A wedding wouldn’t come together without all the help and support of the wedding party, so it’s important to thank them in a way that recognizes their contributions to your special day. Finding the perfect thank you gift can be a daunting task, especially if you’re on a budget. If you’re looking for gifts for the people in your wedding party, here are five wedding party gift ideas to inspire you.
Bottle of Cheer
A bottle of fine wine or spirits is always a welcome gift, one that friends will appreciate long after the wedding celebration is over. Why not order personalized wine glasses, snifters, or tumblers engraved with a special message and pair them with bottles of your friends’ favorite alcoholic beverages? If the groom’s party prefers beer, there are many upscale brews in 750 mL bottles that make a classy and unique gift. Pair it with a personalized pilsner glass for a gift they’ll love.
Sweet treats are always welcome, especially for the bridesmaids and mothers in the party. Purchase personalized favor boxes and fill them with delectable handcrafted truffles from your local chocolatier. You can also include a few sample-sized bags of your favorite gourmet coffee. To add a little charm, tuck a personalized chocolate bar in the box. If the budget allows, give each guest a bottle of champagne to accompany their chocolates.
Remind your friends that even though you’re married now, you’ll always be close friends. Choose a photo of you with each member of your bridal party; look for pictures from a special event or a favorite memory you share. A photo with you and all the members of the bridal party, perhaps from a shower or engagement party, also works well. Put it in a personalized photo frame and include a hand-written note reminding your friend of some of your favorite times together.
While jewelry and cufflinks are relatively common wedding party gifts, you can do something special and unique to make your jewelry gift stand out. Tie the jewelry to the theme of your wedding. Why not tuck some glass earrings into a pretty box decorated with raffia and starfish for a wedding on the water? A sparkling snowflake charm on a silver bracelet is a beautiful choice for a winter wedding. Sleek dice cufflinks are perfect for the men in a Vegas wedding party.
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A charming wicker picnic basket or monogrammed insulated tote is a great gift idea for both the men and women in your wedding party, especially for a spring or summer wedding. Order personalized can koozies or bottle coolers and put one in each basket. Add a bottle opener, corkscrew, and a jar of your favorite jam, tapenade, or pesto. You can also put a bottle of wine or beer in each basket. A gift card or certificate to a local sandwich shop or deli is another thoughtful touch.
Finding thoughtful gifts your bridal party will love doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. With a little creativity and inspiration, you’ll be amazed at the great gift ideas you can dream up for your wedding party.