Your bridesmaids are the girls who are always there for you, especially through the roller coaster of wedding planning, so it’s time to show them some love. They’re the ones who have helped you pick out your dresses, fixed your hair and held back their own tears of happiness during your ceremony. After it’s all said and done, they deserve something special to show your gratefulness for all of their help throughout the wedding planning process.
When you’re planning your wedding, you’ll have a lot of aspects to consider when it comes to costs. A large part of your budget or personal wedding loan will pay for a quality photographer to capture your day. Those photos will preserve the lifelong memories from your wedding day and can become part of a great gift for your bridal party. Giving a gift involving photos is a wonderful way to celebrate your bond and honor the years of memories you have together. Here are a few of our suggestions for fun photo gifts for your wedding party:
Make sure your bridal party is prepared for anything on the big day by putting together a cute bridesmaid survival kit! Incorporate items such as a oil blotting papers and a mini hairspray so your girls will be photo-ready at all times. You can also include Advil and Gatorade to help nurse them back to health the next morning. A portable phone charger will ensure their phone battery lasts so they can capture snaps from the party all night long and a Picture Keeper Connect will make sure those important memories are backed up and never get lost. Put it all together in a cute tote and your bridesmaids will be well-prepared for any wedding day mishaps.
Let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with a personalized frame, and it’s a simple and sweet way to honor your friendship. Check out Etsy for plenty of fun options that you can customize with you and your bridesmaids name, the date, or a unique message. Pop in your favorite photo from the wedding, bachelorette party or another point in your friendship and this easy gift is ready for giving!
Your bridesmaids are your right-hand girls so it’s likely they’re going to show up in a lot of the professional photos from your wedding. Put together a mini wedding album with some of your favorite shots as a cute way for them to reminisce on the fun day. For an extra special touch, include a letter to your friend or a copy of the Maid of Honor’s speech in the photo book.
If you’re a crafty kind of bride, this gift is perfect for you! Take one of your fave photos from the wedding and follow this tutorial to transfer the photo to a wooden surface. This is such a unique way to display a memory from your wedding day. You can even transform them into a Christmas ornament or a set of coasters, depending on the piece of wood you use. Your girls will love showing off this handmade piece in their home.
Creating a keepsake box for your bridal party is a perfect way to save all of the memories from your wedding day. Fill it with printed photos, copies of your program or invitations, and dried flowers from their bouquet. Maybe you have some other sentimental objects from the wedding planning process, like tickets from a bridal expo you attended or a coaster from your wedding shower venue. Filling the box with momentos like this will ensure this gift is one your bridesmaids will love for years to come!
Being a bridesmaid is a honor and a big commitment, so make sure you thank your wedding party appropriately once it’s all said and done! They’ve provided you with endless love and support during this exciting chapter of your life and photo gifts are the perfect way to save those memories forever.