Recipes and recipe books make wonderful bridal gifts. After months and months of wedding planning and celebration, nesting feels so good to most newlyweds! Not only are young couples having fun with their new gifts and appliances, but they are enjoying their home together and creating their own traditions. This is when having a collection of time-tested, favorite recipes comes in handy!
Gail in Waco, Texas had the best idea. In preparation for her daughter Josie’s wedding, she planned a Recipe Shower. Gail invited Josie’s closest friends and family to submit recipes to be included in a Secret Ingredients’ Heirloom Cookbook. Guests sent recipes in via email and snail mail, and then Gail entered them into her SI account. The final cookbook was presented to Josie at the Recipe Shower, and some people even made their favorite recipes for everyone to try at the shower!
Want to throw a Recipe Shower for your favorite bride? Gail is sharing the invitation she used for Josie’s shower with us! Click on this link to see it: Gail’s Recipe Shower Invite. Thanks Gail!
If you would like to give the bridal party a copy of the cookbook, be sure to check out our new Wedding Keepsake Cookbooks.
In the past few months, I’ve been flooded with engagement announcements from several of my friends; even three within one day to be honest. So I’ve decided to use this topic of conversation which washed in like a tidal wave as inspiration. Since I love weddings, and the process of planning them, I happen to know a few interesting tidbits about them too. I’ve read that the average cost of a wedding is around $27,500; most couples get married in their late 20’s, there were over two-million weddings in the U.S. last year alone, and the average length of an engagement is 17 months.
Seventeen months? Well that sounds like more than enough time to hook up with valued friends and family, honker down in the kitchen, and fish out, reminisce, and create some awesomely delicious recipes to fill a Secret Ingredients Keepsake Cookbook. Lucky for you, we just happen to have a Wedding Keepsake line available as well. It comes in two elegant designs available in five different colors making it easy for you to match the theme of the wedding.
Keepsakes are perfect shower gifts. They can be given to bridesmaids from the bride, or vice versa as a send off gift to the future betrothed. The mother of the groom can present it to her soon-to-be daughter-in-law as a way to welcome her into the family, or add a twist to your average bridal shower and throw a recipe shower. Have contributors send in recipes, create your Keepsake Cookbook, and have it, like your bride, be the star of the show. Go a step further, and serve some of the recipes as signature dishes.
That’s it for me, until next time…