I put together a wedding cookbook for
my daughter's wedding. But I didn't just make a copy for
the couple--I put them out for all of the wedding guests.
It had a photo of them on the cover and recipes from both
What a great way to symbolize the joining
of two families! And everybody left with a keepsake that
was actually meaningful. I think it was a big hit.
The software I used is Matilda's Fantastic
Cookbook Software. It's EXTREMELY easy to use and is both
fun and funny. Funny in a good way--they really gave this
software a fun atmosphere
with a real sense of humor. Just go to the website and
you'll see what I mean.
I'm LDS (Mormon), so I used their Mormon
template. But their software has about twenty or so other
templates for all kinds of tastes, religious and otherwise.
The cookbooks cost me about $15 each
to print at Kinkos. It was a small wedding with about 12
family groups, so I printed off one cookbook for each family
group, with six or so extra for single girls who were there.
(I didn't bother making cookbooks for everyone--most men
would look at it like it was a tampon.)
Anyway, for $270 total, plus $27 for
the great software, my daughter and her guests had a unique
memento. Considering how much people waste on weddings
for silly things nobody will ever remember (ice sculptures?
ugh), it was the best bargain possible.
Thank you, Cookbook People, for
helping me on my daughter's wedding!
Salt Lake City, UT