Bridal Party Gifts – It’s Time To Get Personal

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Take a good look around the next time you’re gathered together with your bridesmaids and groomsmen. These are friends you’ll find only once in a lifetime, sisters you’ve shared secrets with, a sister-in-law-to-be who’s become a fast friend, the brother you’ve always admired. Let’s face it: You might not even be headed to the altar at all without this special group. Remember when your college roommate said she had met THE guy for you? Turns out she was right.

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And these are the companions who’ve been with you throughout your wedding planning, every step of the way, from celebrating the arrival of a sparkling new engagement ring to addressing invitations to taking time away from work for a long wedding weekend. Now it’s time to say thank-you, not only with a handwritten note that expresses your feelings, but also with a gift that’s worthy of this momentous occasion. It can be presented to your attendants as a group at the rehearsal dinner, or separately at the bachelors’ dinner or bridesmaids’ luncheon.

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If you’re not sure where to start, consider this: The perfect bridal party gift shouldn’t break your budget, but it should be chosen with care and reflect your impeccable good taste. Among tried-and-true bridesmaid favorites you’ll find personalized bridesmaids gifts such as silver jewelry boxes, silver lockets, picture frames and key chains. Groomsmen are known to appreciate handy flasks, mugs for their favorite beverage, money clips, watches or stylish cuff links. But what’s the real beauty of these traditional favorites? All are easily engraved and personalized, for the absolutely perfect finishing touch. Nothing says “I care” or “I couldn’t have done it without you” like a gift that you’ve taken the time to personalize.

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Incorporating a cherished friend’s name or monogram, or even your wedding date as a happy reminder of time spent together, makes their gift even more of a treasure. If you’re feeling poetic, compose a sentimental message of your own for each gift that includes something personal about the recipient. The lucky attendant on the receiving end is sure to be touched by the extra time and effort you’ve put into enhancing a special token of your affection.

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Once you’ve selected the gifts for those who’ll stand by you on the big day, devote some time to that all-important gift for the one you’re about to wed. Chances are, you’re about to marry your best friend, and your gifts to each other should say just that. They need not be extravagant, simply heartfelt. Elegant trinket boxes (to hold a special piece of jewelry, naturally!) can be beautifully engraved, or you can personalize a watch or sentimental locket with a romantic message or simply your one-and-only wedding date. At a loss for words? Try something as concise as “Forever Yours,” “I Give You My Heart,” or “Now We Are One.” When you’re thinking about personalized gifts, don’t forget to seal your promise of happily-ever-after by engraving a special sentiment inside both of your wedding bands, too. Ask the jeweler to add your names, your wedding date or a short verse you both love. After all, this is about forever, so say just that in the ring that symbolizes your new married status.

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Last but not least, set aside some quiet time right before your wedding – when last-minute decisions may be overwhelming and you need a reminder of why you became engaged in the first place – to present your gifts to each other. Enclose a love note that recounts the day you met or the moment when he first said “I love you,” or write a few verses of a favorite poem to accompany the gift that’s sure to become a keepsake for life.

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  1. Liza

    Personalized gifts are very special. My friend, who recently got married, gave all of her bridesmaids a personalized wedding handkerchief. Now, I know, at first you might think that was not a great gift, but they loved them. They are so beautiful and delicate; they look like heirloom pieces. She gave each one of the women in the bridal party a different one, hand picked for their personality. Anyway, if you think about the different occasions at which those hankies can be used, really any time you will be drying tears, it is a lifelong gift and a great keepsake. Stacy gave me the website she ordered them from, if you want to see some of them go to Elegant Linens PC. I am thinking that I would like to give them as gifts too, maybe even for other occasions.

  2. donna

    Don’t let your gift giving style be guided by the price tag. Choose bridal party gifts based on your feelings for the attendant. The gifts don’t ll have to be the same, in fact, it’s nice if they aren’t since that shows you really thought about your friend and selected a gift just for her/him. You don’t have to spend a fortune (unless you’d like to!).

  3. Tracy

    Great article Donna 🙂 A personalised gift gives the recipient the feeling that some thought has gone into choosing the gift. And any Wedding Gifts whether it be for the Bride & Groom or the Bridesmaid, Best Man or Parents of the Bride & Groom etc it will be a gift that will be treasured for many years to come.

  4. Top Wedding Sites

    The best part of getting a gift, besides the thrill of unwrapping it, is to find inside a token from someone who shows they care by selecting just the right gift.

  5. Jane

    It’s great to see that personalised wedding gifts are increasingly popular. It’s a great to see someone’s expression when you give them such a thoughtful gift. You can get anything personalised nowadays whether you are having a winter or beach themed wedding. If you surf the net there are plenty of personalised wedding gift ideas for both bride and groom as well as wedding party members. My advise if you are planning to get something personalised plan it well ahead to avoid disappointment.

  6. Sarah

    You can pick up personalised wine glasses and champagne flutes for cheap online for around £35 with swaroski crystals and compact mirrors for less than a tenner engraved!

    Lots of offers in January so recommend buying whilst the sales are on.

  7. Anna

    A well written blog posting Donna 🙂 With so many wedding gifts that can be personalised these days it’s definitely becoming a much more fashionable thing to give to say Thank You.

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