Saying “I Do” with Wedding Baskets
A wedding is an extremely special day in a couple’s relationship customarily including a ceremony and celebration often including friends and family of the bride and groom. Weddings can be as intimate or as extravagant as the heart desires, with planning and preparation being the key to its success. Along with planning major parts such as the venue, color scheme, food, and guests, etc., all the little details must be thought of and planned out as well. These details make for lasting memories and add special and personal touches to the wedding décor! Specifically, baskets are a must-have for any wedding and present that traditional personal touch every wedding needs. Baskets can be used in all aspects of the wedding from traditional flower girl baskets, reception centerpieces to gift baskets for the bride, groom or wedding guests. See what lies behind the traditions of baskets for a wedding and get inspired to create your own special theme for your wedding day.
Flower Girl Baskets
The time honored tradition of the flower girl dates back to Ancient Rome as a service to the bride and groom carrying herbs and wheat to symbolize prosperity and fertility. During the Victorian Era, young girls donned beautiful white dresses and carried exquisitely decorated baskets full of flowers. This tradition remains today, symbolizing the connection between childhood and womanhood bearing the beauty and innocence of youth and well wishes for future children. The flower girl traditionally spreads flowers or petals on the ground as she walks up the aisle, carrying them in a basket decorated with satin, lace or ribbon and other decorative accents.
Greet guests that have traveled near and far with a welcome gift basket. Commonly used for outdoor weddings, baskets are given to guests filled with different items. For example, for a wedding that’s taking place on a warm, summer day, a great idea would be to include the wedding program, bottled water with a personalized label, a fan and blowing bubbles to use as the ceremony concludes. These baskets can be handed to guests or placed on the seats to welcome them as they arrive for the ceremony. Guests will appreciate that you took the time to add items to make them feel comfortable and can take the basket home with them to enjoy long after the wedding celebration. For a beach wedding, maybe include flip flops or shells in the basket. The idea is to add things that will make your guests comfortable and include items based around the theme of your wedding. These personal touches make a wedding that much more memorable.
Baskets serve as wonderful décor for holding flower arrangements. If you’re looking for something unique and special, view the metal containers or create a simple, yet beautiful topiary in one of our teacup planters. Include candles in a vintage glass lantern as an elegant centerpiece for a country feel. The Zen Collection of planter baskets has an old world, yet classic feel and makes any table look sophisticated. For more ideas on how to create a table centerpiece click the link below.
Table Centerpiece Ideas
Newlywed Gift Basket
Let’s not forget the happy newlyweds on their joyous day. They took the time to plan and share this beautiful day with friends and family and at the end of the day will celebrate their union together. Send well wishes to them in a wedding gift basket full of goodies to share and enjoy together. Keep love and romance in mind when creating this basket. You can include items such as a card, candles, massage oils, inspirational books, a box of rose petals, champagne and his and hers spa sets to treat each other. Include personalized robes and place that in a large basket filled with all of your other goodies they will be sure to love!
Baskets have all sorts of uses for a wedding, and depending on the style or preference of the bride and groom, there are many different kinds of baskets to choose from. The Lucky Clover Trading Company has a wide array of baskets and containers perfect for that special occasion. There is also a new line of gorgeous lanterns and teacup planters that have been added to our selection as well! The staff at The Lucky Clover Trading Company has handpicked a selection of wedding baskets for your convenience. CLICK HERE or visit www.luckyclovertrading.com to view our entire selection of baskets.