Post # 1
So when recently visiting with our venue, FMIL brought up that her part of the family was excited about making cookies for the wedding and are already practicing. I brought this up with FI, who said it was a traditional Italian thing to do at weddings. I’ve never heard of this custom, and they are only a small percentage. Is this maybe a regional thing? Any thoughts?
Post # 3
Hmmm – my FI is Italian and I’ve never heard the cookie thing. We’re serving late-night cannolis and we have to get those little Italian candy-covered almonds as favours for the guests. But it could be regional! There are so many Italian communities in North America – I think local traditions have definitely developed.
Post # 4
I’ve never heard of it for weddings but it is very common for other occassions. As long as the venue is OK with it I think it’s a great idea.
Post # 5
Ohhh! Cookies at weddings are most definitely a regional tradition. There was a thread recently on this very topic.
It started in the Youngstown, Ohio/Pittsburgh, PA area. There is a link in the above thread that gives a bit of background on it. 🙂
Post # 6
I just went to a wedding with a cookie table. And yes, the groom was Italian. But I’ve seen it often at wedding and not only when the bride or groom was Italian. Maybe it’s a Pennsylvania thing?
Anway, if someone wants to make you cookies? That can only be good.
Post # 7
I am in the Buffalo,NY area and it is definitely an italian tradition to have cookies. I am not at all italian but my FI is half so this is new to me, but happens in all of his family weddings.
Post # 8
The cookie traditional must have gone down into DE then
@Penguingal06: Thanks for the link! This def explains it.
I was a bit hesitant about cookies, because we were thinking of doing a pie bar with ice cream and thought it would be all be too much. But there’s no harm with cookies, is there?
Post # 9
My cousin did this, and his Italian bride was from Long Island, NY. Also, who doesn’t love cookies?!
Post # 10
@playingdaisy: We’re rocking the cookie bar too! FI’s dad’s family are old school Italians and they were pretty gung-ho about the wedding cookies. His Italian gma was telling me that where she’s from they usually had huge piles of cookies instead of a wedding cake & the bow tie cookies are supposed to symbolize good luck.
IMO you can never have enough goodies!