Fikayo Giwa is the founder and Creative Director of the Simply Kayo brand, a boutique special events company specialising in creating luxury events for the discerning client. We manged to get her advice on creative ways to say ‘Thank you’ To Your Bridal Party. Fikayo is passionate about planning weddings, events and bringing together quality suppliers to pull off a seamless event. She loves making her clients’ dream events come true.
One of the things that make a wedding day the most fun for a young couple is their friends and bridal party. It is so important to have really good friends on your train; people you can really have fun with, as this will make all the difference once the DJ starts playing. Besides that, they will be on hand for you all day making sure you are happy, comfortable and well taken care of.
For some cultural weddings, where money is involved, they often stand around for hours collecting monetary gifts on the couple’s behalf. These special people definitely deserve some kind of thank you. There are so many ways to say thank you and here are just a few ideas.
A ‘Thank You’ party after the Honeymoon
Weather permitting this could be a barbecue at the newlyweds home, where the bridal party and friends gather to have a good time and relive wedding memories.
For women especially, nothing says thank you like Jewellery. From a simple silver necklace or bracelet to Tiffany & Co if your budget allows.
Women love things that smell nice. So anything from smelling baths salts and creams to pretty sets of scented candles and pot pouri.
Although more expensive, this can be great and personal to each person e.g. if you know one of your groomsmen likes fast cars, a few laps in a sports car would be great. If you know one you’re your bridesmaids is an adrenalin junkie, why not pay for them to do a bungee jump. The key is to think about what each person enjoys doing.
For the newlyweds that like more homemade/DIY gift ideas, why not record a video clip for each member of your train where you speak directly to them thanking them. Make it fun, personal, emotional, themed, silly…its completely up to you.
Those are just a few of our ideas, do you have any suggestions for creative ‘Thank Yous’ for your bridal party.