5 great ideas for the bridal party

From settling pre-wedding jitters to taking care of the bouquet, the bridal party do a great deal of work behind the scenes. So, how do you adequately thank them for everything they do to help your big day run as smoothly as possible?

Here are a few customised gift ideas to show your appreciation for those involved in helping to plan, prep and put on your wedding.


Get ready in style with matching monogrammed robes

The pre-wedding preparation is such a special bonding time spent with your closest friends and family. Why not give your bridal party the gift of comfort with a chic embroidered robe?

Ideal for ensuring hair and make-up remains untouched, a satin or plush robe adds a touch of luxe as your bridal party go about getting ready for the big event.

From your maid of honour to your bridesmaids and mother of the bride, a set of matching monogrammed robes make for gorgeous photos and a special keepsake your family and friends can take home as a memento of their role in the wedding.


Capture your friendship with custom art prints

It’s becoming increasingly popular for brides to enlist the help of an artist to create illustrations of their bridal party on the big day. This makes for a heartfelt gift that can be used in a range of ways – from framed prints to personalised coffee mugs to thank you cards.

All it takes is a quick scan of Instagram hashtags or a search on Etsy to find an artist whose style takes your fancy.


Provide pre-wedding hampers complete with favourite treats

A cute little hamper ticks so many boxes when it comes to bridal party gifts: first, it ensures your friends and family are well-nourished before the big day; second, you can demonstrate just how well you know your bridal party by filling their hampers with their favourite things; and third, food is always a failproof way of showing your love and appreciation for someone. It’s a win-win-win.


Keep outfits crease-free with personalised hangers

Both sentimental and practical, personalised hangers make for a treasured gift that helps to organise everyone’s outfits on the day.

Whether you choose to dabble in a bit of DIY decal or to hire the help of a professional engraver, a set of wooden hangers adorned with each person’s name and role in the bridal party can be a special way to show your thanks.


Get crafty with DIY compact mirrors

A fun (and cost-effective) addition to help complete the bridal party’s outfits is a compact mirror bedazzled by yours truly.

Simply pick up a few plain compact mirrors at your local $2 shop along with some bits and bobs from the craft section, then channel your inner creative! From paint pens to sticker jewels, there are loads of ways to personalise these purse staples.