One of the things that often slips a bride’s mind when she is deciding on how large to make her bridal party is the fact that she and her groom need to buy gifts for them all. The rule of thumb is that the value of the gifts should be 25% of the total of what you have required them to spend. If their bridesmaid dress is $200, shoes are $50 and hair/make-up fees are $100, your gift to them should be worth about $87.50. If you decide to have 5 bridesmaids and a maid of honor you need to budget for $525 in gifts! Your groom uses the same formula to figure out what he should spend on gifts for the groomsmen too. If you have wedding party members who are flying in for your wedding, the costs go up significantly-so plan accordingly from the beginning.
The gifts you get your wedding party are customarily given to them at the rehearsal dinner. That doesn’t mean these should be last minute purchases. You don’t want to be buying less-than-perfect gifts at the last minute any more than you want to receive a Christmas gift purchased at Walgreens on Christmas Eve.
Gifts for Bridesmaids
Little LuxuriesTucked inside this charming box are three Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage favourites that promise indulgence for hands and skin. The award-winning Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy, bubbly Bath & Shower Gel and hydrating Body Lotion leave skin smooth, supple and vibrantly scented.
|Be Grateful – Wrapped Canvas Print Be Grateful Love Dearly Shine your light Share Give Hugs Hope Listen Say Thank you Cherish Friends Grateful Heart Spread Kindness Stay Positive Dance Smile Enjoy the Chaos Choose Happiness Be Joyful Laugh Give Grace|
|Create a Photobook for each bridesmaid with pictures from your life together through your bridal showers.|
|Bridesmaid Rhinestone Girly Tank Top All the girls will enjoy wearing their tank tops as they get ready for your big day!|
Gifts for Groomsmen
What guy wouldn’t want a Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set?
This Personalized Engraved Pocket Rescue Hunting Knife has it all! It’s a Hunting Knife, Led Flashlight, Bottle Opener, and Fire Starter all-in-one!
Ivory 3-piece Shaving Set with Nickel StandDesigned and handmade exclusively by Sheffield, England’s Edwin Jagger, this 3-piece shaving set contains everything a well-groomed man needs to complete his daily shaving ritual.
Gifts for Flower Girls
NIV Really Woolly BibleThe bestselling Really Woolly® Bible is now in NIV. The readability of the New International Version® combined with the whimsical DaySpring® characters make this a perfect gift for any occasion.
|Every flower girl dreams of being the bride. That is why she will love this Melissa & Doug 14″ Bride Doll|
|The Flower Girl Activity Backpack is full of fun things to keep the smallest member of the wedding party focused during this important day.|
Gifts for Ring Bearers
personalized labels are a great gift for any young man.
|This Ring Security T-Shirt takes the job of ring bearer and makes it a whole lot more interesting!|
|Personalized Books make a memorable gift!|
I hope I have given you some gift suggestions that are a little bit more unique than a lot that you see. The most important thing is to be genuinely thankful to everyone who is helping you with your wedding. A smile and a “thank-you” still go a long way.