Post # 1
For you ladies like me that are going with a more “rustic” theme, lets hear your ideas for favors, centerpieces etc. Were having our ceremony outside and also looking for alternative ways to decorate instead of the scattered rose petals down the aisle…..heres a few wedding inspirations 🙂
Post # 3
some great favors i’ve seen have been local treats- like small jars of jam, honey, peanut brittle, or your favorite local treat.
decorations- hanging mason jars with candles inside, first letter of last name made out of twigs and hung on the wall (this was in a barn wedding), burlap table runners, wildflowers
Post # 4
We’re having a rustic wedding and doing small jars of home made jam as favors.
Post # 5
- Mason jar vases
- Log pie/cake stands
- Pine cones in the center pieces
- Log arch
- Shepards hook with mason jars filled with flowers along the aisle
- BM’s wearing cowboy boots
- Antlers about arch way
- Quilt instead of guest book
- burlap signs
- old wood ‘bathroom’ and ‘wedding’ signs
- wood hearts on a stick in jars for table numbers
- a stuffed bear as our ‘ring bear’ pillow
- burlap table runners with ivory floor length table clothes
- antler cake cutting utensils
- mixed matched china plates for dinner and desert
- clear drink dispensers on large slabs of log
That’s all I can remember right off the top of my head…
Post # 6
Coasters! its what we did and they turned out great 🙂 Everybody LOVED them, we bundled 12 together (6 different sayings) and attached the persons name and table # to it so it was also the place card! not a single one was left, we were so excited! and we had a ton extra, it also saved us a ton of money!
we also left a bunch out at the bar, they came out great! One was a personal stamp with “Eat Drink and be Married” our names and wedding date 🙂
Post # 7
@Future Mrs K: I love your coasters! Where did you get them from?
OP, do the coasters! 🙂
Post # 8
@ladyartichoke: Thank You! I made them!!! 🙂 Ordered the blank coasters online and got the stamps and permanent stamping ink and my husband and I stamped away!!
Total cost was about $80 for 1,000 coasters. We had 5 different quotes and a personalized one that said “Eat Drink and Be Married” with our names and wedding date. We bundeled 12 together and attached name and talbe #s to it. We have gotten so many complements, my mom says people are still calling her about them telling her which ones are her favorit. Not a single person left their coasters behind which made me feel realy good and we had a ton extra. We also put them out on the bar, it was fun 🙂
Post # 9
@Future Mrs K: So awesome! Did you have to seal them after stamping them to prevent the condensation from smearing the stamp ink?
Do you remember which vendor you used for the coasters?
Post # 10
I’m giving out wildflower seeds in fabric bags tied with twine.
Post # 11
I posted on DIY about it. http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-coaster-favors
But no I did not have to seal them. I had ordered a free sample and got a permanent stamp pad ( feom ac moore with 40% off coupon) then I tested it, stamped the coaster and ran it under water for a few minutes, it doesn’t bleed at all!!! Yay so simple and fun, we have a stack left over and are using them now!!
KATZ sells them. The smallest pack they sell are 1,000 coasters but it was like $35 and free shipping!
Post # 12
Home made foods
home grown plants
Personally i’d rather have something I could eat or a plant instead of something that will sit in a cupboard or drawer and never be used. Most wedding favours that are an item end up in the bin. That’s why i’m using my wedding cake as mine.
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Post # 14
For dd’s rustic wedding in a log hall in the woods, she made Chocolate-Almond Woodgrain Bark from Martha Stewart, put in cellophane bags and then these pillow boxes from Papermart with wooden tree branch buttons bought from an Etsy seller.
Post # 15
We had a rustic themed wedding and it was so fun to plan! We used lots of mason jars, mercury silver and rustic wood pieces for our decor. For our favors we gave out pralines from a New Orleans bakery (my hubby’s from Louisiana) and dog cookies from a local dog bakery (our dog was in our wedding so it worked with our wedding). I just wished I would’ve wrapped the dog cookies so they wouldn’t of been so oily looking (oops!). We also gave out wraps for the ladies since we had an outside evening wedding.
Post # 16
I am doing a rustic wedding and I am having a popcorn bar for the favors. We are going ot get wooden buckets (like the ones at the feed store) and have paper sacks to put the popcorn in. We are also going to have mason jarrs as the drinking glasses. We are using all typesof jars for centerpieces inluding Mason, then most likely filling them with wildflowers. i live in Texas so all of those things are available year round here.