After all their help with planning and executing your wedding, your bridal party deserves a little love. Show them your appreciation with a thoughtful gift! Many brides and grooms don’t have much money left over after they pay for their wedding; luckily, bridal party gifts don’t have to cost a lot to be meaningful. They can also be fun, sentimental, or useful, depending on your style. Check out the list below for some low-cost gift ideas to give your bridesmaids and groomsmen on the big day.
1. Framed Photos
Print out your favorite photo of the wedding party, a candid getting-ready shot, or a bachelorette or bachelor party selfie with each friend. Then choose an inexpensive but stylish frame you know he or she will love and add the photo for a personalized and meaningful gift. Photos are always a sentimental gift and are the most inexpensive way to capture, share, and relive memories.
2. Emergency Kit
Give your bridesmaids a gift they can really use on your wedding day with an emergency kit. Buy a small clutch or makeup bag each girl will love, then fill it with essentials like mints, lip balm, pain reliever, tampons, a sewing kit, bobby pins, stain remover wipes or pens, tissues, nail files, or anything else they could need. Everyone will feel a little less stressed after they open these kits. Your girls will love that they can take this to other weddings and on trips, too!
3. Hair Accessories
“A subtle way to give your wedding photos a uniform look is to have all your bridesmaids wear similar hair accessories,” said Wedding Prep Gals. Make them all the same or switch up the color or style for each girl to make it personalized. Your girls will love this gift because they can wear their sparkly new accessory again, plus it will remind them of your wedding every time they wear it.
4. Custom Glasses
Buy inexpensive wine, martini, champagne, or beer glasses and decorate them yourself for a fun DIY project and cheap bridal party gift. Paint the name of each friend on his or her glass, then give them out while you get ready for your big day. Your bridal party will have even more fun sipping drinks together when no one will get confused about whose glass is whose.
5. Bath Salts
Reward your bridesmaids with a warm, soothing bath after all the hard work they put in to your wedding. Give them jars of bath salts to help them relax. You can even choose a different scent for each bridesmaid to really customize the gift and show you care.
6. Fancy Socks
Socks in unique colors and patterns have quickly become a trend in men’s fashion. Buy each of your groomsmen the same pair for fun photo ops at the wedding, or choose a different pair for each guy based on his personality. This is a useful gift because your groomsmen can wear them again and use them as a conversation starter; every time they do they will relive the fun of your wedding.
7. Personalized Cooler
Show your guys how much you care (without getting all mushy about it) by helping to keep their beer cold! Pick up some inexpensive soft-side coolers and have them embroidered with each friend’s name or initials or a message from you. Your groomsmen will love taking these on camping trips or tailgating and no one will ever get confused about who each cooler belongs to again. If you are feeling really generous, fill each cooler with a few brews before giving your friends their gifts; they’ll appreciate them even more!