As planners, we are sources of advice for nearly anything and everything our couples need. This so often reaches far beyond the actual wedding itself and covers things that surround the event: family politics, fashion advice, etiquette questions, etc. Along those same lines, one of the things brides often turn to planners for is advice on bridesmaids gifts.
With so many other things to keep track of, even the most thoughtful of brides often put off buying bridesmaids gifts until the last minute. Or, they make the common mistake of buying their leading ladies something solely focused on their wedding (getting ready robes for photo ops, for example) that the bridesmaids likely won’t use again. Today, then, we wanted to focus on our favorite creative gifts that bridesmaids will actually get tons of mileage out of. Get ready for some serious praise, planners, because your brides will fall in love with you (all over again) for these super chic gift ideas:
We’re all about the details. And nothing says you’ve paid attention to the details more than a monogrammed gift. We absolutely love the abstract letter necklaces from Noon Designs. We also can’t get enough of this asymmetric character necklace from Baublebar. Does your bride have lots of maids and can’t afford a big splurge? No problem. Baublebar also offers this less expensive (but just as chic) version.
The Same, but Different
Bridesmaids have gone to great lengths for your bride over the years and a great way your bride can return the favor is by picking out a special gift for each of them. She should choose gifts that are cohesive as a collection, but personal to each individual bridesmaid. We absolutely love Jami Jewelry. Try the Arrow Pendant Necklace for an earthy and superstitious maid, the Paris Pendant for the globetrotting girl, and the Tusk Necklace for the fashion-forward and daring maid. We also love the idea of calling out each lady’s astrological sign with this simple gold astrology cuff from Uncommon Goods.
Down to Earth
If your bride’s definition of a good time with her girls looks more like a day on the slopes than a night at a club, her bridesmaids will likely appreciate a gift with an earthy touch. Try these personalized birthstone branch bracelets from Uncommon Goods. We also love the idea of customizing a yoga mat for each of her leading ladies via Yogamatic.com.
Location, Location, Location
We love the idea of giving a gift that calls out a special location — whether that’s the college the women attended together, the street their childhood homes were on, the location of the wedding itself, or their favorite girls’ trip spot. This custom map bracelet from Uncommon Goods is one of our all-time favs. We also love how unique this Engraved Coordinates Bar Pendant from Baublebar is.
Don’t Forget the Card
Remember that personalization is key — whether in the form of a monogram, a birthstone, or even just a little variation in each of the gifts. It shows the bridesmaids that the bride took the time to select something perfectly suited for each individual maid. But, more important than the gift itself is the sentiment that goes along with it. Be sure to have your bride include a nice handwritten note with each gift. We love this “You’re totally in my circle” card from Forever Heyday, this “You’re the bee’s knees” card from Bespoke Truckee, and this understated letterpress wedding thank-you card from Sweet Peony Press.
That’s what we’ve rounded up for you today. Have any ideas for oh-so-awesome bridesmaids’ gifts we haven’t covered? Share them with us — we’d love to hear from you. Cheers to making your maids the happiest (and chicest) of them all!