Top 10 Beach Wedding Favors For 2009

With Memorial Day right around the corner and the official start to the beach season, it is only appropriate we discuss the newest, hottest and most popular beach wedding favors. June is the most popular month for weddings and beach themed events are also the most popular theme. It is no wonder why our beach wedding favors section is booming with gift ideas for you!

Our customer’s know what’s hot. They know what they like and know what is trendy. Based on sales volume, here are our top beach wedding favor ideas selected by brides like you.

  1. Eco-Friendly Buri Palm Fans – Made out of all natural buri palm, these wedding fans come in both mini and large sizes.  These will help keep your guests cool during the summer.  With a bit of creativity, you can also use these to hold your place cards.  Simply attach your place cards to these lovely fans with ribbon which matches your wedding colors.  This is our top selling beach favor item.
  2. Sandalwood Fans in Glass Top Boxes – Sandalwood is all natural and smells divine. These handcrafted wooden fans come packaged in a beautiful glass top white box.  We feature them with rectangular personalized labels for a modern touch.  A great value too, these are reasonably priced.
  3. Starfish Design Wine Stoppers  – Our starfish design wine stoppers feature a sand colored resin starfish accented with rhinestones, sitting atop a chrome base.  These are prettily packaged in a formal black bottomed box and finished with organza ribbon.  A bestseller for years!
  4. Beach / Shell Themed Luggage Tags – Our tone on tone, silver shell luggage tags can’t be beat.  Priced to sell, these luggage tags are perfect gender neutral wedding favors – great for the guys and girls on your list.
  5. Flip Flop Luggage Tags – Funky, cool, and bright blue our flip flop luggage tags are the perfect addition to any summer luggage.  When you need something to make your luggage stand out from the crowd, these are perfect. 
  6. “Our Love Shell Last Forever” Personalized Seashells – Personalized, eco-friendly, all natural and a really pretty keepsake!  Our personalized seashells have inscribed the words “Our Love Shell Last Forever” and can be customized with your names and dates.  Whether you use these as table decorations or give them out as your beach wedding favors – your guests will be charmed by these.
  7. Palm Tree Favor Boxes – Too cute for words, these miniature palm tree boxes are great for holding candies, almonds, jelly beans or any other small treat.  They look adorable on your reception tables as well.  Perfect for any beach themed party and event – not just weddings.
  8. Starfish Bookmarks – What’s a day at the beach without a good book to read?  These are inexpensive, maybe you could even call them cheap, but for a dollar (that’s $1) these bookmarks are perfect if your on a budget.
  9. Miniature Adirondack Chair Photo Frames & Place Card Holders – Ahh a day at the beach, relaxing on your lounge chair, what could be more relaxing?  Share that joy with the ones you love by giving them a totally unique photo frame to hold your wedding thank you picture.  These also serve as place card holders to direct your guests to their seats.
  10. Solid Chrome Starfish Wine Stopper -Wine stoppers made the list twice, but this model is made of solid chrome.  If you want to go a bit more upscale for favors without breaking your budget, these are sturdy, elegant and will last for years to come.

Beach Wedding Ideas – Hints and Tips For Your Destination Wedding

If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, you should consider a beach themed wedding for your big day. There are endless possibilities you can draw inspiration from for beach wedding ideas. In this article we will discuss different hints and tips, including ideas for beach theme invitations, beach wedding dresses, locations, flowers, photography, and beach themed favors and decorations.

Beach Theme Invitations

The first thing to set the tone of your wedding is to send out your invitations. There are many beach themed wedding invitations out there to choose from, or if you’re someone who is crafty, you could even consider making your own. Invitations featuring photos of a sandy beach, rolling waves, seashells, starfish, palm trees, a tropical sunset or a seascape will definitely get your guests in the mood for your beach themed wedding!

Beach Wedding Dresses

There are many beautiful dresses available that would fit in a beach setting. Whether you want something flowing and sleeveless, short and simple like a sundress, or something lacy and more elegant, the options are almost endless. Most beach wedding dresses are somewhat informal and are either strapless, halter-topped or feature spaghetti straps. There are many styles of sandals appropriate for the beach or flip-flops to wear, whether you opt to go with white flip-flops with bright, uplifting flowers on the straps, or more elegant, beaded “barefoot” sandals that wrap around your ankles and your middle toes. There are also many different beach themed bridesmaid dresses to choose from. Whether you want your bridal party to wear billowy sundresses splashed in Hawaiian print, or solid, bright colors, there are many ways to dress your bridal party for your big day!

