If you’ve ever helped to organise a wedding, you’ll know it’s emotional, fun and a lot of hard work! Bridesmaids pour so much time and energy into making everything happen, but choosing a personalised bridesmaid gift that says all you want it to can be a challenge.
As wedding season approaches, many of us are looking for ways to capture special memories of one of the biggest occasions life can bring. If you’re on the hunt for an unusual bridesmaid gift or ways to thank the girls who make it all come together, then read on for our tips and suggestions.
How to Choose a Gift for Your Bridesmaids
When it comes to choosing a gift to thank your bridesmaids, the personal touch is everything. If you need to buy a few of something without it costing you the earth, think about which everyday items you could gift that could be personalised.
A personalised bridesmaid mug is a great idea to give on the morning of the day as you share a drink together before the big event. In months to come, as they sip their tea or coffee, your bridesmaids will remember not only the fun you had planning and being at the wedding together, but also how special your friendship is and what it means to you both.
If you’d like to take things up a notch, think about a gift box or personalised tin that can be uniquely printed on the outside with goodies hidden on the inside. You might hide a voucher for some pampering, a gift card to the cinema or an invitation to do something nice together when you’re back from your honeymoon.
Add some special chocolates and a hand-written note and you’ve got a personalised bridesmaid gift that she can use again and again.
Presenting and Wrapping Your Gifts
Once you’ve chosen the ideal gift, it’s time to turn attention to the wrapping for a real wow factor.
If you have several bridesmaids, you could try choosing a few different wraps that
co-ordinate to make a stylish display. Choose contrasting ribbons or a length of natural twine and perhaps add a sprig of greenery.
Cut individual tags from high quality card stock and write a unique, personal message on each one. Acknowledge what you love about each bridesmaid in turn and let her know how grateful you are for her help. If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at Pinterest for some inspiration.
Think in advance about the best time to give your bridesmaids gifts too. The big day flies by so quickly so would it be better to give gifts during speeches? Or perhaps when you’re all together in the morning or evening before?
Think about the words you want to say in advance if you’re planning to give a little speech along with the gifts. Weddings are a great time to say how you feel, even if emotion ends up getting the better of you!
Above all, put some thought into your personalised bridesmaid gift, but don’t overthink it too much. Your friends are there to support, help and have a great time with you. As long as you’re happy, then they’re sure to be too.
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