The bridal party may very well be the most important part of any wedding (well, after the bride and groom, of course). Bridesmaids and Groomsmen serve as emotional support, planning and logistics help, mediators, bring the fun, and so much more. Because they play such a significant role in your wedding, it’s important you thank them properly. We’ve written before about creative ways to ask your girls and your guys to be part of your wedding, and now we have the perfect gift box to use to ask your girls to be in your wedding. These gorgeous boxes are an elegant way to invite someone to be a bridesmaid or to thank them for being a part of your wedding.
When filling the boxes, as always, follow our golden rule of gift-giving: practical, sentimental, and whimsical. How many gifts in each category is up to you! Here are some of our favorite ideas.
A tumbler or a water bottle makes a great gift. Personalize a chic tumbler or a water bottle to encourage your friends to stay hydrated. Or, get matching personalized champagne flutes for the bridal party to use at the reception . . . and bridal shower, and bachelorette party, and any other time you feel like celebrating!
These gift boxes are big enough to hold quite a few gifts. Include anything you think a bridesmaid might need while helping you plan and celebrate your wedding — a robe to wear while getting ready the morning of, candles to help her relax, chapstick or lipstick, sunglasses, a clutch, or a ring dish for her jewelry.
Include a hand-written letter or note explaining why you love your friend and why you want them to be a part of your wedding, or thanking your mother or mother-in-law for everything they’ve done for you. Include a funny story about the two of you or remind her of how you met. Throw in a favorite picture of you together in a personalized picture frame — or leave it empty, with a note that says “picture to come after [wedding date]”. Pick something that means a lot to both of you. This can be anything from a gift card to the cafe where you first hung out to a favorite book or CD to your shared guilty-pleasure movie. A sentimental gift shows your bridesmaid exactly how much she means to you.
Source: White Gold
“Will you be my bridesmaid?” cookies are sure to be a hit with your girls. Pretty, delicious, and serve a purpose — what’s not to love? Fun jewelry, a personalized hanger for her bridesmaid dress, gag gifts, or an item from an inside joke are all great to include too. Don’t forget a small bottle of champagne (to go with her personalized champagne flute). This way, you can start celebrating the moment she says “yes!”