Your bridal attendants are those you hold nearest and dearest. You should recognize their participation in your wedding
planning with a wedding party gift. Bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts can be simple or significant, inexpensive or lavish. What’s important is that they come from you and were selected especially for them.
Give wedding gifts that are functional and memorable. They can be personalized—it’s as simple as a monogram of your names or the wedding date. This lets you buy the same gift for each attendant, which is traditional.
For your bridesmaids, consider items like traditional wedding party gifts like perfume bottles, silver-backed brushes, picture frames and porcelain keepsake boxes. Other options include engraved goblets or champagne flutes.
There’s one bridesmaid wedding gifts that’s always a favorite —jewelry. Bracelets, pearl earrings and dainty necklaces are just a few of your possible choices for bridesmaids, while watches, tie clasps and money clips are naturals for groomsmen.
Also popular among the guys are beer mugs, engraved flasks, and personalized shot glasses, as well as sports tickets and team gear. Many men like wood items like CD holders, change trays and jewelry boxes.
For cigar lovers, consider premium cigars, monogrammed cases, lighters and cutters. Such accessories are available in either silver or gold and can be engraved.
Sometimes, the most appreciated bridesmaid and groomsmen wedding gift is financial assistance. It’s expensive to be in someone’s wedding party. To help your attendants pay for bridesmaid attire or travel costs is often a welcome, if non-traditional, gift. That’s especially true when you include a handwritten thank-you note that tells them how grateful you are for their friendship.
For groomsmen, such financial gifts could cover tuxedo rental charges. Bridesmaids can use your gift to help pay for their gowns, although another option is to pay for their shoes or accessories.
Wedding gifts are usually given at showers or during the rehearsal dinner. However do not feel this is the only time gifts can be given. Be creative when you package and wrap your gifts. This added effort often turns nice gifts into cherished mementos. For those you love, such gestures of gratitude are the least you can do.