Gift your bridal party with more than memories, by seeking meaningful wedding party gift ideas that mirror your appreciation,whether for your bridesmaids, the groomsmen, flower girls or ring bearers. With a little consideration and creativity you are sure to impress with a unique or personalised gift.
Where to Start with bridal party presents
1. Cost consideration…
The first thing you need to consider is how much money you can spend on the nearest and dearest in your wedding party. Your gift choices should reflect two things:
1.1 The monetary amount your bridal party have spent in preparation for, and on the day of your wedding.
1.2 The amount of time and effort each member has spent assisting you in achieving your wedding dream.
You can give exceptional gifts even on a tight budget by giving gifts that are crafted with time and meaning only you and the recipient share.
2. Present to be the same or different…
Are you going to give everyone the same present, or are you going to select individual gifts suited to the personalities of your party members? It’s often easier to give all your groomsmen or bridesmaids the same gift. This avoids any envious undervalued feelings.
Although what you like, together with each of your groomsmen or bridesmaid’s personal tastes and styles may be very different. In which case, an individually selected gift will be appreciated much more.
Typically the best man and maid of honour are given a slightly more luxurious gift, as thanks for the extra-duties they will perform throughout your planning and wedding day.
Engraving, monogramming and embroidering names or special notes personalises a gift. However, it is not as unique as selecting different and individual gifts for each party member.
What kinds of gifts are suitable for your wedding party?
Wedding party gifts should be something that can be re-used after the wedding. Ideally they should be multi-functional and timeless. Whether it’s something wearable that will last forever, or something that can only be used once, the memory will last a lifetime.
Gifting something to be worn or used on your wedding is okay, as long as it can be worn/used again post-wedding. A nice consideration is also something unique to store the gift in. For example: if gifting bridesmaids jewellery you’d like them to wear, consider teaming it with a beautiful jewellery box exclusively chosen for each bridesmaid.
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Think of gifts that can be worn, used or done…
♥ Something worn – a clutch filled with make-up, unique cufflinks,
♥ Something used – scented candles with personalised messages, granite whisky rocks (a non-melting alternative to ice),
♥ Something done – a spa or golf day.
Also don’t forget to include a handwritten thank you note to display your ultimate gratitude!
When to give a Wedding Party Gift
Wedding party gifts are usually shared at the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner or on the eve of the wedding. Although the nature of your gift should determine when and how you present your bridal party with their gifts.
♥ If your present is something to be worn, you may gift the item in advance when gathered together to try-on and check-out your outfits.
♥ If your present is something that can be used but not at the wedding, it’s best to share the gift prior to your wedding day.
♥ If your gift is an activity, you may choose to do this together in advance before the wedding as a de-stress, or post wedding catch-up and gossip exchange.
Whenever you choose to gift your wedding party presents, ensure you take the time to stop and revel in the moment together, making each wedding party member and their efforts feel like a valued part of your wedding and life.
Summarising Wedding Party Gift Ideas
Ensure your wedding gift is something that your bridesmaid, groomsman, flower girl or ring bearer would definitely want to use again. Whether it be something to wear, something to use, or an activity to do. Gift your bridal party with more than memories, by seeking meaningful wedding party gift ideas that mirror your appreciation.
This post provides some wedding party gift ideas which are an expression of gratitude to the bridal party for their assistance in making your wedding an enviable success.