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Wedding favors for a beach wedding

Updated on January 8, 2015

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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Lucky you, many people can only dream of getting married on the beach, but for you, this dream is soon to become true. I had a beach wedding, and getting married on the beach was one of the best decisions I had ever made. The wedding did take a lot of planning, but it was well worth it, and our guests had a great time. And beach wedding photos and videos turn out fabulous, even if you choose not to hire a professional photographer. If you landed on this page, you are probably looking for ideas for wedding favors for a beach wedding. Good news! I have done plenty of research and will be happy to share some ideas with you. If you are a crafty person and prefer a DIY wedding, I will help you find supplies to create unique, one of a kind beach wedding favors. And if you are too busy to make your own wedding favors, there are plenty of great beach wedding favors (like the beach wedding favors featured in the photo) available for purchase online.

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Wedding Favors for a beach wedding

Wedding favors assembly is my favorite part of wedding planning. I have made wedding favors for my own wedding and helped a couple of my friends come up with ideas and put together their gifts for wedding guests. I have mentioned that I had a beach wedding. For beach wedding gifts, we used a handful of sea shells, wrapped in fish net, and tied with a hemp cord with tiny sea shells glued to the ends. We also attached a decorative tag with our names and wedding date on it. Below you will find the supplies that will come handy for the DIY project. And remember that you don't have to do it all alone - get all wedding favor components and supplies together, invite friends and family, and host a wedding favors assembly party.

Popular and unique beach-themed wedding favors

Need some small gifts for your wedding guests? How about a hand fan, beach-themed wine charms or glass coasters, a small trinket box topped with starfish, or a flip flop bottle opener? Be sure to check out my beach wedding favor ideas below. These gifts are beach-themed, useful, and very affordable.

Hand fans for your beach wedding guests

Leegoal Set of 12, Chinese Fans Sandalwood Scented Wooden Open-Work Folding Fan
Leegoal Set of 12, Chinese Fans Sandalwood Scented Wooden Open-Work Folding Fan

Hand fans are probably the most popular wedding favors for a beach wedding. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness on a hot day at the beach. For around a $1.50 a piece, you get exotic sandalwood hand fans, individually boxed. This fans will also make a great addition to welcome gifts for destination wedding guests.


Starfish Candle Favors

Starfish Design Favor Saver Candle Favors, 72
Starfish Design Favor Saver Candle Favors, 72

These adorable candle holder + candle set comes in a clear gift box and is ready for gifting. Add a personalized tag or sticker and delight your guests!


Beach Themed Glass Coaster Favors

Beach Themed Glass Coaster Favors, 72
Beach Themed Glass Coaster Favors, 72

If you are on a lookout for an elegant beach themed gift that won't break the bank, consider these glass coasters with etched design of shells and a starfish and a wave patterned border. These coasters come in sets of two, in a clear plastic box tied with a white organza bow. You can purchase these coaster sets in quantities of 1, 30, 36, 72, and 144, for around a $1 per set!


Starfish Topped Wooden Trinket boxes

Set of 24 Beach Theme Wooden Trinket Boxes Wedding Party Favors Gifts
Set of 24 Beach Theme Wooden Trinket Boxes Wedding Party Favors Gifts

These wooden trinket boxes are unique, useful, and most certainly beach themed. Fill the wooden box with sea shells or candy, and you have the perfect little gift for your wedding guests.


Do it Yourself beach wedding favor supplies

Jars filled with candy or sea salt, bottles filled with sand and sea shells and personalized with Avery labels, message in a bottle, small bottles of wine or champagne with personalized tags and a star fish tied to the bottle neck - DIY beach wedding favors are easy and affordable to make. Stock up on supplies and express your creativity! And be sure to check out my Pinterest board for inspiration (beach wedding favors) .

Organza bags on Ebay

Great packaging idea for your DIY Beach Wedding favor. Add candles, sea shells, candy, or any other gift, then personalize it with a handmade tag and seashells?

Do it Yourself Beach wedding favors on YouTube

DIY beach wedding favors - supplies for some of the projects above

Chocolate molds, burlap bags, twine, shells with holes, mini pails, print your own fan kit - these supplies will come handy for your DIY wedding favors project.

"My love, I would like even more; to be an ocean if you are the wave; to be a wave, if you are the ocean."

-Nicholas Guillen

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Wedding favors for a beach wedding - Are you planning a beach wedding? Do you have a unique wedding favor idea?

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      4 years ago

      So pretty wedding favors, love these

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      A beach wedding would be awesome. You have included a great selection of wedding favors. I love the DIY ones.

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      5 years ago

      I just remembered that you live with plenty of beach all around you and this is the season for those beach weddings....lovely ideas for favors that will bring back sweet memories of the special day. I love those flip flop bottle openers and this is the first time I've ever seen them. The sandalwood fans are a very nice touch to treat the guests too and after can be fanned out as a display, maybe with a candle behind it. Very thoughtful and fun little gifts that are sure to be appreciated by all. I have a cousin who had a beach wedding in Hawaii but I didn't get to go to that but the pictures are so nice, I love an outdoor long as it doesn't rain! :)

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      5 years ago

      Flip flop bottle openers look adorable and so unique!


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