Your best friends are there for you through thick and thin. Through the ups and downs, your BFFs were there along life’s wild ride. They probably remember when you met your fiancé and can’t believe how far you have come. Now that they’re a part of your bridal party, it’s hard not to blow your budget on all the fun things to do with your besties.
From cute bridal-themed parties to shopping trips to luncheons, there are many ways to spoil your friends and show how much you appreciate them. They play a major role in your wedding and reception, so it’s only right to go all out for your best friends. Here are five ways to spoil your bridal party on a budget.
Host a Bridal Party Brunch
Sometimes, the best way to spoil your BFFs is by treating them to food and mimosas. Hosting a bridal party brunch is the perfect way to spend time with friends. This is also a great time for the entire party to get to know each other if they don’t already and create unforgettable memories. You can add games, like two truths and a lie or “who am I?” to help break the ice.
Plan a Relaxing Self-Care Day
Another way to spoil your bridal party on a budget is by hosting a self-care day. Wedding planning can be mentally and physically taxing when you must constantly meet, reevaluate, taste, etc. Considering all those responsibilities, self-care is essential. Treat your besties to a day of pampering and relaxation.
From facials to massages to sitting in the jacuzzi, whatever self-care looks like to you, do it! If you have the budget, treat your bridal party to a quick beach trip or day trip by the lake. You and your friends deserve to rest for a moment.
Gift Them Fun Subscription Boxes
Who doesn’t love receiving fun packages in the mail? If you’re looking for affordable bridal party gifts or just a way to spoil your friends, signing them up for subscription boxes is a great option. There are various subscription boxes, from monthly cosmetic boxes to international food and mystery boxes.
The best part about gifting subscription boxes is that there’s something for everyone. This is the perfect way to highlight your BFF’s interests and personality. They’ll feel special knowing you support their beauty products or fashion hobby.
Involve Them in Your Wedding Planning
You can spoil your bridal party without spending money by involving them in your planning. Considering their opinions and being flexible is a great way to show how much you value their judgment. Planning your big day with your best friend could mean more to them than a new pair of shoes or a luncheon.
Unless you envision everyone wearing the same dress, allowing members of your bridal party to pick out their attire and hairstyle is also a good idea. This will give you a range of looks that suit your friends’ styles and personalities.
If your BFF is into crafting, decorating, or event planning, involving them in finding the perfect design elements can be a big help. Your friends want the absolute best for you, so they will try their hardest to give that to you for your big day. Whether finding the perfect centerpieces or picking out the florals, involve your besties in planning.
Provide Snacks and Beverages on Your Big Day
It’s no secret that your wedding day will be long for you and your bridal party. Provide snacks and beverages in the dressing room to energize everyone. You can also host a pre-wedding breakfast or brunch to start the day with a light meal and hydrating drinks. When snacking, stick to healthier options to prevent upset or nervous tummies.
There’s nothing wrong with getting the party started early! Remember to offer plenty of water so you and your friends can stay hydrated and energized throughout the day.