They say everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes weddings. From horse-drawn carriages and ornate mansions to intricate bluebonnet printed wedding gowns, weddings in the Lone Star State tend to be over the top. If the bride and groom are proud of their home state (and if they’re from Dallas or Houston, we’re sure they are), consider getting a Texas-inspired wedding gift they won’t forget.
1. Dallas Memorabilia
Nothing screams “Texas” better than a souvenir from Southfork Ranch, famed filming site of the 1980’s television series Dallas. The ranch, which offers daily tours of the Ewing mansion and grounds, has an onsite gift shop where guests can take home a slice of Lone Star history.
Purchase his and hers Stetsons (just like J.R.’s!), get a souvenir copy of the “EWING1” license plate or grab a couple of Texas-inspired photo frames and wine glasses to round out a gift basket. The mansion doubles as an event venue, so brides who love the white mansion’s stately columns and Southern hospitality can have their wedding in style.
2. Lone Star Cutting Board
It’s no secret that Texans love beef. Ranching and cattle drives were an integral part of early state history, with millions of longhorns roaming Texas in the 1800s. Today, the Lone Star State is famous for its beef and barbecued meats.
Cut your brisket or prep veggies for a cowboy stew on a Texas-shaped cutting board like this one from Bed, Bath & Beyond, a bamboo version at Dillard’s or one of the many fancy iterations on Etsy. It’s the perfect wedding gift for home cooks and budding chefs!
3. FAN-tastic Aggie Gifts
The first place in Texas to offer higher learning, Texas A&M is deeply rooted in the hearts of most Texans. Their athletes, known as Aggies, frequently rank among the top college teams in the nation. Even if they don’t win, Texans decked in maroon and white are out in full force to support their team.
If the bride or groom was an Aggie, or if they’re sports lovers and Texas natives, consider a wedding gift from Aggieland Outfitters. In addition to team memorabilia, the Aggie-owned business offers some cute housewares including this rustic “Just Married” sign and a fuzzy Sherpa blanket to keep the happy couple warm and toasty.
4. Wines from the Texas Hills
The hill country near San Saba, Texas, is known for its pecan groves and delicious wines. What better place to find a wedding gift than the aptly named Wedding Oak Winery?
Score a white or red fermented near the pecan capital of the world through Alamo Pecan & Coffee Co. They specialize in gift baskets, pairing Wedding Oak wines with plain, roasted, candied or chocolate-covered pecans. Gift baskets can be easily shipped in Texas, or call 877-618-9089 if ordering outside the state.
If you’re planning a Dallas wedding, or need a gift for a friend’s big day, stop by the iconic Southfork Ranch and take a tour of our unique grounds. We have everything you’ll need to make your Texas-sized wedding magical, from luxurious ballrooms and outdoor venues to onsite catering and a staff of professional planners to take care of the décor and details. Call 972-442-7800 or contact us online to get started.