Choosing Gifts for Bridesmaids
With all the attention surrounding the bride and groom as the big day arrives, it is all too easy to forget the other important people in the wedding party such as the bridesmaids. Bridesmaids have a traditional role in the wedding in helping the bride to get ready for the service. However today, the majority of bridesmaids are involved with the planning of the entire wedding day and many act as emotional sounding boards for the bride in the months leading up to the actual day. This is why it is important to choose thoughtful gifts for your bridesmaids. Below you will find a few suggestionsfo choosing gifts for bridesmaids which will truly how your appreciation.
Gifts for Bridesmaids - Jewellery
Depending on the colour of the bridesmaid dresses, you may want to give your bridesmaids matching necklaces or earrings that complement their outfits. Choosing something like a heart or cross pendant on a silver or gold chain will mean they can continue to wear their gift after the big day as a lasting memory.
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If you only have a small number of bridesmaids then you can even think about matching earrings or bracelets as well. Alternatively you could choose a monogrammed bridesmaid trinket box in which to keep their other jewellery items, again expressing a special thank you for their help.
Gifts for Bridesmaids - Gift certificates
It may be that you don`t have time to choose a specific gift for each of your bridesmaids or that you don`t really know their individual preferences. In these cases, gift certificates are a great way to show you care but they are also easy to order and they enable your bridesmaids to choose exactly what they want as a memento of your special day.
Gifts for Bridesmaids - Special silver items
Weddings are often associated with the colour silver and so a special silver gift for each of your bridesmaids will keep in with the overall theme. These gifts can range from engraved photo frames to pretty enamelled compact mirrors to embroidered pillows using silver thread. You might also want to think about personalised tote bags containing cosmetic products or bath products that you know your bridesmaids like, again in the silver theme.
What you choose as a bridesmaid gift will depend to a large extent on the personal tastes of both yourself and your bridesmaids. However choosing something that can be used long into the future will make your special day stand out in the minds of your wedding party for years to come. Choosing something practical will remind your bridesmaids of your appreciation -- which in turn may help them to choose your anniversary gifts in the future!