The importance of having great bridesmaids can be crucial to the success of your wedding day. Those select few friends or family members have the hefty task of making sure everything runs smoothly for you on your big day as well as being responsible for keeping your nerves at a manageable level during the most stressful day of your life!
Therefore, presuming they’ve done their job well, it goes without saying that when the big day has finally come, you owe your bridesmaids a debt of gratitude. There’s no better way to express some appreciation than in the giving of a meaningful gift that you know they will enjoy.
We tracked down five great and meaningful gift ideas to make your Bridesmaids feel appreciated for all their hard work
The Keepsake Gift.
Undoubtedly, a very meaningful gift idea for your Bridesmaids is one that they can keep and will remind them of their involvement in your special day. This doesn’t have to be expensive, it can be as simple as a lovely pair of earrings or a pendant to add to a necklace. If it’s in the budget, you can also take the added step of having the item engraved.
The Fun Gift
Think about what kinds of activities each of your Bridesmaids like to do for fun. For example, if they’re a movie buff they would probably love a double pass to Gold Class with a food voucher. Or live theatre may be more their thing, so get them a couple of tickets to a show that you know they’d love to see.
The Luxurious Experience Gift
A fantastic gift idea which can have the added bonus of supplying some essential bonding time with your bridesmaids is to book an hour or two at a Day Spa. Not only is it a fantastic way to make your Bridesmaids feel pampered and appreciated, but it’s an effective way to relax everyone (including yourself!) in the bridal party before the big day!
The Special Interest Gift
A thoughtful gift that has taken into account the personal interests of your bridesmaid can be absolutely priceless. So take the time to really nut out the interests of your Bridesmaid. They may love a certain type of furniture, or style of home furnishings, they may be an avid tennis player or musician. What can you purchase that would be in line with this interest?
The Edible Gift
A gourmet dining and/or drinking experience is never a bad idea, but almost always a very good one! You can look at gifts such as a degustation, winery tour, or high tea. All of these gift ideas are always more fun in a group, so you may want to get this gift idea for all of your bridesmaids and go along yourself as well (of course!).
It’s good to remember that while getting the right gift for your bridesmaids is very important, it’s just as vital to make sure that your bridesmaids feel both you and your partner’s appreciation for all their hard work on your Wedding Day. A heartfelt and personal thanks to each bridesmaid before you depart for your honeymoon would definitely fit the bill!
At the end of the day, the gift that you select for your bridesmaids will be largely dependant upon your budget and it is all too easy to get carried away with making costly and over the top gestures that may not even suit your bridesmaids tastes.
Hopefully, we have demonstrated in this article that there are effective ways to select meaningful gifts for your bridesmaids that will be loved by the receivers without breaking the bank!
What did you get your bridesmaids as a gift?