We are happy to present a blog post inspired by Warby Parker.
It’s important to make sure you make your bridesmaids feel special on your wedding day! They have planned showers, a bachelorette, and have been there for moral support, your bride tribe is constantly ensuring your day goes off without a hitch. You can say “thank you” a million times, but it’s still important to take time to think of thoughtful and personal gifts for your bridesmaids so they feel just as special as they have made you feel through the months of wedding planning.
The last thing you want to do is nonchalantly give your girls a Starbucks gift card (unless they love their daily coffee) and a general thank you note that you could have given anyone. Take time to think about what each of your ladies loves and go from there.
Diamonds are truly a girl’s best friend. This is a gift you can get for everyone in your bridal party while still picking out individual pieces that each person will love. If you want to buy jewelry that they can wear at your wedding, head to one specific jeweler and pick out a different piece for everyone! That way, they will be of similar style, but someone who hates earrings won’t be stuck wearing long dangly ones. This shows you put thought and care into what you are gifting your girls.
Other accessories you can get your bridesmaids are things like clutches or sunglasses. If you want your bridesmaids to have the comfort of having their belongings nearby for the ceremony and reception but still want them to match the theme of your wedding, gift them all clutches or small handbags. This is another gift you can customize for each girl’s personality.
If your wedding has a more casual and fun vibe, a great gift for awesome photos is sunglasses. Get you and your ladies in matching sunglasses by bulk ordering them. Save yourself time and money by ordering for your whole bridal party in one purchase. You will have a gift that keeps giving; it’s always nice to give something that can be utilized long after your special day.
If you and your friends are all beauty obsessed then gifting skincare or makeup products is something they will be sure to love! There’s many ways to do this but one my favorites is to gift a skin-care basket that can be used the morning of the wedding. Put together a basket filled with things like a brightening mask, under eye cream, a nail brush, hand lotion, and even a nude lipstick or nail polish. This will ensure that you and your ladies have a fun time getting ready and will offer you all cute photos! Plus, this shows you put time and care in putting together a personal gift for them.
This is another route you can take to get very personal with your gifting, but will take a little more time. You know your bridesmaids very well and can take this in any direction you want, but here are a few cute and small ideas that are easy to gift for a wedding day “thank you.” Jewelry boxes, small dishes or vases are versatile and can be used in many different ways as cute decor. Wall signage that displays your girl’s personality, whether it’s a quote from their favorite TV show or idol. Small family games like “What Do You Meme” or “Charades” so they can take it home for family fun night. Again, the options are endless here and probably don’t have a thing to do with your wedding. But again, it’s showing that you care about gifting them something thoughtful after all they have done for you during your wedding prep!
Gifting for your bridesmaids doesn’t have to be complicated, make sure you aren’t just gifting them something they will keep, just because. Simple make sure you take time to think about what each person would like best and even give a gift that they can use long after your wedding. The most important thing is to thank your lovely ladies for that they have done for you up until this very moment when you’re ready to say “I do!”