It’s vital to show your bridesmaids that you appreciate them. These ladies have decided to honor you and your groom by standing up for the both of you on your big day. They have made it to countless appointments, securing dresses, shoes, flowers, centerpieces and probably driven all over town on your behalf. Not to mention all of the time and effort they have put into planning you a spectacular bridal shower or Stagette. Take some time to come up with a thoughtful way to say thank you.

A token of your appreciation

A memorable gift for your maids is always a sweet surprise if it is in your budget. For example, consider purchasing the bridesmaid jewelry or offering each lady a special anklet. They will treasure this memento for years to come and will be touched that you went that extra step to show your thanks. Some great gift ideas include:

  • A spa gift certificate (hair, manicure, pedicure, etc.)
  • A pendant or chain
  • Bangles, earrings or bracelet
  • Bottle of wine or champagne
  • Offer to pay a portion of the cost for their bridesmaid dress or shoes or hair and makeup
  • Get some gift certificates from your wedding photographer and give your girls a coupon for a family session
  • Dinner and a movie gift certificate

Handmade thoughtfulness

Sometimes the wedding taps out your entire budget. If anyone is going to understand besides your spouse, it will be your best girls. They have been accompanying you on your buying trips and booking appointments and probably picked up on the worried expression that has crossed your face from time to time. Fear not. Some simple handmade gestures can mean more than the costliest spending spree. Consider some of the following easy ideas:

  • Hand-sewn heart sachets (fill with lavender or leave scent free)
  • Plant some seedlings in a painted pot
  • Make a crafty thank you card
  • Stamp some stationary
  • Etch or paint some wine glasses
  • Frame a black and white photo of the two of you
  • Make some homemade tin patio lanterns for her deck or balcony

Green brides

Plant a tree in your bridesmaid’s name and feel great about a gift that keeps on giving. Purchase some perennial plants for her garden or start a container garden for her. Many nurseries will offer a bulk discount if you are purchasing an abundant quantity. Give her a gift certificate or I.O.U. coupon for a future lunch and shopping date at her favorite thrift store. Buy some candle holders at a local swap meet or garage sale and upcycle them with her favorite paint colors. The possibilities are endless and easy to give her the extra thanks she deserves.

Personalize your thank yous

Of course, you can simply stop at your favorite restaurant or store and grab a mitt full of gift certificates or create your own on your computer. However, who says one size has to fit all? Each of your ladies has their own favorite color and activity preferences. Maybe one of your gals loves art and an adult coloring book and some new art supplies would make the perfect gift. Perhaps another of your friends is passionate about gardening and would love a nursery gift certificate or some thoughtfully selected seed packets.

The group thank you

If you prefer to make a day of it as opposed to individual gifts, consider some of the following:

  • A trip to your local water park
  • A spa day
  • Horseback riding
  • A round of golf
  • A winery trip

Regardless of how you choose to show your bridesmaids you appreciate them, it will be remembered that you went the extra mile to show how important they are and how much help they have been to you.

While you’re figuring out the perfect gift for your bridesmaids, you can go ahead and settle another important issue: The wedding and reception venue. Swan Manor has you covered there. Between our stately manor house, carriage house ballroom and manicured grounds, the special day of your dreams is possible on our grounds. Contact us today to schedule a meeting and tour. Call 704-776-2530 or use the contact form here on the site to learn about our wedding packages. We look forward to hearing from you.