Here are some ideas on how to celebrate your bridesmaids on your wedding day
As a bride-to-be, it goes without saying that you love and adore each of your bridesmaids. After all, you’ve asked them to be by your side on one of the most important of days. Therefore, they must be pretty special to receive such an honour!
A true honour it may be, but your bridesmaids deserve that little bit more. A special something that will make them feel loved and appreciated. They deserve it after all! They haven’t just comforted you during your bridezilla breakdowns leading up to the big day, they’ve been there through thick and thin for years. Teary break-ups and drunken upsets, through to endless lockdown quizzes and holding hair back Friday nights. These girls have loved you throughout, so why not show your appreciation for each of your bridesmaids on your wedding day?
It doesn’t have to be anything grand, in fact, it’s the little things that can make the big difference. Stuck for ideas? We thought we’d round up our favourite ways to shower your bridesmaids with your love below.
Top Ways to Show Some Love to Your Top Girls
Let Them Pick Their Dresses
All of your bridesmaids want and deserve to feel amazing on your big day. By giving them the gift of choosing their bridesmaids dress, you’ll be letting them express their own personal style, and a shape they know flatters them most.
Don’t panic though, you don’t need to give up full control of what your bridesmaids are going to wear. All you need to do is set a few parameters for them to work within. Get it right, and you’ll achieve the modern, cohesive wedding party look we all dream of.
For example, pick an exact bridesmaids colour and ask your girls to select a dress in that colour. Or choose a palette, and let them select a dress within that range. Conversely, you could decide on a length and let them do the rest.
If your bridesmaids can’t agree on a dress style that is flattering, don’t worry, that’s what the Nabbd girls are here for!
Give Them Unique Gifts
Bridesmaid gifts are part and parcel of the wedding party experience. While there is nothing wrong with getting them wedding day accessories and other traditional bridesmaid gifts, it also helps to throw in something unique to each of your girls.
For example, why not make your bridesmaids a personal photo album documenting your most special moments together? This heartfelt bridesmaid gift idea is guaranteed to tug on some heartstrings!
See more sweet gifts for your bridesmaids here.
Say a Few Words When You Pop the Champagne
The moment your maid of honour pops the morning bottle of bubbly, it’s time to relax, get the tunes on and prepare for the big day! But before you get the party started, gather your bridesmaids around and clink a few glasses in celebration.
This is the best moment to say a few pre-prepared words or off-the-cuff feelings that show your appreciation to these special gals! Doesn’t need to be long, they’ll probably get a bigger shout out during the reception. These words are just for you guys, private thoughts that show just how much you care.
It may be a small gesture, but it reminds them of just how grateful you are to have them by your side. Plus, it’s a lovely, and loving way to kick off the day’s proceedings.
Write a Letter to Each Bridesmaid on Your Wedding Day
If you’ve ever received a thoughtful, personalised letter before, you know just how much of an impact it can make. Penning a heart-warming note to each of your bridesmaids is the type of gesture each of them is sure to cherish.
On top of saying your thanks, be sure to include things that are specific to each of them. Did one of your bridesmaids help you with a particular crisis? Mention it, and tell her how thankful you are that they were there for you.
Make it clear that you appreciate the little things more than they can possibly know. Just get the tissues ready in case they aren’t expecting you to get so sentimental!
Make Your Maid of Honour Feel Extra Special
Whether she’s your sister or best friend since school, your maid of honour is one-of-a-kind. She’s taken on some of the most important roles, from bringing your bridesmaids into order, to planning your hen party in lockdown, via Zoom! She is a super-hero and definitely deserves the recognition.
One way to make her shine on your big day is by dressing her in a different bridesmaid dress than the rest of your bridal party. Have your maid of honour wear a floral printed bridesmaid dress for example or a sparkly sequinned bridesmaids dress while the rest of your gang wears a coordinating shade. Or, you could have your maid of honour wear a long style while your other bridesmaids opt for shorter bridesmaids dresses.
You could also make her feel extra special by giving her a personalised necklace or by treating her to a much-needed spa day following the wedding. No matter what the gift, make sure it matches all that she’s done for you during wedding preparation.