It is customary to celebrate the happy occasion of a wedding with gifts. There are plenty of gifts to go around, too. Gifts are given to many key players, such as the bride and groom, the attendants, and the mother and father of the engaged couple. When there are so many gifts to select, sometimes it is difficult to think of what to buy! Before you start shopping, get inspired by these ideas for special gifts for everyone in a wedding.
A lot of the focus of a wedding is on the bride and presents for her. Bridal jewelry is one of the most popular gift ideas. She will swoon when she opens a box with a gorgeous pearl or crystal bridal jewelry set. The wedding jewelry should look well with the style of her bridal gown. A personal gift such as bridal jewelry is usually from the bride’s fiance or parents. Traditionally, the jewelry box is delivered on the wedding morning. Make sure the bride is aware that she does not need to buy bridal jewelry, since she will be receiving something fabulous.
The bride usually gives her groom a nice gift in return. Look for groom gifts that have an enduring style and quality. It is ideal if you can have your wedding date inscribed on the item somewhere…that way he will have no excuse for forgetting your anniversary! Silver or gold cufflinks, a nice watch, and fine leather goods make classic groom’s gifts. Men also like presents they can use, like barbeque tools.
Bridesmaids often put a lot of effort into their role! Reward your friends for their efforts with thoughtful bridesmaid gifts to show your appreciation for all they do for you. Pretty jewelry like crystal heart earrings make a lovely present for attendants. You can also give a smaller size of sparkly crystal heart earrings to your junior bridesmaid or flower girl to make her feel like one of the “big girls”. Your bridesmaids will adore receiving something luxurious. Treat them to something they wouldn’t splurge on themselves, like a cashmere throw or a custom monogram pillow. Monogrammed tote bags or garment bags are terrific for your bridesmaids who love to travel.
Although being a groomsman is not such a consuming job, they should nonetheless be given tokens of appreciation. The groom should select the presents for his half of the wedding party…perhaps with some gentle guidance from the bride. Groomsmen gifts are often upgraded versions of functional items. You could consider items such as monogrammed cufflinks, a leather flask, or a handsome leather wallet. Most grooms will give their groomsmen the same present, with the best man receiving something just a bit more pricey.
Parents are such an important part of any wedding. Small gifts of appreciation are very appropriate. It could be as simple as having a bottle of wine and a gourmet food basket awaiting them when they arrive in town for the wedding. Another idea is tickets to the theater. Sometimes the bride and groom will give special wedding jewelry to their mothers. The present will be extra meaningful when it is accompanied by a handwritten letter. They will be touched by your kindness.
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