Our Bride’s Guide to Thank You Gifts { Advice }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 02 May 2014

Our Bride’s Guide to Thank You Gifts

Ultimate Guide to Wedding Gifts for Brides!

As if planning a wedding didn’t entail a long enough list of things to think about, don’t forget to add gifts for the people who have helped you along the way! It’s customary to give something small to a few special people on your wedding day. This doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, and certainly shouldn’t take up too much of your wedding budget, but it’s very important to show thanks to a few people on your big day.

Who Should I Be Giving A Gift To On My Wedding Day?

Who you would like to thank is really up to you. However we’ve compiled a useful list you may want to save (click to pin) to help you build your own for your wedding Thank You gifts.

wedding party thank yous list

1. Your Groom

It’s customary for both the Bride and Groom to give each other something on the wedding day. This doesn’t have to be something big, it might just be a personal letter or even a framed photograph. We love the idea of giving your groom a little book with a few memories and photographs from your relationship, highlighting the different milestones.

You could couple this with something sentimental that speaks to the things he enjoys doing - a customized guitar pick, a hip flask, personalised cufflinks or maybe even just a cute t-shirt. There are lots of options and ideas, it really depends on your Groom and the things he loves. We also love the idea of giving your Groom a ‘Wedding Survival Basket’! Add socks ‘to prevent any cold feet’ , his favourite cologne, a few snacks and his favourite drink (whiskey, beer etc). You could also include wearable things like cufflinks, a tie clip or if you want to splurge - a beautiful watch!

If you’re looking for a custom designed photo book, get in touch with BridesDesign.

Browse our Groom & Groomsman Gifts

thank you gift ideas for your wedding

2. Bride & Groom’s Parents

Spoil your Mom and Dad with something sentimental they can keep to remember this amazing milestone! Our favourite gifts for the parents are personalised - a photo in a beautiful frame, a custom embroidered handkerchief, an engraved piece of jewellery or even a personalised photo album after your wedding day.

For ideas, visit our Mother of the Bride Gifts section in our store, or see below for inspiration!

mother of the groom gifts

The Bridal Party

You’ll want to thank your Bridesmaids, flower girls, page boys & Groomsmen too!

For the little ones, something small & sweet like a T-Shirt will make them feel special! We also love the idea of giving them a piece of jewellery with a small note they can read on their wedding day, you can include a photo of them in their flower girl dress after your wedding day.

For your Bridesmaids, we have lots of lovely gift ideas in our store! Shop Bridesmaids. Our favourite Bridesmaids gift ideas are beautiful gowns, jewellery, a special photograph or even comfy slippers for them to get ready in! Your girls won’t expect to be spoilt, give them something small as a token of appreciation.

Getting gifts for men is always quite difficult. We love the idea of hip flasks or a bottle of their favourite whiskey. Another great gift idea is a custom Beer Mug! We’ve got lots of ideas to inspire you below.

groomsmen gift ideas
thank you gifts wedding

Your Suppliers

Thanking your suppliers is important. This could be something as small as a Thank You card with a small bunch of flowers, or for those who went the extra mile, a basket of delicious treats or chocolates. Remember to thank your suppliers for the work they’ve put into your wedding day!

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