If you caught our previous post on Bridesmaid Duties, you’ll know there’s more to being a bridesmaid than donning a dress and walking up the aisle which is why a bit of a thank you might be in order come the Big Day! There’s a lot on the wedding to-do list as is but adding a wee gift for the bridesmaids will definitely be appreciated. You don’t have to spend a fortune, you can pick up everything from cute budget-friendly bridesmaid tags for their dresses to a bottle of their favourite wine or if you’re looking to go all out, you can even make up a bit of a ‘thank you’ pack for your girls with some of their fave things. Irish stores like WowWee.ie, NameYourGift.ie and Pearls and Lace have some great speciality bridesmaid gifts like robes, bridesmaid totes and tags for dresses if you’re looking for something fitting or personal. And check out more pretty options your ladies will LOVE below…
The Sentimental Route
It’s a special day for all involved and thoughtful gifts will defo get the tears going. Think ‘Tears of Joy‘ hankies for them to dab away their happy tears as they watch you say ‘I Do’ or a photo frame or album with pics of you both (Pearls & Lace have a beautiful ‘Special Bridesmaid’ photo album – check it out here).
Floral Robes available from WowWee.ie | Photo from Valerie & Paul’s real wedding by Insight Photography
Something She’ll Use
Practical doesn’t have to be boring! We’d never say no to a nice restaurant voucher – and we’re betting she won’t either. Another lovely idea is tickets to a show she’s dying to get to or surprise her with a subscription to a magazine you know she loves.
Stuff She’ll Enjoy
Stuff you can drink or can eat are always a winner. Make up a little hamper with some of her favourite goodies or pick up a bottle of Prosecco or Champagne and make it all the more personal with some cute ‘Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid‘ labels which can be gotten over on Label with Love on Etsy.
There all sorts of cute bridesmaid memorabilia you can get as a keepsake for your ladies so they can remember all the wedding morning fun – we love these ‘Bridesmaid’ mugs from Not on the Highstreet (perfect for champers on the Big Day too) but pretty ‘Bridesmaid’ makeup bags, canvas totes (will always come in handy for the Tesco run!), robes and hangers will get lots of use afterwards too.
Clockwise from left: Bridesmaid Pouch via Not on the Highstreet | Bridesmaid Mug via Not on the Highstreet | Thank You Wine Labels via Label with Love | You Look Lovely Today Tote via Not on the Highstreet
Splash out on stuff she doesn’t necessarily want to buy for herself whether it’s a beautiful clutch or purse (fill it with her favourite sweets or chocolate for bonus points), a pair of leather gloves she’ll treasure or something fab for her home that she’s had her eye on.
Wedding Morning Fun
Special Bridesmaid Gift Tag available from Pearls & Lace
Buy your girls a little token to make the wedding morning all the more fun! Surprise your bridesmaids with a gorgeous ‘bridesmaid’ tag or hanger for their guna like this cute one from Pearls & Lace to make them feel extra special or beautiful PJs for them to get ready in. Check out our edit of Amazing Bridal Robes & PJs for some ideas.
Photo from Amy & Shane’s real wedding by Insight Photography
The Beauty Route
Practical and enjoyable, a bit of pampering is always a good idea. Treat her to something lovely she can use like a voucher for her fave nail salon, an hour or two at a spa or pick up a pretty makeup bag and fill it with some beauty goodies whether it’s her scent of choice, some much loved products or a personalised compact mirror.
Earrings & Necklace via For The Maids on Etsy
Jewellery is perfect bridesmaid gift material – but make sure that it’s something she’ll actually like and not just to match her dress for the day! We love the idea of giving your girls a cute initial necklace, bracelet or ring they can wear everyday, a heart pendant with a sweet and personal inscription on it or something thoughtful or symbolic like a Wishbone chain or friendship bracelet. Think items that will be cherished forever!
Main Photo from Michael & Miriam’s real wedding by Michelle Prunty
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.