Hoping to choose something timeless and classic they’d be able to use again after the wedding, I ultimately settled on a diamond necklace and earring set for each girl. While the matching sets allowed for a unified look on the wedding day, I thought the pave design – a large center stone surrounded by smaller stones – would also be simple and versatile enough to work with a variety of other outfits in the future.
To help set my sister and maid of honor apart in a special way, I let her choose her own unique diamond set, along with a crystal headband she loved. A set of pretty journals rounded out my pre-wedding gift to each lady, which I presented in purple mini-totes the night of the rehearsal dinner.
A few months later, for Christmas, I also gave each girl one final wedding-related gift – a framed photo of the two of us together just before the ceremony. Since I live across the country from most of my close friends and don’t get to see them often, knowing they have these photos helps me feel connected and close to them, and lets each girl know how much it meant to have her beside me on my wedding day.
What did you or will you give to your bridesmaids?
(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography & Damien Smith Photography)