Are you planning an exotic destination wedding, complete with stunning, white sand beaches and palm trees gently swaying in the background? Or maybe you’re planning a tropical beach themed wedding before escaping to a tropical paradise for your honeymoon, but you still want to share in its beauty with your friends and family? You’ve come to the right place to make your theme party complete with fantastic, beach favors and décor. With many tasteful and appropriate destination wedding party favors to choose from, you’re sure to find a perfect match. For us Canadians, a destination wedding on the water might even mean a trip to the cottage up north!
Ideas for Destination Wedding Party Favors
There are many favors available to best suit your theme, whether it is centered around the beach or a tropical destination (or even a mix of both). Here are a few ideas for some destination wedding themes and some great party favors that compliment them so well.
Beach Theme Party
Perfect for the beach bum crowd, there are many things that you can do with this theme – a classic icon of the beach wedding is a sand ceremony.
Keep the endless summer party going with some popular fun-in-the-sun favors including “Just Married” sunglasses, cute nautical charms, “smooth sailing” sailboat fridge magnets, beach chair photo frames, ocean-inspired tea light holders, and decorative natural shells just to name a few. You will have no trouble finding the perfect favors with so many options to choose from. A popular centerpiece idea is to fill some vases with coloured sand and add a seashell or two for effect. For those talented DIY people out there, consider making the entire bouquet with only colourful seashells. What could be more beach-like than that?
While white and blue are both popular colours for this theme, don’t be afraid to mix in some bright colours for flavour. By pairing some different yet complimentary colours together, you can create some unique centerpieces and table settings.
Tropical Theme Wedding
If lush jungles and exotic plants speak more to your inner Tarzan or Jane, have no fear, as there’s still a ton of great favors that fit this theme perfectly. There are many tropical, dream destinations without beaches and you may want some favors that reflect that distinction. Palm-tree-inspired favor boxes and bottle openers, elegant leaf napkin rings, scented soaps, “Pretty Palms” canvas tote bags, and bamboo coasters are some popular favors for that tropical wedding getaway. Naturally, you’re always welcome to mix and match these favors with some beach-themed ones if your destination features both of these amazing settings. Outfit your wedding party (and guests if you choose) with tasteful flower leis, which coincidently, will look amazing in those group photos.
Personalized favors make awesome keepsakes and your guests will appreciate this extra effort. Some great personalized favors include “Fun in the Sun” sunscreen bottle keychains, mini folding beach chairs with personalized towel stickers, mason jars and stemless wine glasses, beached-themed matchboxes, “Beach Tides” frosted glass votives and glass coasters, decorative handheld fans, and ocean-themed silver round candy tins. There are too many options to list here, so you’ll want to take the time to look at the choices that best fit your beach- or tropical-theme wedding for that special day.
Exotic Destinations Can Call for Out-of-the-box Thinking
Keeping your guests comfortable and happy are always a priority, regardless of the venue. Planning a beach wedding is no different and there are a few great ideas to make this day go perfectly. Umbrellas and parasols are a wonderful addition to this outdoor affair and are both attractive and practical. Parasols also make fantastic photo props. Another thoughtful idea is to offer a “shoe check” by providing your guests with flip-flops as an option to keep their dancing shoes clean and free of sand. Handheld fans are also a thoughtful touch.
Perfect Destination Wedding Party Favors for Your Tropical- and Beach-Themed Event
These themed favors are perfect for any beach- and/or tropical-themed wedding, whether your reception is held locally, or at your favourite exotic destination. Bring the ocean, sand, surf, and tropical jungle to your centerpieces and table décor with some of these fantastic gifts. Remember that most favors can be personalized with names, dates and locations for that extra special touch. These keepsakes will be a wonderful and memorable keepsake from your beautiful wedding day that your guests will surely treasure.
We have your beach themed wedding covered and for more great beach party keepsake ideas, check out our related recent post!