Your wedding day is almost here. The venue is booked, he wedding party is confirmed, the catering in place and the dresses are ready.
What will you give your bridesmaids as a unique and thoughtful gift? You’ll want this to be more than a mere token. You’ll want something that really shows your bridesmaids how grateful you are for the love and support that they’ve given you. They’ve probably picked you up a few times since the engagement and in all likelihood will do so again before you walk down the aisle.
Many brides worry over what to give their bridesmaids as a thank you. What matters is not the monetary value of the gift but what it means as a symbol of your friendship.
Here are some ideas you might like to consider.
Personalized Satin Robe
Embroider your name and wedding date on each robe to give your bridesmaids a lasting memory of your special day.
Or, you could make them even more personalized by adding their names. Perhaps include a personalized cotton Tote bag, some cotton slippers and a small cosmetic bag. These could be color themed to match your wedding colors, or if you really want to show your bridesmaids how well you know them, use each of your bridesmaid’s favorite colors.
Beauty Salon Gift Certificate
Your bridesmaid’s pampered you so return the favor. Pamper your bridesmaids with a gift certificate to a local Beauty Salon. You could pre-pay a deal with a Pedicure, Manicure and a Massage. After a hectic wedding they will be more than willing to enjoy your special gift.
What bridesmaid doesn’t enjoy a simple piece of Jewelry? You could purchase a necklace or band with their name engraved on it.
Top it off by presenting it in a special box in the color theme of the wedding.
Affordable and memorable, a personalized photo and frame is always a great gift choice. For each of your bridesmaids, find a special photo of the two of you together. For long time friends you might even consider a special memory from your childhood days, time at school or at College.
Place your photo into a special frame and gift wrap each with a beautiful card. It’s very personal and your bridesmaid will appreciate your thought in remembering your special bond as friends.
If you know that there is a particular show or concert that she would love to see consider getting her two tickets. The tickets could be placed in a themed box along with an item that will personalize it further. A band t-shirt for that rock concert, a mask for a Medieval pantomime, or for sporting girls a themed item from their favorite team.
You know your bridesmaid’s tastes. Give them a dinner voucher to a restaurant that you know they will enjoy. Tailor it to suit the town they live in. Include with it a bottle of bubbly or deluxe table linens.
When is the best time to give out your bridesmaid’s gifts?
There are no particular rules for when a bride should give these gifts. Many brides present them at the rehearsal dinner or when you are all dressing on the wedding day.
Whenever you choose, remember to personalize them as your special way of showing you know them, and thanking them for their support.