Last week on the blog, we talked about the importance of Wedding Welcome Boxes in showing gratitude to your guests. Click here to read if you missed it. With a plethora of ideas on the internet and Pinterest boards, it can be difficult to decide the perfect gifts for those extra special bridal party members. You might be having an eclectic wedding, where you could give artisan jewelry, or a traditional wedding in which a box full of spa gifts would be appropriate. Whatever gift you give, adding a personal gift shows that you’ve thought about your friends and show gratitude to all those loved ones who spent time and money to help you have your perfect day!
Our suggestion is to plan the same box for everyone, with one interchangeable and customizable gift that will make each person in your party feel special.We love including a piece of jewelry they can wear during your event, monogrammed gift cards, a hand-picked handkerchief, or a robe. Include a special note or letter explaining how important your friend is to you too! It's always key to making her feel appreciated and loved.
Bridal Party Gifts
Each couple is different when it comes to what they gift. If you want more ideas on who and what to gift, download our free and simple Ultimate Checklist for Wedding Gifting on proper wedding etiquette for the happy couple to give guests, bridal party, and thank you gifts.
Much like wedding welcome gifts, giving a box full of handpicked items is best. With your bridal party, you’re able to individualize the gifts for your go-to people. Being a good bridesmaid, groomsman, best man or maid of honor is no small feat. It takes a lot of patience, time, and money. Giving them a gift that’s a little sentimental, lavish, and shows your thanks shows them that you appreciate all the time and effort they have put into making your day special. Remember the one thing most important, when deciding to give a gift box to your bridesmaids, groomsmen, or parents, is love. Think about times in your relationships that you have connected. Highlight those in your gift. Did you and your Maid of Honor travel together? Do you and your dad have a tradition of watching old films? These memories are the perfect place to start.
This box above, The 100 Layer Cake Bridesmaid, is our special collaboration with blog 100 Layer Cake, complete with all the goodies to make your bridesmaid feel loved and appreciated.
If you’re overwhelmed with the thought of gathering every detail and tying it together with the perfect bow, you can look into pre-curated boxes that may be exactly what you want. By seeing what is included in these boxes, you can get an idea of what you want to include in your box. Bestowe works with artisans to create beautiful pieces that are carefully put together for you. We talk through your thought process behind your gifts to make sure that you adding personality and love into this gesture.
Here are a couple of our pre-curated gift boxes (ideas for bridesmaid gifts to groomsman gifts to personalized gifts for your wedding) to show you the thoughts that went into making our gift boxes:
Calm the Soul
This box provides all the finer things in life: tea, chocolate, and a bath soak. Weddings can be stressful for everyone involved. Even when you’re feeling calmer than you may have expected, excitement can take over. Our goal with this box is to show your bridesmaids that you care about them by giving them the tools to create a calming spa experience at home. Love is shown in many ways but providing your friends with some self-care is truly an act of love.
Relaxation comes in different forms. With this box, we wanted the inner Don Draper in all of your groomsmen to come out. By providing your guys with bar essentials, you can say “thanks” and “we’re here to have a good time” all at once.
These little touches can show your friends and family that you care about them. It is an honor to stand by someone at their wedding, and that in itself is the greatest gift. But it never hurts to surprise your bridal party with a little something extra for their time and support. Celebrate the people who are by your side with a box full of love.
If you’re worried about how, when, and, where to give gifts during your wedding season, Bestowe has created the Ultimate Checklist for Wedding Gifting that includes a wedding timeline. Sign up for our mailing list to get the inside scoop on what and when to give your wedding party gifts.