"I don't always stress out about the wedding details. But when I do, It's always at 1 am when I have to get up at 6 am for work"
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Why is it important to give the wedding party gifts?
Think of it this way—your bridesmaids are majorly putting themselves out for you, and you owe it to them to show your gratitude by gifting them properly. Many brides give out gifts during rehearsal dinner. Following the main course, dessert is served and the toast begins. Just so you know, it is customary for the best man to start toasting the couple. Afterward, you can acknowledge your attendants and give them their gifts.
Giving thoughtful gifts to your wedding party and important loved ones, like your parents, is the best way to thank them for being key players in your wedding—and in life. But when do you actually hand them out? While there are no strict rules when it comes to the timing of gift-giving, here's a breakdown of when most couples traditionally choose to present each person with something special.
True friendships are priceless. However, being a bridesmaid or groomsman is not. The wedding party typically shells out hundreds of dollars for bachelor/bachelorette parties, suits, gowns, showers, and more. It can add up quickly, and while those who value your friendship and champion your relationship are usually happy to spend it (knowing you would do the same for them), giving your wedding party a gift is a great way for couples to thank your loved ones for all that they’re doing to celebrate this momentous occasion in your life. Wedding party gifts are a symbol of your appreciation for all that your bridesmaids, groomsman, and even other family members do for you all year long and on the wedding weekend.
What would you spend on a wedding party gift?
It depends, but the pricepoint should reflect the budget of the overall wedding. If you’re having a small backyard get-together with 50 of your closest friends and family, a small token of appreciation should suffice. If you’re having a five-star destination wedding, take into account the additional expense your wedding party is incurring to be part of your special day, and thank them accordingly with a generous gift.
For bridesmaids and groomsmen, as we find the most average price point is $25-$75, and for best man and maid of honor $75-$100. For specialty items with personalization or luxurious types of robes, this price point certainly can go up. Keep in mind that the best man and maid of honor are usually the backbone of the bride and groom through the wedding process.
"The most important advice: there are 'only good days!"
Considering wedding dates is exciting. If you’re thinking about a good time to say I do in 2022, we're here to help! Your wedding is more important than the date. In fact, we are firm believers that there are no “bad days” to getting married! Your guests are much more likely to remember the gorgeous venue and fabulous ceremony than the date you choose. So have fun picking your wedding date! Before selecting a favorite date, you’ll need to find your venue and be ready to lock in your special day as event locations book on a first-come, first-served basis.
When friends get engaged, we’re all ready to shout congratulations and immediately ask: “what’s the date?” because it’s the most important aspect for guests. Instead; remember the critical decision for the wedding arranger – you – is the location. All other wedding options like guest count, vendors, accommodation, and more, stem from your venue choice.
ANY WEDDING DATE YOU CHOOSE WILL GIVE YOU PLENTY OF REASONS TO SMILE
MILD SPRING WEATHER IS ALWAYS GLORIOUS
Traditionally, June has always been popular for weddings (although October is now the most popular month across the US!).
DATES: Wednesday, June 8; Tuesday, June 14; Friday, June 17; Monday, June 6 (6/6/22)
June 8th is National Bestfriends Day!!
We always think of July as a fun summer month. It kicks off on the 4th of July and the party keeps on going while the sun’s out.
DATES: Friday, July 8; Monday, July 11; Thursday, July 21; Thursday, July 7 (7/7/22); Friday, July 22 (7/22/22)
July 6th is National Kissing Day!!
Did you know August 1 is National Girlfriend Day? That makes it fun for all your wedding guests – especially if any of them are planning a secret proposal!
DATES: Wednesday, August 5; Friday, August 7; Saturday, August 8 (double lucky = 8/8/22); Wednesday, August 19; Saturday, August 8 (8/8/22)
August 26th is National Dog Day!! Welcoming your fur baby to your wedding a perfect idea. We love doggie ring bearers!
Monday, September 5 is Labor Day which is always a popular choice for couples who love a full weekend of celebrations.
DATES: Monday, September 1; Monday, September 8; Thursday, September 25; Friday, September 9 (9/9/22)
September 18th is National First Love Day & National Wife Appreciation Day!!
FALL FOLIAGE CAN MAKE A MAGNIFICENT WEDDING BACKDROP
This month is ideal for all types of weddings. Crisp blue skies with a touch of weather make for glorious sunsets and fantastic sunsets. We’ve seen plenty of October 31 weddings that choose to play up or play down Halloween.
DATES: Monday, October 7; Tuesday, October 8; Friday, October 18; Monday, October 10 (10/10/22) and Saturday, October 22 (10/22/22)
October 3rd is National Boyfriend Day!!
A November Wedding is a true winter event – it’s time to embrace three-piece suits or faux fur wraps! Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 24 in 2022 – and we recommend giving the Holidays serious thought if you’re considering a winter wedding. Lots of people have vacation time or work slows down.
DATES: Sunday, November 25; Wednesday, November 25; Sunday, November 11; Tuesday, November 22 (11/22/22)
November 26th is National Cake Day!!
A December wedding is ideal if you love snowdrops, primroses, winter jasmine, and holly. Of course. This is the season of rich jewel tones and we always admire stunning velvet accented bridesmaid’s dresses in deep maroon or navy. If you choose any outdoor activities, a perfect wedding favor is a monogrammed blanket that your guests can enjoy on the day, and for years after.
DATES: Monday, December 4; Saturday, December 31; Friday, December 2 (12/02/22); Monday, December 12, 2022 (12/12/22)
December 15th is National Cupcake Day!!