A wedding is a glorious time, and brides have so much to think about before, during and after the wedding that sometimes things can get lost in the mix. A maid of honor can only handle so much, and there are some tasks that the bride simply must take care of herself. When a bride selects her maid of honor and bridesmaids, she is selecting the most important people in her life, and the ones that are nearest and dearest to her. Because of this, she wants all of her bridesmaids to have unique, personalized bridesmaid gifts that the women can treasure for a lifetime as keepsakes.

When selecting gifts for the bridesmaids, it’s important to keep their tastes in mind. If all of you live near the beach and go there often, outdoor items such as personalized beach totes are fun and memorable, and you can continue to use them for some fun in the sun year after year. As a general rule, women love handbags and purses, so if you’re going beyond the tote, a good idea might be cosmetic bags that the ladies will love. Be creative, and match cosmetic bags or other purses or accessories to the color of the bridesmaid’s dress, if it’s palatable of course.

Those that are going off on a destination wedding or are getting married at a spa or resort may enjoy some extra luxuries. If you and your bridesmaids are spending a few days to get away from it all right before the wedding, dream up some personalized gifts that will make the trip more interesting. Personalized and customized robes or sleepwear is a great idea, especially if you’re spending some evenings having some fun in the hot tub.

If you’re simply thinking of giving out some bridesmaids’ gifts like party favors on the day of the wedding, there are some good choices from which to pick. Jewelry trays and catchalls are always a great idea. It’s always a great idea to buy bridesmaids something to put in a jewelry tray or box as well. Choose from small yet distinct earrings, bracelets and bangles that will brighten up their day. Search for other jewelry as well, such as rope bracelets, pendants and pins so that the bridesmaids will always remember this special day. If you want to impress each bridesmaid with personalized bridesmaid gifts, give each woman a personalized necklace with their initials, their name or another meaningful phrase that will always remind them of your wedding day. Keep in mind that absolutely everything sold by Mark and Graham has the ability to be personalized and monogrammed, adding a personal touch to each unique gift. Everything from jewelry to beach totes can be personalized exactly to your specification.

Other personalized bridesmaid gifts that are sure to please include personalized champagne flutes from the event. Everyone will enjoy remembering your special day with a personalized flute either commemorating you and your spouse or tailored to each individual bridesmaid for the most personal of gifts. The entertaining woman may also appreciate a flask, or new glassware or barware for her home. Think about what you have shared over the years. Perhaps your maid of honor and bridesmaids may enjoy a copper martini glass with personalization or stemless wine glasses for evenings out on the patio. Other terrific personalized gifts include a cocktail shaker, corkscrew and snifter glasses. You have the ability to purchase each glass separately, or have all of the glasses remind your bridesmaids of something meaningful about your wedding day. Wine totes and wine bags are other terrific gifts that are perfect for the day of the wedding.