So you’re going to get married on a beach, huh? I’d like to say that I’m not jealous, but then I’d be lying. Of course, getting married back in good ol’ Indiana ended up being pretty awesome for Stephanie and I, but I’m sure that if you asked either of us we’d both agree that getting hitched ocean-side would also have been pretty sweet.
Now that you’ve decided to do a beach wedding (yes, I’m still jealous), there are a couple of things that you’re going to need to prepare that would be different from having a more traditional wedding inside of a church or an event space. First of all, you’re going to need to invest in some sweet beach gear for all of your groomsmen, bridesmaids and anyone else who is going to be involved in your beach-themed wedding awesomeness. Most people go with white and khaki over anything else, but feel free to go even more casual with the beach look if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. It’s your wedding, so why not?
Along with what your wedding party will be wearing there will be many other specific things that will need to take on a beach theme at your wedding. More specifically, something in particular that definitely needs to scream beach are the wedding favors that you give each of your guests at your reception. You know, these are the things that you have waiting on the table for each of them as they grab their seats and get ready for your soon-to-be-epic reception. Some of these can be fairly affordable wedding favors, but if you’re not careful you can end up spending a ton of money on them due to the fact that you’re going to be buying one for every, single person who shows up for your reception. I think it’s safe to say that you would like to go more on the cheaper side if you can get away with it, but no matter what you do you’re going to need to buy yourself some awesome beach themed wedding favors for your big day. There’s no if, ands or buts about that.
To help you out with finding some sweet beach themed wedding favors I searched around a bit and came up with five of them that I think you’ll like. I can’t promise that you’ll like every, single one, but I can almost guarantee that one of them should do the trick. If for some reason you don’t find what you’re looking for feel free to either let me know in the comments below or over in the ‘Ask A Question’ form over in the sidebar and we’ll take care of you.
Super Cool (and very beach-themed) Shell Seat Placeholders
(6 for $9 / $0.65 each) >> click to view/buy
Nothing says beach like some shells, so why not incorporate them into your wedding reception by giving each one of your guests one to take home with them? Also, these shells aren’t just for looks — they are also table placeholders that you can use to help organize your seating chart. These also come with the matching paper place cards, too (just in case you were wondering).
Glass Beach Photo Coasters
($2.30 each) >> click to view/buy
Who doesn’t need a few more coasters around the house? Especially if they help remind people of your awesome beach-themed wedding? These wedding favors are super functional, will have a long shelf-life for your guests and can feature a photo of you and your soon-to-be-husband or wife. I’m not sure about you, but this sounds like a great option to me.
Sand Castle Wedding Favor / Tea Light / Table Placeholder
(4 for $12.44 / $3.11 each) >> click to view/buy
Set the mood for your reception and for help give your guests a beach state of mind with these cute sand castle tea lights. They’ll help give your reception tables some personality and will also help you sort out who’s sitting where by giving you a fun way to set up your table placeholders. When anyone thinks of having fun at the beach building a sand castle is always something that comes to mind, so why not get the fun started the same way at your reception?
Fun Flip Flop Beach Themed Photo Frame
(4 for $15 / $3.75 each) >> click to view/buy
If you’re looking for something more fun, these flip flop frames are a great way to create a laid back mood at your reception. Throw in a favorite photo of you and your husband/wife and these turn into an awesome way for your guests to remember your big day.
Super Classy Sand And Shell Filled Wine Stopper
($7 each) >> click to view/buy
At $7 bucks a piece these definitely aren’t the cheapest beach themed wedding favors that you can buy, but if you have it in the budget or if you have a smaller group of guests it could be a really addition to your reception. It’s a more classy wedding favor, but it’s also fun die to the fact that it’s filled with sane and shells. Not a bad combo if you ask me.
Thanks to MyWeddingFavors.com for helping me with the research for finding these wedding favors.