Are you planning a wedding at the beach or a tropical, nautical or beach themed wedding at another outdoor or indoor location? While the food, music, photos and fun are sure to be remembered by your guests, wedding favors send your guests home with a tangible memory of the festivities. Complete your perfect wedding with whimsical, functional or stylish beach wedding favors that guests definitely won’t leave behind at the end of the evening.
Beach wedding favors that combine style and function are a favorite for many brides because they ensure guests will use them for a long while after the wedding, and remember the bride and groom and their special day each time the favor is used.
Photo frames are a frequented favor because of their dual purposes at the wedding as well as their high usability once brought home. Framing your guests’ names with a photo frame serves as a unique place card as well as a thank you for sharing your day, plus they can be used with nearly any picture at home. There are a wide variety of beach themed picture frames available to choose from. Try a photo frame with starfish for a touch of whimsy, or choose a shimmery or sparkly tropical themed picture frame to add instant personality to any tabletop. Whatever type of frame you choose for your beach wedding favor, ensure that it is not so large that it overwhelms the table or place settings.
Other functional beach wedding favors could be for use at the wedding or reception. Seashell themed hand fans can be given out for when the temperature rises or your guests get too hot on the dance floor, or invest in some flip-flops or sandals for guests to cut a rug in and later wear to the beach or pool (perfect for destination beach weddings).
Popular (and useful) beach favors for use at home include beach themed, starfish or flip flop candles (or candles that match your color scheme); starfish wine stoppers; miniature wooden deck chairs that double as a place holder and candle holders; sunglasses or flip flop key chains.
Just for Fun Beach Wedding Favors
Your wedding favors are just that – favors – so they don’t necessarily have to be functional. Sometimes you just want to have fun, and offering fun-filled novelty beach wedding favors can really help to get the party started at your wedding reception.
Some great ideas are Frisbees (definitely for weddings on the beach), beach themed gliders, or wedding party bottle holders (available as t-shirt shaped tuxedos or zippered wedding dresses). Want some unique memories of your wedding? Put a beach designed single use camera on each table and get ready for hilarity to ensue. Guests will offer a different vantage point of the wedding, and often times will catch special moments that your photographer might miss.
Special Beach Wedding Favor Boxes/Packaging
Many brides and grooms opt for edible favors such as candy, cookies or cakes that guests can eat at the wedding or take home. This is a great way to share a favorite recipe or delicacy, but you don’t have to give up your beach theme for these food favors. There is a wide variety of intriguing boxes, containers and bags for gifts, favors or treats that feature fun, fancy, elegant or whimsical designs to complement your beach wedding.
Pick colored containers with solid colors of aqua, sea foam green, azure, or various hues of blue; choose a design with swimming fish to contribute to a relaxing beach atmosphere; or opt for a mini treasure chest to add a touch of mystery and intrigue to your beach wedding favors. Once you have found the perfect packaging, just fill each box, container or bag with your wedding goodies and set them out for your guests to enjoy.