Finding the perfect bridesmaids gift can be a difficult task. What gifts are appropriate? How much should you spend? Are you obligated to get everyone the same gift?
We have answers for you!
Choosing a Gift
Generally, you want your bridesmaids’ gifts to be timeless and multifunctional… perhaps a nice piece of jewelry?
We have a wide variety of timeless and unique gifts to express thanks to the lovely ladies in your life; from personalized, meaningful gifts, to fun and exciting accessories.
Your bridesmaids have demonstrated their love and commitment to you through planning your big day; let the perfect gift reciprocate the love. We have a large variety of bridal gifts to fit any budget.
Friendly reminder, don’t forget about your flower girl and junior bridesmaids.
How Much Should You Spend
When determining your budget, the main factor to consider is: how much your bridesmaids spent on your wedding, including the dress, the shoes, the hair and makeup, as well as your bachelorette party. The general rule is to spend about 10% of their “bridal party financial investment”.
Brides usually spend between $75-$150 on each bridesmaid, and often will gift a slightly more lavish present for their maid of honour.
Group Gifts, or Individualized?
Group gifts are a great way to commemorate the wedding celebration. If all your bridesmaids are close family or friends, we recommend picking one design for all your bridesmaids.
The difficult part is that your bridesmaids may have different tastes and styles. In this case, you may want to consider individual gifts for each bridal party member. To keep things uniform, but individualize, you can stamp initials or include individual birthstones on a piece of jewelry.
Purchasing and Presenting The Gift
We recommend purchasing your bridesmaids’ gifts about two months prior to the wedding date. This will help minimize the stress leading up to the big day.
Often brides will present their bridesmaids’ gifts at the rehearsal dinner, or the morning of the wedding. If it is something you want them to wear the day of the wedding, we suggest presenting them while you are getting ready. This way, you can avoid anyone misplacing or forgetting it.
If you want to make the presents extra special, you can plan a nice lunch or dinner prior to the wedding to thank your bridesmaids and present their gifts in a meaningful way.