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From performing key duties on the day to organising stag and hen do’s, and helping to prepare you for married life, your wedding party is key to ensuing your wedding day goes off without a hitch. Bridesmaid, groomsmen and parents play a huge role and it’s important to thank them for all their help.

Research from www.personalisedgiftsshop.co.uk shows that brides and grooms budget is over £500 for gifts for their wedding party members. They broke down the results of their survey to find out the number of members of the average wedding party and average spend.

The rise of step parents have seen the average wedding party have 2 sets of mother’s to buy for, additionally a grooms indecision leads to many now having 2 best men for the day, as well as grooms men.

Speaking about the research, Usha Patel, Operations Manager at Personalised Gifts Shop said:

“We know weddings can be expensive for all involved. Gifts for wedding parties can soon add up, especially if you have a large group or a number of people who helped make the big day special that need thanking. Our research shows that Brides and Grooms need to set aside nearly £500 just for gifts for their wedding party. “

She added:
“The bridal party costs on average £162.00, whilst the groom’s team comes in less at £136.00. Now if the average groom could decide on just one best man they would save themselves £35. However complicated family arrangements see more couples spending extra money on gifts for step mothers as well as their own mothers.”

Saying a special thank you to your maid of honour and best man
The maid of honour and the best man, are the two wedding team members who probably help the bride and groom the most. From organising the stag and hen do’s to being there for all the fitting, making sure both the bride and groom are ready on the big day and helping out to ensure the day goes off without a hitch.

Gifts such as personalised wedding champagne flutes and personalised hip flasks or cufflinks, will give both of these important people something to remember the day by.

Sharing memories with your bridesmaids and grooms men
They were there for you on the hen and stag do’s and also play an important role on the day, so it’s important to ensure you thank them for their time. The bridesmaid would appreciate matching personalised charm bracelets and they something they can also wear them on the day. For the groomsmen, matching personalised shot glasses, are a fun gift and can be also used on the day, cheers!

Thanking your parents for all that they have done
A lot of support comes from parents on the big day, their wisdom and experience has probably helped you organise your big day. It’s important to remember to thank them for their help, how about something for their house to remember the day by: A personalised vintage plate, or a heritage wedding engraved round cheeseboard set, both items are something that can be used and also remember the day by.

A special thank you for the children on the day
The little flower girls and page boys also need a little thanks, especially after been on their best behaviour for the day. Perfect personalised little gifts for the little ones, how about a personalised keepsake box to save memories for the day, or a personalised yoyo which will also keep them entertained.

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