Get the Seaside look on the Wedding Ideas Shop

“Wedding favours are one of the easiest ways to personalise your day,” says Heidi from Giddy Kipper. “It seems that many couples want to move away from the ‘traditional’ wedding look and go for something much more individual, and we love it! Here are our favourite personalised wedding favours of 2012…”

Seaside

Bright and breezy colours with tiny beach hut details, seagulls, spots, stripes and jolly bunting. Add stripy straws to table settings, rope knots as table centrepieces and serve fish and chips with wooden forks and ice cream cones for dessert!

 

Beach

Lovely muted tones of sand and driftwood with shells and fish decorations, starfish with table numbers painted on, and a beach house-style setting. Hurricane lamps filled with sand and shells for centrepieces and twinkly fairy lights and white metal lanterns for the evening. The perfect look for a wedding abroad.

 

Fetes & Festivals

Rainbow colours and Union Jack signs with fun toadstool placecard holders and lots of greenery. Trestle tables and lots of bunting with hay bales to sit on in a barn setting or simply in a field.. you can even bring your own tent!

 

Ice Cream Parlour

Pretty pastel shades in a 1950’s-style venue, decorate with polka dot hearts and balloons and ice cream decorations. Candy buffet, milkshakes in mini milk bottles with pink straws and sundaes for dessert make for a super-cute wedding reception.

 

Circus/Carnival

Look for bright stripes in red, yellow or cream with black ribbons, Roll Up Roll Up signage and decorative stars. Serve hot dogs and curly fries with fizzy pop bottles and cartons of popcorn to truly get your guests into the circus spirit!

 

Budget-friendly favours

These days savvy couples are buying wedding favours with a budget-friendly double use. Placecard holders on the day can be taken home to use as photo holders. Personalised tags, stars or hearts used as place settings or tied to napkins or chair-backs are a sweet memento of the day. Soapsicles complete with a personalised name tag are a fun gift for children at the wedding.

 

Whatever your style or taste, it’s important to enjoy the planning and choose what suits you as a couple – and if that means an entire day dressed as a pirate… you go ahead! (If anyone complains you can always make them walk the plank!)

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