If you’re lucky enough to be hosting your wedding on the beach, congrats! Your guests have already won the ‘wedding invitation’ lottery. Now, if you want to really blow them out of the water, give them a beach wedding favor they’ll adore. We know firsthand how stressful planning and organizing a wedding can be, which is why we’ll help you find the perfect beach wedding favor to suit your style, budget, and beachy theme.
A beach wedding takes an already special day and elevates it to vacation status. We hope you’ll take some time to chill and enjoy the sun, sand, surf and beachy beverages in the midst of wedding prep.
Grab a pina colada and find a place to lounge while you browse our beachiest (and useful!) wedding favors around:
Beach Wedding Favors
1. Sunscreen and Lip Balm – OF COURSE!
These perfectly-sized, customizable sunscreen and lip balm favors are exactly what your guests will need on your big day. They come with different design options, choices of color scheme, and text for the labels. You can also send them your own logo or image to personalize it even further.
2. Personalized Turkish Beach Towels
These towels are so large they can double as a beach blanket, yet they fold up so well, they won’t hog all the space in your guests’ luggage. They’ve got the sunscreen and the towel, now it’s time to work on that tan.
3. Beach Koozies!
Planning a destination beach wedding with a smaller group of guests that you can splurge on? Have these beach koozies, that fabulous Turkish towel, and the sunscreen/lip balm duo waiting for your guests when they check-in, and you’ll be the rockstar of beach weddings.
Ok, maybe rockstar is a bit much, but they’ll definitely be gushing about your thoughtful and practical gift that says ‘get thyself to the beach now!’
4. Beach-Themed Candles
We love these little candles, and we’re sure your guests will too. Use them as a decorative place setting, or light them up to create an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Perfect if you’re dining outside and there’s not a breeze in the air.
5. Delicate Conch Bottle Openers
These conch bottle openers are beautiful and sturdy. Well, they stood up to our strict vetting process anyways, and we found nothing but awesome feedback from brides everywhere who opted for this classy and functional favor.
6. Tiny Folding Beach Chairs
No, they’re not for your Barbies. She’s got her own. They’re place-card holders – perfect for a beach-themed table setting, and they’re adorable. At this point, you may be thinking “What else are my people gonna use them for??” Well, lest you think these are unitaskers with no purpose other than place card holding, hang on to your beach hats… It turns out they make great cell phone stands too.
7. Boat Wheel Magnets
These little guys are cute and every time your guests see them hanging out on the fridge, they’ll remember your fab wedding.
And they’ll remember the beach. Then, they’ll get to the laptop and start looking at vacation packages for next year.
8. Tagged Compasses
Here’s another favor that would make a wonderful place setting card for your guests. So perfect for the sea-faring couple.
The tags are big enough to DIY write them yourself or have them printed up. Either way, they’re pretty enough to match any classic beach-themed setting.
9. Starfish Soaps
These starfish soaps are bigger than your usual favor soaps, and will look great in a pretty trinket dish in the guest bathroom! (Or any bathroom, really.)
They smell like the beach, and you can get them pre-wrapped or put ‘em in a cute beach-themed gift bag. Like the one below…
10. Beach-Themed Favor Bags
Understated, lovely cotton bags that are available in four different sizes to suit your needs. They come in a huge array of colors.
Ok, we’re just gonna say, you can use these for whatever favors you want, of course. We humbly suggest that you stuff them to the brim with salt water taffy.
11. Edible Sea Glass Favor
Sea glass candy is just gorgeous when it’s done right. Like, it’s almost too pretty to eat. But don’t worry, they’ll get eaten, we speak from personal experience.
These great sea glass favors come with organza bags in a few color choices and customized monogrammed tags, or you can order the candy on its own and use the beach-themed bags listed above. They’re a great way to show your guests you’re glad they came!
12. Edible Sea Shell Medley
Since we’re talking edibles (not those kind), you could also give them a whole box of gorgeous under-the-sea treats!
Shells, sand dollars, sea glass, starfish, they’re all nestled in a beautiful acrylic box for your guests to snack on. You can customize them with a personalized message, too. OK, we might be getting a little carried away with the beach-themed confections, but who wouldn’t?
13. Pretty Sand Dollar Coasters
by Kate Aspen
Coasters are never a bad idea to give as a wedding favor, and of all the beach-themed coasters we perused, these were by far the prettiest. They look so delicate, like the real thing, and we love the gift box they come in.
14. Beach-Themed Wine Charms
These are literally nice enough to wear on a necklace chain or a bracelet, but your guests will adore them tied to a gift bag with a personalized thank-you tag. Ten different charms means, depending on the number of guests you have, they can be used at the reception with minimal mix-ups.
15. Sandalwood Fans
Getting married in one of the warmer summer months? These fans are a beautiful, tasteful way to keep your guests cool during the ceremony and for a long night of celebrating after. Like all of the gifts we’ve included on this list, it’s small enough to fold up and carry in your guests’ luggage for the journey home!
Beach Weddings – Relaxation, Recreation, and Romance
Beach days are meant to be filled with frisbee, beach volleyball, sandcastles, surfing. Or, simply laying around with a good book soaking up some sun. When the sun begins to set, though, the whole mood changes and it becomes a magical, romantic place for an unforgettable wedding.
Not to mention, the beach is the perfect backdrop for the best wedding photos! In fact, most beach weddings are quite casual and minimal in many ways. That means more enjoying and less running around like a chicken with your head cut off.
Getting hitched on the beach is one of the best vacations, and we’re pretty certain it will be the most memorable day ever! We hope your guests have a blast too and that they love their wedding favors as much as they love the pina coladas they sipped all day and all night!