Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wedding Favors For Less

Today I'm going to share with you the wedding favors we made for our daughters' wedding . With two weddings only a month apart, we were looking for ways to save money and do things ourselves for less.
One of the weddings had a monogram theme; and this is what we came up with for a perfect match.

While searching for the perfect favor, we found some very cute monogram cookies and cakes but for a price tag of $3.50 each or more ... making the cost of $700.

$700 was not in our budget, so we decided on DIY with help from Martha's Stewarts' web sight.
~We started with my own sugar cookie recipe...
2 cups butter
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
4 1/2 cups white flour
Mix ingredients together in above order. Roll out the dough and cut out cookies (We used a baby food jar for cutting out the cookies for the perfect size).

Bake @ 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Cool completely before frosting.
Frost with Royal Icing allowing it to dry over night. The following day, stamp each cookie using felt with food coloring as an ink stamp blotting it on a paper towel, then pressing it gently on your cookie, and allowing it to dry completely. Place the cookie in a cellophane bag tying it with raffia ribbon.

See how pretty it looks sitting next to the plate.

The final result: a very tasty and elegant favor for mere pennies!
If you have questions about this project feel free to email me.


I'm linking this post to
Blue Cricket Design Show and Tell


  1. Hi Joy! Thanks for your kind note! I love to explore and connect with other bloggers too. I really liked your idea for the monogram cookies! Although we have some time before one of our children have weddings it's a great idea to remember or use for a graduation too! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I am a follower now! Have a great day! Donna...the 3rd sister

  2. I love those cookies. I think I need a little more detail, though, about how you did the stamping. What kind of stamp did you use and was it regular liquid food colouring you used?

    My son is engaged to be married next May so I'm always glad to get ideas. I just started posting wedding inspiration posts on Wednesday as well, but now that I look at your blog I think your Wedding Wednesday was working away in the back of my mind and inspired me - so thanks.

  3. Grace,
    We used clear acrylic stamps. Using the clear acrylic stamp makes it easier to see for centering the placement on the cookies. You can however use any clean rubber stamp as well, but it makes it harder to see for centering the stamp.

    We used regular liquid food coloring. We tried the paste food coloring first but it was to thick and did not make an even stamp. I hope this is helpful.

  4. These are lovely - and what a clever technique! When I married in 2003, we did monogram cookies as our favors, and I still love the idea to this day!

  5. What a cute idea. I love that you did it so much cheaper! Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

  6. YUmmy and decorative too!

    I too heart these sort of favors! Thanks for showing us how! :)

    Thank you for linking up to my Link Party and come back Sunday for the Bird Walk Show Off of favourite links! :)


  7. Thank you also for placing my button on your post! :)

  8. Joy, These monogrammed cookies are so fabulous! I just love the idea! Your bride and groom to be must have been thrilled!

  9. Wow! Those look awesome! You did a great job!

    Come say hi when you get a chance!

  10. Great idea and what an awesome simple sugar cookie recipe; leave it to Martha! Thank you for sharing! Heather @



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