Bridal Party: Who to Pick and What to Give
Depending on the type of bride you are, you will either expect a lot from your bridal party or not as much. Regardless of how much you expect from them, it’s always nice to give something back. What is a good gift to give though? Two key facts to keep in mind are affordability and personalization.
For the Bridesmaids:
There are so many different gift s you could give your girls. Remember these are the women you have chosen to be apart of your special day. The women you select should tell a story of your life and should have some significant meaning of your history. Think of what they like to do, their hobbies or if they have a certain style. It’s great if you can come up with different gift ideas for each of the bridesmaids. This way you are appealing to each individual one.
- A bridal party make over at the spa
- Wine bottles with personalized labels saying: the date of your wedding and a personalized thank you note for each girl!
- If any of your bridesmaids have the Pandora charm bracelet, you could get them a charm to remember your day.
- A silver plated purse mirror engraved with their name
- Personalized flip flops to change into at the reception
This can get very expensive though, especially if you have a large bridal party. You could save some of these gift ideas just for your maid of honor and give the rest of the bridal party something else! The ideas are endless! Just be thoughtful, and they will appreciate anything you give them.
For the Groomsmen:
Choosing a gift for the groomsmen might either be more difficult or easier than choosing gifts for the bridesmaids. The men probably don’t care as much, but it’s still nice to make it personal. Some great ideas for the guys could be:
- Tickets to a sporting event
- Flasks engraved with their names
- Cuff links engraved with their initials or one that acts as a bottle opener too!
- Personalized money clip holder
- A Portland general store cigar box set, which includes grooming essentials in a cigar box! Very original
- Personalized shot glasses
- Engraved Zippo lighters
These are only a few suggestions of the endless gift ideas! This shouldn’t be a difficult task because you’re just saying thanks! As long as you put a little thought into it, I am sure your bridal party will love anything you give to them.