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17 Uncommon Favor Ideas You’ll Love for Weddings

Wedding favors are undoubtedly one of the most personalized details of your reception. While some couples skip favors altogether, we think they ought to be a necessity. Why? A wedding favor is a small token of your appreciation for guests and thanks them for coming and sharing in your big day. Some favors are very inexpensive to fit any budget; others are more expensive, depending on how custom you’d like them to be. There’s no right or wrong favor to give — it should simply be something you enjoy and would like to receive, too. A favor can tie in your theme or add a little personality to the mix. For instance, a coffee favor would tell guests you’re, like me, quite the coffee obsessed couple. Or, if you’re a serious candy-holic, a candy buffet or bags of a favorite candy (like these in bulk) at each seat would be a way to share your love for sugary treats. You get the idea!

We’re always on the hunt for new and unique wedding favor ideas to share, so today we’re finally sharing some of our newest finds! You have hopefully never seen most of these, while some of them are unique twists on favors you’ve probably heard of before. When you’re done here, be sure to check out our favors archive and browse our favorite handmade favors from Featured Artists in The Marketplace. There are SO MANY amazing ideas out there. I know, lots to do — but we want you to have enough ideas to get those favors narrowed down this weekend. Let’s get those crossed off your list! :) Enjoy!

Unique Wedding Favors

1. These awesome bottle opener favors

These favors are pretty awesome for two reasons: first, it’s a bottle opener, which everyone could use at home. Second, it starts off the evening with a craft beer (or root beer, or cola) at each guest’s seat. By Poppin Print.

bottle opener favors by poppin print | via favor ideas weddings

by poppin print

bottle opener favors by poppin print | via favor ideas weddings

by poppin print

30 Beautiful Ideas for Sunflower Themed Weddings

Do you love sunflowers? Do you adore them so much you’d like to use them throughout your entire wedding decor? Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re showcasing thirty of our favorite sunflower ideas. But first, a tip: sunflowers are at their peak in July through September, so keep it in mind if you’re planning on using these bright and sunny blooms throughout your wedding space. And if you’re planning a sunflower themed wedding, you needn’t go overboard: just a few sunflower-inspired ideas here and there will do the trick!

Now… on to the inspiration! For starters, let’s take a peek at a sunflower centerpiece idea you’ll want to steal…

Sunflower Wedding Ideas

1. This sunflower centerpiece

sunflower centerpiece | photo by lisa price

7 Cute Mason Jar Ideas for Weddings

Whether you love mason jars or loathe them, they’re one of the biggest trends in rustic themed weddings. And to be honest, we don’t think they’re going away anytime soon. Today we are sharing a round-up of some cute new ideas using these sweet southern inspired jars. Whether you use them as vases, drinking glasses, or as jewelry for your bridesmaids (just wait until you see them!), mason jars always leave a charming touch.

Mason Jar Ideas – Weddings

1. Mason Jar Guest Book with Hearts

Guests write their names and well wishes onto a wooden heart, which gets deposited into this ‘mason jar’ which is similar to a shadowbox. By Mister Guest Book.

mason jar heart guest book by mister guest book | mason jar ideas weddings

by mister guest book

7 New Rustic Chic Wedding Ideas from JoBlake on Etsy

Are you planning a rustic chic wedding and need an extra dose of inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve been busy browsing JoBlake — a rustic chic expert — and we’re back with our findings. We’ve discovered seven beautiful decorations including place cards, favors, table numbers, and more from her shop! Check them out below…

Rustic Chic Wedding Ideas

1. This sparkly ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ chair signs set

bride groom chair signs rustic chic by JoBlake | rustic chic wedding ideas

by joblake

Cute Tree Ring Box with Carved Initials

If you’re planning a rustic wedding, you’ll want to include natural elements in your ceremony and reception decor to create a cohesive theme. For instance, wood — like this tree stump ring box spotted — works exceptionally well as a ring pillow alternative. It even features your initials actually carved into it. You know, like that tree you carved in the park after the hours-long walk when you were first dating… ;) Ah, I digress.

Anyways, on to the ring box! (#HANDMADEADAY)

Rustic Wood Ring Box

tree stump ring box carved initials | by bragging bags

by bragging bags

Giveaway: Win a Rustic Wedding Guest Book!

Happy Monday, lovelies! Welcome back from the glorious weekend. We’re gearing up for a HUGE week of wedding inspiration the best way we know how: with a fresh giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Paper Street Press to give away this personalized rustic wedding guest book to one of our lovely readers. The guest book measures 8″x10″ and features 100 blank pages for your guests to write their well wishes, sweet sentiments, and even photo booth photos, if you wish. Read on to find out more & enter for a chance to win!

rustic guest book with floral design | rustic wedding guest book by Paper Street Press

by paper street press

14 Most Beautiful Ceremony Backdrops Using Doors

One of our favorite rustic wedding details is the use of re-purposed doors as ceremony backdrops or decor. The more weathered they are, the better! To prove that ceremony backdrops are actually a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisleway doors designed for the bride to make a true grand entrance — even outdoors! Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post! I know I am, if even just for my patio. ;) Enjoy!

P.S. Need to find doors for your project? Try here for vintage finds or Ebay.

Ceremony Backdrops – Doors

1. Outdoor Ceremony Setup

outdoor wedding ceremony doors | via Ceremony Backdrops Doors | photo: Nathan Nowack

photo: nathan nowack

Twigs and Branches: Beautiful Nature-Inspired Ideas for Weddings

Hi lovelies, Emma here! Ah, it’s Friday in the fall and I have a hot cup of coffee in hand… you can say I’m happy as can be! Even though today is an unusually rainy and sticky day, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. And I promise I won’t start spouting off about pumpkin spice everything and jeans and sweater weather and boots (even though I do enjoy all of the above). I’m more in love with nature at its peak this time of year. The colorful trees. The crisp air. Andrew and I have been spending our evenings running (after) little Andrew in fields of wildflowers, through grassy knolls, and on sandy beaches as we take in the last few minutes of sun before it dips down at the water’s edge. His little hands are filled with rocks and leaves, treasures he has found and fully intends to keep. His other hand reaches out for mine with a smile on his face, and I take it as he leads me through playgrounds and grassy fields at full speed. Having a child gives you fresh eyes: everything is new and an exciting adventure. Through him, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the little wonders in daily life, so this time of year is especially eye-opening. There is so much to see. Anyway, I digress. Mamas will do that from time to time. ;)

Today we’re featuring some nature themed wedding ideas inspired by branches, twig, and vines. Fall weddings are extremely popular because Mother Nature chips in on some pretty serious decorating. ;) She takes care of the chilly but crisp air, romantic woodsy ceremonies, and jaw-dropping pops of orange, gold, and red on the trees. If you’re planning a fall wedding and want to include some handmade finds, you’ll love this post. We’ve rounded-up gold branch hair accessories, twig engagement rings, a unique nest inspired ring pillow, a must-see bouquet, and more. Browse our handpicked finds below and tell us: what’s your favorite?

Twig and Nature Inspired Wedding Ideas

Today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick!

twig hair accessory by blair nadeau millinery, photo: whitney heard | twigs branches nature ideas weddings |

by blair nadeau millinery, photo: whitney heard

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