Do you want your guests to remember your wedding celebration as a day of fun in the sun? Getting married on the beach is a very strong wish for many brides and grooms. The beautiful sunshine above, the white sand beneath, and of course the wide and dramatic ocean. Beach wedding favors can be used to add fun elements that play on the theme of the ocean, Hawaii, paradise, or underwater.
Sunglasses – Send each guest home with a fun pair of sunglasses to use all summer long. Arrange on reception tables next to each napkin, and you will be sure to please at least some of your guests with this unusual favor. You might even need a pair yourself for your honeymoon destination!
Seashells – Nothing says beach more than seashells. These wedding favors can be used to put in flower pots around potted plants, or arranged together in pretty bowls. Craft stores usually sell beach decorations like starfish, seashells, sand dollars, and pretty stones that can be beautiful combined and placed in netted bags.
Umbrellas – Tiny umbrellas to go in your guests’ cups add a splash of color to your beach tables as well as an adorable memento from your wedding. If you plan to have cocktails served, slices of lemon, lime, or orange will nicely highlight the tiny umbrellas bobbing in a fruity drink.
Beach chairs – These novelty beach favors are simply wonderful for a beach or summertime wedding. A close friend of mine used the kind that have a photo frame in the back of the chair. Her wedding was tropically themed, but not on the beach so the beach chair favors really helped to express her ideas!
Coconut mugs – Though you may not be able to use real coconuts to make mugs for wedding favors, rest assure that there are many plastic models available. When used in conjunction with the favor listed above – umbrellas – this is sure to be a hit for your beachgoer guests!
Sunscreen – Block those UV rays by giving personalized bottles of sunscreen as well as UV protective lip balm. Place these two favors in a wicker basket filled with palm fronds or dried grass and place next to the plates of every guest.
Goldfish – Though you could use real goldfish to give away at your wedding, I am referring to the snack. These snacks are perfect to represent your beach theme and are very tasty. For a really cute display, find a summer platter (possibly in the shape of a fish) and fill it with the yummy fish. Provide small paper saucers for the Goldfish to be enjoyed on.