No one likes a bridezilla – especially not your bridesmaids. But sometimes, things happen and the monster inside just has to come out. You asked for chocolate cake, not vanilla! Those last five pounds aren't coming off as easily as you thought they would. And you forgot to invite your fiance's closest cousin, who is now offended. Rage ensues, bridezilla emerges.
This is why you chose your bridesmaids party so selectively – they should all be able to cope with your crazy. They're there to assure that vanilla is better than chocolate anyway. They're down to diet and shed those last couple pounds alongside you. And they're on hand to convince the cousin that it was a postal error, not your own.
Let's face it, your bridesmaids been the unyielding support system that have held you up when things came crumbling down. So at the end of the big day, you have to spoil these women for their unwavering friendship. How can you do it? Check out the top five ways you can pamper your bridesmaids after your wedding day.
1. Friendship necklaces
Remember when you and your besties had matching lockets back in grade school? Separated, one half read 'Best Friends' and the other, 'Forever'. These necklaces were a lovely sentiment that you can carry on into adulthood and also your bridal party. A rose gold infinity pendant is a wonderful thank you present that says your friendship isn't just forever, it's infinite.
2. Spa package
Everyone needs to destress a little after the big day, and there is arguably no better way than to head to the spa. Soak in a luxurious mud bath or treat your girls to a deep tissue massage that will work all the tension from the festivities out of their systems.
3. Bridesmaids party
You already had a bachelorette party, so now it's time to return the favour and throw the bridesmaids equivalent. Rent that limo all over again, or head back to the bachelorette suite. This party is a chance for the girls to toast a job well done. Instead of worrying about making you happy, this shindig gives them the opportunity to do their own thing so they don't have to fret over you.
4. Wine package
What does everyone really need after all that party planning and executing? Wine. Get each lady her favourite type of wine and top the package off with a wine glass personalised with her own initials. You can have a wine night to top it all off, if you so desire. It's the perfect excuse to reconvene and talk about all the drama that went down – who knew Uncle Joe could dance like that?
5. Birthstone rings
You already got the ring that boasts eternal love, so now remind your friends that their friendship is just as important. Make sure each ring is unique to your bridesmaids and select a style that features their birthstone. It's a different kind of proposal – a proposal that displays the bond that only real, true friends could have.
Maid of Honour (MOH) bonus package
Okay – so your MOH has taken the brunt of all the crazy, so it's most important to give her a tremendous thank you for everything she has endured during your engagement period. Bundle up all of these ideas and put them all in one neat gift bag. And if she's still single, let her know that one day, you'll be able to return the favour to her!
Let's face it, without your bridesmaids, getting to the big day may have been nearly impossible. So be sure to thank them with only the finest jewellery, pamperings and, of course, wine, because even though the wedding spotlight is on you and your new hubby on the special day, they're the real heroes!
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