When creating a budget, set aside 1-3% of your budget for bridal party gifts. The percentage amount depends on how many bridal party members you have and what you will pay for on the day of (ie. manicure, pedicure, make-up, hair etc). Why are bridal party gifts given? To thank your loved ones for being a part of your day. Find something that will fit your loved one. No need to get matchy-matchy on the gifts. But stick to the same price point for all your bridal party members, besides your Maid of Honor/Best Man, they should receive an extra treat.
Stay clear of “Bridesmaid” or “Matron of Honor” titled items. After the wedding, your girlfriends will never use that item again. However, monogrammed items are a classy way to personalize an item. This collection of handmade gifts found on Etsy feature gift ideas for your gals that will be used over and over again.
Pretty Pashima: Find your bridesmaid’s favorite color! Rich and vibrant colors are found in this little shop. Delicate and soft, a perfect way to wrap up the ones you love. Ideal – The Classic Gal (Classy Wedding; $18)
Clutch in Time: Fashionable and pretty, yet it hold all your necessities for a perfect night out. Hardy canvas and vinyl to handle any liquid situation it may run in to. Ideal – The Practical Gal (Tenth Street Saks; $14)
The Write Gift: Environmentally friendly papers are bound in this attractive journal. Your bridesmaid will be writing all her sweet memories from your wedding in this handmade booklet. Ideal – The Creative Gal (Journalistic Tendency; $15)
What do you think? I personally want all six for my own. Have you thought of something creative or personal? Share your ideas!