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Gifts for the Wedding Party

Gifts the Wedding Party will Cherish After the "I Do's"

More couples getting married today are covering most or all of their wedding costs. One integral cost is gifts for the wedding party. This tradition dates from ancient times when Egyptian noble women presented precious metals and gems to their ladies-in-waiting. In the Victorian era, the traditional gift was remembrance rings. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert gave out six dozen rings bearing the Queen’s portrait carved in gold! 

When buying gifts for her attendants, the bride might choose a sterling silver heart-shaped perfume flask pendant, a crystal ring holder, or an antique-style sterling silver make-up brush.

Gifts for ushers include: a sterling silver business card holder, a sports watch with a lighted dial, a sterling silver letter opener, or a monogrammed silver flask.

The maid of honor and the best man should receive a gift that’s a little “extra” for their hard work. For her, classic cultured pearl stud earrings, a karat gold charm, or 14k gold and silver heart-shaped earrings. For the best man, a 1940s style classic analog dress watch or sports-themed 14k gold or sterling cufflinks.