Cookie Table at weddings?

Old 12-24-2012, 10:11 AM
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I grew up in St. Louis in a very large Italian family - this was tradition at all weddings. Boy could those Aunts pack their purses!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:22 AM
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I had never heard of this custom but when my niece got married my sister (mother of the bride) and I made cookies that were the favorites of the bride and groom. They lived in Pittsburgh and wanted this as part of their wedding venue. I was a great success.
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I'm originally from northern WV about 100 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. I've never seen this at a wedding there but then it has been a long time. I think a cookie table is a wonderful idea. I like the idea of cupcakes instead of a wedding cake too.
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I haven't seen it done in my area but it sounds like a charming custom.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by butterflies5518 View Post
I grew up in St. Louis in a very large Italian family - this was tradition at all weddings. Boy could those Aunts pack their purses!
Oh, I believe you - those sandwichs and cookies were the next day's lunch and dessert, LOL! May in Jersey
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Noticed a few posters said cookies would be something nice to snack on until the couple arrived at their reception. Oh, No, at an NYC Italian wedding you would be snacking at The Cocktail Hour with an open bar. Followed by the big meal of salad, pasta (we call it macaroni), choice of several entrees, then coffee and wedding cake, Veinesee hour and or cookies if it's their tradtion. Oh, just too much food.

We had a welcome change when our granddaughter got married in June. Instead of a cocktail hour there was an open bar and each table was served several platters of appertizers, a lovely entree and coffee and cake. Instead of a wedding cake each table had a theme cake, ours was a RN one as Christine is a RN. Very enjoyable wedding. She even change the venue from CA., where she lives to Las Vegas. Sometimes it is time to begin new tradtions along with the old ones.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by butterflies5518 View Post
I grew up in St. Louis in a very large Italian family - this was tradition at all weddings. Boy could those Aunts pack their purses!
Oh yeah! It was time to pull out the big purses.
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My granddaughter had a candy bar with a chocolate fountain, it was a great hit and in state of Washington. I never heard of the cookie table but am all for it. -- J
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I live in Great Britain, and have never heard of such a thing although it is fascinating. Are the cookies special shapes or colours or does anything go? We usually have a tiered cake although cupcakes are starting to make an appearance too.
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I live in Great Britain, and have never heard of such a thing although it is fascinating. Are the cookies special shapes or colours or does anything go? We usually have a tiered cake although cupcakes are starting to make an appearance too. Also the idea of taking food home with you is really strange to us, what you don't eat you just leave, it would be so much better for it to be taken home and shared out.
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