For those of you having near or far destination weddings, out-of-town guests, or just a weekend long party, don't forget that welcome baskets can be a great opportunity to not only carry your wedding theme and color scheme throughout the weekend (its' the Art Director in me, I'm big into branding!) but provides a great opportunity to introduce family and friends to your favorite things and hobbies, local flavors and attractions or the particular importance of the destination of your big event! They don't have to be expensive-you can pick up the materials at most craft supply stores, and you can fill it with whatever you want-maybe your wedding is at a vineyard and you want to include the local wine or perhaps you're having a beach wedding and want to include flip flops, suntan lotion and boardwalk candies. A recent bride who was planning her Art Deco Gothic feel wedding in Baltimore decided to include DVD's of her favorite old movies, microwave popcorn and old bay, temporary tattoos, and vintage horror cigarette cases she found on etsy-and although it might seem disjointed, it reflected not only the wedding theme, but also the location and the couples distinct personalities!
We'd love to hear some of your favorite Welcome Basket Ideas, and if you've got pictures, send them our way!