Maybe you want to do something besides or instead of the traditional wedding cake at your wedding. That was definitely the case for us, partly because it saved money and partly because I just liked the idea.
I don't know where I got the idea (there was no Pinterest in 2009/2010 when I get married - how I managed, I just don't know!) I have heard that this is a tradition in Pittsburgh too.
All I can tell you is that our guests loved it! They were talking about the cookie bar well after the wedding was over.
We distributed the work by asking friends and family to make the cookies. Between five women, including my step-mom, sister and aunt we had more than enough cookies for over 65 people.