Planning a wedding is hard as it is without having to worry about following social trends. As you have probably seen on social media, brides have been using a special gift to officially ask their bridesmaids to be in their wedding and celebrate their special day. Instead of adding this to the list of things you have to do before the wedding, keep reading for a few ideas.
1. A Monogrammed Bag
Matching is quite the style when it comes to modern-day weddings. What better way to show your best friends you appreciate them than to order them all custom monogrammed canvas tote bag. This way, all your girls can bring their wedding gear on the big day. You could fill the bags will all kinds of goodies personalized based on personality. The following are great options for bag stuffers:
- Tumblers or coffee mugs
- Makeup or skincare
There is no better way to show someone you care about them more than gifting with jewelry. Whether you want to do necklaces or bracelets, there are plenty of online jewelry boutiques where you can find the right pieces for your ladies. Letter necklaces would be an excellent option for all your bridesmaids to have a little something different, and you could grab one for yourself for your new last name! Be sure whatever you choose would be something your friends would want to wear again. All the same, this idea would be a fantastic keepsake to remember your ceremony.
3. Gift Cards
If your bridesmaids have a favorite restaurant or place to shop, grab a few gift cards from these places to put in a card. A handwritten message is a thoughtful way to acknowledge your closest friends and thank them for being in your life. You could even make a bouquet with several different options in place of traditional flowers. If you are not much of a shopper or are in a time crunch, this is an easy and quick option for your best ladies.
4. Wedding Day Robes
It is fun to have your bridesmaids in matching robes or pajamas as you get ready for the wedding. You can choose to go with different colors for everyone, or many brides decide on the same shade for all of their friends. You can grab a white one in a matching style for yourself— the contrast makes for great photos for your wedding album. There is even a new trend on social media that shows your wedding party before and after dresses and makeup are all done, making for a great opportunity to put those robes to good use.
Bridesmaid dresses can be a big expense. If you don’t like the idea of a gift for your friends, you could pay for their dresses, so they don’t have to pay out of pocket. There are dress rental sites that could be a great tool to save you money if you choose to go this route. Similar to the jewelry situation, it is a good idea to find a simple gown that could plenty of use for other events. Pinterest is also a great app to get ideas for colors and styles for your bridesmaids.
Being a bride comes with a lot of decisions and stress. If dealing with the small stuff is not your cup of tea, there is nothing wrong with asking your friends which option they would prefer. Choosing which way to thank your best friends for managing everything that comes with a wedding could also be an excellent topic to run past your wedding planner if you are using one. However big or small you plan to go for your girls, it is the thought that counts. Your wedding will be one of the most incredible memories you will have, and all of your best friends will be more than thrilled to be there to celebrate with you.