There may be no easier occasion for which to buy a gift than for a wedding. Gift ideas for a wedding often come from the bride and groom themselves as store gift registries become ever more acceptable. You may need to come up with gift ideas for a wedding for other than the bride and groom however. This is where it becomes more difficult. You need wedding gifts for the bridal shower, for the groomsmen, and, if the groom, you’ll need to ponder best man gifts as well.
Here are some gift ideas for wedding participants – bride, groom, and the wedding party members such as bridesmaids, maid or matron of honor, best man and the groomsmen.
If you’re the maid or matron of honor it just might be that you’re the bride’s best friend and, as such, the one who plans the bridal shower. Not only must you prepare the games, the decorations and the location for the bridal shower but you must come up with several gift ideas for wedding prizes for the game winners as well as a gift for your friend, the bride to be. Here are some ideas.
The prizes for the bridal shower games should not be costly but they should be memorable and personable. Gift ideas for this wedding occasion are as varied as yours and your friends’ brainstorming techniques. For under $1 you could get a personalized tote wedding favor bag, with the bride and groom’s name on it, or a custom candle collection for only $2 each. Groomsmen would be delighted to get such glass gifts as wine glass and carafe sets with a personal engraving of the wedding, silver pocket watches, engraved beer mugs, or perhaps a wedding party set of golf balls.
Gift ideas for the two most important people in the wedding party, after the bride and groom, should be personal, memorable and special. These two folks are the maid or matron of honor and the best man. Best man gifts you should consider could be silver cuff links, engraved with the date of the wedding and the bride and groom’s names, a personalized money clip or a beautiful photo in a unique frame of the groom and the best man together on that special day.
The maid of honor deserves a great gift as well. Jewelry is one of the best gift ideas for this essential member of the wedding party. A ceremonial wedding plate would be a super gift idea too, or an engraved towel wrap or afghan. A heart clock made of glass with the bride’s own words of love and thanks to her best friend, the maid of honor, would be cherished forever as well.
When it comes to gift ideas for weddings, whether for brides and grooms, wedding party, or favor gifts at the bridal shower, there really is no right or wrong. As a friend of the recipient, all it really takes is the knowledge of how special they are to you and what they would like. Gift registries and some great wedding gift sites is all you need to find just the right gift.