Who can help me with a good cookie recipe that I can easily decorate? Should I use shortbread and will it hold up in a cello bag? I'm sure this was all discussed before. Please just direct me to the links.
Thanks,
Joanne

jewels710 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 6:19pm
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To Joanne 234.... look up NFSC on this site in the recipies...it stands for No Fail Sugar Cookies.

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