Bridal party gifts can be somewhat underwhelming. However, they shouldn’t be! Your bridal party is key to the success of your wedding, and they deserve a spectacular thank you gift. Choosing bridal party gifts is simple in theory – find gifts they’ll love and use forever. It’s the knowing of which presents to give which is the tricky bit, until now! We’ve put together some great tips to help you choose the perfect wedding party gifts!
4 Tips on Choosing Unique Wedding Party Gifts
Traditionally gifts are given to the bridal party for two reasons; to commemorate their role in a marriage and as a thank you for their assistance before and on the wedding day. The question then becomes, what should you give your bridesmaids and groomsmen? Here are four points to consider…
A useful gift – there’s nothing worse than being given a present which sits unused in a cupboard. A personalised bamboo hairbrush is a perfect choice for your bridesmaids!
An affordable gift – while there is no actual set dollar amount you should spend on wedding party gifts, more is not necessarily better. You’ve got a wedding to pay for, and budgets are often stretched as it is. This is when a thoughtful personalised gift means the most!
A memorable gift – to help your groomsmen remember their part in your wedding, gift them a gift which reflects the time you’ve spent together. For guys, this is often time spent together relaxing watching a sports game, or chatting over a few beers. A personalised bottle opener would be a great present and can be used during future social occasions too!
A matching gift – wouldn’t it be neat to find one gift which can be given to everyone in your bridal party? It can be done! For a summer wedding, we suggest a glass water jug, matching BBQ or salad server set, with a winter wedding suiting a nice merino rug.
When Should You Give Your Bridal Party Their Gifts?
One question brides and grooms ask, is about when is the right time to give their bridal party a gift? Should it be before their wedding day, as it can be hectic and maybe forgotten? Alternatively, should it be on your wedding day?
The jury is out on this one. It makes sense to give the wedding party their gifts before the big day, as they’ll have the time to appreciate and use them, and won’t forget to take them home! However, traditionalists feel that the giving needs to be on the wedding day, especially if it is something being worn or used on that day.
If you’re in need of more great gift ideas for your wedding party, we can help! Get in touch with us today, and we’ll organise them for you ASAP!