15 Creative Ways To Honor Your Home State At Your Wedding

There’s a ton of amazing ways to draw wedding inspiration from your home state without turning your decor into a cliche. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding and want to make it feel more like home or are welcoming out-of-town guests, embrace your roots and show some local pride! From state-shaped guests books and desserts to map accents (i.e crafty DIY projects), check out these playful ways to feature some state love at your wedding.

1. Send Out Vintage-Style State Post Cards  

From the album: A Romantic Country Wedding in Hillsdale, WI

2. Welcome Everyone To The Wedding With A Bagful Of State-Inspired Snacks 

3. Have The Groomsmen Wear Wooden State-Shaped Boutonnieres

4. Give Your Bridesmaids State-Inspired Tote Bags

5. Use A State-Themed Pillow For The Rings 

From the album: An At-Home Wedding in Paso Robles, California

6. Paint Your State On Top Of The Cornhole Board (For Cocktail Hour) 

From the album: An At-Home Wedding in Ludington, Michigan

7. Welcome Guests With A Bottle Of Something Your State Is Known For

From the album: A Vintage Romantic Wedding in Austin, TX

 8. Give Out Cute State-Inspired Cocktail Hour Coasters 

From the album: A Simple Country Wedding in Milwaukee, WI

9. Wrap Your Centerpiece Vases With State Maps 

10. Name Your Tables After States You’ve Lived In 

11. Put State Shaped Buttons At Each Place Setting

From the album: A Charming Vintage Wedding in Wheaton, IL

12. Use Giant Wooden State Cut-Outs As Your Guest Book 

13. Give Out State-Shaped Cookies As Favors

From the album: An Elegant Modern Wedding in Omaha, NE

14. Top Your Cake With A State Cut-Out Cake Topper

15. Wrap Your Wedding Favors With A Print Of Your State 

From the albums : A Sophisticated, Whimsy Wedding in Charlotte, NC and A Classic Nautical Wedding in Oakdale, NY


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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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