Post # 1
We love dessert…but we can’t really afford to go all out on desserts. So I’ve been thinking about having the DJ announce milk/coffee and cookie time around 9:30 (our reception is from 6:30-10:30).
(1) Do you guys think that sounds like fun? Or will it take away from dancing too much? We could also just have cookies on the tables when people walk in with a little sign "Who said you can’t have dessert before dinner?"
(2) We’re also planning on baking most of the cookies, if not all. Will that be too nuts in the days before the wedding?
(3) One last question: How many cookies do we need for appx 160 people? I think 2-3 cookies per person is more than enough.
Post # 3
1) I think the milk and cookies are a great idea. I don’t think it will take too much away from the dancing, as long as the DJ is good at getting the people back onto the dance floor afterwards.
2) I’m not really experienced with baking cookies so I can’t say for sure but maybe you will want to have a backup plan just in case you end up too busy in the last few days before the wedding.
3) 2-3 cookies per person sounds just about right.
Post # 4
Omg, I wish I could have cookies and milk right now!!!!
Your idea sounds really great, however, I think that you should create a "bar" for the cookies and milk. Have it announced whenever you’d like, but if you plan to make them homemade ahead of time, have the venue heat them up for you and bring them out fresh from the oven!
So when your dj announces them, it’s not like people "have" to stop dancing, and it will not chop up your evening.
I cannot find it right now, but I saw a wedding online and they had containers of milk,like the plastic single serve ones, with custom lables! They were all kept in a big icebucket thingy, but it looked really elegant, if that makes sense. Another was cartons of milk.
Here are some pictures I found for you
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
Cute Idea!! Although, if it were me, I’d buy some cookies…No worries about burnt cookies, or running out of time/energy the week of.
Post # 6
It would get my guy off the dance floor in a hurry! I think it’s a great idea, some people will be all about it & some won’t so I don’t think that you would have to worry about clearing the dance floor but at the same time a LOT of people would enjoy it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I think that sounds like a great idea! 2-3 cookies should be perfect. What about having them tray-passed to people on the dance floor? The milk shot glasses would be perfect.
Post # 8
I love the idea! How much help will you have baking? That could be a lot of work so maybe you can do half made by you and half store bought. Costco always has really tasty ones that aren’t too pricey.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
I love this idea but would delegate the cookie baking to someone else! Perhaps some family members or your bridesmaids?
Post # 10
I think this idea is great. Someone on my local board is actually serving milk in the small cartons we had in grade school. There’s nothing better than cookies and milk.
Post # 11
I think the half baked by us and half bought might not be a bad idea, Lillindy. I will at least have help from my mom (and potentially a friend/aunt/etc. or two). I really enjoy baking drop cookies, it’s the decorated cookies that would drag me down. So I’ll avoid those like the plague.
As far as serving the milk…I don’t think we have access to anyone to serve it from our venue. We might have to get creative there. How could I put the milk on ice on the table? Or should I just have it brought out in pitchers at one time?
Post # 12
I would also suggest making provisions for the lactose intolerant and people who just don’t like milk. Other options could be chocolate milk, soy milk (no lactose).
My FI is lactose intolerant and my nephews only drink chocolate milk.
I would also suggest 2-3 kinds and definitely one w/o nuts because a lot of people are allergic to nuts.
Post # 13
My first question is.. are you having alcohol served at your wedding? Personally the thought of mixing alcohol and milk.. makes my tummy turn over bit… that being said, i know that not everyone drinks at weddings… especially kids and those with kids… so it may just work out! But do think about that if you plan on having a drinking crowd!
I would either buy the cookies, or ask a friend or family member to do the baking. I remember how frazzled I was the week of the wedding.. I never could have baked dozens on cookies!! Perhaps if you are very very organized, it wont be a problem for you though.
2-3 cookies per person would be good… Not everyone will eat them, and some will eat more than their share, so it would work out!!
Cute idea, good luck!
Post # 14
I think this is a great idea! 🙂 I think you’re right in thinking about 2-3 cookies a person. Other people might disagree, but I think you might be able to do the baking yourself. Personally, I love to bake and it actually relaxes me. I’m baking cookies as our dessert for the rehearsal dinner (we’re doing my favorite cookies and his favorites). I’m actually looking forward to having that time earlier in the week to relax and bake. I wanted to do them as favors for the wedding, but I couldn’t convince my mom and sister that it wouldn’t drive me crazy.
A time-saving tip would be to make the cookies ahead of time and freeze them. That way, you can just bake them off right before the wedding, instead of worrying about mixing and shaping. Most cookies freeze pretty well, up to a couple of months, actually. I do this a lot when I want cookies, but know we aren’t going to eat the whole batch. Just mix the batter, shape into cookies and place them on a cookie sheet or cutting board–anything so that they’re not touching. Put that into the freezer and let the cookies freeze separately. Then, once they’re frozen, put them in Ziploc bags. If you put them in the bags first, they’ll freeze all together and will be a total pain to separate.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 15
I don’t know if you took a look at the featured weddings today, but there’s a couple who did something very similar to this! I think it’s a great idea. You could always get some old fashioned milk bottles and have a beautiful set-up: I have to imagine it’d be similar to a candy buffet!
Post # 16
I love the idea…
I would maybe consider buying cookies though 🙂