Your bridesmaids are special ladies. They will spend the remainder of the wedding planning stages helping you choose the dresses, shoes, colors, venues, decorations etc. Along with all of that they will also be available for your rehearsal dinner and wedding rehearsals.
If that wasn’t enough they will also be buying your wedding gifts and planning and executing your bridal shower or bachelorette party. These important women deserve some special attention and appreciation, but that doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money.
A truly special gift comes from the heart. Here are some traditional and non-traditional ways to show your appreciation.
Bridesmaid jewelry – When you buy a special set of jewelry for each bridesmaid you are giving them more than a gift to wear on your wedding, you’re giving a gift they can wear for all time.
Choose jewelry which is beautiful but also practical. A jewelry set which has too many rhinestones, is beautiful, but ultimately will only be worn on that one occasion. A simple sterling silver necklace, earrings and sterling silver bracelets will be worn for many years with many outfits.
The dress – Offer to buy your bridesmaid their dresses, this will both encourage you to pick a more reasonable costing dress, and be an extraordinary gesture to the bridesmaids. Many bridesmaids are honored to be chosen, but perhaps worried about the cost of the dress. A decision to buy their dress will give them the peace of mind to enjoy the planning stages and the wedding itself.
Movie night – The bridesmaids host your bachelorette party, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only party you will have. Consider taking all of them to the movies. A night out at a movie is a great bonding experience. Splurge for popcorn and sodas. For out of town bridesmaids, a gift certificate with enough for popcorn and a soda is a unique and fun gift.
Spa day – What could be more fun for a group of women than a day spa treatment. If you can afford this gift, it is truly unique and special. For as little as $39.99, you can give a lovely spa treatment such as a massage or nail care session.
Any bridesmaid gifts given, from the heart, to a bridesmaid will have special significance, as it will be a reminder of your special day that they shared with you.