We know that planning something as monumental as a wedding can be extremely stressful and unfortunately, as close as we come, event planners can’t do it all! Luckily, you can enlist the help of your wedding party to organize your bachelor and bachelorette parties and the bridal shower. However, it’s custom to give a thank you gift to your party for their help ensuring all of your festivities go smoothly. We have a few great gift ideas for your bridesmaids and groomsmen to make this process as quick and easy as possible for you.
Jewelry is a classic gift for bridesmaids but it can be useful the groomsman too! When it comes to your girls, something that they can wear for your wedding, like a necklace, is always a smart idea. Take it a step further by getting something monogrammed so it’s more personal for them, this way, they will want to wear it long after your special day is over. We love a simple necklace that can be engraved with initials, a name or a date that is special to them. Another option is getting jewelry that doesn’t need to be worn for your wedding. While it may take more shopping around time, you can get a bit more personal by simply gifting a piece you know your girls will love.
For the guys, also think of items that can be used on your wedding day. Something like a watch, tie, tie bar or cufflinks are perfect for the occasion and, like the bridesmaids’ jewelry, will be used after the wedding for other special events.
Pro tip: Jewelry is the perfect present when your bridesmaids and groomsmen aren’t in matching outfits. This way their looks are all tied together with a simple accessory.
If you are having a destination wedding or one that is sure to be on a sunny day, gift your whole wedding party stylish and high quality sunglasses. Now we’re not talking about those cheap plastic ones that you could give to every wedding guest just to be trashed during the reception. Take the time to pick out a pair that will complement each person’s style. That way you know that you are offering them a gift that will be used for years to come. Plus, bulk ordering on e-commerce sites like Warby Parker makes it easy for you to buy for the women and the men in one purchase and it can also save you money and time. You can order gender neutral frames that will tie together your whole party and you do this all in the comfort of your own home. It’s that simple!
I think we all know how excited women got when their dresses happen to have pockets in them! However, it isn’t always easy to find bridesmaids’ dresses with such a luxury. Instead, gift the girls matching clutches that they can hold during your ceremony to keep all of the essentials like their cell phone, any emergency items for the bride and some tissues. Sticking with something simple is best here so you know that no matter the style of each person in your wedding that they will be sure to use it again.
If you have a group of groomsmen that’s filled with beer aficionados and then give them one-of-a-kind glasses or growlers. These can be personalized with their name, your wedding date, and even their favorite color. However, you don’t have to focus it on your wedding you can choose to personalize it with just their name to make it an exciting piece to add to their collection!
Hopefully you have an awesome group of loved ones supporting you and your fiancé through every step of wedding planning! If so, consider one of these unique gifts to say thank you to your bridesmaids and groomsmen.