Personalize Your Thank You For All the Support Your Friends ProvidedCuff links, jewelry and scotch, Oh My! As wedding season approaches, brides and grooms will be racking their brains thinking of the perfect gift with which to thank their most loyal friends.
The bridal party has done everything from plan bachelor and bachelorette parties, throw showers, spend a hefty amount of money on dresses, give heartfelt toasts and do their best to ensure your day goes off without a hitch. What s the best way to show your appreciation?
Typically, grooms gift their groomsman with alcohol related items: flasks, shot glasses, steins and premium bottles of liquor. These men can also expect personal items such as cuff links, tie clips and watches.
Bridesmaids can be found opening packages containing jewelry, totes and items to be worn during the wedding.
While the two most common gifts - alcohol related items and jewelry - are appropriate, they need to be personalized. These men and women are doing everything in their power to make your day everything you want; therefore, extra effort is required.
When purchasing jewelry, every woman s favorite gift, consider each bridesmaids personality. Is she a classic beauty? A set of pearl earrings is something she would cherish for years to come. Maybe she has a dramatic personality. Buy her an oversize cocktail ring. If in doubt, a personalized charm bracelet is a timeless piece.
If you re having a beach wedding, provide your bridesmaids with a monogrammed tote bag she can lug her items around in throughout the week, and beyond. It s also lovely to provide your best friends with monogrammed toiletry bags or jewelry rolls. These are items she can use frequently, and think of you each time.
As for the men, the more personalized you make the typical gift the more meaningful it becomes to the recipient. Instead of handing each groomsman identical cuff links, monogram them. Better yet, attach each man s personality to his gift. Are they all baseball fans, but cheer opposing teams? Give them stadium cuff links created from seats at famous ballparks. Does one groomsman value vintage pieces? He will cherish an antique timepiece.
Regardless of what you give to your bridal party, personalize it for each friend. These are friends you ve had for years and they re part of your most important day. Give gifts that speak to each of them and you can t go wrong.