Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. It’s safe to say that the people who will be standing beside you are pretty special, too. To show their appreciation and affection, it is customary for the bride and groom to give the members of the bridal party a gift. A popular choice? Fine jewelry.
Gifts for Bridesmaids
A gift of fine jewelry does beautiful double-duty. Not only does coordinating jewelry help ensure that your bridal party has a polished and cohesive look, but it also serves as a lasting keepsake -- particularly if you pick something timeless, like always-chic diamond studs.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’re far from the only option when it comes to selecting bridal party jewelry. Pearl studs are simple yet sophisticated; fashion chains and pendant necklaces offer visual interest; while gemstone bracelets add a pop of color.
A note on wedding party jewelry? It doesn’t have to be identical. For example, one attendant may prefer earrings, while another favors necklaces. Dress cuts, hairstyles, and personal taste can also be a factor. Mixing and matching jewelry while sticking with a common scheme -- such as a metal type, gem color or design motif -- creates a complementary, fresh and individualized aesthetic.
Gifts for Groomsmen
While we often think of fine jewelry as the domain of women, there’s plenty to love for groomsmen, too. Cufflinks are the ultimate in elegance with heirloom potential, while a classic watch will please even the most practical of groomsmen.
One last thing to keep in mind? Wedding party gift-giving doesn’t end with bridesmaids and groomsmen. Other participants in the big day, such as ushers, parents of the bride and groom, grandparents, ring bearers, flower girls and readers, may also merit a token of gratitude.
Your wedding may only last a few hours, but the memories are forever. So is a gift of jewelry from San Francisco’s iconic Padis Jewelry. For help choosing the perfect bridal party presents for your loved ones, we invite you to schedule a visit to our showroom today.