For months, your bridesmaids have given their time and resources to help make your wedding day special. When your big day finally arrives, don’t forget to acknowledge them! From sterling silver rings to decadent chocolates, there are many ways to say thank you to the ladies in your bridal party. Try one of these easy-to-love gift ideas to let your bridesmaids know how much you appreciate them:
Gemstone jewelry. Gemstone jewelry that displays your wedding colors can serve both as a lovely accent to a bridesmaid’s wedding day ensemble and a gorgeous reminder of her part in your special day. If you’re one of the increasing number of brides who are sporting silver engagement rings with colored gemstones, you may even be able to find a piece of silver gemstone jewelry for the members of your bridal party that coordinates with the ring on your left hand.
An activity. Giving an experience is a meaningful way to say thank you, and if that experience is a dinner out or a spa treatment, it’s sure to be appreciated. Consider bestowing your bridesmaids with a gift certificate for a massage or manicure or a gift card to favorite restaurant.
A pampering kit. After months of helping you prepare for your wedding, your bridesmaids will likely appreciate a basket of goodies to help them kick back and relax. Gather items such as bubble bath, candles, a soft robe or slippers, an eye mask, lotion and a “do not disturb” sign to give them all they need to unwind.
A personalized present. Personalized gifts demonstrate that you put thought and effort into finding a gift that’s special for each of your bridesmaids, and there are thousands of products to choose from. Consider necklaces engraved with each bridesmaid’s initials, a birthstone pendant, a monogrammed compact or some personalized stationary for those who live far away,
Edible appreciation. While they say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, gourmet goodies are usually pretty close to the hearts of most ladies as well. Consider picking up some edible delights that your bridesmaids wouldn’t normally buy for themselves, such as fancy chocolates, an assortment of flavored coffees and teas or, for those who prefer to indulge in healthier treats, a basket of exotic fruit and nuts.
Once you’ve decided what you’d like to give your bridal party, you still need to decide when you’re going to present them with these tokens of your appreciation. The rehearsal dinner is a convenient time for many brides to acknowledge their bridesmaids, but you could also present your gifts at a wedding morning brunch or when you meet for pre-wedding manicures. No matter when you choose to present your gifts, be sure to select a time when you won’t be rushed so that your bridal party will feel fully appreciated.
By acknowledging the members of your bridal party with one of these gifts, you not only show your appreciation, but also strengthen your bond with each one. Don’t let your wedding day go by without saying thanks.