The tradition of the bridal shower party may date as far back as the 18th century. The custom of a bridal shower party is a last day or night of the bride-to-be and her family and friends to get together, enjoy and have fun before her big day comes. The trend of bridal showers today, however, are becoming less traditional to mark the final day of the bride before she become the wife of the groom. While there are still who would want to be a bride, and want to spend the last few hours before her wedding partying with alcohol and exotic male dancers, many brides would also opt for other less traditional option such as camping trips, sporting events, crafting activities and even co-ed shower party that include the groom-to be and his friends.
To make these traditional parties happened, the involvement of others are needed. Wedding shower parties are typically planned and hosted by wedding attendants, particularly the maid of honor and the best man. The party will not look good and memorable without the priceless effort and hardship of your wedding attendants. Therefore they are deserve to be thanked and appreciated.
Another perfect way for the bride to extend her heart-felt gratitude and appreciation to her bridesmaids and maid of honor is by giving special wedding gifts. There are lots of choices when it comes to gifts for your female attendants. One of the most popular gift ideas are handbags. Handbags are always good for weddings, therefore you want to give it to your attendants so that they can use it as an accessory on your wedding day. This gift can be a lovely gesture and will serve the purpose of keeping the accessories of the bridesmaids uniform and will free your bridesmaid from the burden of searching for an evening bag that matches the dress. However in this case, you have to decide to give handbags to your bridesmaids early in the wedding planning so that they don’t have to purchase a bag as their accessory at your wedding.
Another great option are personalized picture frames or photo albums with pictures of you and your attendants or the pictures of the entire wedding party. You could purchase custom picture frames and albums and have you wedding information scripted on it. This is a wonderful gift idea because the bridesmaid can place her photos from the wedding day in the album and will always have a precious souvenir from your wedding day.
Personalized cosmetics bags or cases are also a good alternative. Purchase custom cosmetics bags and have them embroidered with your attendants’ names or initials and the date of your wedding, or your personal message. Another idea to make your embroidered gifts more appealing is to include a few cosmetic items such as lipstick, nail polish, make up and others that complement each of your attendants’ taste and personality.
Other great choices of gifts for your attendants include customized shirts, engraved compact mirrors, personalized jewelry gifts and jewelry boxes, spa gift baskets, outdoor gears and many more. Find them in online stores where more wider selections are available.