Weddings are exciting, especially when you are the bride. But there are also many decisions to be made and what to gift your bridesmaids is one of them. You could choose jewelry, a personalised makeup bag or bridesmaid robes with each one’s name or initial on it. There are many other choices too, of course, but whatever you decide, don’t leave it till the last minute.
Jewellery is a traditional gift, but you won’t always know what your bridesmaids preferences are. It’s good to get them something they can wear or use after the wedding. They’ll think of your happy day whenever they wear it. You can purchase a pendant that will suit the wedding finery and can be worn at the wedding. Or a brooch or bracelet may be a welcome gift.
Make-up bags are always useful and if their names are on them it makes them very special. Every girl wears make-up of some kind so adding a lipstick or some mascara, or a small bottle of perfume will make the gift even more delightful. Your bridesmaids will be able to slip them into their totes so they can freshen up before the formal photos are taken.
Robes are a really affordable and useful choice and will ensure that your bridesmaids will all look beautiful no matter how early in the day any photos are taken. Having their names on their robes will also make them special. Robes have the added advantage of being easy to slip out of once their hair and makeup are done, without any worries about ruining all that preparation. The bride could also do with one!
In fact, you could give more than one of these gifts to your bridesmaids to show them how much you appreciate them supporting you before and on your wedding day. After all, they do much more than walk down the aisle with you.
Having the gifts for the bridesmaids chosen well ahead of time will ensure you are not running around at the last minute trying to get something suitable when there are many other things to think about. Keep a special book for the wedding planning so you don’t lose those loose notes and lists and will know exactly where to find the information you need. It will be good to have such a book to look back on, too.
Organising things ahead of time is a great way to prevent stress and a build up of nerves. It’s a good idea to create a time-line or at least a list of everything that needs to be done, then tick it off as you accomplish it. That will give you a feeling of satisfaction and you will easily see what is yet to be done.