A cute couple draped in a lovely wedding attire making promises to each other for a ‘together forever’. Isn’t that what a wedding is all about? The ambiance, the decor, the bouquet, and the right amount of love is right up there too, and then some happy faces around that make their day even better, or we can say complete it!
Isn’t it amazing to see all those favorite people who have been there for you and your partner through thick and thin- and now they’ll stand by your side as you promise until-death-do-we-part, with a broad smile as if they have won a jackpot.
Because, why not? A wedding party plays a major role not only in the couple’s lives but also to their friends and families, who have been thinking for years to be part of this special day and pose with you dressed as a beautiful bride. Keeping all these heartwarming emotions in heart, it is an obvious thing to appreciate every last gesture and stroke of kindness they send your way, and your wedding is a perfect time to show them just how much you care.
From physical gifts to experiences, there is no end to the kindest ways to express gratitude to the men and women who have supported you from day one. And the major among them is a personalized gift or even a thoughtful gesture that goes a long way to ease the strain of your wedding party’s budget. Of course, giving gifts is a major aspect of any big day fiesta, and people are finding smart ways to offer the best to their loved ones while being budget-conscious to their wedding. Be it affordable second-hand designer wedding dresses or sustainable minimalist wedding decor, the celebration style is transforming by leaps and bounds, and finding the smart wedding party gift ideas is just a thread of this huge bun.
1. Deck up your bridesmaids
Among all of the happy faces at your wedding party, your gang of ladies is the prettiest star that shines the brightest on your big day. So, you won't mind gifting them some lovely accessories to deck your babes up. You won’t want your wedding to be a burden on your besties! Well, they already have so much in their bag, from bridesmaid dresses, hairdos, makeup, shoes, and bachelorette party, it can get pretty pricey to wear the title of bridesmaid. But if you need to give them something personal and thoughtful, the idea of monogrammed mini leather chain purses or bathrobes is the right thing. Accessories are key, so why not buy them yourself and give them as a thank you gift?
2. Share a glass of wine on the wedding morning
Another bubbly start to your big day is to gift your ladies personalized champagne glasses or coffee mugs. Isn't’ it refreshing to enjoy a festive beverage while you get ready in the morning. Cheers to the morning party before you walk down the aisle in a perfect-fit wedding dress!
3. Whohoo! Giving spa to your girlfriends is a retreat
Think ahead to how you’d like your gang to look in your wedding photography as you start getting ready for your perfect bridal look by a popular wedding dress designer. Consider paying for any of the beauty services you want your girls to get and look glam. What about giving hair and makeup gifts to the ladies? If you can work this little splurge into your budget, you make your girls feel so special.
4. Use the welcome signs with a brief sweet message
One of the best forms of appreciation for your wedding party is to make them feel welcomed and special at your wedding with the creative welcome signs. Try them posting outside of your wedding venue with a message loud and clear. To make it extra-special, the bride and groom can write a sweet message in their own words and let everyone know how much they mean to them. This could be something they would remember for a long time, and the best part is- they can save it as a keepsake of your special evening.
5. Wedding favors can do the magic
There is no doubt that gifts are always a nice token of thanks to all of them who have been there by your side since your first date to your engagement and finally in finding the best bridal salon to get you the right-sized pre-owned designer wedding dress. With everything that they did, they certainly deserve to be treated not just in a basic way. How about going the extra mile and giving your wedding party special thanks with wedding favors, that can be anything from candles and mini bottles of champagne to tiny photos of the bride and groom or sweet treats. These small items can add more fun and warmth to your relationship and wedding reception.
6. Make your winter wedding special with cozy gifts
If you are getting married during the colder months, another alternative as a gift could be a cute scarf or wrap for your bridesmaids. It makes them stay cozy during the ceremony and adds a unique warm touch to the pictures. During summer months, a parasol makes a fun accessory - and a great photo-op! Imagine yourself in a lovely wedding ball gown while your darling ladies are adding so much grace to the frame with their all-so-perfect glam look! All thanks to the gifted accessories that added a pinch of elegance to these already ravishing gorgeous dolls!
7. Some stylish surprise for your boys
While the ladies are certainly the supreme creature in the world, the one who always remains by their side and adores them for everything are the men! No contrary to that, the groom can plan to give their boys some interesting items like pocket squares, ties, bowties, pocket watches, and socks. These are some classic, debonair ideas for your groomsmen. Dream up a fun scheme of patterns - paired matchy or an eclectic mix - for an unexpected pop of personality. Your wedding album will certainly look like an amazing surprise of love, fun and lots of memories.