Destination Wedding Locations

You do not have to travel to a beach in order to have a beach themed wedding. If you are nowhere near a beach, or do not wish to have a destination wedding, you can always bring the beach to you. All it takes is the right color schemes, music, flowers and decorations.

Of course, if you do happen to live near a beach, or wish to have a destination wedding, there are many beaches in the world to choose from. Coastal states have a plethora of beach wedding locations — just go to your favorite search engine and type in the state you wish to get married in, along with “beach wedding locations.”

Flowers and Photography

Typically the flowers that are used for beach themed weddings are big, bright, and sunny, such as daisies, geraniums, carnations, roses and lilies. Most brides planning a beach themed wedding choose flowers in vibrant shades of pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, white or purple, but you could also opt for subtler hues. In fact, instead of using flowers, why not use seashells? Nothing quite says “beach wedding” like a bouquet of tan and white colored seashells, or seashell themed centerpieces.

When you think of the beach, you almost always think of sand, and this can be used in both your flowers and photography. Nothing catches the drama and special feeling of a beach themed wedding quite like pictures taken in black and white or sepia toned. Not only is this reminiscent of the sand on the beach, it also makes for some interesting, lovely pictures!

Beach Themed Favors and Decorations

You can’t have a beach wedding without seashells, starfish, sand, or candles. One great idea for beach wedding decorations is filling a round glass vase or small bowl about a quarter full of sand, placing a votive candle atop the sand, and strategically placing some seashells and starfish around the candle. This not only makes a lovely, decorative centerpiece, but could also be used as a beach wedding favor.

There are many ideas to choose from when planning your beach wedding. All it takes is a little time, effort and creativity, and before you know it you will be swimming in beach wedding ideas. If you shop around for different ideas online, you will be able to plan the beach wedding of your dreams- oh, and one more thing. Don’t forget to play the Beach Boys!

Beach Wedding Favors – Creative Ideas For a Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are as romantic as they come. Where else can you enjoy the sensations you experience at the beach? Celebrating your love at the beach sure is perfect for any couple. Now, you can give your guests little mementos of such romance by incorporating some natural materials which the beach offers.

The abundant seashells are appropriate beach wedding favors. They provide accents as center pieces on reception tables. They can also be added to votive candle holders and floating candles. Abalones and clams make great name or place card holders; they can be part of a group with other smaller shells.

You can also give out special glycerin soap bars to your guest. These can be made with seashells and to keep in line with the theme, these can then be placed in soap dishes made out of clam or abalone. To finish off the design they can then be packaged in colorful cellophanes and tied in drawstrings.

Another great decoration or wedding favor idea is to use seashells in making your own candles. The shells to be used can be clam, mussel, oyster or abalone. Most craft supply shops carry candle making kits, you can also find these kits online if you want.

Seashell candles are really attractive to look at, and they can be placed on your reception tables to provide an additional effect of a beach wedding. The candles can be set in sand contained in wide rimmed vases or even decorative plates. The shells can also be placed inside a gift box adorned with several ornamental shells secured with a glue gun. For an easier approach, chocolates, soaps and pewter charms can be ordered in bulk and they can be placed inside abalone shells and tied with drawstrings.

If for some chance you don’t like seashells, then you can actually inflate a few beach balls, set up a few Adirondack chairs, flip flops and beach towels. You can use them in any creative way you wish. You can carefully place sand on the center of each table and on the sand, put miniature Adirondack chair shaped photo frames. You can then use these as placeholders by writing the names of the guests on the card inserts of the photo frames corresponding to the seats. To add a little more fun to the mix, you can alternate Adirondack designs with beach towel, flip-flop and beach ball frame designs.

If you’re holding outdoor receptions, you can place beach towels on the backs of their chairs to add a whimsical effect to the environment. It is an inexpensive touch but is functional as placeholders and even for those guests who want let go of what ever formality they have left and test the surf.

One really romantic and theme appropriate beach wedding favor would be messages in bottles. These miniature bottles can be purchased at craft stores or at party stores. The necks of the bottles shouldn’t be too narrow since it would make it difficult for the guests to take out their messages. The messages can be different for each guest and they can also serve as ice breakers while the drinks are yet to be served.