A Guide to Appreciating your Bridesmaids
When planning a wedding, it’s very easy to get caught up in all of the details and overlook the contributions and sacrifices your bridesmaids make to ensure your day goes perfectly. Your bridesmaids are you closest group of family and friends. Without them your wedding day wouldn’t be complete. From dress shopping to the bridal shower and bachelorette party, your bridesmaid spend a lot of time and effort making sure you get the wedding experience you deserve. Be sure to take a moment and consider the needs of this amazing group of women. After all, they are the most important guests at your wedding. Here is some advice and ideas for ensuring you show your full appreciation to your bridesmaids.
Consider the Needs of your Girls on the Morning of the Wedding
The atmosphere in the bridal suite on the morning of the wedding will set the tone for the day. To ensure everyone is relaxed and looking forward to the amazing day ahead, be sure to plan appropriately for the morning of the wedding. One of the best ways to treat your bridesmaids is to create a morning that is completely relaxed, pampering and spa-like. Make sure you have enough space for everyone to get ready. Most brides opt to get ready at the hotel they will be spending their wedding night. So ensure the room is large enough for your group or opt for two rooms. Plan for breakfast or brunch to be delivered to the room. You’ll want to ensure that everyone is feed and had enough caffeine. While it may not seem like much, your bridesmaids will appreciate you thinking of their needs.
Put Thought into their Gift
Your bridesmaids have been with you through the most important moments of your life. So it makes sense that you would want them there with you at the alter on one of the most special days in your life. Show how much you cherish their friendship by giving them a heartfelt gift that will last them for many years. Consider giving them something that they wouldn’t get themselves. Whatever you choose to give, make sure it is personal and reflects the special nature of your relationship.
If you choose to go the route of jewelry, choose a piece that is timeless and classic. Don’t just choose something that will go with their bridesmaid dress. Choose jewelry that can be wore on a night out on the town, casually or to work.
Choosing to make a gift personal doesn’t mean it has to be monogramed. Make sure your gift is accompanied with a hand written thank you card. In this card tell them why you love them and share a special memory. Your bridesmaid will truly appreciate the thought and effort you put into your thank you note.
While is receiving a gift is wonderful, make sure you deliver your gift in a special and unexpected way. Consider the timing and make sure you spend a moment to truly appreciate how lucky you are to have each other in your lives.