Good morning everyone! If you have been following me, I previously mentioned that I will be starting a series called Planning Without a Groom. It will focus on me spilling the tea of my wedding plans while planning without my groom here because he is in the military, therefore, he is away. Today I will touch on ideas to give to your bridal party.
In late July, I had a bridal brunch (well it turned more into lunch because I was late and so were a couple of the bridesmaids). I thought it was the perfect way to start the joinery with the girls who will be by my side through it all. We had a wonderful time, we ate, we laughed, and joked around until it was time for what everyone was waiting for, THE PRESENTS.
I don’t want to toot my own horn (completely tooting away) but by the reactions of my girls, I think I did a great job at picking out gifts. Now there are many presents you can give away. You can customize it, make it, or just buy a box already made to give to your girls. What I did was I bought everything but it was all personalized. Everyone got the same materials, however they were different. Each bag was customized to each bridesmaid. What I bought them was:
- Canvas bags with their names on it with a subtitle of Bride Tribe
- Personalized shot glasses (their names were on the shot glasses)
- Coral Nail polish
- Personalized hats that say Mermaid Squad on them (there is a whole story behind this, but that is for another time).
- Tumblrs that light up (we will really be lit).
- Flip Flops with gold design and gold glitter
Below is a picture of the gifts for my maid of honor.
I bought everything on Etsy, besides the nail polish, tumblrs, and candles. The nail polish I got on eBay, it came in a box of 6 and I believe it was around $13 (Essie brand). The Tumblrs I got from walmart for $3 each and the candles, my maid of honor actually bought them and they were $2.99. So there were some affordable gifts there. Considering I have 6 bridesmaid, I paid around $300 for all of this because I am extra for no reason. Plus, I wanted to give out great gifts. You clearly don’t have to spend so much on gifts, some people keep it simple and cute which is great. You won’t end up like me spending a lot of money if you take that route.
Etsy is the greatest place for personalized gifts and they have many, many different materials to purchase for your wedding. I highly recommend Etsy if you want the great quality, I was beyond happy with all my purchases.
I also recommend doing some research on what gifts to get your bridesmaids, there are so many ideas, so many different, creative things you can do. Don’t rush into it and really think about what do you want your gifts to say when you present it to your bridesmaid. I personally wanted to give my girls useful gifts, items I know they will use at some point in their lives whether if its just for fun or not. The most important thing though, is to have fun with it, enjoy this time, it will get stressful.
Now go out and enjoy this beautiful or gloomy day, wherever you may be. Follow me on my social media! Located in the menu bar.