8. A one-on-one meet with your besties
Before the wedding chaos takes over, it’s a treat for all the couples to spend quality time with their maid of honor and best man. You'll relish the opportunity to bond with them before the biggest day of your life and relive all the golden moments you have spent with them- from your first break up (certainly a nightmare of that time) to your first teenage trip to the mountains. These precious memories are a part of your life and it is amazing to store them forever at some corner of your heart!
9. Let them smile with a heart-melting toast
There is nothing more mesmerizing than some words that make the heart melt in seconds. While the material may lose its charm, words would remain fresh forever with a lasting impression in your memories. So, why not utter something that makes your loved ones drop some happy tears? So here is an awesome idea. Before both of you cut the cake, you and your spouse can take a quick turn on the microphone to thank your family members and friends for being a part of the evening and making it more joyful. Don’t worry. No one is going to judge you and no formal speech is needed for this. Just say thanks to everyone for coming with some special words about each one of them who helped you plan and host the wedding like a cakewalk. And we are sure that the entire room will be filled with a layer of love and warmth!
10. Surprise them with a transportation
Well, there is a major concern among people as a guest. It is nothing but being able to commute to your wedding venue and likewise getting back to their location at the odd hours. It’s a nice gesture to provide transportation to and from their lodging. With great help to them, your wedding party could feel free to imbibe and celebrate without worrying about finding a safe ride at the end of the night. And of course, you no longer need to find some gift from any store. Isn't it a sigh of relief out of so much running in parallel!
11. Try creating a personalized video for your beloved ladies and other favorite ones
The bride and groom’s speech could be a basic thing for some of the couples who always want to be ahead and unique in everything. And especially when it comes to their big day, basic should be kept at the last. Put the ‘Thank You’ cards idea at pause and move to something more personalized to say thanks to your guests after the wedding. Record a video stating how grateful you are for their presence and let them know how beautiful their gift was! The bride and groom can record these personal messages and share them on social media for everyone to see. This would be overwhelming for all of them!
12. A welcome bag for your far-away guests is just awesome
For your lovable family members who came from out of town, try gifting welcome bags, undoubtedly a great sign of appreciation. It is such a lovely feeling when they use the handed out bags filled with goodies and toiletries gifted by you during their stay. They will surely feel welcomed and when it comes to you, you are in the list of the best hosts in the town!
13. Plan something special for your extended family
While a wedding is all about happiness and the family is the biggest reason to add happiness to your face. How about dedicating your wedding to both sets of parents? Imagine the look on their faces when they hear something so sentimental about themselves on this lovely day! You can ask the officiant if you could read a poem in honor of your family stating the selfless love that you share. How to laugh, love, and appreciate all that life has to offer are all their blessings and their generosity, support, and love are unending.
For an extra dose of emotion, you can also try incorporating their wedding-day photos to some collage that they could see just near the dessert table! And these priceless moments can be recorded at the reception. What a beautiful end to the evening!
14. Make your lady love an important part as you walk down the aisle
Well, your parents cannot be with you always, but the sense of their company can be felt with the things that they own. Like most of the brides do, try using a piece of fabric from your mother's wedding dress as your bouquet holder, and let them feel special about your big day- the moment she had been dreaming of the day you tried her wedding dress for the first time! To make it unique, give a speech at the reception dedicating your bouquet to the most important woman in your life- one who gave you life!
Well, your father- the first man you love the most- also deserves a token of love and appreciation. Surprise him with a dance to his favorite song! A truly memorable event when no eye would remain dry!
15. Donate your wedding dress to embrace the beginning of a beautiful journey with your love
Last but not the least, donating your wedding dress could be a brilliant way to put a smile on someone else’s faces, those who cannot afford what you are enjoying today. After the big day, you can donate your dress and any other bridal accessories to any non-profit organization that grants weddings to couples in need. There is nothing more satisfying than serving others in need.
If your bridesmaids wish, they can donate their dresses as well, to organizations that provide prom dresses to disadvantaged school girls. Imagine the smile and happiness they would get on wearing something lovely for the special day of their life- when they are titled as graduates! Wow!
Weddings are a private affair and so the couples’ preferences. And when it is about giving something special to your loved ones as a wedding gift, who knows it better than you, who have spent years with them. The only thing that matters is the feeling on both sides!
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