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Old 03-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Wedding Favors Suggestions

Hi Everyone! Any ideas out there for cooking-related wedding favors? Not looking to spend a lot on them. Thanks for the tips!


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Old 03-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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Maybe cookie cutters (heart-shaped?) or fancy mini cake/muffin tins with little labels attached to bows? Or try muffin or cookie jar mixes, or spice mixes, all with pretty homemade labels. Or flavored oils in nice bottles.

Hmm. That's stretched the limit of my creativity already. Oh, one more! Neat, colored mixing spoons tied with ribbon. You can buy lots of interesting ones online. Or whisks or something similar. Think about the things you have or use in your kitchen (a lot of simple utensils are quite cheap) and how you can make them more decorative.

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Old 03-17-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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Are these for the guests? Does it have to be cooking or can it be food? For a shower I made the Southern Living Cheese Biscuits and used mini cutters to make hearts and found small alphabet cutters and used the bride and grooms initials for some of the biscuits. These can be made ahead and frozen. Three or four biscuits can be wrapped in cellopahne and tied with appropriate colored ribbon and a tag with the bride and groom info on one side and the recipe on the other side. While this was a shower so there weren't alot it still can be adapted for a wedding.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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You can get mini-cheese graters at places like Bed Bath and Beyond for pretty cheap. They are great to use as citrus zesters. You can also just do something simple like fancy toothpicks.

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Old 03-17-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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Shot glass-sized measuring cup (measurements marked for tsps, tbsps and ounces. LOVE mine)
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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When our daughter got married 2 years ago, she and her groom had some inexpensive favors for the guests. There were about 150 guests and they planned their wedding on a very tight budget.

There were two baskets of favors. One basket had 1.75-ounce mylar bags of ground coffee that had a tag on them that said, "The Perfect Blend." In the other basket, there were matchbook-like packets with a single tea bag in them. The saying on those was, "Love is brewing..." They were well received.

You can find the source for these favors at Designing Ducks, Inc. and scroll down to see the "wedding collection."
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:34 AM   #7
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I love the coffee and tea idea... very cute. You could even make your own labels at home with very little effort. If you wanted to spend extra you could give everybody a mug (or maybe a little spoon) to go with it. Love it!
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:06 AM   #8
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Along with the tea and coffee suggestion, you might want to find some of those chocolate spoons that can be dipped into their beverage of choice.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:24 AM   #9
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We are going to have a candy table for my daughter's wedding in May. The candy will be in various glass containers in the colors of the wedding, lght blue and chocolate. We have little bags that they can fill with candy that will have a sticker on it that will say "Bethany and Caleb" wish you Sweet Dreams.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #10
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One Bride I did a wedding cake for a December 23rd wedding gave a 3 inch (each) gingerbread couple with their names piped on - his on the boy, hers on the girl. We made holes in the one hand of each with a chopstick before baking and then tied them together with ribbon. Then they were put in a cello bag and tied with a similar ribbon. If it isn't a Christmas wedding you could do them as sugar cookies. They were really well received and very inexpensive!

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