are often overwhelmed by all the planning leading up to the big
day, bridesmaid or groomsmen gifts are often overlooked as the
last details in an already long to-do list!
It's not surprising,
then, that many brides will save time by hurriedly selecting a
traditional memento such as a photo frame or even a pair of earrings
that bridesmaids can wear on her wedding day.
But then what
can you give your maid of honor and bridesmaids that haven't already
been given before?
Just up ahead,
check out a handful of ideas for surprising your bridesmaids with
something fun, original or practical - and sure to be appreciated
as a thoughtful "thank you" for all their help and support:
makeover: Give your bridesmaids the full treatment at a
salon where you will be having your hair or makeup done for
your wedding day. Footing the bill not only ensures that they
will look great, but it gives everyone a chance to have a few
casual memory-making moments before the big march down the aisle.
baskets: Separate gift baskets with their favorite goodies
is another great idea for personalizing your bridesmaids' gifts.
Fill them with wine and cheese for the gourmet, or assorted
cookies or candy for the chocolate lover, for example. Add a
handwritten note thanking each bridesmaid for their unique contribution
to your very special day.
the same ol' jewelry: Earrings or other jewelry are long-held
gift ideas for bridesmaid, but it give it a twist by presenting
them in beautifully decorated jewelry boxes. If your budget
allows, have each jewelry box engraved separately with their
day: Treat yourself, and all your bridesmaids, to a stress-free
afternoon at the spa for a facial and a relaxing massage. If
it's not possible to get everyone together before the wedding,
give each of them a spa gift certificate they can use anytime.
foot massage: Here's a great idea that's growing in popularity
everywhere. The plan simply entails giving each bridesmaid a
pair of soft cushion slippers (to match their gown) to save
their aching feet at the reception. All of them will be eternally