It's tough not to fall in love with the idea of a summer wedding, whether you're a guest or the couple themselves. But there's one seasonal concern that seems to pop up time and time again: The weather. If hot, sunny days are a summer staple in your wedding location, you'll need to consider the comfort of your guests when choosing all of your big-day details. While beating the heat isn't always an option, and you by no means need to limit yourself to an event venue with air conditioning already in place, it's certainly nice to spend a little extra time considering the people attending your big day.
One perfect way to do just that? By picking wedding favors that help boost those celebratory comfort levels. We're talking ideas for keeping the sun at bay, essentials to ensure your favorite people stay as happy as possible, or will help out when the sun goes down and the weather takes a turn for the cool side. Still trying to figure out the best place to start searching? Don't worry. We have your new favorite summer wedding favors right here.
Is your ceremony in a sandy or grassy location? Save your guests the trouble of sinking into the ground or sifting all that dirt out of their shoes by offering flip flop wedding favors.
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Personal Air Conditioning
If you know your ceremony is going to be smack dab in the middle of a heat wave, don't skimp on the preparation. And because air condition doesn't do much good outside, opt to place a paper fan on every ceremony seat instead.
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Keep all eyes on your wedding ceremony with a wedding favor idea that's fun and useful at the same time, like these sunglasses turned escort cards.
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Pop a Top
These bottle openers are cute and quirky, but they're also a great addition to summer weddings. Whether or not your bar is self-serve, guests will be sure to use these gifts all summer long.
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If your guests are traveling (or your wedding happens to be at a vacation-worthy spot) gift them personalized tote bags. The favors will be a perfect addition to their summer plans for beach days and picnics.
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There's no wedding idea more quintessentially summery than s'mores. These individually wrapped s'more favors will not only add an extra something sweet to the big day, they'll also help guests keep that blood sugar up for an all-night dance floor.
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Cocktail Cool Off
There's nothing like a refreshing beverage to help keep cool and comfortable during a big celebration. Why not pass out mini mixers to every guest?
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Late Night Recovery
Planning a wedding reception that goes all the way into the wee hours of the morning? Make sure your guests don't feel worse for the wear by gifting each attendee their very own hangover recovery kit.
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For a favor that's practical and personalized, give guests handkerchiefs starring your wedding monogram. The detail will be extra helpful during warm (or emotional) ceremonies.
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Not only are signature cocktails a great wedding idea, but you can also add a little more oomph to your beverage options by turning each drinking glass into a wedding favor. Add a custom tag to take the idea one step further for practical and pretty escort cards fit for summer weddings.
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Destination wedding on the books? Include a basket weave fan for the perfect keep-yourself-cool wedding favor.
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For Cooler Weather
Sometimes the sunset can lead to a significant weather shift. Be prepared to keep your guests comfortably cool all evening long with cozy blanket wedding favors like these.
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Bugs Be Gone
Your guests will be forever indebted to you for this favor idea: individual bottles of bug spray. This gift is a lifesaver at outdoor events where mosquitos may be an issue!
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These wedding favors are definitely something your guests can put to use on the big day itself, especially if you're expecting clear skies. Umbrellas (or parasols) keep everyone under shade, and they look pretty fun in photos, too.