Your best friend. Your coworker. Your sorority sister. Your actual sister. If there’s anything they have in common (besides sharing you as a loved one), it’s that they’re all going to be standing beside you on the happiest day of your life.
Being a bridesmaid is a huge honor, but it can also be a huge commitment. Your bridal party will be your emotional support throughout a stressful planning process and will inevitably end up completing tons of odd jobs and errands.
Not to mention, there are lots of financial costs that come with the job like bridesmaid dresses, wedding gifts, and more. A marriage doesn’t just mean a wedding. It also usually means a rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, and bachelorette party.
So, how can you possibly show gratitude for all of the lovely ladies who are showing up for you? By putting together bridal party gifts that they’ll actually use and appreciate!
Find the Perfect Bridal Party Gift
Bridal party gifts are a fan favorite, but can also be costly, tacky, and useless.
Not to worry, there’s one gift that never disappoints: booze! If you’re in the market for the perfect bridal party gifts, keep on reading for our top 10 boozy gifts for any wedding occasion.
1. Bridesmaid Proposal Champagne Bottles
Asking a lifelong friend to be in your bridal party is a cause for celebration. It’s customary when asking someone to be your bridesmaid to give them a gift. Think of this as a “thank you in advance for all of the work you’re about to do for me!”
A bottle of champagne is the perfect way to celebrate this momentous occasion. But, why not take it one step further?
There are plenty of services that will print personalized bottle labels to help you “pop” the question!
2. Cocktail Kits
There’s nothing like a cold cocktail on a hot day. Cocktail kits can be a great way to personalize your gift to each of your bridesmaids’ personalities.
Maybe your sister is a tequila girl and is going to get a spicy margarita cocktail kit. Maybe your college roommate is a total Carrie and needs a Cosmo kit–stat! For your high school best friend? Hopefully anything but the Four Loko that drank together for the first time back in the day…
Cocktail kits are fun and personal. They’re a great way to show how well you know your girls!
Bonus: These make the perfect bachelorette gifts! There’s no better way to start a weekend in Miami than with a cocktail.
3. Hangover Kits
Speaking of bachelorette parties…the obvious (and unfortunate consequence) of cocktails are hangovers.
There’s nothing worse than not being able to enjoy the bachelorette weekend because you went overboard on night one.
Never fear, hangover kits are here! Giving each bridal party member a hangover kit in advance can help prevent headaches. It never hurts to plan ahead.
4. Personalized Glasses
When you think of bridal party gifts what do you think of? Monograms! Bridal party gifts are notorious for fun merchandise that is ideally customized. Giving out labeled or monogrammed wine glasses to enjoy a glass of red with on your next wine night.
Don’t forget the cheese board too!
A great alternative to wine glasses is wine tumblers. These can keep your wine insulated and cold for way longer.
If you want to enjoy your wine outdoors, a wine tumbler is a perfect gift. Imagine drinking by the pool without working about ice or spills. That sounds like heaven.
6. Wine Accessories
If you all are hardcore wine aficionados, there are loads of more wine accessories out there to gift. Think wine stoppers, preservation systems, or needles.
These gifts can be on the more luxurious side, but can also be some of the most useful gifts that your bridal party will receive. Don’t let a single drop go to waste!
7. Personalized Koozies
Not everyone is a wine drinker, and that’s okay! If your girls are more into beer or seltzers, they might appreciate personalized koozies.
These stylish sleeves can keep your drinks cold and condensation-free. Not to mention, you can personalize them with your bridal party’s names and your wedding colors.
8. Tote Bags
With only two hands, the number of bottles you’re able to hold at once is limited. Gifting your girls with tote bags for their bottles and drinking accessories is cute and functional.
Tote bags are also always useful. They’ll be able to use them for grocery shopping, picnic-ing, or as a beach bag.
9. Drinking Games
A fun idea could be to put a drinking card game in each of your welcome baskets for your bachelorette trip. These games can help facilitate the boozy fun of the party, especially if your girls don’t all know each other.
Not only will these make for tons of laughs throughout the night, but they’re also reusable! Your bridesmaids can take these games home and play them again and again.
10. Airplane Bottles
Finally, airplane bottles can be a classic and affordable addition to your bridal party gifts.
These bottles are tiny enough to conceal and bring along for any bridal event. They’re perfect for a last-minute pre-ceremony shot.
The bigger your bridal party is, the more the gifts can run up a price tag. If you can’t afford a bottle of Grey Goose for everyone, an airplane mini bottle can be a convenient alternative.
Sorry in Advance!
Weddings are both amazing and stressful to be a part of. This goes for everyone involved, not just those getting married.
Bridal parties are a time-honored tradition. There are few honors greater than being chosen to witness someone you love get hitched.
Being in a bridal party can also be a huge responsibility. Bridal party members are responsible for a lot of out-of-pocket costs, not to mention a lot of time spent on you.
In the months leading up to a wedding, don’t be surprised if your inner bridezilla begins to emerge. When that time comes, you’ll be glad you gave out those bridal party gifts.
You better start shopping now!