Giving a gift to everyone who’s a part of the wedding could be the general feeling of a bride and groom. Why not? These people making an effort, supporting and giving time to be part of their special day is reason enough to give all of them a thank you gift! While the wedding favors can take care of that, there are specific people, if not your entire wedding party and a handful of special people who have played a big part in your wedding who could not be missed when it comes to gift giving.
Here’s a helpful guide in identifying people who ought to be part of the couple’s gift list:
1. Give a gift to each other.
It’s you and your future spouse’s special day! In just a few hours, you’re about to start your new life together. The best way to celebrate that is by giving each other a gift. Your gift for each other need not be expensive. You can choose to give sweet tokens that express your love and commitment from this day forward. The best gifts are the ones that come with a secret engraved message. It could be a piece of jewelry, a journal, a memory box or even a simple card expressing your love for each other. Thank each other for the success of your first major project together - the wedding!
2. Give a gift to your parents.
Give honor to whom honor is due. Your wedding day is the best time to honor both sets of parents for raising you to be the fine people that you are now. Let your thank you gift speak of all the gratitude that is in your heart. You may also include in this list grandparents, siblings, and anyone considered immediate family. A special meal or taking them out to their favorite restaurant can be your way of thanking them.
3. Give a gift to your maid of honor and bridesmaids.
They have played a major role in making your wedding a success. They were not only there to assist you every step of the way preparing for your big day. They were there to provide emotional strength, order amidst all the chaos and calm your nerves as your wedding day is fast approaching. They are your best friends and they deserve no less than the best thank you gifts you can give.
Let your gift speak of the special connection between you and her by giving a personalized piece of jewelry, a gift card for R&R or even a weekend get-away to a favorite destination. Check out this maid of honor gift collection for a wide selection of thank you gifts to choose from. There are also a lot of options for your bridesmaid gifts. Find something they can all wear on your wedding day like the getting ready robes, pashmina scarves, studs, necklace or even shoes. Your gift will not only communicate your appreciation for the important role they have but also leave with them a lasting memory of your wedding every time they get to wear these items.
4. Give a gift to your best man and groomsmen.
They have helped the groom in many ways. Arranged the bachelor party, prepared for the wedding toast, ran errands and made sure everything goes as planned in the wedding. Thanking them with a gift is the best way to show how much they mean to both of you.
For your best man, get him a gift that will leave a lasting impression like a day at the golf course or a trip to a favorite destination. You can also go for classic gifts like a pocket watch or a pen and have them personalized with his name or initials. Check out a collection of personalized gifts for men as well as groomsmen gifts perfect for this group of men who were a great source of help and encouragement for your groom. Find something they can all wear on your wedding day like cufflinks, a tie that has the same color for each one or even customized sneakers for the party.
5. Give a gift to your flower girls and ring bearer.
Yes we are of course referring to children who are part of your wedding entourage. Depending on their age, prepare something that will keep them busy for long events. This can be anything like board games, crafts, sticker books, toys and other gifts. You may also give them something they can wear on your wedding day like a piece of jewelry, a nicely designed bag or a themed shirt they can wear during the reception.
6. Give a gift to your close friends.
There are certain functions in your wedding that you choose close friends to do but they are not part of your wedding party. Let’s say the candle lighters, ushers, guest book attendants, readers, guitar player for the ceremony, a friend rendering a song for the reception etc., a small token of thanks will go a long way for these friends. Don’t forget to slip a personal note of thanks in your gift. It can be a book, a journal, a bottle of wine and many more. Check this collection of gifts for men and women for a wide variety of options.
7. Give a gift to wedding suppliers, helpers and important people.
These men and women worked hard and put in their best effort in order to make your wedding a big success. While it may be optional to give them a gift, consider giving a token of thanks to your officiant, wedding coordinator, venue provider, caterer and those who have played a vital part in ensuring that your wedding ceremony and reception will flow smoothly. A generous tip or leaving a good review of their business online would also be nice a nice way of saying thank you to them.
Also under this category would be people who have helped you and played a special part in your wedding journey. The cousin who gave you advice and helped take away your wedding jitters, the uncle who walked you down the aisle and all other important people who volunteered to do a function or render a performance on your wedding day.
Showing gratitude to your spouse, parents, wedding party, close friends and important people playing a special part on your wedding is always a welcome gesture. Remember that your thank you gift need not cost you a fortune. You can always go for handmade gifts, a gift basket, a letter of appreciation, a poem and be as creative as you can be. Just remember that your gift should have a personal touch or else it won’t have much impact. Aside from your thank you gifts, everyone’s presence at your wedding is important and deserves to be acknowledged. Don’t forget to distribute your wedding favors and make sure you don’t miss any guests.
No matter how small or big your gift, what matters most is that you have made the occasion memorable for all the people who supported you, made time and exerted effort in making your wedding a momentous event.
This post was written by the staff at BGB Personalized Gifts. Risa James Events has no financial relationship with BGB.
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