Blog - Say "I Dough" To Wedding Cookies
Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… it must be wedding season! Did you know that brides didn't actually wear white until the 19th century? Prior to then, a bride would simply wear her best dress, as a white dress was impractical to own. Wearing a white dress became popularized in 1840 when Queen Victoria chose a white dress over traditional royal silver for her wedding.
June is one of the most popular wedding months, and rightfully so- the weather will finally be cooperating (we barely have a whisper of spring in Vermont right now, ick!). For those who are helping out with wedding preparation, we'd like to give all of you a few suggestions for creating truly memorable wedding cookies. Fortunately, there are as many possibilities for cookies as there are for cupcakes and cakes, from dough to decoration.
Although we have several wedding-appropriate shapes, we especially recommend the following:
- Wedding Cake Cookie Cutter – if there will be a cake at the reception, the cookies could be "mini wedding cakes"- decorate similar to the wedding cake or in complementary colors
- Biscuit Cutter (we have several sizes) – the possibilities are limitless
- Heart Cookie Cutter – decorate with couple's initials, or make them "bride & groom" hearts (see the Pinterest link below)
- Plaque Cookie Cutter – for a rustic look, create a "chalkboard" or decorate to have a wooden appearance; for something modern, use the bride & groom's initials
- Dove Cookie Cutter – you could position the doves so they're "kissing"
- Bow Tie Cookie Cutter – perfect for formal or silly affair
- Gown Cookie Cutter – could be decorated as an actual gown, or turned upside down to be a "bouquet"
- Mason Jar Cookie Cutter – add some country elegance
Cookies could be served in lieu of, or even in addition to, another dessert. You can create a lovely themed cookie platter and even prop up some decorative cookies to stand out on the dessert table. If you don't want to include the cookies on the dessert table you can transform them into wedding favors by wrapping them in clear plastic bags and tying them with ribbon.
Wedding Favors & More
Cookie cutters could also be used as a favor at a bridal shower or at the wedding reception (put one at each place setting). Choose cookie cutters that match your wedding theme or are focused on personal details of the bride and groom. The home states of the lucky couple are popular choices for wedding favors.
As with most projects, looking through Pinterest for inspiration is a great way to begin the creative process - check out our Pinterest page. If you're getting married, congratulations and best wishes! And we wish anyone involved with a wedding all the best; May you be blessed with joy and limited stress!
Cookies decorated by A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe.