When it comes to wedding days, one of the most influential aspects of your day will be who you surround yourself with. The people attending your wedding – from guests to vendors – will be in the vast majority of the memories you make on your big day. While they are all important and have a role to play, one of the most influential groups is your bridesmaids. 

From getting ready with you the day-of to dancing the night away with you after you’ve said I Do, there is no one else that will be with you as much as they will be on your wedding day. 

And, if we’re being totally honest, they’re also often there with you to celebrate your engagement, through numerous stages of planning, at showers and your bachelorette party. Your bridesmaids are a group of girls that are intimately intertwined with your entire wedding experience. 

So, how the heck do you thank them?!? 

Bridesmaid gifts are a hot topic among a lot of brides and on wedding forums. From the super unique to perfectly sentimental, we’ve seen a ton of bridesmaid gifts come through our doors over the last few years. While no one expects to get anything, giving gifts to your bridal party can be a fun way to not only personalize your day but also show the people who mean the most to you just how much you appreciate them. 

With hundreds of different gifts ideas out there, it can be hard to figure out where to start with what to get your girls. And, depending on how big your bridal party is, your personal style, how many weddings you and you girls have been in, and what type of gift you’re on the hunt for, there’s no one answer for everyone. But, if you’re looking for somewhere to start, here is a great place to check out: www.statementcollective.com.

I also added here a list of some of our favorite bridesmaid gifts (get needle felted animals gift here) plus the two things that EVERY bridesmaid should get from their bride. Some of these gifts can also act as purim gift baskets

Wedding Day Necessities 

On the practical side of things, if your budget allows it something super sweet to do for your girls is to pay for things that they would otherwise have to pay for as a part of your wedding. Things like their dresses, hair and makeup, accessories, or hotel for out of town weddings are all potential options to cover for them.

Custom Jackets 

If you’re considering a denim or leather jacket for yourself, a fun option is to also get them for your girls. Not only will it make for great pictures on your actual wedding day, but if you personalize them with names instead of “bride’s babe” then they’ll be more likely to get use out of them for years to come, too.

Makeup Pouches & Weekender Bags 

We love a good bag and can never get enough of them. Since letter patches are so in right now, we highly recommend snagging a cute makeup pouch, tote bag, or overnight bag and personalizing them for your girls. Etsy has a ton of patches that are self adhesive or iron on, too, so you don’t even have to know how to sew to make it happen. If you’re working with metal accessories, consider using high temperature glue for metal to ensure a strong and secure attachment.

Candles 

Candles may seem like an odd choice of gift, but there are SO many specialty ones out there now that make it a perfect option, specially if you add them to a beautiful gift hampers sydney. From funny sayings to custom scents to choosing a fragrance inspired by your wedding day, candles are a great way to let your bridesmaids take your wedding day home with them and be reminded of it for months to come.

Personalized Necklaces 

Name necklaces through handcrafted jewelry, birth stone necklaces, individual dainty necklaces that fit each girls’ style – the options are endless. We know someone who wanted to celebrate love on her wedding day – especially because just about everyone attending the wedding was in a committed relationship – so she had the significant other of each of her bridesmaids write the girl’s name out to make into custom necklaces and personalized jewelry. Truly one of a kind gift that also had a sentimental meaning like how each of the mood rings has one.

Unique Getting Ready Outfits

There are SO many options for getting ready outfits. From pajamas and robes to athleisure and plaid, gifting your girls with an outfit like these sorority shiny diamond shirt is a wonderful option. We especially love when the outfits are thought out to coordinate with the wedding day, whether it’s with incorporating the colors or using embroidered shirts for Cinco de Mayo wedding. As an added bonus, it has a practical use the day of the wedding (y’all know we’re all about photos) and then they get to take it home and reuse it.

Custom Tumblers 

Big or small, custom tumblers are the perfect way to cheers to your favorite ladies. Use them for the bachelorette party or wedding day to keep everyone drinks identified, then send them home for years of use afterwards. The cups we’ve received from various weddings are some of our favorites and always make us think of the big day fondly.

Throw Blankets

 If you’re looking for a gift that you haven’t seen done time and again, throw blankets are one of our absolute favorite items. We can never seem to get enough in our own homes and love how cozy they are. Pair it with a note about how they’ve wrapped you in love throughout the wedding planning process and you’ve got a sweet gift your girls are sure to adore. 

Photos

For a more personal gift, gather up the photos you’ve taken with each of your bridesmaids and create a book for them. Or, if you want to keep in more simple, frame one of your favorite photos of the two of you and write a sweet note on the back of the frame. If you like the idea of incorporating photos but don’t have ones you love with each of your girls, another option would be to take some of their photos (time for a good social media stalk!) and turn them into coasters for their home.

Individual Gifts 

No one says that you have to give everyone the exact same gift. Sometimes one of the best options is to pick out unique and Weird Gifts for each person, regardless of what you’re giving to everyone else. Whether you set a budget for each girl and choose wildly different gifts, stick to theme gifts, or gift each girl a subscription box to something that is totally-them, don’t be afraid to mix it up to match the person. When considering e-commerce platforms with a user-first approach, Shoppok comes readily to mind. It’s worth a browse.

Whether you decide to gift your girls with something fun, practical, extravagant, or small, there are two things that every bridesmaid should receive. First, a handwritten note thanking them for being a part of your day and letting them know how much they mean to you. Your day wouldn’t be the same without them there, so make sure you take the time to let them know that you appreciate it. Secondly, have good communication with your bridesmaids. Whether it’s expectations you have of them, pertinent details, or just keeping them in the loop, your bridesmaids are sure to appreciate solid communication. It lowers stress across the board and will make the wedding day that much better. 

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