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Congrats—you’re getting married! Preparing to celebrate this new chapter with friends and family is super exciting. But we also know just how much stress goes into the planning process. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by your to-do list, and it’s common for brides-to-be to feel like they’re neglecting one of the more important parts of the celebration—the bridal party. Your bridesmaids are the people who’ve been there for you through thick and thin. So, how are you going to show them just how much their love and time means to you? Give them cute, personalized bridesmaids bags and totes; a thoughtful option that any frazzled future-bride can easily put together. Here are a few tips on how to prepare a foolproof gift that your entire bridal party will love.
The Sooner the Better
Many brides worry that their gifts will be cliché, but they also feel that creating something one-of-a-kind will take more time and effort than they have available. A personalized gift doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive, and you can purchase one almost anywhere. We recommend keeping the gifts between $75-$150. Remember, between their dresses, travel expenses, and the bachelorette party, your bridesmaids are going to spend a pretty penny as well. Don’t spend beyond your means, but be considerate of what you’ve requested from your bridal party.
Make it Personal
Everyone likes to feel special. That’s why we encourage brides to go for something unique. Make each one of your bridesmaids feel important with personalized bridesmaids bags and totes. Avoid designing bridesmaid swag—no one wants to reuse a bag that says “bride squad” on it.
The Final Touches
Fill the personalized bags for your bridesmaids with adorable and useful gifts. Make sure the bags include a permanent memento (unique jewelry, picture frames, etc.), something they can use the day of the wedding (comfy shoes for the reception, PJs to wear the morning of, etc.), and something fun to celebrate (candy, a nice bottle of alcohol, etc.). Your gifts should reflect each bridesmaid’s unique personality. Want to do something a little different? Rent an iPad photo booth for one of your bridal party get-togethers before the gift giving commences. This is a cute way to bond, and it gives your bridal party some special keepsakes that they can add to those picture frames.
We can’t all be expert gift givers, and the stress and time it takes to plan a wedding is a heavy burden. Don’t overthink it. These personalized bags for your bridesmaids will leave them feeling loved and appreciated. Go the extra mile: add a short and personal thank you in each gift. Everyone knows you have a lot on your plate, but these simple favors will speak volumes.