The Best Ways to Show Your Bridesmaids Your Appreciation

Your bridesmaids can really be invaluable when you're getting married. They can help you with a lot of things, from planning everything for the big day to helping to set everything up when the day arrives. You can end up asking a lot of them when you need their support, and they can give a lot of their time and money to being there for you. Doing something to show your appreciation is a kind thing to do before, during, or after the wedding. But what exactly can you do to show your gratitude and thank them for being such good friends?

Give Them a Personalised Gift

A gift is often the first idea people think of when they want to show their appreciation to their bridesmaids. Although you might already be buying their outfits, it's definitely worth thinking of gifts that are just for them. Consider personalising them to their tastes, whether it's branded notebooks for girls who like to journal or some beautiful jewellery for someone who likes a bit of glitz and glam. It could be something that serves as a memento of the day, but it could equally be a gift that plays more into your bridesmaids' interests.

Value Their Opinions

Your bridesmaids are lending you their time and support, and one of the most important things is to ensure you appreciate that. Planning a wedding can be super stressful, but it's crucial to remember that they're doing you a favour. Being kind to your bridesmaids and remembering that they're your friends, first and foremost, is a must. One of the ways you can do this is by asking for and valuing their opinions. While many decisions are ultimately your choice, they might have something important to say at different stages in the wedding planning or on the day itself.

Keep Them Up to Date

Keeping your bridesmaids in the loop is also essential if you want to treat them with respect. As they're there to support you, it's important that you ensure they're up to date on anything that might affect them. Whether that's when they need to turn up for a dress fitting, what their makeup will look like, or what (if anything) they're expected to do during the wedding, you need to make sure they have the latest information. As well as treating them with respect, it also means that your wedding planning and wedding day will run more smoothly.

Acknowledge Them on the Day

Choosing to acknowledge your bridesmaids on the day is a touching thing to do, and it doesn't have to take very long. It's something that the bride or anyone else can include in their speech. It could be a quick acknowledgement for all their help and for being there, or you might want to talk a bit more about them and mention specific things they've done for you. This could be a good time to give gifts too.

Show your bridesmaids that you appreciate them by acknowledging their help and being gracious and respectful.

Liz x

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