Picking Out Perfect Bridal Party Presents
Compiled by various cultures throughout history, many different traditions surround wedding ceremonies today. A modern but already well-established trend is the giving of special gifts to the groomsmen and bridesmaids who form the wedding party. This is a fantastic opportunity to show your best friends how much their love and support mean to you both. If you are hunting for the perfect bridal party presents for your important ladies and guys, here are some tips to help your search.
For the Bridesmaids
The great thing about bridal party gifts is that you can choose whatever you want them to be. This might result in a sentimental memento or a goofy gift. Whichever route you choose, it is an opportunity for your personality to shine and your friendship to show.
A typical gift consists of jewelry: a bracelet, necklace or other piece. Sometimes these can be worn on the wedding day and then kept as a special souvenir afterwards. Many brides will have pendants or other jewelry personalized by engraving the bridesmaid’s initials or another special message.
If you really want to pamper your bridesmaids, then there are some luxurious ways to show your love. Some of these high-end ideas include:
•A designer clutch
•An e-reader or tablet
•A wine club membership
•Spa gift certificates
For brides on a budget, there are many homemade gifts that have a thoughtful and personal touch. These might be holistic bath and beauty supplies, a hand painted mug or plate made at a ceramics studio, a knitted scarf, a scrapbook, a framed poem or other crafts.
For the Groomsmen
When it comes to groomsmen gift ideas, the same license applies. There are lots of fun and funky or classy and quality options to get creative with. Some grooms choose manly items like a cigar case or a set of monogrammed tumblers. Other ideas include sports memorabilia from each guy’s favorite team or picking out individual t-shirts of each groomsman’s preferred comic book superhero.
Another way to create an awesome gift is to find group adventures to plan for the men. A poker set can be perfect for a guys’ night get-together after the wedding. Or purchase tickets to a sports game. You can even buy a private box at a home game to enjoy with the groomsmen as a thank you.
When to Give Them
Once you have selected the best gifts for your friends, it is time to present the presents to them. This is usually done at the rehearsal dinner just before the wedding. The rehearsal is a special time to celebrate with your close friends and family. It is a nice evening that provides a chance to relax and enjoy the company. You can toast your bridal party and then hand out their gifts. Or you can give them quietly as the festivities die down. This way you can enjoy watching their reactions as they open the presents.
With these suggestions for finding the right bridal party gifts, you will be well on your way to letting the bridesmaids and groomsmen know how much they are appreciated.
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