Wedding Favors and Trinkets for Beach Weddings

Many brides want to give their guests a special little something to remember the newlyweds and their wedding day. For some it’s as simple as a bookmark or a container of after-dinner mints. For others, the wedding favors may be more detailed and involved, such as hand-painted pottery or ceramics, blown glass, or a handmade holiday ornament. Beach weddings and tropical themed weddings present brides and grooms with a myriad of possibilities for wedding day favors and gifts for the guests.

If you would like to send your guests home with a reminder of your wedding day, consider the colors and theme of your wedding as well as the amount of money you would like to spend on each guest’s gift. If you are planning a beach themed or tropical wedding, read on for some suggestions on wedding favors you can personalize for your guests.

Depending on the amount of money you’d like to spend on your guests, you can find an array of beach or tropical themed wedding favors for the taking. Just consider these options or use them to help you come up with your own ideas.

Price Range: Spending Roughly $2.50 or Less per Person

With the increasing and startling costs of weddings these days, many brides and grooms opt for just a small token of their appreciation by selecting wedding favors and gifts for their guests that cost less than $3 per person. Here are a few items you can find online or in stores for $2.50 or less per guest.

Adirondack Chair Photo Frames – Petite white wooden Adirondack chair photo frames make an adorable addition to any collection. Consider offering your guests a lovely reminder of your wedding day that doubles as a place card holder. You can also fill the photo slot with a picture of you and your fiancé, or leave the photo slots open for your guests to fill with a photograph of their choosing. These gifts usually range from $2 to $3 per piece, but you may be able to find a deal – especially if you are willing to buy them unfinished and paint them yourself.

Beach in a Bottle – Send home a little bit of the beach with each of your guests. A beach in a bottle gift item usually contains a small amount of sand and teeny-tiny seashells. These cute trinkets can serve as paperweights or precious knickknacks that remember your special day. Find these online for a dollar and change up to around $2.50 per piece.

Pail of Mints – All said and done, you can most likely compile small, beachy pails of mints for less than $1.50 per piece. Buy the after-dinner mints in bulk, along with a few rolls of tulle and ribbon in the colors of your wedding. Buy the small metal pails in bulk or when they go on sale and set aside some time on a Saturday or Sunday when you can sit down and put all the pieces together. Your end result will be absolutely adorable beach-themed wedding favors.

Palm Fans – Surprisingly, you can find these hot beach wedding items for between $1 and $2 per piece, but often, even less. If you are having a destination wedding or an outdoor ceremony, palm fans may make an excellent gift for your guests – especially if you get a little bit creative. Why not roll your wedding programs up into a scroll and tie them to the palm fans, one apiece, so your guests can enjoy using the fans to fight the humidity during the wedding?


Personalized Cocktail Mixes – Rather than a personalized magnet or other trinket, why not give your guests the gift of a good time? You can share your favorite tropical drink recipe with a personalized packet detailing your names, your wedding date, and maybe even a special picture of the bride and groom. All this and a fun time for your guests, too, for less than $2.

Check out the wedding favor options in the $3 to $5 or $6 and up price ranges!

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