Wedding Inspiration

How to Show Appreciation to Your Wedding Party

Feather and Fawn Photography
Feather and Fawn Photography

Planning a wedding is an exhausting and tedious endeavor, and it’s very difficult to do it on your own. Chances are, you probably have your wedding party to support you throughout every step — from organizing your engagement party to finalizing the details of the wedding itself.

You’ll want to show your appreciation for all the hard work they’ve put in to help you and your partner plan your special day. So to show them how grateful you are for their company and help, here are a few things you can do for them.

Rebecca Renner Photography
Rebecca Renner Photography

Send A Heartfelt Note

Of course, this is different from the standard "thank you" cards you're giving to your wedding guests. Make your notes or letters personalized to each member of your party. Take your time to write the notes; tell them how much their time and dedication means to you, and that you look forward to many more milestones with them.

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Living Radiant Photography
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Madison Short Photography

You can choose to give this as is or pair it with other gifts, like a gift certificate for their favorite shop. Regardless, what’s important is you get to genuinely express your appreciation for them.

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Host An Intimate Celebration Just For Them

Whether it’s dinner at a restaurant, a spa day, or barbecue night at your house, a group activity with your party is a great way to spend quality time together. It’s also an opportunity to de-stress after weeks or months of busy planning.

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Consider making it a surprise to make it even more fun. Whatever you choose to do, it’s important to understand that it doesn't have to be elaborate. Even serving them a home-cooked lunch is a thoughtful option.

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Prepare Gift Baskets & Self-Care Kits

You can never go wrong with a gift basket as a token of your appreciation. If you're looking for an item they'll love, go for a bottle of wine and some snacks.

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BrookeLynn Photography

For the ladies, you can consider giving them a self-care kit. This can include a face mask, body scrub, and even some scented candles. When giving skin care products, just remember to try to keep them as universal as possible to accommodate all skin types. If you’re gifting facial serums, you can choose from the most popular ones such as anti-aging and hydration. These are easy to incorporate into any skin care routine and can help them achieve brighter, fresher skin. Plus, it will make them feel pampered before your big day.

On the other hand, if you’re giving scents, gender-neutral options like citrus or woody notes are great choices.

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Get Them Personalized Gifts

If you really want to go the extra mile, a personalized gift is an even more heartfelt way to thank your party. You can have matching pajamas with your girls and some custom ties for the boys. Another great idea is to customize the gifts based on each person’s personality. For instance, if they happen to like tea, you can create tea boxes according to each person’s favorite. You can do the same with candy boxes and cocktail glasses. The options are endless!

Living Radiant Photography
Living Radiant Photography
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tPoz Photography

Ensure They’re Well Taken Care Of

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You definitely want your wedding party to be well rested and ready for your wedding. To do this, consider upgrading their rooms at the hotel you're all staying at or getting them room service. And during mini events like the rehearsal dinner or other planning meetings, make sure that you've always got lots of snacks and refreshments for everyone at all times. This may sound trivial, but it will go a long way in making your closest friends feel appreciated.

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