Thoughts about Wedding Party Gifts

A wedding party will vary in size and composition depending on a couple’s preferences, but one thing doesn’t change: they deserve a thank-you. For most brides, the bridal party is an important support system during the planning process, attending fittings and tastings, holding your hand as you try to hold on to your self esteem and sanity, and standing up for you on your big day. They are there for you as you take your vows and pledge the rest of your life to your partner.

I think that deserves some bath wash.

So who counts as the wedding party?

Certainly your bridesmaids and your maid of honor, but also your groomsmen and best man. Don’t forget about junior bridesmaids, flower girls, ring bearers, and parents, too.

You aren’t breaking any major etiquette rules if you get something for your usher but not your flower girl, but thank-yous are always appreciated, even if they’re only a bath kit or a coloring book.

 

So, here are some ideas for bridal party gifts:

Groomsmen:
Think practical. Muted colors; leather, silver.
Engraved flasks, personalized cuff links, martini glass set

Bridesmaids:
Something that they can wear during the ceremony; wedding keepsakes.
A spa morning, matching earrings, clutches

Mother:
Wedding keepsakes
Handkerchief (for the ceremony); wedding antiques; matching earrings

Father:
Similar to groomsmen gifts
counterbalance wine holder, money clip

Flower Girl:
Try to include the flower girl with bridesmaid gifts. If she’s too young, less expensive jewelry for the ceremony.

Ring Bearer:
Something to keep his hands busy and his mind active.
Backpack with small games and toys; crayons and coloring books

  • Oleh Marfin

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