Bridal and Gift Registry
Bridal Party Gift Ideas
Being part of a bridal party is a lovely honour for anybody close to the marrying couple. It is a chance to be intimately involved in the couple's special day and celebrate with them while also being included in the overall wedding ceremony and reception.
However, it is also a lot of work that can be an expensive experience for anybody asked to participate in the bridal party from costs of the outfits, to hair and makeup, organising hens and bucks night and any other organising expenses. This is why at the end of the whole wedding circus, many couples will give their bridal party a special something to thank them for all the help and hard work during this time.
So what do you give to your bridal party to thank them? Well there are a number of popular options for any budget or number of gifts to give, from home-made treats to personalised jewellery, there are gifts available that are a lovely remainder of those involved of how appreciated they were.
On a Budget
When it comes to giving bridal party gifts on a budget, there are actually a few options to allow you to give something heartfelt and worthwhile, while also not being that last wedding expense that proves just too much for your bank account! Cost can also be a real concerned if you have a larger bridal party than most average weddings. Home Made Treats can be a lovely simple and cheap way to thank your bridal party for all their hard work with popular options being a gift basket of baked goods (cookies, muffins) or even a gift bag of candles, scarves, key chains or chocolates.
If you like the idea of edible treats, then how about a bottle of wine or olive oil per person (especially appropriate if you are getting married in a vineyard) with a selection of cheeses or olives, offered in a small gift basket or similar. This is a popular option for both male and female bridal party members and can be a less expensive option for a gift.
If you have the cash or a smaller sized bridal party, why not personalized items through engraving and give to the party? This can be anything from hip flasks to pens to glassware, depending on the individual and what they would prefer. The engraving can also vary with either just the date, a message from you as a couple or their initials.
Many couples are leaving behind the standard gift ideas and opting for an exciting adventure or experience as their gift to their bridal party. Such experiences include bungee jumping, wine tasting, paintball, dinner out or spa days. The 'bridal party spa day' is now one of the most popular options when it comes to rewarding a bridal party (usually just the bridesmaids) so therefore you should be able to find a collection of deals or bonus treatments available for bridal parties that book in.
For those couples that have a larger budget and smaller sized bridal parties, consider jewellery as a lovely memento to commemorate your wedding and your bridal party's important role in the day. A nice gesture can be to give each bridesmaid a different part of the same jewellery set (i.e. necklace, bracelet, and earrings) and have them wear them on the wedding day.
When it comes to the gifts you want to give your bridal party, think about it well ahead of time and come up with what you feel is best suited for those involved. Just by doing a bit of research and looking into the type of gifts you want to give will be a perfect way to express your gratitude to your loved ones for their support and effort during this period of your life.
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