5 Steps for Building Custom Bridal Party Bundles to Gift Your Whole Crew
15 Aug 2016 •2 min read
In partnership with Things Remembered Wondering how to thank your ‘maids and men for all that last minute envelope stuffing and late night text message answering? They've helped you through so much, so show your gratitude with a gift that'll get them through your entire wedding weekend in style. We teamed up with the gifting experts at Things Remembered to bring you a handy how-to guide for putting together perfectly personalized gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other big day VIPs. Read on for five steps to creating giftable bundles that are as thoughtful as they are practical: Photographs via Things Remembered 1. Make a list of what you’ll need. Before you start pinning away or adding gifts to your shopping cart, create a simple list of items you'd like to include in your gift bundles. Be sure to make note of the number of people in your party, their roles, and any other details else that might be applicable. Consider logistics, as well, like how you'll be transporting these goodies to the main event. 2. Coordinate. Look to your “I do” theme, color palette, big day destination, and even your wedding wardrobe when pulling together your presents together. Maybe you want to gift all the girls matching robes to get ready in? Maybe flasks would be the perfect fit for your guys? What about sweet personalized bar necklaces or sleek cufflinks to wear on the wedding day? 3. Start with the bag. When it comes to gift bundles, the bag sets the tone, so make sure you choose one that suits the occasion! How about striped monogramed canvas totes for a seaside soiree? Or personalized weekenders for a destination big day? For the groomsmen, a sturdy backpack is a good place to start! 4. Make sure your color palette is flexible. You might want to put away the Pantone swatches, because it's going to be hard to stick to that exact shade of mint or lilac. Give yourself some wiggle room when it comes to choosing items by sticking to a color family, or pick a new shade that compliments your existing colors. And if you’re ever in doubt, you can't go wrong with whites, creams, and simple metallics, like silver and gold. 5. Think about your pals' personalities. Ok, now that you've got plenty of ideas and inspiration, it's time to pick and choose presents based on each person's unique personality and part in the wedding. You might want to get your Maid of Honor a special pair of earrings to match the necklaces you got for the all the girls. You may opt to give your best man a pocket watch to thank him for all of his help. Meanwhile, you can customize many of your gifts by adding your besties' names, initials, and monograms. So special! Start building your bridal party bundles now with a little help from Things Remembered!