by Amy Abbott
There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding, luckily, most engaged couples have their bridesmaids and groomsmen to help everything go smoothly. Whether it’s organizing your stag party, bridal shower or tying together last minute details the morning of – let’s face it, your wedding party is your own personal army for prepping the big day. The last thing you want to do is thank them with a thoughtless or impersonal gift. After all, these loved ones help you plan, support you, and spend a lot of their own money and time for your wedding day! We’ve come up with five great gift ideas for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to help you say thanks in a special way.
If you want to gift for the whole party…
Buying gifts for all of your bridesmaids and groomsmen is a very smart and cost effective option for you and your fiancé. Plus, if your whole crew is great friends outside of all of the wedding festivities, one gift for everyone can just make sense.
If you’re having a casual, summer wedding, look into ordering fun sunglasses for 10 or more people. Gifting your group a pair of sunglasses offer you great photos of you and your friends, and will give them a way to shade their eyes during the reception and ceremony while still looking the part of being in the wedding. Plus, you can buy gifts for your whole wedding party in one easy purchase and they have a gift that will last them long after the wedding.
Just for the ladies…
Offer your bride tribe a cute and trendy gift to get ready in. Right now, I think rompers are cute and practical for you and your girls. They are easy to slip on and off, which is perfect to avoid messing up your hair and makeup. Plus, you’ll be getting ready for a few hours and rompers will help you stay comfortable before you all hop into those dresses!
If you are looking for a really unique gift and you think your wedding ceremony may be a tear-jerker, design monogrammed hankies for your bridesmaids. If your bridesmaids’ dresses have pockets or they are able to hold a small bag, allow them to stash away these cute hankies so they can wipe away their happy tears in style.
And for the gentlemen…
If you want to tie your groomsmens’ looks together, then gifting them matching details like a pocket square, bowtie or socks will give them a touch of style. Mixing and matching fun, colorful socks gives your wedding a pop of fun and offers a great photo opportunity. By gifting a tie or bowtie, you are eliminating any chance of an off-colored tie in the group. Plus, these are all gifts that will get plenty of use after the wedding.
Giving your groomsmen a monogrammed toiletry bag will help your guys pack up efficiently for your wedding day. If you gift this to your party the night before the wedding, at the rehearsal dinner, they will go home eagerly to stuff this bag full of their skincare products for the next day. This is another gift that will stand the test of time and can be used long after your wedding day.
Your wedding party has been helping you plan your wedding since the moment you asked them to be a part of your special day. Give them special thanks by pairing any of these gifts with a thoughtful, handwritten note, thanking them for something specific they did to help your wedding day go off without a hitch!