There’s no better way to greet your out-of-town guests as they arrive for your wedding than with beautiful welcome boxes filled with yummy treats and small mementos to commemorate the occasion. Trust us: After a day’s worth of traveling, they’ll be thrilled to find a little token of your appreciation — and something to snack on — waiting in their hotel rooms. (Pretty boxes of this nature can also pull double duty as thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids, parents, and in-laws.) Below, five companies that are nailing the gift box game.
Teak & Twine
This Florida-based company has all of your big day bases covered: They’ve got an entire section of wedding-ready gift boxes that are designed specifically for bridesmaids, groomsmen, and mothers of the bride and groom — they even have a “new home” box that’s perfect for your fellow newlyweds. Choose from their gorgeous selection of pre-made, color-coordinated boxes (they’re filled with artisan goodies like chocolate bars, candles, and bath salts) or have the team create a custom package your guests will love. Plus, for every gift purchased, Teak & Twine makes a donation in your honor to America’s Vet Dogs.
To get your guests in a celebratory mood, stock each of their hotel rooms with one of Sweet Whistle’s festive, ready made boxes, which are wrapped with the brand’s signature “XOXO” or “Small Box, Big Thank You” gift packaging. Your out-of-towners will adore the “Clink and Drink,” which includes a set of party cups, a pretty bottle of Elderflower Tonic (it pairs perfectly with tequila, bourbon, and rum), a dark chocolate and smoked sea salt bar, and a fun confetti popper. Custom gifts are also available if you feel like creating a personalized box from scratch.
Valley Brink Road
After a night of drinking and dancing, your guests will be thrilled to wake up to Valley Brink Road’s “Breakfast in Bed” box, a pretty parcel filled with artisan granola, raw honey, English tea, a linen napkin set, and a beautiful candle. (Local LA deliveries come with fresh flowers too, or if your boxes are shipped, you’ll get dried flower bundles instead.) Owner Barrett Prendergast is also a caterer and florist, so you’ll want to check out her blog and Instagram for all kinds of wedding-day inspiration.
For simple welcome gifts that make a big impact, turn to Simone LeBlanc, whose themed boxes are carefully curated with luxury products like hand-blended teas and special finishing salts. Our top choice for your wedding: the “Celebration” box, which features a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut, a set of brass coasters, and a couple of chocolate treats from Milla. Custom gifting is an option here as well — Simone will help you design memorable gifts for your guests, wedding party, and parents, too.
You’re sure to fall in love with Gratitude Collaborative’s stunning solid pine gift boxes — they’re brimming with small-batch candies, pretty paper goods, and fresh blooms if you live near Los Angeles — but it’s their heartfelt mission that’ll keep you coming back for more. Every box has a donation built into its cost that goes directly to charitable organizations, specifically those that fight childhood hunger. Can’t find a box that fits your needs? Dana Renée Ashmore and Laura Bousman, the power duo behind Gratitude Collaborative, will work with your budget to build something completely unique to your day.