If you’re getting hitched this fall or winter, then you likely have a lot of things to worry about in the coming months. However, making your bridesmaids feel appreciated shouldn’t be one of them!
Your bridesmaids helped you stuff hundreds of envelopes for invitations, hosted the bridal shower, planned the bachelorette party, and so much more. They deserve a little love! While thanking them for all that they’ve done leading up to the big day is important, it shouldn’t be something that stresses you out. If they’re your bridesmaids, you’re sure to know them well enough to know they’ll love anything you give them! The gift should show how much you appreciate all their help but doesn’t need to be huge and expensive.
One common way that brides thank their bridesmaids nowadays is by gifting them with a robe for the day of the wedding so that everyone matches for those behind-the-scenes, candid photos. While a robe is a fine gift, you may be looking for a more unique or personal way to truly touch their hearts.
The following are five lovely ways to thank the girls who have stuck by you during those intense wedding preparations.
1. Handmade Chocolates
There are no two bridesmaids that will have the exact same interests… but most people like chocolate! Personalized candies are a great way to please everyone and not stress too much about gifts. There are many companies who create beautiful chocolates and other candies that can be customized to the event at hand. You can find a bunch of different designs, including martini shapes, lipsticks, and shoes.
2. Monogrammed Keepsakes
If you really love the idea of a monogrammed robe for the big day, then go for it. Monogrammed keepsakes are a great way of personalizing the gifts you give your bridesmaids. If you like the idea of monogramming but aren’t sold on the robe idea, there are many other items you can use instead. You can add their name or initials to anything from journals to makeup compacts to bottles of wine.
3. Building A Box
Everyone loves surprises, and there’s no better surprise than opening a gift box to find multiple personal gifts! You can put this box together yourself, gathering small things that you know each bridesmaid would like. However, that will take an investment in time that you just don’t have during this busy time. Luckily, there services like Build My Gift where you can choose between preset products that any girl is guaranteed to love.
Jewelry is another good gift that is elegant and can be personalized. A dainty bracelet or necklace can be the perfect accessory to wear in your wedding and can remind them of that day in the years to come. Choosing each piece based on the bridesmaid’s individual style and personality will make them feel cherished.
No matter what gift you choose, you should ensure that you have thank you note attached to it. Make the messages specially tailored to each person. As well as this, you could consider sending them each their own set of stationery. Who knows when they’re going to need snail mail, but having their own personalized stationery set lets them add a special touch and will have them thinking of you.
Always Make It Personal
There is no limit to the gift ideas you can give your bridesmaid. It all depends on your style, their personality, and how you can combine those two.
Remember, you chose these people because they’re some of the most important women in your life. Buying them gifts shouldn’t be a reason for stress: they’ll surely love anything you give them as a thank you, and probably won’t even be expecting a gift.
The most important thing to take from this is to enjoy your special day with your loved ones and make memories that will never be forgotten.