Advice: Practical Gift Ideas for Your Wedding Party

Do you need ideas of what to gift your bridal party members? We have some practical gift ideas to share with you, in case you need inspiration! Please read on and let us know your feedback to ideas mentioned below!

Your wedding party has planned bachelor and bachelorette parties, hosted showers, and invested hours in wedding dress shopping, venue scouting, DIY decorating, and helping you and your groom plan your big day. Thank your dedicated wedding party members for standing by your sides, and for all their time in helping make your big day so special.

Here are a few meaningful, yet, practical gift ideas that your bridesmaids and groomsmen will love:

For the Gals: Scrumptious Bath & Body Products

To thank your besties for being there on your wedding day, give them a fancy set of bath and body products. Opt for a Raspberry Sorbet gift set from Philosophy that includes a three-in-one shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath along with a high gloss lip shine packaged in a charming container complete with the words “Thank You.” Or, the “I Think You’re Wonderful” is a perfectly-named set that includes a fresh cream-scented shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath paired with body lotion.

For the Guys: Sandstone Coasters

Give your groomsmen a set of four sandstone coasters, personalized with their favorite sports team's logo, college alma mater, or the symbol of a special hobby that you share. Check out the customizable options on Zazzle, which will run you about $40 a set. Monogrammed coasters are also available for a simple, classic gift.

For the Gals: A Personalized Locket

A personalized piece of jewelry is a lovely and appropriate way to say thank you to your favorite ladies. Make each locket as unique as each friend, by checking out the customizable options at Storied Charms; they sell Living Lockets that are filled with charms that tell the story of your friendship and represent the many things she loves. Create a locket for each friend based on her interests and your shared memories; for example, choose a coffee cup charm and a small heart for your BFF who loves her Starbucks, and an ice skate charm and glittery letter “K” for your friend Kayla who adores winter sports.

For the Guys: A New Pair of Shades

Spring for a brand new pair of shades for each groomsman, complete with a protective case and a pair of replacement lenses just in case their lenses get scratched or damaged during your bachelor party or wedding weekend celebration.

Make sure to ask the guys to bring along their new shades on your wedding day so that you can take some fun group pics during your wedding party photo shoot.

For the Guys & Gals: Concert or Event Tickets

Give your bridesmaids and groomsmen the gift of an experience. A local concert or big event in your area might just be the perfect way to say thanks! Go big by buying tickets well in advance, and scoring the best seats or packages you can afford. Whether it's an Off-Broadway show, a playoff game, or a popular musical artist that only comes to town every few years, your wedding party will be thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate together once more.