Bridal Party Gift Ideas
Choosing your bridal party is an important part of your wedding planning, especially as these will be the people who stand beside you on one of the most important days of your life.
You might want to give a gift to ask them to be in your bridal party or show them you appreciate them by saying thank you with a personalised bridesmaid gift. Either way, finding a gift that’s as unique as the people in your party can be tricky, but with our guide, hopefully you will find all the inspiration you need for your bridal party gifts.
Maid of Honour gifts
The Maid of Honour is traditionally the sister of the bride or her closest friend. They are usually tasked with arranging the hen party and in charge of the main duties to help the bride on her wedding day.
Being the Maid of Honour in a wedding is a big role and one that usually comes with a lot of expectation from the bride. However, it’s a position in the bridal party that is usually most significant, and one that the bride is likely to want to show her appreciation for by giving a gift to say thank you.
Getting a Maid of Honour gift is a popular tradition, but customs aside, it’s a sentimental way to show how much they mean to you and thank them for all they have done, and will do, on your wedding day.
For your sister, a unique Maid of Honour gift like a personalised Me & You coin necklace is the perfect way to show how much she means to you. The necklace can be personalised with both of your birth years, serving as a reminder of your sisterly bond every time she wears it. Similarly, if your closest friend is your Maid of Honour, our Me & You friendship coin necklace is equally as sentimental and a keepsake she can treasure for years to come.
With your Maid of Honour gift sorted, it’s time to think about what to get the rest of your bridal party. Choosing bridesmaids gifts that match your Maid of Honour’s gift is a nice way to keep with the same theme, but personalised bridesmaid gifts are a sure way to recognise everyone’s individual personality and style.
A stylish coin necklace that’s minted with your wedding year, or the year of their birth, is a gift you can give before the wedding so they can wear it to the ceremony. It’s a way to tie the bridal party together, giving the same gift with personalised and sentimental value that they can wear for years after your wedding.
In keeping with the hen party antics, a personalised hip flask is a playful gift for your bridesmaids who can enjoy a tipple on the day of your wedding and raise a toast to the bride and groom. It can be used time and again, taken to future events and occasions, and serve as a reminder of your wedding celebrations.
Mother of the Bride gifts
If you’re wondering how to thank your mother for all she has done to help you on your wedding day, look no further. Giving the Mother of the Bride a gift is a symbolic way to show how much she means to you and what better way than with a unique and personalised gift.
Our personalised birth year keyrings make thoughtful gifts that can be treasured forever and as they are handmade by expert jewellers, you can be sure it’s a keepsake she can cherish. Why not personalise them with your birth year and the year your mum was born, reminding her of how special your relationship is and how much her role in your wedding means to you.
Complement your mum’s fashion sense and style with coin jewellery that is unique to her. Our jewellery is crafted in a variety of metals, so whether your mum wears silver, gold or rose gold jewellery, you can be sure to give her a Mother of the Bride gift that she can wear again.
No matter how you choose your Mother of the Bride gift, we’re sure she’ll love the thought that’s gone into any gift you buy her, especially if it’s given from the heart and highlights your mother/daughter bond.
How much to spend on bridal party gifts
How much you choose to spend on your bridal gifts depends on a variety of things, like your overall wedding budget, how many people are in your bridal party and the type of gift you want to give.
For large bridal parties, you might consider a token gift to show your appreciation whilst keeping the cost down. Alternatively, you might want to go all out and get your Maid of Honour, Mother of the Bride, and bridesmaids a lavish and extravagant gift that you could only give at an occasion like a wedding.
With a meaningful and personalised bridal gift, the cost is almost irrelevant as they’ll be getting so much more in the way of a keepsake. Sentimental bridal gifts don’t have to break the bank, especially as you really want to acknowledge the friends and family that are supporting you on your special day.
When to give bridal party gifts
There aren’t any rules when it comes to when, how or where you give your bridal party their gifts, but here are some ideas if you’re looking for inspiration:
- At the wedding rehearsal: this is a great time to give your bridal party gifts, especially as it will be a run-through of the wedding day. Giving your bridesmaid gifts the day before will ensure you have enough time to show your appreciation, especially as you’ll be so busy on your actual wedding day.
- During the speeches: it’s common to give gifts during the speeches, especially the Mother of the Bride, Best Man and Maid of Honour gifts. It’s a great way to show how much they mean to you in front of all your family and friends, giving them some of your spotlight from your special day.
- Before the big day: if you’re getting your bridal party together before your wedding day, whether to ask them to be in your wedding party or to pick out dresses, giving your bridal party gifts at the same time can be a lovely addition to your celebrations.
By doing this, you can make the day more about them and show them just how much they mean to you. It’s also a great way to plan ahead, especially if you’re giving them jewellery as they can wear it as part of their outfit on your wedding day.
No matter how much you spend or what you buy, we’re sure your bridal party will love the sentimental and thoughtful gifts you choose to represent and symbolise your relationship. Now that you have a better idea of what to gift your bridal party, take a look at our collection of personalised gifts and tick another thing off your wedding to-do list.