If you’re looking for a fun favor your guests will actually use at your wedding or bachelorette party, let’s be honest: is there really anything more fun to shake than maracas?! Fun for adults and kids alike, we say! And lets up that a bit by shaking colorful + personalized wedding maracas as newlyweds walk down the aisle, make their grand entrance into the reception hall, or as you try to get ’em to kiss during dinner!
Maracas = 1. Not shaking maracas = 0.
And we just happened to stumble upon the most colorful wedding maracas Etsy has to offer from designer VintageBabyDoll, a dynamic duo who is shakin’ it up on the wedding favors front with their cool hand-painted designs.
So, what kind of maracas can you expect from this awesome place? Anything you want, from colorful fiesta maracas (great for your fiesta bachelorette party!) to customized-to-fit-your-wedding-color-palette maracas. The beautiful thing is you get to personalize them however you’d like, add tags, don’t add tags, include your wedding colors, go totally off-the-wall with another fun color design, choose an authentic or more traditional wedding maracas design, etc.
Aren’t these personalized tags super cute?
It’s totally up to you!
Where to Buy Wedding Maracas in Bulk
Maybe you cringe about the whole “clank the glass with silverware to make ’em kiss” or loathe the “ring a bell” thing; if that’s the case, you’ll really love this alternative: shake for a kiss!
In case you’re wondering (I was), maracas are made from hollowed gourds or coconut shells and filled with stones, beans, or seeds. The shape of a maraca looks like a rattle; apparently they’re also known under other nicknames, like rumba shakers or cha-chas. I also just learned that you usually hold a pair of maracas to make the most amount of noise — which totally makes sense — but you don’t necessarily need to give every guest a PAIR of maracas. One maraca per guest will do!
Honestly, until right before now, I never thought I could learn so much about these maracas, but here we are, and now you know all these fun trivia facts, too. :)
We looked far + wide and THE place to buy wedding maracas is VintageBabyDoll. Why? They have fantastic ratings, the most beautiful designs, and such a variety — oh, and shipping is free! Plus, you can buy wedding maracas in bulk, so they’re awesomely priced as favors for guests to take home.
You would think you could buy wedding maracas in bulk for cheap that look cute all over the place… but the truth is, most of them fall short of expectations. You don’t want to spend a ton of money on maracas that don’t look nice enough to give as favors; so, save yourself the hassle and check these out instead. They’re a lot of fun for guests to shake after the ceremony or as you make your first entrance and celebrate: you’re officially married! If that doesn’t call for noisemakers + champagne, I don’t know what does!
Guests like to use these maracas as a fun and festive way to get you and your new spouse to kiss. :) You can get yours with papel picado wedding tags that read, “Shake for a kiss!” to inspire guests to do it.
This shop offers traditional maracas, hand-painted in your choice of colors; they also offer custom designs. We were recently talking about place cards that double as favors, and wedding maracas can be used this way, too. You can even get tags added to your order so you can include each guest’s name and table number so they can take a maraca and find their seats. :)
Bridal Party Maracas
Want to propose to bridesmaids with maracas, or have special maracas made for your bridal party to use at your wedding? Here are a few examples! I love the colors and pretty hand-lettering on these works of art.
Here are a few more examples of maracas made for weddings. I love these blue maracas!
These are also very pretty in a bold pop of red.
Maracas for Weddings
To buy your personalized maracas for weddings, parties, and more, shop here!
Mini Maracas Wedding Favors
If you’re looking for mini maracas wedding favors instead, you can get these cuties at MexiBrandCo.
Are you buying maracas for your wedding or fiesta bachelorette party? Tell us your favorite design!