Choosing the perfect “thank-you” gift for your amazing bridal party is a task that every bride must face. While some brides already know exactly what they want to get for those walking beside them on their special day, others struggle with trying to find the perfect gift. From personalized tote bags to sentimental jewelry pieces, my main goal in choosing gifts for my bridal party was to choose a gift (or several) that represented how much I appreciated them. I want to hear the “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s” when open their gifts! There is nothing wrong with getting the normal awesome gifts, but I also wanted to add something special that represented each of them individually instead of collectively. Although I’m still searching for one last part of their gift(s), I have successfully tackled my overall goal of thanking them in the perfect way!
Tips for choosing the perfect gift for your wedding party:
- List everyone in your bridal party who will need gifts (i.e. bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, ushers, etc.).
- Create a budget of how much you can spend on each person.
- Research different gift ideas and decide what type of “thank you” gift you would like your bridal party to have. I found that online prices were better than in-store prices, but it depends on the gift.
- In some cases, you may want all your bridesmaids to have the same jewelry or shawl. This makes a great bridal gift.
- Or you may want to give your ladies and gents tickets to a group event or show…an activity after the wedding that everyone can get together for.
- Popular gifts for Bridesmaids: jewelry roll, picture frame, toiletry bag, personalized handbag, jewelry.
- Popular gifts for Groomsmen: pocket knives, pocket flasks, cuff-links, shot glasses and beer mugs.
- Don’t exclude homemade gifts or cards! If you’re crafty or great with words, a unique gift made by you or a great card written by you are nice gifts or add-ons.
Popular Times Brides Choose To Give The Gifts:
- At the rehearsal dinner
- Before the wedding
- After the festivities die down
Happy Gifting Beauties!!