Whether you have a bride squad, a groom team, or a couple of valued friends or family members, standing by your side on your wedding day, showing how much you care about them with a small token of your appreciation is a traditional part of the process.
You will have likely already been through a lot together over the years of your friendships, and your wedding day is no exception. They will be there to boost you up, hold your hand and ensure your happy tears don’t ruin your make-up. And that’s not to mention organising a stag and hen do and the myriad other jobs and support they have given you in the lead up to your big day.
Now’s the time to put them in the spotlight for a while, and give them something they will likely cherish forever and will always remind them of you and the moments you have shared.
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Jewellery to wear on the day
Something that is ever-popular for brides is to give their bridesmaids a piece of jewellery that they will wear on the day of the wedding. This could be a pair of earrings or a necklace with a coloured gemstone that matches or complements the dress they will be wearing.
Or opt for something equally elegant and timeless and choose pearls, which represent love and loyalty – ideal for friends or family who have been with you through thick and thin.
Alternatively, silver signifies lasting friendship and a simple piece like a silver tennis bracelet that can be worn again and again is an excellent choice and will suit every personal style and outfit. An infinity pendant is equally simple but just as effective, and symbolises an eternal friendship between yourself and your bridesmaid.
Sentiments and memories
A wedding day is always full of lasting memories for the bride and groom, but it can also be a special day for those close to you too as they celebrate the union of someone they love. By giving your bridesmaids or groomsmen something they too can use to remember the day, you are not only showing your appreciation but also making them feel involved.
Photos last forever and you will likely have a professional photographer taking shots of your wedding. Give your bridesmaids a locket each and have a photo taken of the two of you to put in it. This will be a great gift for each bridesmaid, but also individually different enough for them to feel special. It will also be a memory of the day and have sentimental value for years to come.
An equally individual gift is anything with some form of personalisation. This could be an engraved piece of jewellery, with names, initials or even a thank you message for all their help and dedication. You can get so many things engraved nowadays and it always adds a certain something to any gift; an added touch that shows just how much you care for the recipient. All our engraving is done free of charge too.
Initial jewellery, such as pendant necklaces, is particularly popular with celebrities. So, give your bridal party the celebrity treatment and gift them a piece with their first initial incorporated into the design. Gold, silver or even diamante – the choices and styles are endless.
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Don’t forget the men!
As the groom, your best man is literally that – the best man in your life – so show him how much he means to you with a thoughtful gift that could be as small and discreet as a signet ring from our antique jewellery collection or something flashy like a new watch, or even go all out with a sophisticated pocket watch. At least the latter means he can be relied upon to get you to your wedding on time!
You may have a few groomsmen or also want to give a small gift to your ushers and anyone else who has assisted you in the lead-up to the big day. A set of fancy cufflinks that they can wear on the day of the wedding and which will set them aside as part of the wedding party are a good option, and they can be worn again and again, so are useful and practical as well as benevolent.
Can’t find anything you like? Or want something that projects a specific message? Take a look at our options for bespoke jewellery and create a piece yourself that reflects exactly what you want to say and how you want to say it. You could even get your wedding rings created bespoke for yourselves too.
We will help you to create a design that is unique to you, taking inspiration from art deco or Edwardian periods in history to make a bespoke piece of the highest quality. Many of our gemstones are sourced from Sri Lanka, which results in exceptional clarity and the finest of properties.
However you want to show your friends and family how much they mean to you, anything you give them will be appreciated. But, you can’t go wrong with a piece of jewellery of any kind. It comes from the heart, and will last as long as your friendship.
There is no expectation on you to get anything for your bridesmaids or groomsmen, of course. And you shouldn’t feel you have to. But, if you do want to, then this handy guide should have given you some ideas so you can spend more time planning the wedding and not feel as though you are adding to your to-do list.