Bridal Party Gifts – The What, When and How

The big day is getting closer and you are working through all the items on your to do list. As you begin to tackle bridal party gifts, here are a few helpful hints:

  • What to get? You can choose to pick out one gift for everyone in the bridal party, however, you can also decide to get different gifts. This might allow you to personalize the gift to each person so they know you took the time to pick something just for them. And don’t forget to take travel logistics into account – if someone is flying, consider whether the gift will be easy to take home as well as pass through airport security.
  • When to purchase? A good rule of thumb is sooner than later. One to two months before the actual day is a good idea so that you can focus on other things as the wedding approaches.
  • How much to spend? Two items to consider with this – one, what will your budget allow and what you’ve asked of them financially. It is also typical for the maid or matron of honor and best man to receive a slightly more lavish gift, so take that into account in your budgeting. And don’t forget any flower girls or junior bridesmaids!
  • When to give them? Often these gifts are presented at the rehearsal dinner. If your gift is something to wear on the wedding day, consider giving them on the day of as you are getting ready.

Bridgewaters has great gift ideas for you from wine tumblers to single pearl necklaces to monogrammed bracelets. We love weddings and would love to help you pick out just the right gift for each member of your bridal party!