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  1. Kristy @ Kristy’s Health Revolution
    December 11, 2012

    GREAT idea! I’m doing something similar! My colors are yellow and gray. I bought a ton of gray CD sleeves from Amazon, and I’m putting a single lemon cookie in each sleeve, and sealing them with a “Thank You!” sticker in the back, and will place them at each setting. I really like the idea of stuffing your own bag, though. Wish I’d thought of it! 🙂
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  2. Lindsay Margaret
    December 11, 2012
  3. Mo
    December 11, 2012

    LOVE this idea!! And I think your bags are super cute!
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  4. Christine
    December 11, 2012

    That is such a cute idea! I love it!

  5. Sara
    December 11, 2012

    I would love to buy some bags off of you. I would need like 220 of them (sounds like you’ll still be left with a few!). Shoot me an email if you’re interested in selling (I think my email shows from my comment).

    • Meghann
      December 11, 2012

      Awesome! Sending an email now!

  6. Cher @ Weddicted
    December 11, 2012

    Good for you for enlisting help. I’ll admit I refused to get help for almost everything for our wedding when it came to anything DIY. I just like when things are done my way, by myself (I mean this in the least bratty way possible, lol). Just my personality. Definitely envious of anyone who can hand over the reigns!
    And the cookie bar is a great idea – I’d love to be at a wedding with something like that!
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  7. Emily N
    December 11, 2012

    The bags turned out really cute! And getting Derek involved? Awesome.
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  8. Amanda Bordonaro
    December 11, 2012

    Love the cookie bar idea! Would definitely be interested in buying some from you – would need about 150. Send me an email if interested!

    • Meghann
      December 11, 2012

      Sending email now!

  9. Amanda Bordonaro
    December 11, 2012

    * by “some” I meant the bags, lol. I’m sure you knew that but I was a bit unclear! Too excited about a cookie bar at my wedding to think straight 😛

  10. Heather
    December 11, 2012

    We didn’t do the bags but we did hand paint Christmas ornaments for all of our guests. I bought them on clearance the year before after Christmas and then over the course of the entire year 150 ornaments were painted by my mom, my sister-in-law and myself. I think my hubby helped some too. Our family still sees the ornament as something special when they are put on tree every year.

  11. Samantha
    December 11, 2012

    Cute! And what a great price point! I was wondering – after the wedding, will you do a post summarizing the pricing/where you saved on certain things? Just interested in seeing your recommendations on where to save and where to splurge!
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    • Meghann
      December 12, 2012

      I can do that!

  12. Grace @ Grace Dishes
    December 11, 2012

    That’s a lot of bags! 1000!? LOL
    I love the end product. I’m the type to order a huge order and justify it and use it for something in the future!

    I attended a wedding a few years ago (my sorority sister’s) who did milk and cookies as an end-of-the-night treat and it was lovely. These photos are gorgeous!
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  13. Michele
    December 11, 2012

    Cute – they turned out GREAT!!

    I make handmade greeting cards & 3D items (whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com), I would seriously be interested in purchasing some of your left over bags… 😀

    • Meghann
      December 11, 2012

      Absolutely! How many do you need? I now have 400 left.

  14. Margo
    December 11, 2012

    Lot it! The cookie bags look great. Man, I wish I’d gotten married after you so I could have borrowed some of your ideas!
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  15. Chelsea
    December 11, 2012

    Your story reminds me of an issue I came in to in trying to purchase Christmas stockings a few years ago. I needed five, and they were all SO EXPENSIVE. I found a place to buy 24 for $24, which is about how much one cost everywhere else, so I went with it. Funny thing was then Amazon screwed up and instead of a box, they mailed me a case, which included three boxes, so I had 72 Christmas stockings. (For $24!). I was giving them away left & right. 😉

  16. Janice – Fitness Cheerleader
    December 11, 2012

    WOW! I think I need to get married again just so I can do some crafty fun stuff! Those bags look awesome!
    My hubby and I got married in Vegas and were planning on eloping, but my mom caught wind of it and the next thing I knew 30 of our closest friends and relatives ended up joining us there. I didn’t give out any gifts to our attendees – in hindsight I probably could have had some sort of Vegas souvenir made up.
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  17. Tasha
    December 11, 2012

    What a cute idea! If you still have any left I’ll take 150- 200! My email should be linked to this comment. Thanks! 🙂

  18. Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper
    December 11, 2012

    Awesome idea. I’m a big fan of the idea of giving away something edible as favors. You know it will be used!
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  19. Hillary
    December 11, 2012

