Your bridesmaids have to take on a great deal of responsibility and support (read: time, money and emotional support) to make your wedding day everything you hoped it would be. As such, it’s natural to want to give a little something back.
Jewellery is a thoughtful gift that can be treasured for life, making it the perfect gift to cherish those special moments. Bridesmaids, and especially your maid-of-honour, are friends that you hope will be close to for your whole life. This is a keepsake that can instantly bring those memories alive.
When it comes to choosing the perfect bridesmaid jewellery gifts, it can be difficult to know where to start. After all, these ladies are going to be by your side throughout the entire wedding planning process and you want to make sure they feel appreciated.
When To Start Shopping
When it comes to shopping for gifts, it’s always earlier is always better.
As the bride, you’re likely going to be busy with last-minute wedding planning tasks in the weeks leading up to your big day. That’s why we suggest starting your shopping about a month or two before the wedding.
This will give you plenty of time to find something special that your bridesmaids will love. Plus, you’ll probably be anxious and worried about the wedding day plans so this is one less thing to worry about.
What To Spend
Your wedding budget will definitely come into play when deciding how much to spend on your bridesmaid gifts. With that said, your bridesmaids are putting a lot of effort and time into making sure your wedding goes smoothly, and it’s important to show your appreciation accordingly.
Not only that, but events like the bridal shower and bachelorette party will likely require a generous financial contribution from your bridal party.
As a general guideline, anticipate spending between $75 and $150 per bridesmaid.
When it comes to the maid of honour, she should be treated to something a little more special than the rest of the wedding party as she is a key element in the wedding planning and party.
What To Give
It’s never easy to pick what presents to give your bridesmaids, and you’ll need some planning. However, there are a few pointers that might assist. To begin with, you should find something personal for each bridesmaid. This could mean finding a gemstone colour that you know they’ll love or a symbolic shape.
If you want them to wear it on your wedding day, you might think of ways to incorporate it into their bridesmaid outfits. Jewellery such as earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces are all lovely ways to bring your appreciation full circle and often can be tied in with whatever theme colours you’ve chosen.
When To Give The Gifts
Finally, we arrive at the time of gift-giving. The rehearsal dinner is traditionally when bridesmaids are given gifts. Typically, the bride will make a toast to her bridesmaids before presenting them with their presents one by one.
Alternatively, if you want to take this opportunity to show you appreciation without the hustle of the wedding demands, you could schedule a bridal luncheon with the girls.
In summary, your bridesmaids will provide you with a great deal of support in the lead up to and the day of your wedding. Bridesmaid jewellery gifts mark the perfect way to show your appreciation and are something that can be treasured for years to come. Take your time and invest in something they’ll love, keeping in mind that they’ll be standing by your side on one of the most important days of your life.
Give a present they’ll enjoy and cherish for years.
Find The Perfect Bridesmaid Jewellery Gift At Argyle Jewellers
Argyle Jewellers has all these beautiful jewellery pieces and more available at our Westfield Garden City and Westfield Carindale stores or you can view a selection of our range online.
Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly store assistants, they’ll be happy to guide you towards the perfect piece of jewellery for your bridesmaids.