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Topic: Gifts for Attendants, and Bride & Groom
Timeframe: Two Months
 

Gifts for Each Other


When choosing a gift for the groom, you should first decide on how much the two of you will spend on each other. Any amount is acceptable as long as you both agree on it. It is often thoughtful to give something with personal meaning, and engraving adds a nice touch, often including the wedding date as well as initials. You may want to exchange gifts when the two of you are alone after the wedding.

Be sure to check out the Gift Worksheet under: For Brides: My Bridal Suite

For the Groom (From the Bride)


• Engraved Gold Watch

• Stereo Equipment

• 35mm Camera and Accessories

• Video Camcorder

• Unique Chess or Backgammon Set

• Case of Fine Wine

• Personalized Crystal Bar Glasses

• Monogrammed Briefcase

• Outfitted Toolbox

• Gold, Silver, Jeweled Cufflinks

• Sporting Event Tickets

For the Bride (From the Groom)


• Jewelry to Wear on the Wedding Day

(pearls, her birthstone, combination of his and her birthstones)

• Delicate Lingerie

• Artwork She’s Admired

• Wedding Ring Quilt

• Porcelain Wedding Figurine

• Engraved Silver Vanity Set

• Luggage Set Engraved with Her New Initials

• Engraved Wristwatch

• Anniversary Clock

• Tickets to a Play, Concert, Ballet, Sporting Event

• Enrollment for 2 in a Class She’s Interested In - Astronomy, Chinese Cooking etc.

Bride’s Attendants’ Gifts


Choosing the attendants’ gifts may depend on a number of things. If you have a large number of attendants, cost can be a determining factor. You may want to give them all an identical necklace or other piece of jewelry which can be worn on the day of the wedding, enhancing their dresses. Your honor attendant’s gift can be slightly different if desire d.

Another idea is to have gift baskets made for your attendants. These could include a number of items, including jewelry, nail polish, panty hose, sachets, address book, and perfume. Attendants’ gifts are usually presented at the rehearsal or dinner, when everyone is together.

For the Bridesmaids


• Vanity Tray in Crystal or Silver

• Picture Frames in China, Crystal or Silver

• Silver, Crystal or China Vases or Bowls

• Jewelry to Wear with Gown

• Personalized Stationery

• Desk Set Covered in Romantic Floral Fabric

• Framed Artwork, Embroidery or Needlepoint

• Engraved Silver Pen

• Sterling Silver or Gold Charm

• Silver Bookmark

• Music Box

• Silver Keychain

• Silk Scarf

• Crystal Paperweight

• Lingerie Bag in Satin, Moire, Lace

• Gift Certificates for: Manicure, Facial, Hair

For the Flowergirls (FG) or Ringbearer (RB)


• Silver Charm Bracelet and Charm - FG

• Jewelry to Wear with Her Gown - FG

• Child-sized Personalized Luggage - Both

• Book of Classic Children’s Stories - Both

• Tape Player and Recorded Books on Tape - Both

• Personalized Vanity Set - FG

• Tickets to the Circus, Sporting Event, Nutcracker - Both

Groom’s Attendants’ Gifts


As for the men in the wedding, your fiancÚ should take care of their gifts. Popular choices are key chains, money clips, travel alarms, or pewter mugs. Again, engraving adds an extra personal touch.

For the Ushers


• Personalized Crystal Bar Mugs

• Silver Pen and Pencil Set

• Silver Letter Opener

• Engraved Silver or Pewter Keyring

• Pocket Knife

• Leather Photo Album

• Brass Table Clock

• Pewter Tankard

• Money Clip

• Tie Bar

• Cufflinks and Studs

• Leather Travel Kit

• Suspenders and Pocket Square Set

• Personalized Paperweight

• Silk Tie

• Personalized Business Card Case

• Personalized Sports Bag

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