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!