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Bridal Party Presents Sure to Please

Wedding Party Gift Ideas

Being a bridesmaid or a groomsman is no easy task! They work hard to ensure that your wedding day is a dream come true, the festivities leading up to it are fun, and they help keep you sane while planning. It’s no wonder that these people are usually your closest friends and family members — because they are loving and supportive! This gives you all the more reason to especially thank your wedding party after it’s all said and done. I’ve come up with some present ideas that are the perfect way to show your wedding party some appreciation.

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1. Purposeful jewelry

Giving your wedding party an accessory to be worn on your wedding day is a classic gift idea. And there’s a reason why this idea never goes out of style – it’s practical! You can help both your bridesmaids and groomsmen look extra sharp on the day of your wedding, and if you keep the pieces simple, they will continue to wear this gift again and again!

For the bridesmaids, give them a piece of jewelry. Finding jewelry to match the dress can be a tough process for your girls, so gifting wedding day jewelry is one less thing they have to worry about! Whether it’s a bracelet, earrings or a beautifully coordinated set, you can pick out something for everyone and ensure it complements the dresses you all chose.

For the guys, cuff links will add a simple, yet classy, touch to any wedding style. Cuff links with monograms are perfect for any groomsman because of the personal touch the monogram adds! By engraving your friends’ initials on them, you will be giving them a one-of-a-kind accessory for any special occasion.

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2. An experience

Gifting your friends and family something that provides an experience they can do after your wedding is a thoughtful and exciting present! Think of each person individually, then you can gift them something based on their interests.

If your maid of honor is a craft beer aficionado, give her a gift card to her favorite brewery so she can enjoy a beer flight or stock up on growlers of a well-loved beer. Maybe one of your groomsmen went over the top to ensure the bachelor party and wedding went off without a hitch; give him a gift certificate to a local spa to recharge with a massage after the wedding. The options are truly limitless, so have fun with it!

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3. Unique accessories

If you and your fiancé have a quirky group of friends, here are a few gift ideas that are super unique and guaranteed to please even the goofiest of bridesmaids and groomsmen!

Maybe the people in your wedding party love to show off their unique style each day by rocking different pairs of glasses. You can bulk order gift cards for everyone from an on-trend brand like Warby Parker so that everyone can pick out a pair that best suits them. Your friends can go crazy and buy accessories, sunglasses, or even any pair of prescription eyeglasses if they want! Pair this gift card with a handwritten thank you note to make it extra special.

Another gift that will keep on giving long after your wedding has ended is a snap and print Polaroid camera. It’s actually a cute and compact digital camera that has a printer included in it so you can instantly print the photos! By gifting it on your wedding day, your bridal party will end up taking more photos of the big day. You will have so many fun pictures from your wedding night from everyone’s point of view! Then, your friends can keep this to use every day and capture more special memories.

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Gifts for the wedding party are a sign of gratitude for everything this group of people does for you while you’re engaged! Luckily, gift giving can be fun, creative, and you don’t have to break the bank. Whether it is a simple hand-written thank you, jewelry to help offset some of the expense of being in a wedding, an experience after your big day…taking some time to recognize your bridal party is important!

Have you given or received any fabulous bridal party gifts? Share it in the comments below!

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  1. This is the perfect post! I have SO many friends getting married who are looking for gift ideas for their bridal party. I will be sharing this!

  2. Amazing ideas in here Susannah! I love that you included images from weddings where people had used them as well. So well thought out.

  3. Lauren Casino says:

    These are SUCH wonderful gift ideas! I especially love the Polaroid camera as a gift!

  4. Kaela says:

    These are fantastic ideas! I love the idea of giving an experiential gift- so much more meaningful! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kathryn Mabrle says:

    Such a fun post, and I love all of these ideas. I really like the idea of getting each person something that is uniquely “them”, even if all of the gifts fall into the same category. The experiential gift is my favorite idea of the lot! What a fun thing to do.

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