Saying thank you is so important. Especially to those people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes of your wedding, helping you prepare for the special day. Giving flowers is nice, but why not consider something more long-lasting? It would be really lovely to thank you mum, for example, with a necklace she can wear forever, or your dad with some engraved cufflinks.
When you’re in the throws of wedding planning it can be difficult to think past that one day, but today I’d like to encourage you to remember to show your appreciation for those people that have really helped you.
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama
I personally think jewellery is a really nice idea. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and it’s something they can keep and wear forever. My sister got married this past weekend and she gave all of us bridesmaids handmade silver earrings. It was such a special moment because she’d made them especially for us. We all put them on immediately (I actually haven’t taken mine off since!)
If you’re not in the position to make your own silver jewellery then Links of London have some amazingly beautiful, yet affordable, options that would be suitable for anyone you needed to thank. The Diamond Essentials Sterling Silver Pave Star necklace is one of my favourites. What could be a better gift for someone that’s been a complete star throughout your wedding planning?!
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire
The effort of so many people will go into making your wedding a wonderful day, so don’t forget to stop and thank each and every one of them. It could be in the form of a hand-written card, a bunch of their favourite flowers or a nice bottle of wine, but I do think something with some permanence is the best way to truly show your appreciation.