For our wedding day favor, instead of a keepsake, we gave away bags of freshly baked cookies tied to cartons of milk. Our guests absolutely gushed about it after all the dancing. It was a favor that was much appreciated and totally hit the spot. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite takes on baked goodies in different themes. Enjoy!
The look of homemade-ness is totally irresistible although I’m more of a regular milk kinda gal!
Hubby and I went out last night to run to the library. But on the way, we decided to find donuts. The one place that I had heard was fantastic was Washtenaw Dairy, the local ice cream place. When we walked in, there was a sign that read, “one dozen donuts, $3”. I was floored and made a comment about how they had snagged us. The lanky high school kid behind the counter said, “Actually, they’re $2 now.” We stopped dead in a our tracks. It was after all, an hour before closing time. We made no suggestion as to what flavors we wanted. Just pile ’em in.
An hour and a half and three donuts later, I was in a carb heaven. And I’m still on the search.
How many salads have you eaten at a wedding? How many do you remember? Exactly. They’ve become necessary roughage. I think that wedding fare should be scrumptious, memorable and real. I know it can be hard to stay under budget but just a few simple items like adding a seasonal fruit or offering the salad course as a bite-size app will be an affordable way to wow your guests while staying within your budget. Here are a few of my favorites.
Did you skip a course or brighten your menu with a couple details? Share them with us!
A seasonal fruit like berries or in this case, peaches, adds a sweet and unexpected touch of color and texture.
Ever thought about a grilled salad? A hearty vegetable like radicchio can stand up to a good searing and creamy cheese like pecorino. Your vegetarian guests will especially appreciate it.
You might not think seaweed when you think salad, but it’s a crunchy and tangy choice. A chunk of seared tuna makes for a beautiful one-bite appetizer.
Bring on the fruit! But make it a pretty, palatable plate with a few citrus choices and pair with a savory dressing to bring out all the bright contrasting flavors.
A simple but unexpected spinach salad won’t break the bank but will delight guests with walnuts and creamy cheese.