Our Favorite Bridal Party Gift Ideas from Real Weddings
All of your wedding guests are near and dear to your heart, but the people you chose to include in your bridal party definitely deserve special treatment on the big day. After all, they've gone the extra mile for you and your fiancé (in life and in preparation for your nuptials!), so it's important that you go above and beyond when showing your appreciation for them. Although they were more than happy to help you on your journey down the aisle, your bridal party likely lent more than just a helping hand during your wedding preparations. More often than not, wedding parties typically shell out out extra cash while assisting and celebrating. Money aside, they love you beyond words and have been there for you through every planning crisis. So, why not thank them with a heartfelt gift?
After years of friendship, no one knows your tight-knit group quite like you do. With that in mind, consider gifts that really speak to each person's personality. Commonly, brides and grooms opt to gift wedding-day accessories like jewelry or ties, but don't limit yourself to big-day accessories alone. Take these custom embroidered hoops from Katiedid & Co., for example. Each one was thoughtfully monogrammed with the names of this bride's wedding party. Although the hoops didn't get much use during the wedding itself, each bridesmaid was able to display her present after the big day.
Looking for even more wedding party gift inspiration? Luckily, we gathered our favorite ideas from several seriously creative couples. Getting-ready attire, perfumes, and ties all made the list, along with more inspired ideas that played into the styles and themes of each wedding (and each bridal party member!). No matter who you are, what you're looking for, or what budget you're working with, we're certain something will spark your interest.
Some bridal party gifts can truly be timeless—like the rings given to these bridesmaids. A simple initial engraving can take the pieces of jewelry and make them unique to each member of the bridal party. Plus, they can wear the accessory time and time again.
A box filled will some of your bridesmaids' and groomsmen's favorite goodies will make them feel appreciated. This personalized gift featured treats, drinks, and beauty products.
At this intimate wedding, the bride gifted her bridesmaids with matching pajama sets to wear as they all got ready for the big day.
As time is ticking towards your nuptials, you can give your groomsmen vintage pocket watches to keep track of every moment.
Quality Care Package
Create the perfect thank-you gift for bridesmaids with a care package of a mini bottle of rosé bubbly and a small emergency kit.
Rather than wearing traditional robes for getting-ready attire on the big day, this bride gave each bridesmaid a custom button-down dress with their last name made of felt letters on the back.
For a destination wedding, consider giving your bridesmaids a tropical-inspired gift. This bride gave her ladies woven bags filled with beach goodies and labeled them with calligraphed leaves by Novelty Events.
Personalized Champagne Bottle
Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will love this gift: a custom bottle of Champagne. Brenda Martin of BKGallerys hand painted this Veuve Clicquot Champagne bottle.
Destination Wedding Kit
At this destination wedding, the bridal party received branded bags filled with locally-sourced snacks, a small wooden cutting board, custom slippers, and a personalized emergency kit.
Ties and socks make great groomsmen gifts; the accessories here were wrapped in twine and labeled with calligraphed tags. Each bundle came with a different personalized tie clip.
Instead of giving her bridesmaids a conventional gift, this bride picked different tea-filled boxes from Davids Tea based on each woman's flavor preferences.
Each of these bridesmaids received Annick Goutal perfume in different scents to wear on the big day and beyond.
Calligraphy and Cuffs
Each member of this bridal party received a gold cuff from the Tusk Monogram Collection. The bracelets were engraved with the exact coordinates of where the bride met them, along with their birthstones which served as the degree symbols; the date of the wedding was also etched on the inside. The cuffs were placed on jewelry trays that were monogrammed by Anne Robins.
Wine Tasting Basket
On her wedding day, this bride thanked the women in her bridal party with sample-filled wine tasting baskets.
To ask his closest friends to be part of the wedding party, this groom passed out socks from No Cold Feet Co. Each pair was wrapped in a cardboard sleeve that said, "Will you stand with me as my groomsman?"
Encourage your attendants to get some rest and relaxation after the festivities are over. These 'maids went home with tote bags filled with the bride's favorite self-care products and accessories.
Leather Can Coolers
The groomsmen in this coastal wedding received hand-stitched leather Smathers & Branson can coolers, which they used throughout the wedding's reception.
As a nod to her citrus-themed wedding, this bride gave her bridesmaids lemon-themed gift baskets.
Each groomsman in this wedding received a personalized cocktail glass to commemorate the day.
This chic bride gave her bridesmaids monogrammed acrylic handbags from Gifted Boutique.
Feel free to get creative with your wrapping. The 'maids in this wedding were thrilled to receive J.Crew earrings, travel-size perfume, and a delicate ring dish from Etsy—but they loved the gifts' presentation even more. The goodies were beautifully packaged inside of a faceted terrarium from World Market.
These unique gift bags were filled with bath salts, elderflower liquor, a deck of playing cards, and a celestial-inspired book.