Coming up with the perfect gift for your bridesmaids on your special day is one of those wedding day tasks that always seems to nag at you and be impossible to check off the list. Why, though? Afterall, they are your best friends so you should know them well and there’s a large possibility that you have the same taste in things, so it shouldn’t be as hard as we make it. Let’s face it, though. Your bridal party bears a lot more stress and work than most would think, so they deserve a great deal of appreciation.I am a firm believer that a gift for your bridal party should not be given, solely, to use on the wedding day. The gift (and your money) will go much further if you choose something that will be used and loved long after your wedding. Jewelry is a great gift if it fits your ladies’ personalities, sense of style and is more casual so it can be worn not just for special occasions. I love these necklaces from Etsy. Perfectly personalized but not over the top!
And what better than to provide your best friends with a wardrobe staple like a nice pair of pearls or subtle earrings. Honora, a freshwater pearl company, is a great place to get pearls that won’t blow your budget. They even provide sets of different colors so you can buy them all together and disperse colors by which fits who best. But there are many more options than just accessories (although, who doesn’t love a great new accessory?). Fun items that your bridesmaids can use forever can be personalized and used for years to come. A custom made stamp is a great item for ladies to keep forever and use in their daily lives. I’m still loving the personalized hangers, too! The styles and options that have popped up recently are adorable, useful and perfect for a photo-op. This bride doubled up with a custom stamp, created personalized hangers with them and her ladies got a fun new stamp to personalize their papery with and a fun new hanger to dress up their closet.
Cute keepsakes like these frames will never go out of style. This artist, Prince Whitaker, will take a photo of the actual bridesmaid dress(es) from your wedding and personalize each frame with details on the bridesmaid and the dress she wore. Super cute.I don’t know about you but I would love to get an adorably embroidered robe or night shirt that can be worn on the wedding day, during pampering, and long after.
The Perfect Mix.
And if you want to be super ambitious, put together a gift that is individual to each of your bridesmaids. Now that will be appreciated (and super cute)! Package them in a cute box and add in fun snacks she loves or that you two have shared over the years, an accessory that matches her personality, pictures of the two of you, a special note and a gift card she can put good use to. Possibly to the spa or for a after-wedding yoga session? The options are endless on this one. When you’re coming up with the perfect bridesmaid gift, just think of what you would appreciate or what you know your friend will love. There is no rhyme or reason to gifts or a rule that says you have to give an engraved flask to everyone. Think outside the box and you will leave everyone in awe of your thoughtfulness.