    I’d love to do something similar for our wedding, but I’m must be insane for thinking of baking the cookies myself! Oy.
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    • Meghann
      December 11, 2012

      That was my original plan, but then I realized my cookies aren’t very good and it’s not much more money to buy them from a local baker. 🙂

  20. Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife
    December 11, 2012

    very cute idea! I want to do a candy table for favors! we shall see though. I should probably get started planning it again!
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  21. Katie Heddleston
    December 11, 2012

    Those are super cute! Does the top close at all or does it stay open?
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    • Meghann
      December 12, 2012

      It stays open, just like the bakery bags at Whole Foods. 🙂

  22. samantha
    December 11, 2012

    I could take about 150 off your hands for my wedding. Let me know!


  23. Steph
    December 11, 2012

    Adorable! love the bags. I’ll keep living vicariously through you, until there’s a ring on MY finger! lol
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  24. Angela
    December 12, 2012

    Those bags are too cute! I love your whole rustic winter wedding idea! Everything is coming together so great, you must be SO excited!

    • Meghann
      December 12, 2012

      Thank you, Angela! I am really excited, it’s fun to see it all come together – only three more weeks to go!

  25. Grazia
    December 12, 2012

    Love the idea of the cookie favor bar! And the snowflakes bags are simple yet adorable!
    For our wedding we had a confetti bar: “confetto” is an Italian sugared little candy, formerly with an almond inside, but now made of different delicious flavors (tiramisù, ricotta + pears, nutella, cinnamon, apple pie….).

  26. Sara @ fitcupcaker
    December 12, 2012

    Those look so fun to make! What a great holiday idea.
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  27. Christine @ BookishlyB
    December 12, 2012

    That’s a really cute, simple idea. I did custom See’s candy bars- took off their label, replaced it with paper that matched our invitations (yeah, I took it really seriously), a ribbon and a thank you card that I punched out and stamped. I did a few a night in front of the TV and it went pretty well- by the end though, I wanted to throw the candy bars on the tables with the original labels!
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  28. Sarah
    December 13, 2012

    So cute! What a great idea. The bags are adorable and who doesn’t love cookies?!

    I actually didn’t do favors. I donated to my favorite charity instead and just left a little note card at each table mentioning it. It was really meaningful to me and my family.

  29. Kimberly
    December 13, 2012

    I’ll be getting married next year, and I wanted to give homemade cookies to my guests as well. these cookie bags are a GREAT idea, and I like how they are grease-resistant! Are you selling the extras yet? I’m interested in buying a few =)

  30. Daphne
    December 16, 2012

    I have been breifly following your blog and while scoping pinterest today I came across this and thought how funny that the shirts are really wedding date and not what the pin states http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/402650022904192787_KyUNKNJQ_c.jpg

  31. Raffi
    December 29, 2012

    I’ve seen tons of candy tables at Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, and I think a cookie table is a much better idea!
    The last wedding I went to had cake pillars loaded with macarons in pale aqua and cream to match the bridemaids, and gourmet mini pastries that tasted like either mini lemon meringue pies or chocolate with caramel center.
    Not everyone seems to get served wedding cake – due to dancing or mingling, which is a shame. A cookie table allows them to still enjoy dessert, even if the cookies don’t actually make it home.
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  32. Lindsey Noe
    January 21, 2013

    Hi I would love to buy so of those paper bags from you if you have anymore. I would need about 240? Please email me if you have some for sale. Thanks, Lindsey

    • Meghann
      January 21, 2013

      Hi Lindsey, I’m sorry but the bags are sold out.

  33. Renee Alsbach
    April 15, 2013

    Any bags still left that you need to sell? Would need 300. Thanks

  34. Renee Alsbach
    April 15, 2013

    Love this idea! Do you still have bags you would like to sell? We will need 300. Thank you!

  35. Renee Alsbach
    April 15, 2013

    Love this idea! Do you still have bags to sell? We would need 300. Thank you!

    • MealsAndMiles
      April 15, 2013

      Sorry, all out of bags!

  36. Vanessa
    May 19, 2013

    I just came across your blog and this may be a long shot, but if you have any more brown cookie bags I would love to purchase some for my daughters first birthday! Love this idea! Let me know if you have any left! Thank you!

    • Meghann
      May 20, 2013

      Hi Vanessa, Unfortunately I am out of bags. Good luck with planning for your daughter’s first birthday!

  37. Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder
    October 1, 2015

    Hi! Just wondering – if I use brown paper bags, how well does the silver ink show up? What about white?

    Trying to do the same for my own wedding 😉 Thanks
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