Groomsman: flask, custom knife with their name on it, monogram cuff links, and a gift card For the mothers we got them necklaces. For the dads we got them custom edition of their favorite alcohol. For my bridesmaids I got them a variety of things such as tote bag, jewelry, gift cards, face masks, etc
We did bridesmaids: monogrammed tote bag, wine tumbler (I did personalized vinyl decals for each based on their interests/personality) and a bottle of wine (Diet Coke for my pregnant bridesmaid lol groomsmen: wood wall mounted bottle openers with their last name burned into it moms: bracelets with a cute message in the box my dad: a new tie with a tie patch that said “of all the walks we’ve taken, this ones my favorite” his dad: a monogrammed whisky glass with a cigar holder and a T-shirt that said “by the power vested in me by the internet” because he was our officiant
we didnt spend a ton on them, but we decided to make them very personal and meaningful
We are doing personalized wine glasses for the girls and beer glasses for the guys. We will be doing a gift card for our officiant and his wife (they are also the godparents of our wedding) we will be doing gift cards for our family members.
So we went very practical with our gifts as most everyone involved has been in a wedding party before (or this is their 3rd of 4th child to marry in 5 years). Flower girl and Ring Bearer: personalized water bottle and we might do somthing else. Groom men: FH is a carpenter and crafted each of them a pen and we got them personalized beer glass (with their names lazer etched into the glass). Ushers: personalized beer glass (with their names lazer etched into the glass). Father's: personalized beer glass (with their names lazer etched into the glass). And I got my dad a hankie with a personalized message on it. FH is still deciding what else he wants to get his parents. Bridesmaids: personalized water bottle and a bracelet that will go with their dress. Personal attendant: personalized water bottle and a bracelet. Moms: personalized water bottle and for my mom hankie with a special message on it. Everyone will also receive a thank you card at RD wirh their gift(s) For FH I'm putting together a grooms box. Inside will have things like personalized beer glass that match his groomsmen, a bottle of his favorite liquor, a pair of "cold feet", property of***** boxers, a few other snacks and goodies and a love letter. All the gifts but the pens that FH created was found on Etsy.
Bridesmaids: monogrammed tote bags, flannel, plaid blanket scarf, glass water bottle with flowers imprinted, hanger for their dress, and Charleston salt scrub in a scent for them. Flower girls: monogrammed tote bags, flannel, tumbler with a straw, a bear in a box, bath bombs, lip gloss, and nail polish. They are very girly and love stuff like that. I went a little overboard but I thought everything was too cute! I’m making my fiancé do the groomsmen and ring bearer gifts which he has yet to do!
Giving my MOH a basket of Teavana and jewelry set to wear at wedding. BM are getting custom decorated boxes with variety of things from face masks, eye masks, foot scrubs with socks, hand scrubs and jewelry set to be worn at wedding. FG also have custom boxes with tiaras, headbands wands, lipgloss, pad with cute princess pen... just girly stuff (this was fun shopping time). My mom is getting a hankie and a broach. My Dad is getting personalized cufflinks and hankie. FH is in charge of his parents, GM, and RB gifts he has yet to handle that.
Bridesmaids: Personalized makeup bags, earrings, personalized necklaces (one that has the coordinates of where I met each of them on one side and my favorite tattoo/quote on the other), personalized dress hangers, monogrammed satin robes (for getting ready).
Groomsmen: Personalized soft-sided coolers, personalized knives, socks for the wedding.
And then, on a whim this week, we ordered everyone what I consider our most brilliant wedding decision.... SHOTSKIS. Each member of the party will be getting a mini-shotski with two shot glasses, personalized for the wedding. I am SO FREAKING EXCITED to give them to our friends!
-Groomsmen will receive a personalized wooden box with a flask, dice, and deck of cards along with a handwritten thank you note. -Bridesmaids will receive an Alex & Ani bracelet, robe, bath bomb, body scrub, and a handwritten thank you note. -My parents are doubling as best man and matron of honor. We will take my parents out to dinner a few days before the wedding and pay for their hotel stay the night of the wedding. I am also hoping to get my mom a bath set as well. -My FIL is our officiant and I'm still not sure what to get him. -I'm going to purchase my fiance a new bottle of cologne.
Bridesmaids: Personlaized tumbler with their names filled with their fave candy, candle, picture frame, wallet/clutch, $10 starbucks gift card, ring dish, bouquet charm/keychain. Groomsmen: Adidas track jacket with their names embroidered (pic of hubby modeling his!) Parents/ILs: $200 gift certificate to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
The girls' necklaces are wrapped, but here's a picture of my necklace. It has the same quote on the front but has our wedding date (instead of coordinates) on the back. It will give you an idea of the font and such.
We are doing a care package type thing for both sides so it's combining the bridesmaids/groomsmen proposal with their gifts as well.
Bridesmaids: Robes with BM or MH on it, hanger with their name, mask (themed wedding), a thank you note, what to wear card, sleeping mask, a necklace with BM or MH on it and initial on it (might do a keychain instead), makeup bag, and to wrap it all in a tote with their name on it.
Groomsmen: Superhero t-shirt, cufflinks/ tie clip with initial on it, mask, hangers with their name on it, thank you note, what to wear card, personalized wallet, GM or BM socks, and all wrapped in a cooler lol
I might get the guys bow ties and suspenders or tux rentals because I am doing the BMs hair and makeup.
Mother of the bride: Hair and makeup and a beautiful necklace with mother-daughter on it that separates.
In-Laws: Handkerchief for his mother and I am figuring out what to get my FFIL. He might get a keychain with some loving words on it.
Flower girl: Bracelet with FG on it, headpiece, a toy, and a backpack.
Ring Bearer: Superhero t-shirt, cufflinks with RB on it, a toy, and a backpack.
Husband: I am getting this card thing for his wallet to put next to my picture. It says I love you on it and stuff. I am also getting him one of his favorite comic books.
All of them are getting these t-shirts that have BM, GM, BM, MH, MB, FG, or RB on them.
Wish, Etsy, Oriental Trading Company, and Amazon have been my favorite places to shop for this stuff and to get ideas Pinterest.
This thread is great. I'm stressing so much more than I should be with this topic because I know what I would/wouldn't want as a member of a bridal party.
For my MOH (no BM); I got her a tote bag filled with her favorite snacks when I asked her. Come time to give her a gift at the rehearsal dinner, I plan to give her a bar-shaped bracelet with her name on it, and either a cute saying or the coordinates of a place we share a special memory together. I'll also have matching tumbler cups for her and me for getting ready, but that's not really a gift.
I also have two brothers who are not standing up in our wedding but will escort our mom to her set. They'll also receive a leather bracelet with a saying, something along the times of 'forever your sister'.
Our flower girls are my MOH daughters so they got a tote bag with snacks too. They'll get a cute bracelet with their initial and birthstone or charm of something they love. Maybe a water bottle to match mine and my MOH cups.
My FH is in charge of getting his BM a gift, not sure what he plans on yet. But FH and best man will both get a flask to use on the wedding day.
Both sets of parents will likely receive a nice framed photo and a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. We are paying for the wedding ourself, so I think this is a nice way to thank them for everything else.
I don't plan on gifting my FH anything for the wedding. We are spending enough money. Maybe some funky socks or something silly. I like the idea of gifting a watch but we both have Apple Watches and a traditional watch will likely not be worn.