When choosing the women for your upcoming wedding, you will probably be considering your sisters, soon to be husbands sisters, and close friends. These women are people important to you, individuals that hold a special place in your heart. Your bridesmaids will stand up with you and the Maid of Honor, helping you celebrate the most important day of your life.
Although the Maid of Honor will take the lead role in helping you plan and organize your wedding, the bridesmaids will also be there to offer support, encouragement, and to assst both you and the Maid of Honor in helping wherever they can. For this reason, it is important to let these women know how much you appreciate all they do. Tradition is for the bride to buy her Maid of Honor and bridesmaids a special gift but the question always comes up what to buy.
Typically, most brides want to buy something special and personal to each woman but are often tired of buying the same gifts that all other brides buy. If you want to do something different and special for your bridesmaids, why not start by considering something sentimental. For instance, you might think about the type of music each of the women loves and then having a custom CD created individual to each one.
If you find you are on a tight budget but still want to do something unique, you could purchase nice but inexpensive photo albums and then gather photos of all of the bridal party for the first few pages but then focus the remaining of the album on you and each individual bridesmaid. Then on the inside of the first page, write a special message just to that one person. She will appreciate the thought and time spent to create such a nice gift and cherish this personalized gift.
Another great idea when it comes to personalized gifts is to think of each womans lifestyle, along with the things you know she loves to do. As an example, if you had one bridesmaid that was very much into professional sports, you might create a basket that included tickets for two to her favorite sports team, a cool sports mug, a gold or silver charm of a basketball, football, baseball, or whatever her favorite sport is, a sport blanket throw, and so on.
Now if you had another bridesmaid that was quiet and preferred to read and enjoyed gardening, her basket might contain three or four best sellers, several packets of flower seeds, a new pair of gardening gloves, and several different types of teas and coffees to enjoy while reading and enjoying the beauty of her new freshly picked flowers. Simply research each persons life and create a special basket of goodies geared toward each one.
Finally, if you are simply stumped as what to buy, why not set each of the bridesmaids up with a trip to a full treatment body spa. You and the women can start out with a light breakfast, some champagne, and then enjoy all types of body massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, and so on. Be sure to take your camera so you can capture tons of photographs to enjoy through life.