Your bride squad: the team of girls who, individually or together, have seen you at your best and worst, and will be there for you on your special day. We've rolled out a list of the best and personalised gifts you can gift your squad--and as an added bonus, have their outfits for your day all perfectly coordinated.
Customised Bridesmaid Shoes
Why not gift your girl squad their very own customised pair of heels, or flats, depending on your dress code, that they can wear on your wedding day? Not only can you coordinate the colours (for better pictures), they'll also have a pair of heels that fit them perfectly. Get customised shoes from Christy Ng, Solely Original, and Shoes of Prey. For your own pair, feel free to add your wedding date and your name (e.g., John & Casey), while your bride squad can have their names or initials engraved on the sole. We love the crystals and sequins embellished on these heels, but for a more wearable every day look for your bridesmaids, you might consider the solid colour options below.
From the classic white heel, to leopard print and studded options--one I personally love--Solely Original offers a range of amazing choices that can all be perfectly customised to the wearer, so that the fit is perfect for walking around the whole day. These options include wedges, high heel booties, platform and flat sandals, platform court shoes and high heel oxfords and can be customised with an array of materials and colours so you can choose a few in the same colour scheme. To ensure the best fit, we suggest opting for the bespoke option where your foot is measured with their fitting kit.
Customise pumps, mules, ballerina shoes, boots or oxfords to your preferred heel height, toe design and other details and choose from the wide range of fabrics available, including pretty metallic options and animal prints. Take the style fit quiz to get your feet (and your bridesmaids') sized properly,
Complete the bridal party ensemble with gorgeous bags, such as these bespoke clutches from Wilbur & Gussie. Either choose from each colour of the rainbow, or shades of pink--or whichever hue suits your theme the best--and customise it with a choice of brooches, which range from lizards and starfish to tigers and exotic birds--so you can literally get their spirit animal for them. Note that the brooches are not interchangeable as you might damage the silk.
Monogram your bridal party's initials on these gorgeous Saffiano genuine leather clutches and carryalls from Miss Monogram--or if you're on a budget, their phone cases--with four different font types to suit their personalities to a T, while effortlessly pulling your bridal look together.
For a bridal gift that might be a tad more subtle, we suggest bridal jewellery, from gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, to a grown up spin on the friendship bracelet. We love the subtle customisation with their initials in gold, the accompanying freshwater pearl, and their birthstone.
For a dose of simple elegance, try these freshwater pearl bracelets from Highland Angel, customisable with your friends' initials to make each bracelet completely unique to them. Choose from smaller pearls, different colours and different clasps to suit your recipient's personal style.
Friendship bracelets--the intricately woven strips of thread that we laboured over in our childhoods--are all grown up and accented with stylish gold, whether with tassels hanging from a necklace chain, or woven around a horseshoe gold frame and in a variety of colours to perfectly suit each bridesmaid's preferred colour palette.
Get ready together with your bridal party and gift them gorgeous bridal robes, customised with their names or initials. Not only is this a great idea for pictures on the morning of your wedding, but also for your hen's party--where you could book a hotel room and just spend it with your closest friends--or for a pre-wedding girl squad shoot. We love the various options ranging from tropical print, solid colour satin and even lace robes.
Add a touch of boho whimsy with flower crowns--not just for yourself, but your team of bridesmaids--and even the flower girls. Choose from a vibrant colour palette, like the ones from Adorning Glory, or keep it simple with elegant white, and baby's breath. Bonus: these work well with intricate updos, simple ponytails--check out the adorable flower girls!--or just wearing your hair down.
We also recommend adding a personal touch by writing a handwritten letter, or a "Will you be my bridesmaid" card or keepsake box for that extra touch and to show your best friends how much you treasure their friendship! Did we miss any of your favourite ideas? Let us know!
See the bridal robes in our #GotHitcheed series with Daryl and Jacinda here.
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