Creative Gifts for Your Wedding Party

Express your appreciation to your bridesmaids and groomsmen with these favors.

It’s customary for the bride and groom to give each member of their wedding party a special gift. For your wedding, vow to go beyond the traditional jewelry and cigars. Show your bridesmaids and groomsmen how much you care with one of these five thoughtful favor ideas.

  1. Treat your groomsmen to a straight razor shave for something unique! James A. Stepp Photography

    Treat your groomsmen to a straight razor shave for something unique! James A. Stepp Photography

    Agreeing to be in a wedding is a major time commitment. Give members of your wedding party back some of those hours with gift certificates to their restaurant or theater of choice, or give them with tickets to a concert or sporting event.

  2. Your wedding is your time to shine, but that doesn’t mean your wedding party shouldn’t look their best. Brides, surprise your group with manicures, pedicures, and professional hair and makeup. Grooms, treat your groomsmen to a professional shave.
  3. It’s often up to the wedding party to calm nervous brides and grooms, but weddings can be stressful no matter where you’re standing at the alter. Help your wedding party unwind by arranging a complimentary spa day for the gals and a golf outing for the guys.
  4. Being in a wedding takes a lot of stuff, from clothing to toiletries to emergency supplies for the bride and groom. Help your wedding party with their luggage by gifting monogrammed Dopp kits to the groomsmen, and custom makeup bags, totes, or clutches to the bridesmaids.
  5. Repay your bridesmaids and groomsmen for posing for all of those photos with a framed photo of just the three of you, or a photo of the entire group. Include a sweet, personalized note thanking that person for taking part in your special day.

How are you thanking your bridesmaids and groomsmen?

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