Where We Saved the Most Money–Guest Blog

Guest Post on A Mountain Bride

I am *thrilled* to be one the guest bloggers on A Mountain Bride while Jes moves across country with her new husband. Check out my short post on Where We Saved the Most Money.

Image from Hindsight Bride's Flickr Photostream

Another Great Money Saving Strategy: Homemade Cookie Favors

I am a big fan of edible favors, especially sweet ones. Guests love them! You will find fewer edible favors left behind than you will those little 2" picture frames with you and your hubby's engagement picture in them.

Cookie favors especially are great for the budget bride. Think of it: You can make a few dozen cookies from a single batch. Wrap them in some pretty paper and tie with twine, yarn, or pretty ribbon–both of which can be very inexpensive. At the end of the day, you're looking at spending a few cents per guest.

homemade Italian Cookie wedding favors
Image from Hindsight Bride's Flickr Photostream

Hindsight Advice for Cookie Favors:

  • Use brown paper bags from the grocery store. It's free, and especially good for rustic themes.
  • If your cookies are frosted, wrap them in plastic wrap so they don't make your paper greasy
  • For an extra special touch, use a family recipe and include a recipe card
  • For great directions on cutting the paper, visit Elizabeth Anne Designs


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Christie Osborne
Christie Osborne has lived in or visited every mountain range in the US. Once a mountain bride herself, she's dedicated to helping mountain brides plan their weddings and find the perfect vendors. She's known in the blogging world for her no-nonsense attitude, and she loves to ski. Follow Mountainside Bride on Twitter Facebook and Pinterest.
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  1. says

    I love the cookie favors above as well as the brick and windmill decorations on A Mountain Bride!

  2. says

    So cute! Love cookie favors and this one is packaged beautifully!


  1. […] As a bride plans for her wedding, it’s easy to get sidetracked and forget about your wedding budget. I guess I’m only speaking to those brides are are on a budget, which are the only sane ones there are : ). It’s important to stay on course and save money by making smart wedding planning decisions. One great idea of saving money is DIY homemade cookie favors. […]