Your friends and family are so much more than just a wedding party. They’re the ones who have raised you, stood by you and kept you laughing throughout the years. Use this wedding party gift guide to see how you can share your gratitude and appreciation for the special people in your life.
Flooded with nostalgic memories and joyful emotions as they watch their children embark on a new phase of life, this day is a big deal for moms and dads.
How can you begin to thank them for what they’ve done? We can think of a few good ways.
Mothers of the Bride and Groom
A traditional wedding gift to honor mom is freshwater cultured pearls. Give an individual piece or pair a set with a necklace, earrings or even a bracelet.
If you want to create a sentimental gift your mom will cherish forever, give her a locket with old childhood photos of just you and her, (and a tissue in case she cries happy tears).
Fathers of the Bride and Groom
It’s fun to treat dads to things they would never buy themselves, like monogram cufflinks to wear on your wedding day, an engraved watch or bracelet with a special inscription or even a pocket watch for dads who love a more classic style.
Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids
One exceptional way to honor someone is to give a personalized gift. This can take the form of a monogram necklace with their initials, an engraved bracelet with a private message, or even a ring or necklace with their birthstone.
Personalized can simply mean matching the gift to the receiver by choosing something that reflects their personal style, like a set of earrings and a pendant necklace you know they’ll wear again and again.
Best Man and Groomsmen
Don’t forget about the fellas, who also enjoy personalized gifts. Give your guys a beautiful set of monogrammed cuff links to wear with their tux, a sterling silver monogram money clip to enjoy for years to come or a specially engraved dog tag necklace for a keepsake with a meaningful message.
When to Buy
The last few weeks leading up to your wedding can be hectic, to say the least. You’ll want to buy gifts for your wedding party at least two months in advance, or possibly longer if you need to have something engraved or special ordered.
When to Give
The best times to give gifts to your wedding party are either at the rehearsal dinner or the day of the wedding, before the ceremony. If you have a morning wedding, you might want to opt to give gifts at the rehearsal dinner so you can focus on getting ready.