The art of giving to your bridal party begins with the perfect present.
When it comes to buying gifts for your bridal party, Vancouver-based wedding planner Alicia Keats (who’s listed in Vogue’s Ultimate Wedding Planner Master List) offers these key tips: Budget for your bridal party and use common sense. For example, if they traveled for your bridal shower or stag or stagette, give them something extra special. Another suggestion: Give your bridal party their gifts on the day of the wedding, so you can capture the special moment with your camera with your professional photographer.
Here are 8 bridal party gift ideas guaranteed to make a lasting impression for everyone on your list. Plus, a few keepsake suggestions to surprise your significant other with.
The Bridal Party Gift Guide
THE FLOWER GIRL & THE MAID OF HONOUR
For the flower girl: pearls are a timeless choice. Try the Birks Baby Pastel Colour Freshwater Pearl Earrings in 18kt White Gold. For the maid of honour: a present she can wear close to her heart. Consider the Birks Gold and Pearl Freshwater Pearl Horizontal Bar Necklace.
THE BRIDESMAID & THE BEST MAN
For the bridesmaid: say thank you with a single statement earring from the Plaisir de Birks collection. May we suggest the Yellow Gold Shooting Star Earring or the Yellow Gold Moon Earring (sold separately). For the best man: all dressed up in black, white — and silver. Give the Birks Polished Tie Bar.
THE GROOMSMAN & THE RING BEARER
For the groomsman: a reflection of his rock-solid personality. Offer him the Birks Round Granite Cufflinks. For the ring bearer: ask Birks’ engraving service to etch gifts with his name and your wedding date. A perfect surface is the Plaisir de Birks Yellow Gold Mini Bar Bracelet, also available in silver.
THE FLOWER GIRL & THE BRIDESMAID
Gifts for the Groom
Raise the bar with a prim and proper polished finish found in the Birks Silver Money Clip; let him stand out with a pop of colour in the Birks Oval Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks; or make him swoon with classic style and modern instincts in the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Watch with Rose Gold and Brown.
Gifts for the Bride
Show your love with something shiny and new by gifting the Birks Muse Tri-Gold Pendant; spoil her with a modern and understated design with the Birks Snowflake Diamond Cluster Earrings; or fête your fresh start together with a Birks Pétale Yellow Gold Bracelet as graceful as she is.