A fun part of planning any wedding is choosing your wedding favors. Beach wedding favors are meant to remind you and your guests of a day at the beach. They're also something your guests will look to when remembering your special event.
Choose favors that are of some use to your guests- Your invitees are going to be happy to attend your event no matter what, but a thoughtful takeaway can be a lovely cap to your wedding festivities.
Items like flip-flops make a great idea for a beach wedding. Your guests will be grateful to have an alternative to uncomfortable shoes, and they are super easy to customize. I love to use silk wedding flowers matching my theme and glue them to the flip-flops for a little extra glam. Another neat way to jazz them up is glue-backed, flat-jewels or pearls. I get these at my floral supply, but Michaels has them if you don't have a wholesale supply in your area.
Don't go overboard- Choose beach wedding favors that won't take you to far off your budget. Simple ideas are best, and there are fortunately dozens of options. What are the most popular options?
Any of these options are available in several different beach themed options at sites all over the internet. The average price range is between two and four dollars apiece, but you can easily find some for closer to a dollar.
Try do-it-yourself wedding favors- If you are really crafty, and have enough time, why not create your own beach wedding favors? Your personal touches will make them that much more special. Want some super simple ideas?
Use seashells and hot glue to dress up simple napkin rings or vases. I usually find a nice size batch of seashells at my local dollar tree, they're usually small and varied colors and shapes. An added benefit is that Dollar tree will allow you to order whatever you need in bulk if there isn't enough in the store. It's usually a turn-around of only a couple days.
Use an ink stamp to decorate candy favor bags with beach themed designs like starfish, whales or waves. Choose colors that reflect your theme like ocean blue on pure white or maybe coral? I love to do this on brown kraft paper take-out boxes. To fill your favor bags or boxes, choose candies with ocean inspired colors and shapes.
Make a beach inspired cookie mix- Mixing together cookie ingredients in a decorative jar makes an easy-to-do wedding favor. Give it a beach inspired twist by making it "message-in-a-bottle" style. Choose a slim necked bottle, and layer your dry ingredients in an attractive way. Next choose a weathered looking label and affix to the outside of your bottle using a glue stick. Before attaching, write or print a thank you message to your guests.
See how easy it is to create your beach wedding favors. I really love coming up with ideas, and I hope to share more soon. Still need more beach wedding favors, decorations or ideas?