How to Choose Meaningful Bridesmaid Gifts

Show appreciation for your maids with the right piece of jewelry
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As a sign of gratitude, it is traditional for brides to present their bridesmaids with a gift. Jewelry is the most popular type of gift, as it can be worn during the wedding and – if of high quality – will be made to last for decades to come. Choose the right piece of jewelry, and it will remind your bridesmaids of your special day every time they wear it.

The Perfect Pearls

Pearl jewelry is an ideal gift for bridesmaids because there is a style for everyone and they look stunning in wedding photos. A classic pair of pearl drop earrings are versatile enough to be worn again and again, a timeless addition to your friends’ jewelry collections. A freshwater pearl necklace is the perfect finishing touch to your bridesmaids’ dresses, basking the face in their naturally lustrous glow.

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Stylish Sterling Silver

A gift of sterling silver can be an affordable but meaningful way to express your appreciation for those in your bridal party. A heart-shaped pendant is the classic motif for wedding day gifts, but it isn’t the only option. An infinity pendant is similarly meaningful, symbolizing your eternal friendship. Alternatively, opt for more unique designs that reflect each of your bridesmaids’ personalities and sense of style.

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Bracelets That Charm

A bracelet, whether timeless or playful in design, might be the perfect choice for your bridesmaids. If they are carrying bouquets, the bracelets are likely to be visible in a lot of your wedding photographs and can be enjoyed for years to come.

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A charm bracelet has emotional significance behind its iconic design. Start with a heart, or a charm that references your wedding in some way, and gift it so each bridesmaid can make the bracelet their own over time. If you prefer something simpler, so as to not distract from the bridesmaid dresses, opt for a classic beaded or chain bracelet.

Whatever gift you choose for your bridesmaids, it’s important to focus on what it represents: your bond. Look for styles that they will genuinely love to wear – beyond your wedding day, if possible. Being a part of someone’s bridal party is a commitment - one that those who love you are more than happy to make - but it deserves to be recognized and valued.