It’s officially engagement season, which means brides will be asking their bridesmaids to be in their wedding very soon. The days of asking your friends and family to be your bridesmaids are no longer just a question, but much more. Sending packages full of their favorites or personalized items asking them to be your bridesmaid is the path many brides are taking. A few years ago, I was asked to be a bridesmaid in this exact way. You can see the blog post here.
If this is the route you choose, there are many clever and unique gifts one can include in their bridesmaid package. I love the idea of practical yet personal gifts, but ultimately you can do whatever you want. Here are some examples of gifts you can choose.
Jewelry is always a great option. You can choose earrings, a bracelet or necklace. Many brides choose the potential bridesmaid’s initial as the design for jewelry. That is something that is fun and unique. If there is something that special between you and that individual, you can choose jewelry that reflects that. Jewelry is a great keepsake for any girl. This is also something that can double as jewelry they can wear on your wedding day if you would like.
If you want something that is wedding themed you could include the book “The Wedding” by Nicholas Sparks or the movie Bridesmaids. This gift is perfect for someone who loves to read or loves comedies. Either are fun additions to a package and they get you in the mood for a wedding!
A great celebratory item you can add to your package would be a fun wine glass and a personalized bottle of wine or champagne. You can buy mini bottles of these items. On Etsy, you can buy templates for personalized labels or you can create them yourself. You can also personalize wine or champagne glasses. Instead of a stemmed glass, you can purchase a stemless wine glass, which can be used for a plethora of things. I received a sample wine tumbler from Bridesmaids Gifts Boutiques. It’s a great gift that I will use for much more than wine. It is super cute, keeps drinks hot or cold for hours and is spill proof!
Make sure that with any bridesmaid package you include a fun note asking them to be your bridesmaid. There are so many cards out there that have cute puns, sweet sayings or fun memes that get the job done. To make it even more special, include a personalized note to your bridesmaid.
Looking for something to give your bridesmaids on your big day? All of these things make great gifts for that too! Whatever you choose to do, have fun with it! You don’t have to break the bank, you don’t have to do anything extravagant, just make it something from your heart, and your bridesmaids will love it!
Have a great day!