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Party idea submitted by myweddingfavors Jun 17th, 2011
Top 5 Bridesmaids' Gifts
Bridesmaid gifts should be something the bridesmaids will hold in high esteem and cherish as a reminder of not only the wedding, but as a commemoration of a mountaintop experience in her life. No, this does not mean the gift has to be monetarily expensive, but it does require an investment of the most precious commodity and natural resources available, time and consideration. In order for bridesmaids’ gift to be meaningful, they must have relationship value and personal merit.
Furthermore, if there are seven bridesmaids, the gifts can be alike, but not necessarily identical. Instead, they should be individualized and have utility, rather than a fancy dust catcher.
The bride does not have to break the bank in order to provide a memorable gift for her bridesmaids.
For example, an inexpensive, beautiful, and useful memento of the wedding is a replica of the ring bearer’s pillow with the bride and groom’s name, wedding date, and a few words of appreciation hand embroidered onto the satin.
Admittedly, this will take time, effort, and forethought, but it will demonstrate the bride’s gratitude for the part the individual bridesmaid played in making the wedding day special. No, the embroidery does not have to be perfect, but it must show effort and intent. The lettering could be in the colors of the wedding and a beautiful touch could be accents in tiny seed pearls. If there is a spot or two from a pricked finger, that is perfectly acceptable. The imperfections make the gift unique.
Another relatively inexpensive, but unique bridesmaids’ gift is an engraved sterling silver heart plaque. Again, it would include the bride and groom’s name, the wedding date, and words that are special to the bride and each particular bridesmaid. For example, if you are sorority sisters, include the Greek letters, creed, or even a saying, such as lines from a poem, or words from a favorite author that will have meaning.
It is now recommended for sanitation safety that customers have their own manicure and pedicure tools and almost everyone loves to have their nails professionally done. An engraved set of manicure and pedicure utensils that includes the names of the bride and groom, the individual bridesmaid’s name, and the date of the event will be a gift that the bridesmaids will use for a very long time. Each and every time she uses it, she will think of the wedding couple with appreciation and joy.
Tucked in with the wedding earrings, please include a gift certificate for a half hour massage. This will be such a wonderful experience after the hectic weeks leading up to the event. It shows that the bride was thinking of her ladies and not just herself.
There is nothing quite as special as a bride taking all of her girls for a makeover and spa day the morning of the wedding. Most spas and salons will create a special wedding package for the bridesmaids to allow the bride and her attendants some quality time together before the big event. Make it a morning to remember by having brunch catered complete with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, scones, an omelets bar, and fresh squeezed mimosas. Is there a more appropriate way to say goodbye to the single life?
Finally, although the wedding hose and jewelry are very nice gifts, a professional make-over just before the ceremony is a wonderful addition. This is a gift for both the bride and the bridesmaids. It will ensure that everyone’s hair and makeup is absolutely perfect for this special day. No one will be wearing electric blue eye shadow and white lipstick with their luscious mint green confections. The make-up artist may provide critical information and advice about each lady’s best hairstyle and color palette that they will use for a lifetime.
Again, this is not a treat that will result in bankruptcy as most cosmetology schools will arrange the event utilizing their senior and best students who will benefit from the experience and practice. The wedding party will look beautiful all because the bride was inspired, empowered, and empathetic enough to make her wedding day a special day for everyone by choosing bridesmaids’ gifts grounded in wisdom heart rather than the wallet. Be different by making a difference in your bridesmaids’ lives and choose purpose and pride over price.
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