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oct06When 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.

bridesmaid gifts

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)

Good as Gold: These gold plated leaf earrings are flashy and fun. Show her you appreciate her and dangle these beauties from your bridesmaid ears. Ideal – The Diva (Yeah Hello; $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)

Top Tank: The hand crafted ruffles are perfect for your girly-girls. A touch of whimsy makes this tank cotton tank a special reminder of your day. Ideal – The Fashionista (Everyday Fairytale; $28)

Chunky Monkey: Keep your bridesmaid cozy and warm with this long and thick scarf. A perfect choice for the upcoming winter months. Ideal – The Hip Collegiate (Save Our Home; $20)

What do you think? I personally want all six for my own. Have you thought of something creative or personal? Share your ideas!

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