Giving thoughtful gifts to your wedding party and important loved ones, like your parents, is the best way to thank them for being key players in your wedding — and in life. But when do you actually hand them out? While there are no strict rules when it comes to the timing of gift-giving.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can present gifts to your wedding party at the rehearsal dinner or the day of your wedding, either at brunch or lunch or while getting ready together. You could also have a separate meal, like a fun bridal brunch or dinner, a few days before the wedding and do it then. If you’re already exchanging gifts with your almost-spouse and parents in the hours leading up to your ceremony and feel overwhelmed, the rehearsal dinner is a good idea.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you decide to give your bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts and the gift is something you want them to wear during the wedding day — like jewelry, getting-ready robes, cuff links, or customized sneakers to slip into at the party — you can present it to them while they’re getting ready.
That way no one risks losing it or forgetting it in their hotel room. If it’s not something they’re meant to wear or have at the wedding — a gift card, beauty products, picture frame, or wine paraphernalia — hand it out at the rehearsal dinner so they don’t need to worry about keeping track of it throughout the busy wedding day.