Nobody ”˜Scept You: Gifting The Bridal Party

We wanted the rehearsal dinner to be a small thank you to our bridal party, so we chose to give each of them their gifts between dinner and dessert.

My brother (our minister) and his friend, Tanner, (who played guitar during our processional) were leaving on a month long mission trip to Slovenia two days after our wedding, so we gave each of them a funny card with some cash inside for their trip.

Brother Scepter and T with their singing cards

Our flower girl was very excited about her role in the wedding, so I decided to give her a few companions to practice with:

Tiny Dancer with her Barbie Wedding Set

Each of the groomsmen received their tie to wear for the wedding, and a mini cooler that included a steak from the Amarillo Stockyard and a nice bottle of whiskey.

Groomsmen M with his new tie!

All of the groomsmen plus their dates

We gave BM J a “bonus” gift. BM J loves a nice whiskey, so we gave him a specially engraved glass to commemorate the occasion.

BM J with his new glass

For my amazing bridesmaids, I chose a pair of flats (to wear during the reception) and a piece of jewelry for each of them.

MOH Dancer and Bridesmaid Fashionista received these Steve Madden flats:

Image Via 6pm

And MOH/ Lil Sis Dolphin received a new pair of Toms.

Image Via Nordstom

Each bridesmaid was gifted a different piece of jewelry that represented their personality. For MOH Dancer, I chose a beautiful bracelet from Dillards.

This isn’t the exact one, but it was very similar. Image Via Dillards

MOH/Lil Sis Dolphin loved her pair of whale earrings:

MOH/Lil Sis Dolphin with her TOMS

For Bridemaid Fashionista’s gift, I took inspiration from her Pinterest board and bought this ring for her:

Image Via Etsy seller FabulousWire

Her reaction was priceless:

Once gifts had been passed out, dessert was served!

With dessert finished, it was time to start our mini-rehearsal. Did you hand out gifts at your rehearsal or do it at another time? What did you give your bridal party?

All photos personal unless otherwise noted.

The recaps began.

We received an awesome gift.

The girls got pampered.

We stuffed our faces.


Mrs. Scepter

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  1. Member
    Selaen 64 posts, Worker bee @ 1:47 pm

    I actually lol’d at BM Fashionista’s face. Awesome!

    Those are such cute presents; shows you’ve put thought into them!

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 2:07 pm

    What adorable, thoughtful gifts, and your BM’s face is absolutely priceless!

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:05 pm

    These are all such thoughtful gifts. And, I love your BM’s reaction, too funny!

  4. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:43 pm

    Love that you were able to get that reaction out of your fashionista bridesmaid (giver of those awesome t-shirts)! Adore both pairs of sparkly flats. Great idea!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:35 pm

    those whale earrings are amazing. I must have those

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:44 am

    I love your gifts, Mrs. Scepter! They’re super thoughtful.

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    brooklyn55 743 posts, Busy bee @ 8:48 pm

    Love the gifts! We are having a huge rehearsal dinner (over 50 are invited, which is 1/3 our guest list) so I think I am going to do my gifts are my bridal luncheon and my FI will just do his in the groom’s suite before the wedding.

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