Providing welcome baskets for your out-of-town guests is a thoughtful gesture, and including local elements makes them even more personal. Houston-based custom favor company Something Old Something New Wedding Designs creates beautiful, well-appointed welcome baskets with treats that match your wedding's location. For example, the basket they created for a wedding in The Woodlands included a wooden ornament that matched the community's pine cone symbol. Baskets also include a beverage, sweet and salty snacks, and gum or mints, along with a special treat like a pretty-shaped soap or a notebook. The company can also provide matching stationery so you can write a note to your guests. Something Old Something New, which was started by a mother-daughter duo, also creates unique, personalized custom favors. Check out their new Etsy shop for some pretty ready-made favors—I love the swizzle sticks and their pretty damask boxes—Kim Forrest, Assistant Editor, Brides Local Magazines.
Wedding Wisdom: It's always a nice touch to include some local elements in your welcome baskets, like locally-made candy, a postcard and a map of the area.