8 Rustic Wedding Favors

Send guests off with natural and eco-friendly rustic wedding favors that represent your rustic wedding theme.

By Jane Chertoff

Rustic Wedding Favors
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The First Look ✨

Your rustic wedding day is bound to be full of natural, wooden, and eco-friendly touches. You have plenty of choices when it comes to a wedding favor that represents the beautiful natural setting you’re getting married in—whether that’s amongst the redwood trees or in a city park.

Here are some options for rustic wedding favors that will wow guests and are environmentally-friendly, too.

1. Wooden Tea Light Holders

Personalized wooden candle holders are a beautiful homage to a wedding that takes place in a natural setting. Guests can bring a little piece of the forest home and are bound to use them for years to come.

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2. Honey Pots

Send your guests off with a little something sweet—an adorable little pot of honey. Personalize the favor by choosing honey from somewhere local or (somewhere meaningful to you), so your guests can also have a taste of your special day to take with them.

3. Succulents

A mini succulent in a wooden or metal pot is a lovely wedding favor idea for a rustic wedding. Succulents can be used as table settings and wedding decor for guests at the reception, or you can have them on a table at the end of the night for guests to take home. Be sure to put up a sign that says “Let love grow” and wrap the succulents in burlap.

4. Antique Key Bottle Openers

Antique keys fit in well with the vintage and rustic elements at your wedding. Attach tags that say “The key to a successful marriage,” or “Thank you for being a key part of our big day.”

5. Blooming Sticks

If you want to give your guests a favor that’s as eco-friendly as can be, you’ll love the idea of blooming sticks. First, guests can use the pencil to write, then when it’s too short to sharpen anymore, they can plant it in soil and watch it grow into a flower. Plus, the card that says “Love let grow!” can be used as a bookmark.

6. Engraved Wooden Coasters

Engraved wooden coasters are a lovely memento from your wedding that guests will keep—and use—for years to come. You can have them personalized with your new last name and wedding date, “The Timberlakes, est. May 20, 2012,” or just your names, “Taylor and Melissa, 2022.”

7. Handmade Soap

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If you’re looking for a delightful gift you can personalize any way you like, consider rustic-looking handmade bars of soap. You can choose the scent that most represents your day—from cinnamon for a fall wedding to lemon or lavender mint for your spring nuptials. Each bar is wrapped in eco-friendly packaging that can also say your names and wedding days on it.

8. Herbal Tea

Just because your rustic wedding theme has rustic elements doesn’t mean you can’t give out a favor that’s pretty to look at. Herbal tea flowers in glass jars will delight guests and are an eco-friendly choice. A lot of favors can be the pricey per piece, but this is also a budget-friendly option.

Looking for even more wedding favor ideas? Check out Zola’s Expert Advice.

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