If there's anyone who is going to be there for you in the days leading up to your big day (other than your fiancé and your family), it would be none other than your BFFs, a.k.a. your devoted bridesmaids. These ladies are responsible for throwing your bridal shower and your bachelorette party, and they will probably even calm you down when the bridal stress kicks in. Not to mention, your besties are dedicating their time and effort for dress fittings, no matter how busy their schedules are. So if you're thinking of ways on how to thank them, why not treat them with matching gifts that you'll all love to wear as a group on your big day? Think of it as a way of commemorating your long friendship!
1. Elegant sleepwear
Getting ready for the ceremony can take a while, so why not make your girls feel comfy, cozy, and classy by gifting them a set of silk pajamas? Aside from looking totally cute and coordinated for your pre-wedding snaps, they’re going to want to wear these for those lazy weekends when they want to stay in bed all day.
TRY: Eve The Label Design Studios lillian shorts set, P1,500 to P2,100, available online
2. Zodiac necklaces
Remember when you used to love wearing friendship bracelets? Bring back the good times and consider wearing matching necklaces on your big day. This statement gold necklace will easily be your bridesmaid’s go-to accessory, but what makes this gift even more special is that the pendants will be based on their zodiacs, which gives the necklace a sweet, personal touch.
TRY: Anthe The Shop the zodiacs, available online
3. Budge-proof, matte lippies
Treat your BFFs with some long-wearing lipsticks so they don't need to worry about mid-wedding day touch-ups. This day, after all, is for everyone to enjoy and makeup should be the least of your squad's worries! Pick a flattering warm nude shade that will look amazing on all your friends' skin tones.
TRY: Revlon Matte Is Everything in Dare to be Nude, P350, available at department stores
You can also give your girls these powder highlighting palettes so they can look their most radiant on your big day. Remember: You're going to be taking lots of group photos!
TRY: Revlon PhotoReady Highlighting Palette in Galaxy Dream and Sunlit Dream, P825, available at department stores
4. Embroidered tote bags
For something thoughtful and useful, you can get your friends’ names or initials embroidered on minimalist tote bags, laundry bags, and shoe bags that will come in handy if you're having a destination wedding. Just be sure to give them these gifts a few days before the wedding, like on your bachelorette party!
TRY: Beyond Stitched tote bag with one letter embroidery, P250, available online
FN TIP: It would be best to order your personalized gifts a month before your big day (or even earlier if you don't want to stress out about gifts on your wedding month) as Beyond Stitched’s lead time for orders takes up to 15 working days.
TRY: Beyond Stitched laundry bags with one letter embroidery, P450, available online
5. Stylish, party-ready clutches
Get these beaded clutches for your crew so they don't need to think about what bag to pair with their bridesmaid's dress. With this local label's elegant designs, your girls won't mind reusing these purses for countless other weddings and parties.
TRY: Lunna Designs marseille minaudière, P1,950, available online
TRY: Lunna Designs the beaded Rennes clutch, P2,250, available online
6. Dainty nail polish
How about having matching nails on your wedding day? Your squad would surely appreciate a fresh mani for the big event. Opt for pastel pink hues that would look dainty and romantic for the ceremony and will complement your entourage gowns well, no matter what your wedding colors are. (Pastel pink can pass off as a neutral!)
TRY: Orly in french manicure, P383, Beauty MNL