Weddings are a momentous occasion and having special people around you helps make sure it’s the happiest day of your life. Your bridesmaids have helped you plan, watched you try on your dress, partied away your hen night, and kept you (pretty much) sane throughout it all. Now it's time to give back with thoughtful Bridesmaids' gifts that show how much you really appreciate your girls for standing by your side on one of the biggest days of your life. Read on to find out everything you need to know about thank you gifts for your Bridesmaids.
Why give bridesmaid gifts?
A gift is a perfect way to show your appreciation to all your closest girlfriends and gives them a lovely keepsake to remember the day by.
What are good bridesmaid gift ideas?
The best Bridesmaid gift is one chosen with thoughtfulness and care. Usually something personal to be worn answers the brief best. If you've got necklaces, bracelets or clutch bags in mind, we've got lots of great ideas to inspire you. And if accessories just aren't her thing, we've got some great alternatives too.
How much should I spend on Bridesmaid gifts?
A lot depends on your overall budget for your Wedding and of course, how many Bridesmaids you've got to buy for. If you've only got one or two then you can afford to splurge a bit but if there's a cast of thousands in your wedding party then you might need to keep a closer eye on what you're spending. For larger groups a small individual gift is fine, people do understand Weddings are expensive affairs! For a smaller Wedding party, a collection of coordinating goodies is a wonderful way to mark the occasion.
Who pays for the Bridesmaids gifts?
Traditionally, it's the bride that pays for these gifts, they're a personal thank you from you to your closest friends for helping and supporting you through such a momentous occasion. Brides also generally buy gifts for the Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom and any little Flower Girls as well as the chief Bridesmaid or Matron of Honour.
When to buy Bridesmaids gifts?
We always recommend buying gifts a couple of months before the Wedding. As the big day approaches, you'll be so busy with last minute beauty appointments and final, final preparations, it will be reassuring to know that the thank you gifts are all sorted. The last thing you'd want to do is buy something you might regret in a last minute panic.
When to give your Bridesmaid gifts?
Although traditionally gifts have been given to Bridesmaids and parents during the speeches, it can sometimes drag out the process and feel a little impersonal. Most couples these days choose to give thank you gifts to their attendants and parents either the night before or on the morning of the wedding. This can be an ideal solution as it gives you a chance to spend some time thanking each person face to face and if the gift is wearable, like jewellery or accessories, they can use it at the ceremony.
Where to buy Bridesmaid gifts?
More than just a Gift can help you find gorgeous gifts for your superwomen of Weddings. Our unique collection of Bridesmaids’ presents will mean you get to say thank you in the most thoughtful way possible.
I hope you enjoy giving them as much as I enjoyed choosing them.
That's one more tick on the Wedding to-do list.