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Bridal Party Gift Ideas
By Emily Capdevielle
They are not obligatory, but typically, the bride and groom will think of a special gift for the groomsmen and bridesmaids as a thank you for being a part of the wedding. Depending on your group’s tastes or interests one type of gift may be better over another. Gauge their interests and show them that the two of you appreciate their time and efforts they are taking toward your special day.
There are many options when it comes to personalized gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. For the bridesmaids you can personalize things such as a clutch that would match their bridesmaid dress or a charm bracelet customized with their first name or initials. Any type of jewelry that is given may also be worn on the wedding day. More of a fun, personalized gift may be shirts or hoodies personalized with “bridesmaid” on them. For groomsmen, personalized monogrammed cufflinks are more formal gifts to add some extra flair to their wedding day ensemble. Other options can be monogrammed mugs, flasks or golfing gear.
If you feel as though that a personalized flask or tote bag will do nothing but collect dust in the corner of their closets, then schedule a time to celebrate with a special occasion or event. Depending on your budget, the bride can choose to treat the ladies out for a spa day to appreciate all of the time and effort the bridesmaids have put into helping prepare for the wedding day. I don’t think anyone can argue with a day of pampering and relaxation. For the groomsmen, depending on their interests, the groom can take them out on a golf outing or another sporting event. Any kind of live entertainment paired with a nice dinner afterward is a great way for a group to get together and have a good time.
If you are feeling creative, instead of getting something store-bought you can always try your hand at baking an assortment of delicious pastries or even making your own personalized jewelry for the bridesmaids. All the time spent into the gift will be an even greater gesture for the bridal party and who would sneer at a batch of gourmet cupcakes or cookies? You can customize each cupcake according to each person’s favorite flavor or favorite type of cookie. Another idea if you are having a wedding during the winter season is knit some mittens or scarves for the bridal party in your wedding colors if you are a knitting aficionado.