A special occasion isn’t quite right without a present or two! Why should a wedding be any different? From a token of appreciation for bridesmaids to something heartfelt for the groom there are quite a few gifts what need to be given. We have a breakdown of who needs a gift and what should you get them!
Mother Of The Bride/Groom Gifts
Most couples will elicit the help of their family in planning their wedding. From listening to you moan about the mountain of things on your to do list to helping choose suppliers mums do a lot of helping for the big day. It’s a lovely gesture to present both mother of the bride and groom with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to say thank you! Your florist can bring these over in the morning, or set them aside at the venue to give after the speeches. Katie Loxton makes fantastic personalised leather goods and jewellery which make a fabulous gift for mothers.
We love capturing gift giving during morning preparations! Our couples put a lot of thought into the gifts they give their friends and family on their wedding day. These moments make for beautiful photos too!
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Father Of The Bride And Groom
Whilst Dads aren’t known for getting involved in the minutiae of planning they are always there to lend a helping hand when needs be. It’s probably an idea to get them something nicer than the customary Christmas pair of socks. A favourite tipple is a good shout for fathers. We also love these personalised cufflinks which they can wear on the wedding day.
If you are having little ones in the wedding you can use the gift to thank and entertain them! Weddings are long and children have short attention spans. A toy they have been hankering after is a great way to keep them happy for a few hours! We love these little ribbon fairy wands which will look good in the photos but also be entertaining for the little ones!
A gift box for each of your bridesmaids is a lovely idea. You can fill these personalised boxes with lots of special treats for your bridesmaids. We recommend including a mini bottle of champagne to add a bit of luxe to your bridesmaid gifts. Nothing says ‘wedding day’ quite like champagne! It’s also nice to give out your gifts during bridal preparation.
For more ideas read our how to get the best bridal preparation photos post.
The go to gift for groomsmen has to be personalised hip flasks. Useful and stylish nobody will be disappointed with this gift! Esty is great for personalised hand made gifts. If you would rather give a non-alcohol related gift then personalised cufflinks also work really well. A wedding day gift is just a small token of appreciation for everyone who is a part of your special day.
Maid Of Honour
Your maid of honour gift should be thoughtful and special. Why not take her on a spa day just the two of you to say thank you for all the help she has put into making your day go without a hitch. Or take her to afternoon tea at your wedding venue in the run up to the big day?
The best man has one of the most important and daunting jobs of the wedding day – the speech! It’s a lot of work planning what to say and how to deliver it. They are deserving of a little something extra. A bottle of nice whisky or a selection of designer toiletries will let them know you are grateful for their hard work. You can find everything a man would possibly need in the Mr Porter gifts section, from fancy wine sets to manly smelling candles.
Firstly a nice note is always welcome on the morning of the wedding. If you can’t let someone know how much you love them on your wedding day then when else can you! Aside from a heartfelt card a gift is going to make the day even more special. Get him something he has wanted but didn’t want to splurge on, maybe a nice watch or wallet.
Of course the most important gift will be for the bride! It’s her special day and she deserves it. Now is not the time to conserve the budget! Jewellery is a fine choice, nothing says wedding day quite like a Cartier love bracelet!
Wedding Day Gifts
Whatever you choose to gift to your loved ones on your wedding day they will be delighted you have made the effort. So much support and help is given in the lead up to the wedding. Making sure to show your gratitude to everyone involved is key. These moments are important to capture. Make sure you plan to have your photographer around when you are giving your gifts. We provide photography from bridal preparation through to the evening party to make sure special moments aren’t missed. If you haven’t yet booked your photographer read our tips for picking your wedding photographer. Get in touch with us to discuss your wedding day!