If you’re getting married on an island or just love the idea of a beach themed wedding, you can find fun and interesting favors to match your theme.
1. Flip Flops
Nothing says tropics like flip flops. You can find favors shaped like flip flops that are actually cookies and candles—even Rice Crispy shaped flip flops! Pewter flip flop shaped place card holders are also a nice touch for a beach-themed wedding.
Anything coconut will instantly say tropics. Candles that look like halved out coconuts are darling. You can also find coconut shaped drink glasses and other trinkets bearing a coconut shape or logo. You can even order whole coconuts painted with anything you like on them, including a picture and your name and date.
3. Beach Chairs
An interesting beach place card holder is actually a mini folding beach chair. You can find them online. Anything with the shape of a beach chair to ornately decorated cookies to candles will look festive and beach-y.
4. Water, Water Everywhere
For thirsty beach-goers, you can offer each guest bottled water with personalized water bottle labels. You can even include your name, wedding date, and personal message on the label. Everyone will thank you for the thoughtfulness when they reach for refreshment. Include individual packets of drink mix for a fun twist.
Hand out Hawaiian leis made of real or artificial flowers to lend a tropical feel. Carry over the tropical flower theme into other areas of your wedding as well. One lovely orchid—real or artificial—can look elegant sitting at each place setting.
6. Shells and Sand
Shells make lovely favors as you can fill them with goodies like candy or mints. You can find them in bulk online and in craft stores. Anything that has a sand-effect, like sandy finished photo frames or mini sand castle candles are also sweet touches. You can also order personalized sea shells with your name and wedding date on them.
The starfish is always a welcome addition at the beach. You can have starfish shaped napkin rings for the guests to take home or cookies in the shape of stars.
8. Shrunken Beach Towels
You can offer your guests beach towels compacted and wrapped into pint sized packages. When your guest opens the package, the towel fluffs up to normal size. They come in fun patterns and designs and they make an unexpected and useful surprise.
9. Suntan Lotions
You can have mini personalized beach wedding favors sunscreen with your names and wedding date. Everyone will thank you when they’re out under the sun.
If you’re going to be under the tropical sun, you’ll want sunglasses. You can either do bulk packages of fun, cheap sunglasses for everyone. Or you can offer cakes, cookies, key chains, candles, or any other item decorated with sunglass images.
11. Cruise Ship Luggage Tags
A fun remembrance of the day is a luggage tag favor shaped like a cruise ship. What happy memories your guests will have every time they take out their suitcase and remember your wedding day.
12. Beach Pails
Take a plastic beach pail and shovel to the discount store and fill it with tropical goodies. You can make it as fun and personal as you like. Include sand toys for the big kids to play with on the sand, or fill it with snacks guests can eat later. Include shell-shaped soaps or candles for a fun surprise. There’s no limit to the things you can include.