Wedding favours are small gifts or tokens of appreciation given to guests by the Bride and Groom as a thank you for sharing their special day. Wedding favours can be expensive but they are an added touch that we really think is worthwhile. Just a small inexpensive favour will be really appreciated by your guests and will give them something to remember your special day by.
As well as giving your guests something to take away from your big day, favours can also be central to the dressing of your venue. The colours and detailing of your favours can make a real difference to the overall decor of your wedding.
Giving a small gift to every guest can be expensive but it doesn’t need to be. Guests will appreciate the gift, no matter what the price tag. To save money, why not make your own? Not only could you save money but homemade favours can also feel more personal. Homemade goodies such as biscuits or jams work very well. Alternatively, confectionery always goes down very well so buy some sweets and wrap them in parcels with ribbon yourself. This way you can match them perfectly to your theme or colour scheme.
Take a look below for a few ideas and some inspiration for favours for your Beach Wedding.
We love these starfish shaped bottle openers as favours. They perfectly suit beach weddings, and would look very classy and decorative placed on white folded napkins on your tables. Whats more they suit both male and female guests and are something useful that they can take home with them. Even if they don’t get used as bottle openers after the day, they still make a very pretty home accessory.
On a similar theme these starfish bottle openers also look great and are useful too. Why not alternate these with the starfish bottle openers to ensure couples do not go home with two of the same thing.
These beach huts would look great led down on folded white napkins, really bringing the beach theme into your wedding decor. They are magnets so your guests will think of your special day every time they open the fridge!
These lighthouse tea light holders are very cute and really chic! A great keepsake that guests can take away and display in their homes.
These mirrors might not be the most male-friendly favour but the ladies will love them! If you’re going for a nautical theme, these will look great on the tables.
We love the idea of personalised rock! Its a personal touch that offers guests a real momento to take home from the day. What better to take home from a day at the seaside than a stick of rock! Both adults and children will love it! You can choose the colour of your rock to match your colour scheme and then choose any flavour you like. Some places can even print your guests’ names on the labels so that the rock can be used as place settings too, saving you having to source these elsewhere.
These mini white pails would look gorgeous on your tables at your Beach Wedding. These candy pebbles really look the part but you could fill them with any sweets you liked. The great thing is that these mini pails are available in just about any colour so you are guaranteed to find some to fit your colour scheme. Confectionery always goes down well with guests- although they may not be able to resist it long enough to take it home! Just be aware that for Beach Weddings, chocolate might not be the best idea! If its a warm day it will melt before your guests have a chance to tuck in.
Whilst children at your wedding would probably love a stick of rock, there are some favours that wouldn’t be suitable for them so why not replace them with something more child friendly like a bucket and spade! Then when they get bored, they can go outside and build sand castles. Why let have the children have all the fun? Give buckets and spades to all of your guests and have a bit of fun! Get all of your guests outside to have a sand castle building competition, they will love returning to their childhood for a few minutes!
Are you real beach lovers? These Camper van money boxes are really fun and colourful if you’re opting for a bright and bold colour scheme. Another great idea to give to children at your wedding if your adult favours aren’t appropriate for them.
These treats look really yummy but they’re actually soap so something useful for your guests to take home with them. They’re fun but still classy and will look great placed on white napkins. These will look really pretty but add a bit of fun if you’re opting for a more traditional romantic pale pink and cream colour scheme.
We have noticed that an emerging trend for wedding favours has been to give guests charity pin badges. Whilst we don’t think favours are a waste of money, some people do but still want to give guests something and we have to say this is a really good idea. Its a cheaper option, but not only that you are donating money to charity at the same time meaning others are benefiting from your special day, whilst your guests are still getting a token of your appeciation. This RNLI pin badge is a great option as it is still beach themed!
Have fun choosing or making your wedding favours, we hope we’ve given you some inspiration!