Bridal Party Gifts to Delight the Bridesmaids
On your bridal shower, present gifts that will make your bridesmaids feel valued and appreciated. They deserve the gifts because they have done a lot to help you plan your wedding. It is the least thing you can do to show them how grateful you are and blessed for having them as your friend through thick and thin. It is not new to you that giving bridesmaids gifts is a longstanding tradition during weddings, and as the bride, you want to make sure that your good friends will receive nothing but the best.
A bridal shower doesn’t only mean giving gifts to the bride, because you -as the bride – could also present gifts for the bridesmaids. This event makes a good time to offer the gifts you prepared for your wedding attendants since they are all expected to come. While the party is not yet over, you can hand over the various gifts to your bridesmaids, maid of honor and flower girl. But in case kids are not allowed in the party, it would still be fine to present the flower girl’s gift to her on the other day.
Bridal party gifts for bridesmaids don’t need to be extravagant nor lavish. Yes, you can provide such if you have a large budget to buy expensive items, but if you are on tight don’t force yourself or feel obliged to purchase gifts that come with a high price tag. You may consider other practical ways as well, like shopping at a discount store or getting discount items from the clearance section of a mall or online store.
Another inexpensive option you can think of is to consider DIY gifts. Many brides nowadays are into DIY ideas. As you will notice, there’s a lot of do-it-yourself ideas for weddings that popping-out on the Internet. Visit how-to websites and simply type the keywords you would like to search. These online tutorials have been a great source to many brides on a budget who seek practical ideas on how to cut down the cost of their wedding. DIY bridesmaids gifts may include scrapbooks, quilts, gift baskets, handmade jewelry, handmade ceramics, edible treats and etc.
When buying or making bridesmaids gifts, however, you have to consider the personalities of the girls as well as their individual preferences. Personalized ideas are very popular nowadays, especially when it comes to gift-giving. Choose items that reflect who your bridesmaids are. If they like sports, then buy them gifts related to their favorite sports. Otherwise you can present eco-friendly tokens if they are nature-lovers. For the girls who like to cook, you can make you cooking-related gift more fun by presenting a customized apron that has an embroidered “bridesmaid” or name of the bridesmaid on it.
Other personalized gifts for your wedding attendants include engraved jewelry gifts, personalized tote bags, custom shirts, personalized ladies flasks, engraved compact mirrors, engraved perfume bottles and a lot more. If you opt for these personalized suggestions, better surf online as you will have a much wider selection to choose from.