Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids
For every girl getting married, her bridesmaids are a source of help, support, inspiration and joy on the big day. They also support the bride during the run-up to the event, when they’re likely to be involved in organization, administration and providing general help with all the arrangements required for a wedding. So, how to thank those closest to you with a special gift and token of your appreciation? Thankfully, there is a huge range of potential bridesmaids’ gifts available to make the decision easier and guarantee that your gift will hit the mark.
Where to Start?
You can buy bridesmaid gifts on the high street, at department stores with wedding concessions or online. With online stores, there’s a vast variety of choice available, from favours through to chocolates, novelties, jewellery and photo frames.
If you wish to splash out when thanking your bridesmaids and they are ultimate ‘girly girls’, ladies shoes are a great choice. Get their shoe sizes from the wedding dress planner and treat them to some gorgeous heels if they’re cocktail divas, or pretty pumps if they prefer the modern flats look. If you have a small number of bridesmaids (or a large budget), you could even treat them to a handbag each. Jane Shilton has a wide range of prices on their handbags and these are a great example of a genuinely thoughtful gift that your fashion-loving bridesmaids will get plenty of use out of. You could even pick a colour that matches their bridesmaid dress. This could be either a little clutch for the day, or an everyday tote or shoulder bag for them to remember the occasion by.
Alternatively, if you are working to a tight budget, creative options work well and show that you’ve put thought into your gifts. Try making homemade chocolates, fudge, peppermint creams or bon bons and present them in decorative boxes. Little decorative stamps are a nice idea, as are small hairbrushes for handbags, decorative key rings and other such trinkets. Earrings and bracelets are beautiful gifts presented in a voile bag or gift box and small photo frames with a picture from the day will provide a great memory.
The Thought Is What Counts
Also, bear in mind that you don’t need to get your bridesmaids the same gift. You can either choose something from a range, but in different colours to suit tastes, or go for gifts of equal value, but designed to suit the bridesmaid’s individuality. Cut flowers are always a gorgeous choice too and don’t forget the power of a beautiful card, whether bought or handmade, with a thoughtful message inside it. The thought is what counts. Remember too that attractive presentation can make even a simple and inexpensive gift look very special. Be creative with your gift wrap and use coloured tissue, boxes with confetti or sparkles inside and plenty of ribbons to ensure that the presentation is perfect and your bridesmaids are delighted!
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Choosing the Maid of Honor can be one of the most difficult decisions a bride must make. There are so many women that have been a part of your life, how do you choose who it should be? No matter which amazing lady is awarded the role, your other frontrunners, and some people you may not have thought of, will probably feel slightly ill-used. There can only be one Maid of Honor; sisters, cousins, friends, and your mother know this. Be sure your choice is your own; do not let someone pressure you into choosing a person not on your list due to family politics.
Your mom should not expect to be your Maid of Honor. The mother of the bride has her own position of respect within the bridal party. Because it is your special day, if you wish to make your mother your Maid of Honor, you certainly can. Just remember that others might also be deserving of the role, and you will not be slighting your mom by allowing her to keep the title only she can have. Lets face it – your mum would be the worst person to plan your Hen party.
Sisters are sisters, and how many of them have gotten along throughout the majority of their lives? Your sister may be blood, but she may not be your best friend. Unless you and your sibling are inseparable best friends, consider looking for someone more unwavering to be your Maid of Honor. Friends are the likely choice, and many women are torn between childhood friends, college friends, current friends, and work friends. There is no equation to figure out who should be offered the position at your side. This is something only you can decide.
Friend For Ever
When looking for a Maid of Honor, look at the people who have stood the test of time. These may not be childhood friends; they may not be current friends. You want someone who has touched your life in a positive way; someone who you will always be bonded with regardless of distance or communication barriers. This person should know you better than you know yourself, and they should be humble about their ability to destroy you with that knowledge. Your Maid of Honor is the person who you would want to take your place at your husband’s side if something should happen to you. She is who you have decided is worthy, and you would not begrudge her anything, even your husband (as long as you’re dead!).
When you look at all these criteria for choosing your Maid of Honor, you may feel a bit overwhelmed at the selection process. The fact is, when you stick to such monumental reasons for bestowing a title on someone, you will have peace of mind when others feel rebuked.