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Summer Wedding Favors Inspiration and Ideas

In honor of Labor Day coming up on Monday, we thought we’d give summer a last hurrah with some fantastic summer wedding favors inspiration and ideas!

If you’re planning to tie the knot in the summer (or in the spring!), these favors will seriously treat your guests. Be it ice cold refreshments, or sweet, frozen summer treats as a reception snack, your guests will be thrilled you went out of your way to accommodate them during the South’s hottest months! Here are some of our favorite ideas for summer wedding favors.

Summer Wedding Favors Inspiration and Ideas


For outdoor ceremonies or receptions during those hot summer afternoons, gift your guests a little something to help them beat the heat.

We love the idea of having fresh lemonade or water available for your guests to grab on their way to their seats — jazz it up with a large metal bucket and a cute, wooden sign! Tie your ceremony programs to woven fans, and place them on each seat…your guests will definitely appreciate the gesture, especially if your wedding venue is lacking in the shade department.

Or, provide your guests with their own, personal source of shade! Have a bucket of paper parasols (which can be customized with your wedding monogram, a sweet saying, or anything else you’d like!) available at the ceremony entrance. Not only will your guests be happy they won’t be baking in the sun, but it will also make for some absolutely adorable photo ops!

For the reception, think about giving away frozen treats — fresh fruit popsicles, ice cream, and the like. Tie a ribbon on the dessert for an extra-special addition to these tasty favors. Or, make it a dessert bar, where guests can customize sundaes with their own favorite toppings, or mix snow cone flavors for their own signature treat. The ideas are endless!

No matter what you do, be it a big or small gesture, your guests will be honored that you went out of your way to make them comfortable throughout your beautiful, summer wedding day.

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