Your bridesmaids are some of the most important people in your life. So much so, that you want them to take a special place on your wedding day. Bridesmaids end up spending a lot of time, money, and effort on the wedding and deserve some special thanks and consideration.
1. Bridesmaid Proposal Gifts
Now that you have been proposed to, its time to propose to your bridesmaids! This is an exciting time for everyone involved, and there are some simple ways to make it a special moment no one will forget.
Customized gifts: You can add a label asking, “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” to a token of appreciation to give when asking your bridesmaids if they will be in your wedding. Wine bottles, nail polish, shot glasses, tote bags, the possibilities are endless! If you are crafty you can customize gifts with paint or decals.
Personalized notes: Something special that money can’t buy is a personalized note for each of your bridesmaids. You can write everyone a letter about what they mean to you, memories of your friendship, and why you want them there on your special day.
2. Bridesmaid Boxes
A bridesmaid box is a unique and personalized gift idea to show appreciation for your dearest friends. You have the ability to choose what you want to fill it with based on the unique personality and interests of your bridesmaids. The possibilities are endless, but some ideas are:
⦁ Bath bombs and salts
You can also look to companies that specialize in bridesmaid boxes. With all there is to worry about in planning a wedding, these boxes are a stress-free, customizable gift option. These are also perfect for giving your friends and family when asking if they will be in your wedding.
3. Matching Functional Gifts
Matching robes: This is a functional gift that can be used after the wedding and will make everyone feel pampered and special before the reception even begins. Also, everyone in matching robes can make for some adorable photo opportunities!
Comfy shoes: Your girls are going to be standing and running around a lot to make sure the wedding is perfect; their aching feet will definitely appreciate the thoughtful gesture!
Personalized bags, bracelets, or water bottles: Not only are these items functional, but also fashionable. You can order customized bags with your bridesmaid’s names, or with a phrase like “Bride Tribe”, “Team Bride”, etc. You can also put an expression, phrase, quote, or initials so they can serve as gifts that will actually be used post-wedding.
4. Weekend Survival Bag
This idea could apply to the actual bachelorette party or wedding weekend. These can be made on any budget, and these little items go a long way. This little gesture is simple, but can go a long way in letting your girls feel loved and taken care of!
Bachelorette party survival kit ideas:
⦁ Mini liquor bottles
⦁ Reusable water bottle
⦁ Small perfume
⦁ Hair ties
⦁ Hangover snacks (chips, chocolate, etc.)
⦁ Gum or mints
Wedding day survival kit ideas:
⦁ Sunscreen and bug spray (outdoor wedding)
⦁ Bobby pins
⦁ Bug spray
5. Be Considerate of Your Bridesmaids
Sometimes, consideration for your bridesmaids’ time and feelings goes farther than physical gifts.
Mismatch bridesmaid dresses: A fun option to give your bridesmaids some freedom is to do mismatch dresses. Choose a color pallet for the dresses and provide a picture of the colors you are going for and some possible guidelines. Then, let your brides choose their own dresses. This is perfect for a bridal party with a wide variety of tastes and body types!
Be upfront about costs: Let everyone know from the start how much they will be spending on the bachelorette party/trip and wedding. Also, not everyone has been involved in a wedding before; let them know what is expected of them so there are no surprises.
No matter your budget, you can create a thoughtful, unforgettable experience for your bridesmaids. These are the girls who have been standing right by your side and will be there with you as your transition into married life.