Our favorite favors for your rustic Houston wedding
Favors are often a work of creativity for some brides. For other brides, it’s something they forget to do until the week of their wedding, and they spend their time scrambling for the perfect way to thank their guests.
We maintain that they are a necessary offering for your guests. Wedding favors can be something small but it’s such a sweet and lovely way to say ‘thank you for sharing in our special day.’ It’s not just about the gifts your guests will bring – those require their own thank you note! – it’s about the fact that these are those dearest to you, and they have chosen to put their lives on pause for a day to celebrate your love. They are there to love, support, encourage and be witness to this sacred moment in your life. Show that Southern hospitality and say thank you, even if it’s in the smallest way.
That’s the way the cookie crumbles!
This is an easy and delicious way to say thank you to your guests. Personalized sugar cookies are a huge trend in gift-giving and provide the perfect way to truly personalize your gift. Add a touch to fit your rustic wedding by having cookies made in shapes from a yellow rose, a college mascot, your favorite whiskey, a hay bail or even boots. Cookies like this range from $ 1-3 each so they provide a fair price when you are trying to come up with gifts for 250 guests.
Blame it all on my roots!
If you’re planning a rustic wedding in Houston, many of your guests will come in boots, ready to kick up their heels! However, once the DJ or band hits the stage, your guests’ feet will tire from the day – just as yours are likely to. We love how Moffitt Oaks bride Brittany Potts offered guests an alternative to comfort for the dance floor! This is such a fun and useful way to thank your guests for sharing in your day.
Photographer: Leighanne Herr Photography
One of our favorite things about the rustic style is the feeling of the outdoors it brings. Camping, fire pits, a cool beer….and of course, s’mores! Some all-inclusive event facilities have unique features. Moffitt Oaks will do a full S’more Bar setup for your event. Send your guests home with a sweet treat to remember the night the next time they light up their own fire pit. Create a s’mores kit for your guests to take home by adding a graham cracker, large marshmallow and a few pieces of Hershey’s chocolate in a favor box. Add a sweet little note on a tag and call it a day! Easy, adorable, rustic and relatively inexpensive.
Weddings are a party of a different caliber. I know, I know, we shouldn’t call a wedding a party, but you want it to be a blast, right? Give your guests a favor that will get the party started and the dance floor hopping! Moffitt Oaks bride and groom, Brittany and Luis got their guests on the dance floor with glow sticks and party hats! We love that this couple showed their fun side and invited their guests to join in. Make this a night that not only you will remember, but one your guests will speak fondly about for years to come.
Photographer: Crystal Elyse Photography
Love in bloom!
We’ve mentioned before a simple way to personalize your wedding is in your favors, and we stand by that! What better way to say thank you at your rustic wedding than by offering your guests a miniature plant of some kind. We love succulents because they are easy to care for and uniquely beautiful. We also love the yellow topped cactus that Moffitt Oaks bride and groom Denise and Tom gave. Bonus points on the rustic scale if you can pull off these perfect, personalized wooden boxes. It’s like two gifts in one!
No matter how large or small your budget, be sure to factor in a small favor for your guests. Rustic weddings in Houston are such an easy style to choose a favor for and if you have chosen an all inclusive venue for your rustic ceremony, your planner will be able to help offer ideas that will uniquely suit your personality and event.
What has been your favorite favor to receive at a wedding? Do you feel this is still a nice touch or a dying trend?