Post # 1
So my daughters wedding is December 1st and I’m in charge of everything. And I do mean everything. She is having a candy bar but I was thinking it would also be nice to do some other favors as well. We both love to bake and she is hoping one day to open her own bakery. So was thinking of baking like a mad woman and giving everyone a gift box with some goodies. My thoughts so far are…
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pink Lemonade Bars
Austrian Raspberry Shortbread
Austrian Apricot Shortbread
These are favorites among family and we are having 8 at a table. I was thinking everyone could get something different. The guest list is about 100.
Post # 3
I do think you are making your to-do list a little bigger than it needs to be; plus if everyone gets something different at a table, inevitably some folks feel like they didn’t get the “good” thing. I’d stick to one or two items only so they can be made in big batches all at once, and give everyone the same thing (if you pick two items then everyone gets one of each).
Also be cautious about how much you put on your to-do list so close to the wedding. Baked goods really need to be served fresh so you’re going to be baking on the day before the wedding; you and your daughter both are going to have a to-do list as long as your arm for that day, no matter how well you plan and pre-prepare. There will be last-minute vendor meetings, people from out of town who need something, a dozen trips to the store, a last trip to the bank for cash, etc etc etc. If you plan to spend the day baking then make sure you have someone (or several someones) lined up to run all those errands for you.
Post # 4
Only you know whether or not it’s more than you can handle. For me, i’d probably do one or the other. So I’d choose candy buffet or cookies. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the things you COULD do, but the reality of the time, money and effort may not be worth it. Are you also planning on doing favors? Maybe the cookies could be in leu of favors? Personally, I’d skip the cookies, and have the candy bar instead of a more traditional favor. Although everyone loves cookies! for me, the stress of baking them in the weeks before the wedding, when there’s so much other stuff going on, just wouldn’t be worth my time.
Post # 5
So pick 2 and make sure there is enough so everyone gets both.
Post # 6
The candy buffet is for sure. I was thinking of the baked goods to be the favor. It just seems to me that most favors get tossed and I doubt sweets would go to waste.
Post # 7
Sweets won’t go to waste, but you’re also not *required* to do a favor. Many folks won’t even notice that there’s no official favor, and of those that do, most will assume that the candy buffet is the favor. Perfectly acceptable to not spend the day baking.