Choosing favors for your beach destination wedding may sound like a piece of cake, but believe it or not, picking out favors for a destination wedding often requires more thought and creativity than it would for a wedding back home.
While it may seem logical to assume that shopping for gifts to give your guests for your beach destination wedding is easy, that isn’t always the case. Choosing the perfect favors and gifts for wedding guests may be a simpler task back home, but picking favors that are suitable for an island occasion can be very different. And since you want to make sure you give everyone something truly unique, it helps to consider which types of beach destination wedding favors will be appropriate beforehand.
As with everything else pertaining to your wedding, first and foremost, it helps to plan ahead. Whatever you do, don’t wait until the last minute to snag some favors for your special beach destination wedding. Large quantities of them will mostly likely have to be flown into your destination ahead of time, especially since they will be needed for decorating your reception long before you say “I do.” Plus, in the event that you cannot pack and bring them yourself, your wedding planner may need to take them, or they may need to be directly shipped to your location for your coordinator to receive.
Beach destination wedding favors need to be practical, and they need to suit the beach environment. Instead of giving your guests fragile glass or ceramic favors, for example, personalized hand towels, lip balm, or folding fans are more suitable and require less maintenance. Favors such as these can also be used after a dip in the ocean, on a hot sandy beach, or for a trip to the pool.
Anything that won’t be beat up when moved around from place to place or when packed in a suitcase is ideal, and speaking of packing, this is another reason you need to be careful about which beach destination wedding favors you choose.
While many guests typically need to fly to make it to a wedding, this is even truer for destination weddings. Instead of some guests driving to your ceremony or reception location, all of your guests will be flying to attend, which means their favors can get a real beating when tossed around in luggage on an airplane. Keep all of this in mind when choosing the right favors for your guests for your beach destination wedding.