4 Tips for Buying the Perfect 2017 Bridal Party Gifts

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Your wedding favors show how much you appreciate your Best Man, Maid of Honor, bridesmaids and groomsmen. After all, they’ve put in the time and effort to help you prepare for one of the most important days of your life.

As a token of gratitude, it pays to put thought and effort when picking wedding favors for your wedding party. To help you choose the right wedding party favors, here are a few things we’ve learned through the years collecting and selling unique groomsmen gifts:

4 Tips for Buying the Perfect 2017 Bridal Party Gifts

1) Think Practical

Before splurging on expensive and “quirky” knickknacks, consider practicality above all else. Don’t just pick a fancy gift that will collect dust in your friends’ closet. Pick something they can use on a daily basis or something edible like artisanal cupcakes, which are gaining popularity especially on Instagram.
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2) Be Meaningful

Favors go beyond just material things when they tell a story. Choose gifts that have meaning to you as a couple. If you met at a bar, whiskey stones or bar gear can be a practical and cool gifts for your groomsmen.
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3) Choose Double-Duty Favors

A favor that can be used during and after the wedding is another example of a practical gift that is also cost-effective. Travel bags, for instance, are great wedding party favors for beach or destination weddings.
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4) Don’t Forget About Your Theme

It wouldn’t make sense to have a themed wedding and not extend the theme to your wedding favors. For a carnival-themed wedding, personalized popcorn tubs that can be refilled from a popcorn machine may be a fun favor to give away. Let your creativity loose and don’t be afraid to try something new.
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Encanterra Country Club Wedding Photos | St. Louis Wedding Photographer | April Maura Photography | www.aprilmaura.com_0069.jpg

The most important thing about picking wedding favors is the sincerity in choosing them. With this, your guests will surely appreciate your gesture no matter what you give.

Guest Author: Tara Bernal

Tara is with Groovy Groomsmen Gifts, an online gift shop for the men in the wedding party. We promise that whatever we sell wouldn’t end up in your groomsmen’s basement box.

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Many thanks to the wedding creative team who helped in the celebration of two souls committing the promise of forever:

Venue: Encanterra Country Club | Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Inspiration for these St. Louis Wedding Locations: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ST LOUIS |  THE CHASE PARK PLAZA  | MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN | BUSCH FAMILY ESTATE AT GRANT’S FARM | SILVER OAKS CHATEAU | PEABODY OPERA HOUSE | THE CARAMEL ROOM AT BISSINGER | CHANDLER HILL VINEYARDS | Photographer: APRIL MAURA PHOTOGRAPHY

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