The bridal party is one of the most important components of any wedding. Not only are they there to share your special day with you, but they often contribute a lot to the planning process. Choosing your bridal party lets your loved ones know how important they are to you. As you continue planning your wedding, you want to make sure they know you appreciate their endless support during such a momentous time! Bridal party gifts are a great opportunity to do a little DIY to create thoughtful gifts tailored to your specific loved ones. Weddings are about celebrating love, and that doesn’t just mean the love between the newlyweds!
There are two chances during the wedding planning process to have some DIY fun with your bridal party. Use customized cards to ask your friends to be in the bridal party, or make a set of bridal party gifts to give just before the big day! Because chocolate is always a crowd pleaser, we decided to create a whole spread for every member of the wedding party and then some. We browsed Godiva’s collection of personalized chocolate options and chose some of our favorite ones for the ultimate bridal party gifts. Once you pick out your chocolates, you can use our downloads below to complete your presents.
The downloads below include printable Will You Be My Bridesmaid/Groomsmen cards with matching sets of gift tags. To edit the cards you will need to also download and install the free fonts Vinegar, Monica Script, Trocchi and Big Noodle Titling. Once you customize the cards, you can print them onto 8.5 x 11 white card stock. Our download set also comes with matching patterned gift wrap. You can easily print these designs onto 11 x 17 copy paper to wrap your chocolates. Our bridesmaid/groomsmen cards also come with envelopes and paper bows for dressing up your envelope. Download the SVG file if you are using a cutting machine, or download the PDF version if you are cutting by hand. We used pretty metallic text weight paper from Paper-Papers, but you can use any special paper that you would like!
You know your bridal party best, so mix and match from Godiva’s premium chocolate selection. Find the gifts that you think capture your loved ones’ tastes! Starting with the groomsmen, we went for the Dark Chocolate Almonds and then picked out a set of the Milk Chocolate Cigars for the Best Man. We matched the 8 pc Gold Gift Box with our gold enveloped Will You Be My Bridesmaid cards, and stepped it up for the Maid of Honor with the 24 pc. Ultimate Dessert Truffles Gift Box (yes please!). Because our cards are completely editable, you can also use them to ask your flower girls and ring bearers. After brainstorming what would be a good gift for the little ones (without loading them up with too much chocolate!), we decided to pair their cards with the Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Canister.
Other members of the wedding VIP list include ushers and coordinators. We love the decadent Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels and thought they would be perfect for everyone helping behind the scenes. It is not uncommon for the couple to also pick out something special for their parents on the big day as a thank you for everything. When picking out this gift I tried to think, of all the bridal party gifts, what would be the most encompassing THANK YOU to the people who have been so important throughout the newlyweds entire lives, both while growing up, and now while growing together. Classic Signature Gift Basket is gorgeously wrapped with gold metallic accents and includes a fabulous variety of lighter chocolates and darker chocolates.
Once you pick out your bridal party gifts, you can enhance the elegance of your chocolate by wrapping them with a patterned belly band. Simply print the gift wrap onto copy paper and cut it down to any size that you would like for your box of chocolates. You can also edit the gift tags, print them onto card stock, and attach them to your gifts with ribbon. If you really want to go above and beyond with your bridal party gifts, you can easily stick them into our bridal party tote bags. You can even create a customized message on the ribbon on your chocolate boxes with Godiva’s personalized gifts. For wedding favor and bridal party gifts inspiration, you can browse Godiva’s wedding guide for special discounts on how much you buy, or head over to our DIY wedding favors section. Cheers! ~ Lia
*While this was a sponsored opportunity from GODIVA, all content and opinions expressed here come straight from the Lia Griffith Studio