I have to say searching for bridesmaid gifts was one of the most stressful parts of planning my wedding. I really wanted to let my bridesmaids know how special they are and wanted to find the perfect gift they could use even after the wedding. Because my wedding was at the beach, I wanted my maids to be as comfortable as possible. So after the ceremony I told them to kick off their heels and slip on a pair of JCrew purple flip flops (kind of like the ones below except purple). In addition to the flippies, I included jewelry accessories to wear on the wedding day. But the challenge I faced was finding something different for each bridesmaid. I ended up going with a simple necklace and earring studs for the girls that wore the strapless dress and a bracelet and hoop earrings for the girls that wore the one strap. The jewelery was simple enough for the girls to wear again after the wedding. Remember, not all of the bridesmaids have to match exactly!
I’m hoping to help you future brides with this collection of bridesmaid gift ideas! Remember, you don’t have to go the traditional route and give jewelery. A nice little thank you gift will do just fine. Just make sure let your bridesmaids know what kind of jewelery (if any) you would like them to wear the day of the wedding. One source I absolutely recommend is Etsy, especially if you want a customized unique gift. Most of the time, you can message the seller and ask them if they could make a completely custom item for you. Crafters love custom items!! The best part about Etsy is everything is handmade, made from the heart and reasonably priced! Just make sure if you are ordering a custom item, to give the seller enough time to make the product.
1. JCrew flip flops 2. Handmade Clutch by Jenny Girl Designs 3. Embellished Bobby Pins by Nomsa 4. Custom Canvas Bags by Ickady Bag 5. Infinity Scarf Old Navy 6. Enchanted Rose Studs Francesca’s Collecitons 7. Marimekko Notebook Crate and Barrel 8. Tiffany Blue and Gold bracelet Forever 21
My Bridesmaids. Photo taken by Michael Juiliano