Whether you're planning a Caribbean or Hawaii beach wedding, one thing is for sure: You couldn't do it all without the help of your best girlfriends. These fabulous ladies will be by your side throughout the entire destination wedding process & will certainly be there to cheer you on when you walk down the aisle. For their efforts, they deserve a small token of appreciation.
If you're searching for the perfect gift to give your bridesmaids at your beach wedding, here are some of our suggestions:
In-flight entertainment kit If your bridesmaids are jetting off to an exotic destination to watch you tie the knot, they are definitely going to need some things to keep them entertained on the flight. As a small "thank-you," make personalized in-flight entertainment packages to give to each bridesmaid before you reach the airport. These packages can include their favorite books, a few magazines, customized playing cards with photos of the wedding party, a few DVDs & iTunes gift cards so they can download some new music.
A fabulous spa session After traveling to the tropics, your ladies will surely be up for a little R&R. Treat your bridesmaids to a massage, facial or mani/pedi at your luxury hotel in the Caribbean, Hawaii or Mexico. If you're working with a strict schedule & your bridesmaids simply won't have time to indulge in a spa session at the resort, give them a gift card so they can plan a trip to a local spa once they get home.
Personalized beach bags When your leading ladies arrive in paradise, the first thing they will probably want to do is get their toes in the sand. Lend them a hand in their sunbathing by giving them personalized beach bags. These products are easy enough to order online, & fold up flat so you can fit them in your suitcase. However, if you're up for an extra challenge, try sewing your own beach bags. Not only is this affordable, but it allows you to make the totes even more personalized to your girlfriends' individual styles.
Beach-themed jewelry One of the most popular gifts for bridesmaids is jewelry for them to wear on your big day. However, when you plan a beach wedding, you can get a little more creative with this gift idea. Look for bracelets or necklaces with beachy charms like flip-flops, sea horses, seashells & starfish. You can also look for fun, colorful jewelry made from sea glass or coral. For a more sophisticated look, try simple suspended pearl necklaces.
'Team bride' shirts Help your bridesmaids show their "team bride" pride by getting them shirts that show they are part of your wedding party. Whether they are lounging by the resort's pool or helping you get ready before the ceremony, everyone will know they are there to help you celebrate your big day. You can customize these shirts to say whatever you want, but try something like "The Bride's Beach Babes" or "Beach Bridesmaid." If this idea doesn't have enough pizzazz for your party, many online clothing companies also allow you to customize bikinis & flip-flops.
Photo albums & frames Your bridesmaids are likely to take countless photographs of your big day, whether they're of you looking gorgeous as you walk down the aisle or just the girls hanging out by the pool. Help them keep these memories safe forever by giving them a photo album. Along the same lines, you could collect some shells & sand from the beach & use this to decorate picture frames for your bridesmaids. Just add a photo of all of you together & you'll have a creative & sentimental way to tell your gal pals, "I couldn't say 'I do' without you!"