These days, people are more concerned with where they get their food, so it’s no surprise that agritourism is increasing in popularity, and taking over an entire niche of destination weddings in the United States. These weddings come in the form of Farm-to-Table events, and are often held in beautiful vineyard, farm, field and elaborate garden locations that are designed to support the festivities.
As with most other destination weddings, couples often like to put together a welcome basket for their guests as a ‘thank you’ for making the trip and joining in on the celebration. These baskets can be as simple or complex as the couple wants, and will help to immerse the guests in the wedding’s theme from the moment they arrive.
The cool thing about these Farm to Table wedding events is that you can choose the menu and the contents of your welcome basket based on seasonality. Are you planning a late spring wedding? Include a gift bag brimming with fresh, ruby red strawberries from the farm, or use those same berries to make a large batch of homemade strawberry jam. Is your event scheduled for late summer/early fall? Add a few fresh heirloom tomatoes along with some easy Caprese salad fixings.
For a few more ideas, we’ve stuffed our basket to the brim with ideas to help inspire you. Plus, we’ve incorporated our personalized Sweet Rose favor tags, labels, and wedding stationery to give the whole basket a rustic look that blends seamlessly into the homegrown atmosphere. Scroll down for a closer look:
1. The Snack
It’s always nice to include something to eat for your guests to help tide them over until their next big meal, and with Farm-to-Table events, you can really indulge to give your guests a taste of the farm. For our basket, we thought it would be fun to include some home-baked bread from the farm kitchen.
2. Farm Fresh Eggs
If your venue houses a chicken coop, talk to the farmer about the price of eggs. He or she might be able to offer you a deal on a large quantity of eggs that you can later package in half-dozen cartons with personalized packaging. You could even include some information about the hens who provided the eggs (their breed, age, name, etc.) using your welcome basket info card.
3. A Beverage
A beverage is always a welcome addition to any welcome basket. Add a couple bottles of water with personalized bottled water labels, or include your favorite locally-sourced moonshine or cider for a rustic touch.
Do you save your own fruit and vegetable seeds? If so, you might want to add a pinch or two from your stash to these small favor bags sealed with personalized labels for each guests to take home and plant in their own garden next season.
5. Homemade Pickles and Jams
Cook up a big batch of your favorite pickle or jam recipe using freshly harvested fruits or veggies, and package them in small canning jars for each of your guests. Bonus: jam would make the perfect accompaniment to your bread and butter!
6. Personalized Info Card
Last but not least, include an information card with a brief message of welcome, and a bit of background about the contents of the welcome basket so your guests know the significance behind them.
Used In This Project:
- Scallop Labels • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Petal Labels • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Square Labels • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Rectangular Labels • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Large Bottle Labels • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Scallop Tags • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Fancy Diamond Hang Tags • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.
- Enclosure Cards • I chose the “Sweet Rose” style in peach.