Wedding planning can be stressful at times, and this is why you have your bridesmaids at hand to help you manage these tasks and make it a better experience for you. However, in the middle of picking wedding menus, finding dresses, flowers, and so on, it can be easy to forget just how much your bridesmaids mean to you and how much you need them. This is why it is important to find ways to show your bridal party that they are appreciated, and here are a few suggestions on how you can do this.
1. Arrange a Get Together Outside of Wedding Planning
While you will have your hen night and other wedding-orientated events together, a good way to turn the focus on your bridesmaids rather than yourself is by organizing a night out together that has nothing to do with the wedding. Take this time to catch up with them and find out what has been going on in their lives and focus on having a great girl’s night out together. Not only will this make them feel seen and appreciated, but it can be a good opportunity for you to take a break from the wedding planning drama, too.
2. Send Them Thank You Gifts
Whether you choose to do this before or after the wedding, you should make sure that your bridesmaids receive a thank you gift to let them know how helpful they have been, and how glad you are that they were part of your special day. There are various options for this type of gift, so finding some that are suitable for your budget shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Look at this selection of unique thnk you gifts for a bridal party to get some more inspiration.
3. Book in for Massages
Massages, or any other spa treatments, can also be a wonderful token of appreciation to give to your bridesmaids. They might be keeping things together for your sake, but wedding pressures can be stressful for them, too. You can all enjoy a well-earned pamper session in the weeks leading up to the wedding to help you all relax a little before the big day.
4. Write Them Letters
This is a very simple, yet effective, way of showing someone how much you mean to them, and it can be a very touching token of appreciation. Writing personal letters to each of your bridesmaids saying thank you for their support and perhaps touching upon why you love them as a friend will always be well-received. It’s also something that they can choose to keep if they want to.
5. Don’t Take Out Your Wedding Stress on Them
Finally, but probably most importantly, the best way to show appreciation and gratitude to your bridesmaids is to make sure that you’re not taking out your wedding planning stress on them. There will be times when you might find yourself frustrated, but you should always be respectful no matter what the circumstances. The last thing you want is to fall out with your friends right before the wedding!
If you want to make sure that your bridesmaids feel appreciated and loved, consider the suggestions above and keep these in mind.