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The Go-to Guide for Wedding Gift Ideas – From Bridesmaids Gifts to Vendor Gifts

Shannon LuQuire

Posted on July 06 2020

The Go-to Guide for Wedding Gift Ideas – From Bridesmaids Gifts to Vendor Gifts

We recently had an opportunity to meet Jenna Parks with The Heart of NC Weddings when she visited New Bern to prepare for a photoshoot to help us promote New Bern as a wedding destination location. Needless to say, we couldn't have been more pleased with her introduction to this fabulous magazine and the amazing network of wedding and event planning partners. So when we found this article on her blog just a few days later, we were blown away. Thank you so much for including us in your Gift Guide [see below for blog article] -- we are so honored to be part of your post and we look forward to more good things to come! 

Q: Who should be included on my wedding gift list? 

A: Gift giving is an extension of Southern hospitality. It’s a nice touch to leave a welcome bag with some local and personal touches for each guest who is traveling from out of town. Next up, etiquette calls for a gift to each wedding party member. They have, after all, gone above and beyond for your wedding. Show your parents that you appreciate all they’ve done to help you with your wedding. We also love the idea of thanking your wedding vendors for all they’ve done with a gift and a tip for service vendors. Of course, a gift exchange between you and your partner is also a tradition. Discuss this as a pair and decide if you’d like to do this (or if a love letter will suffice). 

Checkout The Heart of NC Weddings for 30 wedding gift ideas that your loved ones will appreciate and enjoy!

Wedding Gift Ideas 

Welcome Bag: Order a custom tote bag with your wedding date on it or visit your local paper store for cute wedding gift bags and fill them with snacks, candy, water, a small bottle of bubbly, tiny toiletries and a printed weekend agenda of events. Bonus points if you add a touch of local flavor to your welcome bag, like coffee or chocolate from Small Batch Gallery + Goods.

For Bridesmaids: Your besties are going to be exhausted from all the wedding fun – so give them a luxury set of pajamas or a silky bathrobe from Poppy & Co.! The key to bridesmaids gifts is self-care products. Go for candles, monogrammed tumblers, or even a sparkly set of earrings to wear on the big day. In this day and age – handmade face masks are not off the table! 

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