They’re your favourite family members, your most precious friends; your bridesmaids are some of the dearest people in your life.
You are just as precious to them as they are to you and that’s why they will travel from far and wide to be with you on your wedding day. They feel privileged to be asked to be your bridesmaid and will do whatever it takes to make sure you have the best day possible.
That’s why they deserve a great gift.
Your bridesmaids can wear a reminder of your special day with a subtle piece of symbolic jewellery. Simplicity is key to ensuring your closest friends will wear the piece for years to come. A monogrammed necklace or a ring symbolising infinite love will do the trick.
A nice bottle of bubbly
Who doesn’t love a cheeky bottle of champers? This gift is easy to come by if you’re stretched for time. It requires very little effort but has a very big effect!
A dress they can wear again
Let’s face it, most bridesmaid dresses are left to gather dust after the big day, so find the practical lady within and buy your bridesmaids a dress they can wear again. This will turn the dress from a one-off item of clothing to a beautiful new addition to the wardrobe.
A beauty gift set
It doesn’t have to be bursting at the seams, but a few nice beauty items will be greatly appreciated by your bridesmaids. Give it to them the night before so they can use the nail polish and lipstick for the day ahead.
An embroidered robe
These are always a bit of fun, especially for those everlasting photos. Whether it’s their initials or their position as Bridesmaid or Maid of Honour, having a robe embroidered adds a personal touch to your gift.
A gourmet treat selection
Fill a box with some beautiful handmade treats and let your bridesmaids indulge. Handmade chocolates and macarons are some of the many sweet delights that will make this gift so delicious.
Pay for those ‘extra costs’
Imagine if you could have all your bridesmaids manicured and red carpet-ready without them having to worry about the beauty costs. All it takes is for you to splurge on a make-up artist for the wedding morning or arrange for a girls’ day at the salon for manicures a few days before the wedding.
A personalised champagne flute
There’s nothing quite like a gift that lasts and a personalised champagne flute is something your bridesmaids can keep forever. Enjoy a celebratory drink while you all get ready and let your bridesmaids take the flutes home as a reminder of how important they were in making your special day happen.
A beauty voucher
With every wedding, the costs can add up quickly. Even your bridesmaids might be feeling their purse lighten as they fork out for the Hens night, shoes and spray tans. You’re worth it to them but it’s nice to give something back where possible. Everyone loves a good voucher, so perhaps you could arrange a beauty voucher for each of your bridesmaids to ensure they get a bit of relaxation time once the wedding is over.
A keepsake box
A place to stash your most valuable items is always good to have. Spruce up the idea by adding a personalised touch to the box. Your bridesmaids will never have to go looking for that lost earring ever again!
A glamourous clutch
Bridesmaids dresses aren’t known to have an abundance of pockets, so where do we keep our lipstick on the big day? A clutch will not only provide you all with a glamourous place to store your necessary items during the wedding, but it will double as a stunning purse for other special occasions.
Personalised coat hangers
Coat hangers often fly under the radar as some of the most precious wardrobe items. When a coat hanger is soft and well-shaped, it provides a great nesting spot for our favourite pieces of clothing. Personalise a soft hanger with your bridesmaids’ initials and they will thank you for saving their favourite cardigan from being stretched out of shape.
Pay for their wedding shoes
It seems to be an unwritten rule that bridesmaids pay for their own shoes. Do away with this unspoken tradition and buy them a cute pair that they can wear again!
A pair of pre-wedding slippers
Believe it or not, bridesmaids get the pre-wedding jitters too. Settle their nerves with a pair of soft and comfortable slippers. You’d be surprised what magical relaxation powers these slippers will have as your bridesmaids practice their speeches.
Take them on a girly dinner date
There’s nothing quite like a night out with the girls! Treat your bridesmaids to dinner and drinks and giggle the night away. Let them know you’re footing the bill as a way to say thanks for all the support they have shown you leading up to the big day.
A personalised tote bag
A personalised tote? Fabric tote bags are inexpensive and a small embroidered name or initial will take this simple gift to a new level. Whether it’s for travel, an overnight stay or a day at the beach, tote bags are some of the handiest items a girl could have.
A scented candle
Since Ecoya hit the market, scented candles have been a hit in the world of gift giving. They’re not often something we would buy for ourselves, yet we always love receiving them. That delicious smell will be the first thing to hit your bridesmaids when they open their gift – they’ll love it!
A cute apron
Next time your bridesmaids are slaving away in the kitchen, they can look cute doing it. Not only will it make a great photo having your bridesmaids lined up wearing their aprons, the gift will help them channel their inner domestic goddess.
Tickets to an upcoming event
Channel your bridesmaid’s passions and get them tickets to an upcoming event that they would love to attend. Whether it’s a sporting event, a comedy show or a concert, these tickets will give your best friends something amazing to look forward to!
Monogrammed bath towels
Every time one of your bridesmaids grabs their monogrammed bath towel out of the lined cupboard, they will be reminded of the great day they shared with you. There’s something luxurious about a good bath towel so splash out and get the best you can for the best girls in your life.
A weekend away together
If you feel like going all out, sweep your besties of their feet and take them on a mystery weekend away. Book a bach, stash some wine and enjoy a couple of blissful days of relaxation. The memories you will create on this weekend will be everlasting.
Our 100% family owned estate is designed to cater specifically for wedding ceremonies and receptions and we will work with you to create the day of your dreams. We have the flexibility with our venue and the experienced staff to accommodate weddings of all shapes and sizes.
As your wedding day gets closer, be sure to get all the help you need from the team at Markovina Vineyard Estate. Book today to secure this spectacular venue.