Whether your wedding was postponed or is proceeding right on time, you probably have a huge checklist of decisions to make. Some decisions are driven by cost like the venue and food. Other decisions are less expensive but more personal like color choices and gifts for the attendants. Attendant gifts should reflect both the giver and the receiver.
If you want to give a gift that says you really know your bridal party or groomsmen, choose something special and have it monogrammed or personalized. A monogram shows that the item was bought with only that one person in mind; it couldn’t be given to anyone else. Initials look good on a variety of gifts including flasks, coffee mugs or cuff links. Personalized leather bracelets or lockets can feature the special day or the special relationship between you and your attendant.
Give each attendant a subscription box spread out over the next year. The first one can be given the week of the wedding. Follow up with a box 3-6 months later thanking them for their participation in the festivities. A final box can arrive around the time of your first anniversary with a note about your favorite memories of their support on your big day. There are all types of subscription boxes from alcohol, cosmetics, craft supplies and hair products. You could choose a different one for each attendant or stick with something that everyone will use like fruit or socks.
Another great choice for attendant gifts is to pay for a spa treatment the day of (or even the day after) the wedding. Many people will not pay for this luxury themselves, but would it enjoy it, nonetheless. Keep it personal by letting each attendant choose the treatments they want the most: massage, facial, pedicure, etc.
Attendant gifts often take a back seat to bigger expenses, but they are no less important. Choosing the perfect thank you gift should be a pleasure for both the giver and the receiver.