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Perfect Presents for Your Bridesmaids

After the months of planning and organising to perfect your special day, your bridesmaids have been there for you – and with any luck thrown you a spectacular Bachelorette day. Picking out the perfect way to say thank you to your best girls is difficult, especially if you want something a little more artistic or distinctive. You may have already got some ideas to personalise your gifts, but here are some of the more unusual gift ideas.



A timeless tradition, a beautiful watch is more of a traditional gift for groomsmen, but can be applied to bridesmaids as well. These can be monogrammed or engraved with a message, and with a huge range of styles to choose from at Market Cross Jewellers, these make perfect presents for bridesmaids who aren’t hugely into jewellery.


Spa Day

Let’s face it, after looking after you and helping you out planning your big day, your girls deserve some R+R. If you want to keep things simple, buy them each a voucher for a spa day. If you want to make a big surprise, do your research to find out when they’re free and treat them to a weekend away at a spa resort – they’ll love you all the more for it.


Get Crafty

If you’ve got a knack for creativity, why not make something to thank your bridesmaids? Grab some glitter glue and embarrassing photos to embellish a scrapbook with photographs as a home-made album; or if you’re more literary, write each of your bridesmaids a personalised thank you poem on some luxurious paper, or knit some cute hats and scarves if you’re skilled with knitting and crochet.


Business Stationery

Perhaps your bridesmaid considers herself to be quite the career woman – what better way to thank her than with some fancy stationery? Available across the web is a huge range of beautifully decorated writing sets, notebooks, diaries, and pens. For the super-organized bridesmaid, consider buying a Filofax and marking in anniversaries and birthdays for her.


Goody Bags

If you’re on a limited budget, consider creating personalised goody bags for your bridesmaids, with a variety of little things: a homemade ticket for a special meal out after the wedding, a month’s free subscription to a book club, phone case, music streaming, or Netflix, a cute item of clothing, and a bottle of their favourite wine can show just how thankful you are for their support.

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5 Alternative Ideas for Your Bachelorette Party

If an evening in a nightclub with your best gal friends isn’t your idea of bachelorette heaven then it’s time to look at some alternative ways to celebrate your last night of freedom. Here are 5 totally awesome ideas that can add something completely different to your bachelorette event.

1. Take a Road Trip

Road trips are awesome because you get to spend time with your closest pals whilst discovering new places. Some of the best road trips include Route 66, South Carolina’s BBQ Trail, Pacific Coast Route, The Appalachian Trail and The Atlantic Coast Route. If you want to go abroad, try the Amalfi Coast in Italy or the famous Autobahn in Germany. Wherever you go, be sure to have the perfect bachelorette road trip playlist and make plenty of stops to enjoy the views.

2. Take Your Bachelorettes to a Festival

If a nightclub doesn’t tick all your boxes, try taking your best friends to a music festival. There’s nothing quite like a festival atmosphere, and with the magical mix of great weather, live music, fantastic food and your closest buddies, it will turn out to be truly memorable for everyone. Some of the world’s best festivals include Glastonbury in the UK, Electric Daisy Festival in Vegas, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and Outside Lands in San Francisco. Visit Timeout for more of the 50 Best Music Festivals in the World.

 3. European City Trip

A city break in Europe is fantastic because it generally has something for everyone. If you have a mixed group and people with varying interests in your bachelorette group, jet off to beautiful Europe and choose from some of the most amazing city destinations. Europe is brimming with culture and excitement; outstanding historical sites and architecture, breath-taking natural surroundings, the best nightlife, the finest food and Michelin star restaurants, fantastic shopping and plenty of activities.

4. Head to a Health Retreat

If you’re a health conscious bride (or maybe you just want to relax before your big day), a health retreat is the perfect way to treat yourself without breaking your pre-wedding diet plans. Health vacations or yoga retreats are growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why; a week of body beautiful activities, luxury treatments and wonderful, healthy food cooked for you and your bridal group.

5. Go Camping or Glamping

Camping or the more glamorous version of (glamping) is a great for girls who like to get stuck in when it comes to the great outdoors. An awesome alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to dress up and go clubbing for their bridal shower. An open fire, toasted marshmallows, and your closest friends is a great way of celebrating.

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