Planning your wedding can be stressful. You need a lot of help from the family and friends that make up your bridal party. It is important to thank them for their support during your special time with a bridal gift. Because weddings can be expensive too, you don’t have to spend a lot give a great gift. Here are some great gift ideas for your bridal party that will help you stick to your wedding budget.
Signature Art Ware
3515 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317
A great way to say thank you to your bridal party is with a personalized gift. At Signature Art Ware, you can get a variety of objects custom engraved with your own message or artwork. Gather a collection of flea market or thrift store finds that each of your friends is sure to love, such as glasses, plates or metal objects and personalize each of them with a custom engraving. The cost of engraving depends on the object and the complexity of the engraving, but the starting cost is just a few dollars. Signature Art Ware also carries a full line of All Clad cookware that can be custom engraved with a design of your choice for the bridesmaids, or for your groomsmen, try a custom engraved hip flask for just $24.00.
Modern Mercantile Pittsburgh
233 E. Main St.
Carnegie, PA 15106
Located in downtown Carnegie, Modern Mercantile specializes in unique and beautiful objects to dress up your home. For your groomsmen, try a pair of glasses made from recycled wine bottles for $10 each, a gift that is both green and thoughtful. For the bridesmaids, Modern Mercantile sells beautiful hand made jewelry from local artisans at reasonable prices. Want something a little more sentimental? Modern Mercantile can help you design custom jewelry and cuff links through a local artisan that is perfect for each member of your party.
Little Earth/Wendell August Forge
1605 S. Center St. Extension
Grove City, PA 16127
Little Earth, in conjunction with the Wendell August Forge, creates unique items using metal license plates. Stylish metal handbags are available for the bridesmaids starting at just $37. You can choose a state liscene plate, a special theme or a pro sports or college team plate to craft a unique bag for each of your ladies. For the guys, Little Earth offers wallets, photo albums and CD cases crafted from state plates starting at just $20.
2013 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Treat your bridal party during the rehearsal or wedding to a goodie basket from Palate Partners. Located in the Strip District, Palate Partners combines gourmet food and great wine into beautiful gift baskets. Get a basket for the girls and one for guys or treat each of your bridal party to a bottle of their favorite wine, starting at just $10. Palate Partners also sells Riedel Stemware, wine caddies and wine accessories. You can also schedule a wine tasting class for a fun day out and stress relief for your wedding party.
Pittsburgh Public Market
2100 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If your wedding party has a variety of personalities, the Pittsburgh Public Market is a great place to shop for custom gifts on a budget. Located in the Strip District, the Pittsburgh Public Market carries everything from fudge, beer and wine to hand crafted works from local artists. You can find something special for each person all in one location. Shop space at the Pittsburgh Public market is inexpensive, allowing the artists to sell their products at excellent prices without a lot of overhead. The market is open during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.