Traditional Bridesmaids Gifts
To show your appreciation, consider one of these gifts
By Michelle Bolyn
Your bridesmaids throw you a wedding shower, spend money on their wedding day attire, help with projects and usually help pick out your wedding dress. They also extend their support to you throughout your wedding planning process. You should definitely show them that you appreciate their time, money and effort by getting them the perfect gift. You can't go wrong if you choose a traditional bridesmaid's gift.
For years, brides have given their bridesmaids jewelry that they can wear with their dresses. Pick out an elegant strand of pearls, ruby earrings or a sterling silver bracelet.
Another gift that many fall and winter brides give their bridesmaids is a wrap, so they can stay warm while moving from ceremony to reception or during outdoor pictures. The wrap should complement the bridesmaid's dress or at least be a neutral color.
If you really want to treat your bridesmaids to something nice, take them to the spa on the day of the wedding for manicures, pedicures and massages.
Basket of spa items
If you can't afford to take your bridesmaids to the spa, bring the spa to them by presenting them with a basket of spa-related items such as nail polish, foot scrub, scrumptious-smelling body lotion and a manicure kit. You can also look into mobile spa services, which will come to your home or venue to provide spa treatments.
Personalized picture frame
Another traditional gift is a personalized sterling silver picture frame. Get it engraved and place a picture of the two of you in it.
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Michelle Bolyn regularly writes on weddings and relationships.
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Sometimes new spouses celebrate by exchanging gifts. This can be as big or as small a gift as you'd like it to be. But be sure to tell your fiance you'd like to exchange gifts in advance, so they're not caught off-guard and empty-handed when you present your token of affection.
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A wrap of fine cashmere wool that women drape over their shoulders to keep warm when wearing formal attire. A common bridesmaids gift.View the Full Weddings Glossary