Planning your big day is full of a million details. From the big to the small, we know the list is long! Not the least of these decisions is selecting your Bridal Party, that collection of people who have been there through thick and thin, and whom you couldn’t tie the knot without. Chances are, by the time the “I Do’s” roll around, these wonderful people have shed blood, sweat and tears right alongside you to make your wedding day dreams a reality! What better way to say “thank you” than with a gift!
There are many gifts to choose from but whatever you select should convey your sincere gratitude for the time, effort and money they’ve invested. If you’re looking for a gift that says all that and is both meaningful and practical, jewellery is the way to go! Not only does it make for a lovely gift, but it can also be worn on the wedding day, providing something beautiful that also fits the theme of your day. It also leaves your attendants with something lovely, long lasting and sentimental to serve as a memento!
You know them best, but here are a few tips and ideas to help you out.
Gifts for the Bridesmaids
Most women love a bit of sparkle, so anything with diamond-like glitz is liable to light up a smile. Earrings, necklaces or bracelets are all great options and are easy to determine the size. If sparkle isn’t what you want, then the ever-classic pearl is an elegant and timeless choice. While white gold still seems to be the favourite, rose & yellow gold is making a big comeback and can set off a look. Below is a modern twist on the classic look!
Gifts for the Groomsmen
In our experience, not all men enjoy wearing jewellery. It's best to keep things simple and understated when it comes to the guys. Wrist-wear is typically the most popular choice! Watches and bracelets both make for great options and are easy to tailor to individual tastes while still coordinating. Historically there hasn’t been much selection for men, but these days there are plenty of options from gold, silver, cobalt, tungsten, leather, wood and so much more! Here are a few of our favourites!
Wedding Gifts for Each Other
Another long-standing gift-giving tradition on the wedding day is for the bride and groom to exchange a gift shortly before or on the big day. These wedding gifts are meant to symbolize love and commitment, perhaps something show-stopping to wear down the aisle or maybe a classic piece that can be worn each day thereafter! Either way, the gift is often accompanied by a note, serving as a more private, special moment before the public vows.
... for the Bride
You want the gift to be something she will love to wear that day and cherish for years to come. Some fail proof bridal options include pearls, something blue, anything diamond or perhaps something that would have significance to your relationship!
Keep in mind that brides take great care in creating their look for the day. If you are buying your bride something to wear down the aisle or are unsure or her taste in jewellery, it is a good idea to check with those close to her (i.e. the bridesmaids) or perhaps ask her some sneaky questions to help get an idea!
... for the Groom
If you’re thinking jewellery for your groom, some great options are a gold or silver chain, something classic he could wear for an evening out or perhaps every day! Alternatively, as mentioned for the groomsmen there are several fantastic bracelets, money clips, tie pins or cufflinks options to suit every taste. If your groom isn’t much for jewellery, a watch is an excellent option! They range in style from sporty to dressy and provide a more practical, wearable accessory. You might even want to think about having something special engraved on the back for that extra special touch!
Hopefully, now you have some ideas and inspiration for your Bridal Party Gifting! We know this isn’t a conclusive list. Perhaps you’re looking for a gift for your parents, flower girl, ring bearer, or maybe just someone who helped to make your day special. Whatever your shopping needs, feel free to contact us with questions or pop on by the store to chat with our friendly and knowledgeable staff and check out our amazing selection!
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