‘Will you be my bridesmaid’? The all-important question you may ask your best friend or even your sister, who you want to be your bridesmaid or maid or honor. You would want the important person in your life to be there for you and be a part of your most memorable day. It is a special moment when you are surrounded by your loved ones, taking care of you before the wedding and during.
How would you show your love and affection to this special person and how will you show your gratitude to her, for being there with you through all those childhood years and being there for you and standing there with you on your wedding day. That’s how the tradition of bridesmaid gifts came into being. Apart from the maid of honor, there are other bridesmaids too that you would want to thank for by giving bridesmaid gifts.
Preparing for your wedding is an tedious task for these bridesmaids, especially the maid of honor who has a lot of preparing to do. A bridesmaid gift given with love will make all the difference and makes them feel appreciated.
There are several things that can be given as bridesmaid gifts. Usually all bridesmaids are given the same bridesmaid gifts, except for the maid of honor, who gets a special gift for her extra effort. You can also buy a different gift for each one of them or buy the same gift with different colors etc. These days you can even get something personalized made for each one of them. You can give them necklaces and earrings as bridesmaid gifts, for them to wear with their bridesmaid dresses. You can even individually see that you meet their personal tastes. A good wine box along with a bottle of her favorite vintage wine is a great bridesmaid gift. There are toiletry bags to take care of beauty supplies. You can buy a good one with a mirror and enough space to put all toiletries. How about pearl necklaces if you are wearing pearls too, so that all of you look synchronized together and they get a beautiful gift of a lifetime too.
There are several things you could give as bridesmaid gifts, bath robes, make up kits, gift pouches, chains, perfumes, and anything at all that you would give as a gift on any special occasion. Only thing is, you will need to keep each ones personality in mind while buying bridesmaid gifts. Don’t buy things you cannot afford. Be within your budget and buy something that you know they would love. It is the thought that matters, that you care for them. Whatever you buy as the bridesmaids gifts, make sure to get something more expensive or an extra gift for your maid of honor.
By giving bridesmaid gifts, the bride is thanking them for their effort in putting her wedding together. Bridesmaid gifts are a token of appreciation and love. Don’t forget the thank you note. A beautiful bridesmaid gift along with a thank you note does wonders for a long lasting friendship.