Yet another way to be welcoming

At least four of my recently married friends left cutesy gift bags at the front desk for out-of-towners like me and The Beard. These were homemade, and included all sorts of little snacks and thingamajigs to occupy us during the off hours of the trip. We considered doing something similar, as almost all of the people attending our nuptials came from distant locales, but in the end, we were just too dang lazy. Too bad I hadn’t heard about the Kate Parker Wedding gift baskets for guests — then I would have had a reason to spend even more dough!


Baskets are customized by state, and while the web site only lists a handful of choices, they can furnish you with gift baskets reflecting the unique character of any state in the union. I would have chosen the “Miami’ basket, even though the wedding was held on Merritt Island. It includes Orange Gumballs from Florida By Mail in New Smyrna Beach (my paternal hometown), a custom map including 4-5 points of interest for the wedding weekend, and cookies from The Pastry Studio in Daytona Beach, among other stuff. Had I married in Boston, guests might have gotten coffee from Indigo Coffee in Northampton and maps of the city for both walkers and drivers.

The baskets are pricey at around $35 each, but if you have the money to spend, Kate Parker Weddings could save you the trouble of having to whip up a bunch of gift bags just days before your nuptials.

2 Responses to “Yet another way to be welcoming”

  1. Twistie says:

    There are some really nice baskets. If you’ve got more cash than time, these would make a nice option to welcome out of town guests. I love the kid’s basket, in particular. Good kid snacks, and some quiet entertainment for them, too.

    I was quite intrigued with a couple of the bouquets they had on offer, too. The fall leaves one was actually pretty spectacular.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    I thought those bouquets were pretty interesting, too, Twistie.