They are an integral part of your wedding, but not only that; most of the time they’ve been an integral part of your life. They were there with tissues and ice cream while you ugly-cried when that guy (you know the one) broke your heart, they have piled you into cabs, lent you a cocktail dress, had your back, and you would not be here without them. So what do you get these super-women to show them how grateful you are that they’re seeing you through this momentous occasion? Here’s the DL on some of our favorite gifts for your gals:
Earrings - Not only is it hard to find a lady who doesn’t appreciate some stylish sparkle for their lobes, but getting your maids earrings means that if you want to you can ask them to wear said earrings on your day. This cuts down on your ladies’ expenses and guarantees you coordinating accessories. Win, win!
Robes - These adorable floral print 100% cotton robes from Etsy seller Comfy Clothing were a huge hit at Gather Together bride Katie's wedding. There are a ton of patterns available, not to mention options for lengths and monograms.
Clutches – As you can see, we are fans of giving your ladies something that they can use on your wedding day. Giving them something pretty to stash all their emergency supplies in is just smart thinking! Another Gather Together bride, Jen, turned to Etsy (also a Gather Together fave! We love supporting independent businesses!) to find her bridal party these cute-as-a-button and fully customizable clutches. Jen even had the seller add a little personal note to each bridesmaid on the lining; what a thoughtful way to make this gift a unique keepsake!
Spa Days – If you have ladies who are traveling to be with you on your day you might think about expressing your gratitude with a day of pampering for you and them. This time out from all the run-up chaos is not only a great stress-reliever, but a chance to catch up with your special women away from all the distractions happening around you.
Our favorite spot in the Triangle area is the Umstead Hotel and Spa.
Rings – Giving your bridal party rings might not be a traditional route to take, but these dainty rings from Bittersweets NY via Catbird would make the sweetest gifts if you had them stamped with your ladies’ initials, or even your old nicknames for them :)
Whatever you decide to get your best women pals, remember that it’s the thought not the monetary value that truly matters. Make your gifts unique, personal, and full of the love that you have for your ladies and you can’t go wrong.
Til we Gather Together again...