I used a lot of baskets at my wedding six years ago.
We do not carry most of them but maybe my ideas can be used with some of
our current baskets.
I used the 9 inch Measuring basket with a topiary inside a vase inside the basket as centerpieces. My cousins and I made the topiaries so that cut the cost on the overall project. I also made wooden heart "tie-ons" with my bridal party and moms and topiary makers names on the back and my husband and my name and date on the front. This way the centerpieces were given to them after the reception.
I used the pantry for the little bubble containers at church. The 9 inch measuring was also used for the bubble containers as well. I used tulle in cream and navy (my color theme) to wind around the baskets and fabric lily of the valley.
I can't remember which basket I used (sorry) for the programs at church but I am thinking it was a small gathering again I decorated that, too.
I'll check and see if I have any pictures - hope I do :)
Also, my cake was iced in the "basket weave" motif. Most cake decoraters offer this as an option. That I do have a picture of.
Hope this is helpful. Have a great time planning the big event. If you have any questions, just e-mail me. Basketgall@aol.com
Tina in NJ
I believe these were originally posted to the vine - I have
both and even give copies to customers/hostesses who make purchases as
wedding gifts. Hope this helps, Christina - KY
A WISH FOR YOUR NEW MARRIAGE AND NEW HOME
First a sponge, a simple meaning
Helps you in your daily cleaning
May you recall another day
When Jesus washed all sins away.
Then, some bread, to break and eat
A simple sign, a tasty treat.
May God provide your daily needs
And both your soul and body feed.
Some seasoning, for seasons change
And sometimes plans are rearranged
When God adds challenges to your life
His love will guide you through the strife.
Last, sweet candies can be found
That sweetness in your life abound
May God send blessings on your way
And help you see them everyday.
This little basket, filled with prayers
That God will keep you in his care
And bless your home and family
Wherever you may be.
Marriage Survival Basket:
Match - to spark the coals, which will smolder and glow with the warmth of
Red Yarn - to tie around your finger so you can remember to say "I love you"
at least twice a day.
Paper & Pencil - to keep track of your blessings.
Soap - for pure & natural clean living.
Mirror - to reflect on your life as you build it together, always magnifying
Tissues - to wipe the inevitable tears away.
Chewing gum - to add flavor and freshness.
Band-Aids - to help small hurts heal.
Candle - to soften the glare of everyday bustle with a romantic glow.
Shiny Penny - for Luck.
Paper Clip - to help you keep things together.
Antacid - for the occasional upsets you encounter.
Analgesic - to soothe the headaches in any relationship.
Highlighter - to make the important times in your life stand out.
Eraser - to rub away the problems of the day.
Safety pins - to keep you safely "stuck on" one another.
Crazy Straws - to keep a sense of humor in even the most mundane tasks.
Ruler - to measure your love as it deepens.
Perfume - Wings to scent the night and let you fly.
Flashlight - to light the way through dark times.
Rolling pin - to smooth all the bumps along the way.
Hershey's Hugs & Kisses - to help you think of each other when you're
“A Happy Marriage”
Take two happy people and separate them from their parents.
Add the following ingredients in generous proportions:
Mix together, and then thoroughly sift in daily life.
Strain out jealousy, arrogance, selfishness, provocation and accounting of wrongs.
Bake in the trials and tribulations of life for 50 years, and then celebrate when golden.
I won first place at the 1999 Bee, Showcase Gallery, with this verse and
my display of it and two other verses (I call this one Basket of Firsts).
It is nice printed out on pretty paper and enclosed with the small gifts in
a Cake Basket or whichever basket you choose to give as a bridal shower
gift. A smaller basket will take smaller sizes of the items to be placed in
the basket. Best of business and personal luck to all of you ~ Jo Garner
FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM
As you begin your married life together,
reach into this Basket of Firsts.
Some of these items you may truly need,
and some you may just plain enjoy!
A bottle of bubble bath,
for your first bath together.
A pair of candles,
for your first romantic dinner.
A box of Band-Aids,
for your first fight.
A box of tissues,
for your first sad movie.
A dish towel,
for your first holiday together.
A package of pretty napkins,
for the first time you entertain.
A wooden spoon and potholders,
for the first time you cook together.
A fire extinguisher,
for the first time someone burns dinner!
A journal to record all of the beautiful memories
of your life together!
Several weeks ago someone asked for ideas on hosting a "couples" bridal shower.