Anyone who has ever been in a bridal party before will nod their head in agreement that it's a role that includes moments of stress, funds from your savings account, and countless hours being there for the bride-to-be. So when the tables turn and your turn to transition from bridesmaid to bride, you'll want to find ways throughout the wedding adventure to thank your trusty gal pals for always having your back and standing by your side at all hours of the night. Since no bridesmaid really needs another candle or picture frame in their life, go the creative route with these 5 ideas for unique bridesmaid gifts.
1. A Subscription Service
Whether it's one for food or one for jewelry, getting them a gift that continues on a monthly basis is something that will excite them for the year to come. Essentially, you're giving them one gift that keeps on giving for 12 months (and has a ton of fun surprises!).
2. A Bridesmaid Survival Kit
Because chances are you've been a bridesmaid before and you know what every single bridesmaid needs to get through the wedding or the bachelorette party without too many battle scars.
3. Concert Tickets
As a way to say thank you to your girls, plan a night out where as a group you take them to see a popular singer or band play. It'll be a good way to get the bridal party back together post-wedding and to reminisce about the fun you all had.
4. A Gift Card to a Workout Class
The gift of a workout will help them toss away any pre- or post-wedding stress. Get your girls a gift card or buy them a series of workout classes at their favorite gym or even spin studio.
5. A Personalized Necklace
Give each bridesmaid a different style statement necklace that they can wear with their dress. You can pick out these necklaces based on each of the girl's style and personality so that it's something that truly makes them stand out.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.