Local Wedding Welcome Goodies

Photo by Julie DiGiovine | See below for item details

You’re about to have the wedding of the century. You’ve prepped to perfection and invited hundreds of guests from all over to join in the celebration. Why not thank them for making the trip with a welcome gift? Eileen Elliot, the creative director at Cambridge specialty foods store Cardullo’s, says that this gesture is “the first impression when your guests arrive… it sets the tone of the event.”

Brides and grooms-to-be can stock gift baskets with New England products at the Harvard Square shop.

“Your wedding represents the start of your family. When you give someone the gift of food, you make them feel part of that family. Food brings people together,” Elliot says.

In addition to snacks and sips, include a list of your favorite local sights, shops, and restaurants. If your wedding is in Boston, supply everyone with a Charlie card and a map of the T. And, slip in a thank you note to family and friends.

Whether you purchase gourmet goodies or bake sweets for your guests, taking time to show your appreciation will fill your Big Day with lots of love.

Here are some of the items Cardullo’s carries for a wedding welcome basket (see above photo):

Still River Winery apple ice wine – Harvard
Butternut Mountain Farm Vermont maple syrup – Morrisville, VT
Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps – Stowe, VT
Lake Champlain chocolates – Burlington, VT
Lark shortbreads – Essex
Salt water taffy – Woburn
Stonewall Kitchen red raspberry jam – York, Maine
Taza chocolate – Somerville

    Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe, 6 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-491-8888, cardullos.com.

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