Aisle Style . Cast & Crew
Make your maids happy with these easy to wear slides.
(page 4 of 4)
Making Merry Maids
Unique gifts for special people.
You’ve chosen them to share your pre-wedding jitters and joys, your walk down the aisle and your happily ever after. So you naturally want to find a special way to thank your bridesmaids.
“The best gifts are both personal and practical,” says Casey Kieffer, co-owner of Make My Day Event Planners in Milford.
One highly personal gift is a mini photo album customized for each bridesmaid, each filled with photos that reflect her relationship with the bride, Kieffer suggests. An alternative is to accompany the blank albums with IOUs to fill the pages with photos of the wedding party after the big day.
Monogrammed tote bags are a perennial favorite. To make them even more personal, Samantha Diedrick, owner and president of Secretariat Wedding & Event Planning in Wilmington, recommends putting items that fit the personality, style and interests of each bridesmaid inside.
“One bride chose gift certificates for things she and each bridesmaid liked to do together, such as tickets to a concert, a round of golf or a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant,” she says.
Marilyn Glasgow-Olowo, owner of MoaCreations in Townsend, offers several other variations. A bridesmaid with a sweet tooth might enjoy a bag or basket filled with gourmet chocolate confections. A coffee lover may enjoy an assortment of beans to brew and treats to complement each cup. Manicure or pedicure essentials packed in a soaking basin can be personalized with the inclusion of each attendant’s preferred color of polish, she notes. —Marilyn Odesser-Torpey