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Tips for Choosing Gifts for Your Bridal Party

By Weddingblog2011

Looking for gift ideas for your bridal party? Here are some tips to help point you in the right direction!

Choosing gifts for your bridal party is one of the most rewarding parts of planning your big day. Although it is often a last minute task, choosing gifts for your bridal party doesn’t have to be a last minute decision. Even though you are preoccupied with all of your other bridal planning responsibilities from the minute you set a wedding date, you can still find time to squeeze in some shopping for your bridal party well before the wedding.

Having more time to find your gifts gives you more time to search for the perfect presents, and even though it may not seem like it in the midst of making your ceremony, reception, and honeymoon plans, choosing gifts for your bridal party does matter, and you will likely want to make the best gift decisions for your friends when all is said and done. If you are looking for personal, original gift ideas that you won’t find just anywhere, you need to start searching right away.

First, it is good to know that you can personalize just about any classic wedding party gift. From flasks and wine glasses to jewelry boxes and cuff links, your bridesmaids and groomsmen can have traditional wedding gifts with a personal twist. These types of items can be ordered months in advance of the wedding, and they can usually be shipped to you in a rush if you do decide to wait until the last minute. Consider customizing these classic gift ideas with text that refers to an inside joke, your names, the wedding date, or anything else that is personally meaningful to both you and your friends.

For a truly customizable, personal wedding party gift, plan ahead by making a music playlist of your favorite songs for a special CD. While this gift idea is often used as a favor for wedding guests, it is even more meaningful when used for your bridal party. Choose songs that you loved in college or in high school, or songs that represent special times you shared with your friends. Both the men and women in your bridal party will appreciate the gesture, and they will certainly get some use out of their new tunes! Choosing gifts for your bridal party such as this can take time, so plan ahead to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

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