Dresses? Check! Shoes? Check! Flowers? Check! But what about the bridal party gifts?

Tradition is that you gift each member of your bridal party as a token of gratitude for all their help in the run up to the big day.

The only question is what to buy? Well here are 5 of my favourite bridal party gift ideas.

1. When I Was A Bridesmaid by Antonia Swinson

You’re more likely to gift this right after choosing your bridesmaids rather than the day of the wedding as it gives advice on being a bridesmaids and even has space for them to record any details of their planning. When I Was A Bridesmaid cost 14.95 and is available from Rua ( http://www.ruaboutique.ie/shop/4572982774/when-i-was-a-bridesmaid/8322387 )

2. Saphir Perfume

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Saphir perfumes are incredible dupes of designer perfumes that won’t cost you the Earth. I currently own 3 myself and wear Due Amour all the time. A 25ml bottle costs 7.99 and can be bought from http://www.saphirperfume.com/

3. Earrings

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A simple, elegant pair of earrings are perfect for gifting as they can be worn on the big day. I recommend Om Diva’s Dior-esque studs for 20 euro available online and in store. http://www.omdivaboutique.com/

4. Personalised Make Up Bag


These are great because they also have a practical function. Best given before the hen party/ big day as your bridesmaids can then use them to carry their make up on the big day for top ups or for storing slipper socks when the heels comes off.

5. A Make Up Palette


Like the make up bag this can double up as something they can put to use on the big day for touch ups. You could also fill the make up bag with make up (and the much needed slipper socks) as an extra treat. I recommend Sleek’s Natural Palette for 9.99.