The bridesmaids play important support roles to the bride in a wedding. They are usually the best friends or sister of the bride. Historically, the bridesmaids wore similar clothing to that of the bride to confuse evil spirits that might administer curses to the bride and groom. These young women also had to protect the bride from being kidnapped for her dowry on her way to the ceremony. Nowadays, the bridesmaids no longer have to protect the bride from kidnappers, or to fool the evil spirts.
However, they provide vital support to the bride to ensure everything goes smoothly on her wedding day. Therefore, it is appropriate for the bride to express her gratitude to her support netwrok. This article provides some ideas for the bride-to-be to select bridesmaid gifts. Some of these gifts can be given to the bridesmaids on or before the wedding day, while others can be sent after the wedding.
1. Persoanlized Picture Frame:
A picture frame engraved with your personal message is an ideal gift for the bridal support team. The frame can be used to hold a 4″ x 6″ bridesmaid picture. There are many attractive designs to choose from, including polka dots, pink and white, and multicolor text that captures those special moments with your support team on your wedding day. Your can find frames for your maid-of-honor, bridesmaids, and flower girls. A personalized picture frames that holds your favorite picture with your bridesmaids provides beautiful memento of your wedding day, and is a great thank you gift for the bridesmaids.
2. Personalized Keepsake Box:
Alternatively, you can send a keepsake box to all the members of your support team. Your favorite group picture can be inserted under the lid, which has enough room for engraving your personal message. They can keep your wedding pictures and other treasures securely with this attractive silver-toned keepsake box, This is a gift especially suitable for sentimental individuals who like keepsakes.
3. Wedding Flip Flops:
These attractive black or white wedding flip flops are adorned with rosebud ornament and personalized with up to 10 characters. These flip flops can be given to the bridesmaids before the wedding. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness that they do not have to wear heels for such a long day. If you have a beach wedding, these flip flops are must haves.
4. Pashmina Scarf:
Pashmina Scarves are practical and elegant accessories to any wardrobe. They can keep shoulders warm and can be given to the bridesmaids before the wedding to match their gowns. These scarves are available in 4 popular colors – petal pink, black, winter white and chocolate truffle, and can be personalized with up to 15 characters. These scarves are ideal for the glamor girls.
5. Personalized Coffee Mug:
Personalized Coffee Mugs are a great way to bring a little fun to the daily cup of coffee or tea of your bridesmaids. They are available in various designs, ranging from eye-catching polka dots design of six dazzling colors, to design with their favorite leisure activities (swimming, tennis, bicycling, hiking, shopping, etc). These heavy-duty ceramic mugs hold 15 ounces, and can be personalized with the recipient’s name and/or role at the wedding. The coffee mugs are perfect for students and working women.
6. Personalized Totes:
A pretty and colorful tote personalized with your recipients’ initials is a stylish and practical gift. They are available in a variety of styles, colors, and materials, and can be used by your recipients as a purse, or to carry their belongings to the beach, the gym, shopping. You can also use these totes as goodies bag and fill it with other gift items (e.g. picture frame, coffee mug) for your bridesmaids.
7. Spa Gift Basket:
You can pamper your bridesmaids with a spa gift basket after your wedding day. After all their hard work to ensure the ceremony and reception go smoothly, they certainly deserve some relaxation and rejuvenation.
As you can see from above, selecting the perfect bridesmaid gifts will depend on the personality, style of your bridesmaids, and your budget. Popular bridesmaid gifts include personalized picture frame, keepsake box, pashmina scarf, wedding flip flops, coffee mugs, personalized totes, and spa gift baskets. Most of the personalized gifts are available for around $30, and should not result in a dent to your budget. Regardless of what you select, these gifts will convey your message of gratitude, and further enhance the friendship between you and your bridal party.