In most cases a great wedding takes team work. From the bridesmaids running around at the last minute or the maid of honor and best man making sure the bride and groom's needs are well taken care of, everybody's on their toes.
Bridal party gifts (which are usually given out during the rehearsal dinner) are a great way to say, 'Thank you' to everyone involved in the behind-the-scenes planning of your wedding. And because most of your budget should be spent on the big day, it's best to opt for for classic yet affordable gifts for everyone involved.
Here are some ideas of how you can gift your bridal party, and mom and dad, of course.
Girlfriends: Season 1-7. Your bridesmaids are a unique bunch of girls. Step out of the usual bridesmaid gifting tradition and give them something they'll truly cherish and remember your friendship with. And we're sure there's a little Joan. Lynn, Toni and Maya in all of you. Buy it on Amazon.
Monogrammed Cosmetic Bags, $18-$22 each. Nothing says chic keepsake better than a personalized gift. Engrave these silk cosmetic with your girlfriend's initials so they'll always remember the day. Buy them at Beau-coup.com
Flip Mino Camcorder, $150 These handy Flip Cams are a great keepsake for your groomsmen. You'll even get to see your special day from more angles, thanks to their camera work. Customize them at Cafe Press.
Colby Toiletry Bag, $49. We imagine your groomsmen came from far and wide for your special day. This rugged toiletry bag is just right for a guy on the go. The best part is you can monogram up to three initials. Pottery Barn.
Luxury Spa Package Next to your wedding planner, your maid of honor is the hardest working person in your wedding entourage. Reward her with a day of pampering at a luxury spa. Find great deals on spas nationwide at Spa Finder.
Mini Cigar Bag, $200 Ideally a best man is there to keep the groom level-headed. In some cases it might even mean carrying around a bottle of spirits around. This leather cigar bag has just enough space for a bottle of brown liquor, 7-10 cigars and four miniature glasses. Find it at Max Benjamin.
Flower Girl Wedding Camera, $7 Pretty important in pink is how your flower girl will feel as she snaps photos of your wedding. It's also a great keepsake for a special little girl. Find it at Shop For Weddings.
Pearl Jewel-Box Earrings, $68. Chances are mom has already invested all her time and energy to planning your wedding. These timeless pearls add just the right amount of class to mom's ensemble. From J.Crew.