A tisket, a tasket


Courtesy of Kate Parker Weddings

Welcome baskets are a must for out-of-town guests, but putting them together—especially at the last minute—can lead to unnecessary stress. That's why I'm loving the adorable pre-made welcome baskets from Kate Parker Weddings. In addition to locally-made treats, each basket also contains a medicine kit, bottled water, a personalized map highlighting your event locations, and a custom information packet detailing everything your guests need to know. They can even have the baskets shipped directly to the hotels, along with a guest room list to make distribution easy.

The San Francisco-themed basket includes Ghirardhelli chocolate squares, coffee from Caffe Roma, and cookies from the San Francisco Cookie Co., while the Napa Valley Basket includes coffee from the Napa Valley Coffee Co. and a bag of Chardonnay Brittle from Napa-based Annette's Chocolate Factory.

For those not getting married in California, there's also 16 other location-based baskets, including Philadelphia and New York City, as well as semi-customizable baskets that will work for any wedding style (or budget!) —Lauren Matthews, Associate Editor, Brides Local Magazines

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