Attendants’ Gifts

Need some help or ideas for attendant’s gifts for your wedding attendants? The following WNY vendors provide you with perfect attendant’s gifts ideas that will help you say “Thank you!”

Calling Cards Unlimited
2945 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda, NY
716-838-3694
www.CallingCardsUnltd.com

deSignet International, Inc.
1869 Whitehaven Dr., Grand Island, NY
716-733-6256
www.Raru.com

Gala Parties, Inc.
12 North Buffalo, St., Springville, NY
716-575-5544
www.GalaPartiesInc.com
Michelle@GalaPartiesInc.com

Krepe-Kraft
Invitations & More
1755 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY
www.KrepeKraftOnline.com
KKInAndMore@KrepeKraft.com

S&E Jewelers
442 Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo, NY
716-832-1595
www.SandEJewelers.com

Simply Sweet Events
716-597-1079
www.simplysweetevent.com

Vizcarra Vineyards
3760 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY
716-772-2211
www.BeckerFarms.com

There are several aspects of wedding planning that require some out-of-the-box thinking, like the gifts that you are planning to give the special people who are participating in your wedding ceremony. Traditionally, attendant’s gifts have been offered to the wedding attendants to thank them for their assistance before, during and after the wedding ceremony. Your wedding attendants include the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the flower girl and the ring bearer.

Selecting the Perfect Attendant’s Gifts

Finding the perfect attendant’s gifts for your wedding attendants should not cause you stress and emotional disruption. On the contrary, this is an aspect of your wedding that should tap into your creative skills and make you feel good. You will need to establish a budget for the attendant’s gifts, but the budget should not be exorbitant, as attendant’s gifts do not have to be expensive to say, “thank you”.

Attendant’s Gifts Customs and Etiquette

While searching for the most appropriate gifts for your attendants can be fun and tap into your creative senses, you should also be aware of etiquette that is attached to the concept of attendant’s gifts. Here are some rules of etiquette that you should keep in mind while you are shopping:

  1. The Best Man and the Matron (or Maid) of Honor should be treated to something special, above what you are giving to the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
  2. Customarily, all of the bridal attendant’s gifts should be the same and all of the wedding attendant gifts for groomsmen should be the same. In more contemporary weddings, we have seen the bride and groom select a different personalized attendant’s gift for each one of the bridesmaids and groomsmen. If this is something that you choose to do, be sure to keep each gift within the same price range and somewhat similar in nature.
  3. We have seen personalized keepsakes given as attendant’s gifts, and while keepsakes are a great idea, keep in mind that your bridesmaids and groomsmen have spent a lot of time helping you with your wedding, and you want to give them attendant’s gifts that they will treasure for years to come.
  4. Plan your budget for attendant’s gifts to correspond with how much effort and money your groomsmen and bridesmaids are spending on your wedding. If your bridesmaids are spending around $400 to participate in your wedding ceremony, then you will want to find bridal attendant’s gifts which not only offer a sentimental value, but also offer a monetary value, as well.
  5. Plan to thank your bridesmaids and your groomsmen by distributing the attendant’s gifts during the rehearsal ceremony.
  6. If you have established a theme for your wedding ceremony, think about selecting gifts that match the theme. For example, if you are planning a traditional and formal wedding, look for traditional and formal attendant’s gifts. If you are planning a more casual, fun wedding, like a beach wedding, look for attendant’s gift that are fun and offer a beach/ocean/nautical type of flair.

Attendant’s Gifts Ideas & Cost

Like any other aspect of your wedding, you will have to establish a budget for the attendant’s gifts that you will be purchasing. You can expect somewhere in the range of $75 to $100 for the bridal attendant’s gifts and the wedding attendant gifts for groomsmen. You may decide to pay for a portion of the gowns that your bridesmaids are going to wear, and that can be your attendant’s gift to the bridesmaids. If you can present this in the form a gift certificate to the bridal shop, it will seem more like a gift. Plan to spend in the range of $40 to $50 for your precious ring bearer and flower girl attendant’s gifts.

If you want people to rave about your attendant’s gifts, you are going to want to think outside of the box with your creative imagination. Spend some time reminiscing with your fiancé about the attendants who will be participating in your wedding to try to come up with gift ideas together. Here are some attendant’s gifts ideas to get you started:

v Bridesmaids – jewelry, monogrammed bathrobes, embroider their initials in a wrap that matches the bridesmaids’ gowns, a make-up bag that is filled with make-up that is specifically colored for each bridesmaid,

v Groomsmen – technological item, watch, personalized wallet, iPod, an initialed male version of a make-up bag, filled with travel sized personal hygiene items like shaving cream

v Flower Girl – jewelry, a new doll, a purse and wallet with money inside, child’s digital camera

v Ring Bearer – Video games, a new toy, a wallet with money in it, child’s digital camera

v Any of the attendants – gift certificates

 

 

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