One of the first things a bride (and groom) will tend to do once engaged is to ask their friends and family to be a part of their special day. There’s no better way to do this than with bridal party gifts. Today I’m sharing exactly that and not just for the bridesmaids, but for groomsmen, flower girls, etc.
You’ll also find ones specifically for the matron of honor, man of honor, bridesman, best friend, sister-to-be and so on.
Bridal Party Gifts for Everyone
On the Bride’s Side
Let’s start with the bride’s side of the bridal party because let’s face it, she does most of the work when it comes to wedding planning. There’s the obvious, bridesmaid, maid of honor, flower girl, but it doesn’t stop there. If your maid of honor is married, that makes her a matron of honor, and maybe some of your best friends or family members are male, making them the man of honor or the bridesman. You see where I’m going. Don’t feel like you have to just have what’s traditional. It’s your bridal party, do what you want and have who you want. Then, for each type of bridal party member, there’s different people who may fill that role for you. Maybe it’s a friend, sister, brother, cousin, sister-to-be, and more.
Maid of Honor: Friend, Sister, Sister-to-Be, Cousin
Whoever you choose to be your maid of honor, it’s a big deal and they probably mean a whole lot to you. To point where you can’t imagine getting married without them by your side. Therefore, I’ve designed these cards with that in mind. Each one expresses how much the person means to you.
Matron of Honor: Friend, Sister, Sister-to-be, Cousin
Matron of Honor is basically the same as the maid of honor, but the recipient of the bridal party gift is married themselves.
Bridesmaid: Friend, Sister, Sister-to-Be, Cousin
Next up is the bridesmaid and they’re just as important of the maid/matron of honor, but maybe you’re not as close to or haven’t known these recipients as long.
Man of Honor: Friend, Brother
Let’s shift gears here and talk about men on the bride’s side. If you have a friend or family member that’s male and you want them to be on the bride’s side of the wedding party do it! Maybe you’re close to your brother, no reason he can’t be your man of honor!
Bridesman: Friend, Brother
These next bridal party gifts are basically the same as the man of honor but this time they’re the “bridesman” instead of the “man of honor”.
Junior Bridesmaid: Friend, Sister, Sister-to-Be, Cousin
Another member you’ll want to get a bridal party gift for if you’re having them in your wedding is a junior bridesmaid. Just like the bridesmaid, but younger. Perfect for the little sister.
Flower Girl: Friend, Sister, Sister-to-Be, Cousin
Finally, for the bride’s side of the wedding, there’s the flower girl.
On the Groom’s Side
Now it’s time to move on to the groom’s side of the family. It works the same as the bride’s side, you’ve got the Best Man, Groomsmen, etc, but there’s also no reason why women can’t be on the groom’s side as well. However, you’ll have to stay tuned as I’m making this a two-parter. Next week I’ll post designs for the groom’s side of the bridal party.
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