Bridesmaids and groomsmen share not only in the joy and excitement of the wedding day, but also in some of its stresses and anxieties. As Weddings editor Darcy Miller points out, you can let your bridal party know just how much you appreciate their help and support by choosing the perfect gifts. Groomsmen might appreciate a day of golf, which you can present with a bag of tees and a homemade coupon indicating the tee time you've reserved for them. Another idea is to attach a pair of cuff links to a card-stock sleeve, then tuck in something many groomsmen find they need: instructions on how to tie a bow tie.
You can surprise your bridesmaids by presenting each with a monogrammed purse or jewelry tucked inside an ultrasuede pouch. A day at the spa also makes a lovely gift; simply affix the spa coupon to a pair of rubber slippers. Darcy's other ideas include a yoga lesson, announced with a rolled-up yoga mat and a homemade coupon; silk pocket squares monogrammed with the initials of each groomsman; special blank paper with a personalized rubber stamp (the person's name, address, or an attractive design); and small buckets filled with candy, popcorn, and movie tickets for children who act as flower girls or ring bearers.