Best Wedding Gifts for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
From the moment you ask your best friends and family to be in your wedding, they usually hit the ground running in helping you plan for the biggest day of your life. The bridesmaids often throw the bridal shower and bachelorette of your dreams and the groomsmen plan a bachelor party that won’t soon be forgotten. They help support you and your fiancé during all of the stress of planning and ensure the wedding day goes off without a hitch.
So, thanking your wedding party with gifts they love is a nice gesture to help them feel appreciated for every responsibility they have taken on during your months of wedding planning. However, if
you didn’t plan for this or are already stressed by what’s on your plate – look into one gift that can please the whole entire wedding party.
Here are my top four ideas, all within different price ranges, to gift both your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Gifting everyone the same thing can make things much easier for you and your groom.
1. Gift Boxes – Subscription boxes or gift boxes are a great choice for both men and women. For
the bridesmaids, look into makeup sets from companies like Birchbox. You can gift your girls the same makeup subscription box for your wedding day so they can use their favorite products the day of (particularly lipstick or lip gloss – you’ll be set with everything else if you hire a pro makeup artist)! For the groomsmen, look into a shaving subscription like Harry’s. I love these for two reasons – the first one is they’re practical. Your guys won’t have to worry about using an old, dull razor when prepping for your wedding, which can cause nicks. The second is, this offers you great ‘getting ready’ photos of the men shaving before the wedding!
2. Sunglasses – Gifting the whole wedding party sunglasses is a great idea for a casual, summer or fall ceremony. Make this easier on you by buying trendy sunglasses from e-commerce sites, where you can order in bulk, like Warby Parker. In one easy purchase, you will have gifts for everyone! Plus, your wedding party will stay comfortable during the ceremony and reception having an accessory to help shield their eyes from the sun.
3. Personalized Coolers – This exciting gift can be executed in two ways. If you and your fiancé are crafty and creative, head to Pinterest to create a personalized cooler for each person in your wedding party. This can be really time-consuming, but will show each person how much you care when you surprise them with a hand-crafted cooler that highlights the thing they love most in life! For those who are less artistically inclined, consider a monogrammed cooler. Personalize this with your friend’s or family member’s initials or last name, to make it a gift they will want to use this at barbeques and beach days for years to come.
4. Water Bottles or Drink Tumblers – Most everyone these days loves to be gifted a new water bottle. And lucky for you, companies like S’well make their water bottles completely customizable, so you can buy each person something they’re destined to love. If you plan to have your wedding on a summer or fall day it may end up being hot, so everyone can stay on top of their water intake and easily keep track of which water is theirs while getting ready.
As always, add a thoughtful thank you card to each of these gifts. A note that thanks each person specifically for how they made the months leading up to the wedding and the day of extra special goes a long way. Take this time to thank them for their friendship and support – with the craziness that a wedding day brings, you may forget otherwise! So, take a few minutes in the card to do so.
Organizing a wedding is stressful, time-consuming and expensive. Hopefully, you have a wedding party that helps you plan perfectly, so thanking your friends and family is necessary. However, adding more to your plate while planning isn’t always a good idea. Gifts like these, that can be used for your whole party, helps you save on time and money! Plus, they can still be totally customizable, personal and thoughtful!
What’s a better way to say ‘thank you’!?