Choosing Budget Bridesmaid Gifts

Bridesmaid gifts are a time honored tradition that allow the bride to say thank you for supporting them on their important day. Most brides put a lot of time and thought into choosing their bridal party, usually picking those with whom they share a special bond or close connection. Because of this unique relationship, many brides choose to give their bridesmaids a special gift that both expresses their appreciation and commemorates the special day.

These bridesmaid gifts are now a major item for bridal retailers. Consequently, you can find gifts that range in price from just a few dollars to thousands. You can purchase the same gift for each bridesmaid or choose individual gifts for each person. Of course, if you choose to give individual gifts, try to make sure they all fall in the same price range. Fortunately, if you’re trying to find gifts on a budget that have a special meaning, there are plenty to choose from.

You might consider offering a fun day out with the girls. You could go to the salon or spa for a relaxing day to escape from all the stress of planning the wedding. In this case, you could pay for manicures or pedicures for everyone, which would help your maids feel special on your exciting day. You might also consider paying to get everyone’s hair done the day of the event, as everyone will want to look great for the photos. If this is too pricey, consider hosting your own spa day at home where you can take turns doing each other’s hair and makeup.

If you prefer a more personalized gift, you might consider a keepsake to remind each girl of your bond on this important day. You could get everyone a set of earrings or a necklace to wear, either in matching sets or in different styles to match each bridesmaid’s personal taste. Jewelry isn’t that expensive, and you might even be able to have it engraved for a small fee. When your bridesmaids wear the jewelry later on, they’ll be reminded of your wedding and the special bond you share.

You could also buy gifts that can be personalized for each bridesmaid. Consider an engraved makeup case or wine glasses. Your guests could even use the glasses during your reception for a special touch. If you like to put gift baskets together, you might choose to create a bath set with a metal tin engraved with each person’s name. This way you could fill each set with the individual products each person likes. Best of all, you can find many great items to fill the baskets at your local dollar store or discount retailer.

There are many gifts you can offer your special friends in thanks for their help on your wedding day. Perhaps one of the most special gift ideas would be to simply offer your time. Everyone loves to spend time with her friends, so why not schedule a special outing to share with each maid individually. This could be a tradition you have always had, or a new one that you can enjoy during special times for years to come.

Keep in mind, with most friends, it will not matter what the object is or how much it costs. Most women will simply be happy to be included and to have the special relationship you share recognized. Don’t worry about the cost of an item; just enjoy the memories that will be made and shared throughout your wedding.

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Filed under: Favors,Gifts — vicky at 10:19 am on Saturday, November 22, 2008