How to Pack the Perfect Wedding Welcome Basket

On your wedding day, you want all of your guests to be as excited as you are. However, out of town guests are especially susceptible to a post-travel slump; they’ve driven all day, fighting traffic and squinting against the sun, and may not be in the be in the best mood once they’ve finally arrived at their destination. What better way to abate their travel fatigue than with a little welcome basket filled with gifts they’re guaranteed to love? Below are a few fool-proof ingredients from Custom Love’s Etsy shop to ensure that everyone’s smiles are just as big and bright as yours!

1. Mini Mason Jar Favors. Fill them with two ounces honey, maple syrup, or any of our several jams and apple butter flavors! Choose fabrics to coordinate with your wedding and aesthetic, and add a personalized label for a little extra appeal.

(Photographer: Star Noir Studio)

2. Biscuit Mix in a Bag. Not only is our biscuit mix adorably prepared, but it’s also delicious! Coordinate the ribbon with your wedding color palette and add a miniature rolling pin for a guaranteed hit. What’s better, this gift perfectly complements the mason jar favors no matter their filling.

(Photographer: Star Noir Studio)

3. Mini Pies in a Jar. In case you can’t tell, we love edible favors, and these precious pies in jars are no exception. Tie with a ribbon of your choice and add a little wooden spoon, and your guests have the perfect solution to the post-travel, pre-reception hunger pangs.

4. Custom Printed Wedding T-Shirts. What better way to commemorate your big day than with a custom t-shirt memorializing the event! Choose a witty phrase, a gorgeous font, and the perfect color scheme, and you’ve instantly created a memento to be cherished for years to come.

Has anyone out there created gift baskets for wedding guests? Tell us what you included! We’re always looking for new ideas, and we would love to hear yours! Just send an email to