Culture seems to be moving away from gifting bridesmaids, but why? The bridesmaids love the bride enough to donate time and effort to make the bride’s day a special one, so why not thank the bridesmaids in some special way?
You can certainly spend the money to gift your bridesmaids with classy gifts, but you can always gift them with something sassy if money is tight, as it often is during such an occasion. Here are 10 bridesmaid gift ideas that you can give your gracious bridesmaids:
The dress. One of the worst things that you can do to your bridesmaids is ask them to honor you by standing with you in your wedding and then expecting them to foot the bill for the dresses they must wear. This is tasteless!
Bridesmaid dresses costs dollars any way you go, so don’t outfit your bridesmaids in a dress that they’ll never be able to wear again. Opt for some nice dinner dresses from Dillard’s or Macy’s, buy the dresses for your bridesmaids, and let them keep them as gifts.
Girls’ day out. You can celebrate your upcoming nuptials with the girls by giving them a day out with just the girls, but you’ll need some dollars to pull this one off, especially if your wedding party is a big one.
You can schedule appointments for manicures, pedicures, and massages for all the girls. This way, they’ll be rested and look good for your wedding day. Don’t try and schedule such appointments, though, and expect your bridesmaids to pick up their own bills. Again, tasteless!
All-girl trip. An all-girl trip will surely thrill your bridesmaids, but this is a really extravagant gift, even if you take what is normally an economical trip because you’ll have to multiply the trip’s cost times the number of bridesmaids in your bridal party.
Gift certificate. A gift certificate for a personal service (such as a pedicure or facial) serves as a way to say thank you, and it can certainly say thank you to all your loyal bridesmaids. The amount of the gift certificates doesn’t have to be a lot, just enough to treat them to something special.
Diamond pendant. If you want to gift your bridesmaids with something classy, you can always gift them with diamond pendants. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but the cost of diamonds can certainly take a toll on the pocketbook. Still, diamonds serve as classy gifts.
Key chain. Matching, heart-shaped key chains serve as thoughtful gifts for your bridesmaids because the key chains serve as a regular reminder of the gorgeous time you shared together for the wedding ceremony. Engraving can even help personalize the key chains.
Paper weight. An engraved paper weight serves well as bridesmaid gifts if your bridesmaids work in the business industry. Make sure the paper weight is sturdy, simple, and feminine. Choose a style that allows for engraving, and you’ll be set.
Personalized stationery. Bridesmaid gifts can be as simple as stationery, personalized or not. You can match the stationery gift sets to your wedding colors, or you can gift the stationery in a variety of colors. Take your pick.
Fragrance basket. Women enjoy fragrance baskets, so why not gift your bridesmaids with some fragrance. You can assemble the fragrance baskets yourself, and you can include body fragrance and house fragrance. This always serves as a fun gift.