As your special day approaches and the craziness of planning starts to wind down, you can focus on showing your appreciation and love for the people in your wedding party. Pampering your bridal party is a great way to thank them for being a part of your wedding while making even more memories together. Pamper your bridal party with some of these indulgent activities!
Mud and Massages
What better to unwind with your bridal party than a luxurious spa day? It’s no secret that wedding planning is a recipe for stress, so you and your girls could probably use some time to relax together and let some of that worry and stress go. Everyone can take a mud bath, indulge in a massage or spend some time in the steam room, sweating out all that wedding worry. From face masks to foot scrubs to full body treatments, there is truly no better place to pamper your bridal party and make them feel appreciated.
Makeovers and Manicures
The day before the wedding and the morning of is the time to get everyone glowing and gleaming. Schedule a group appointment at a high-end nail salon so everyone can get manicures and pedicures done for the big day. You can pamper your bridal party while enjoying some needed time together to just chat and enjoy each other’s company before the madness of the wedding ensues.
When the sun rises on your wedding day, it’s time to get everyone primped so they can look beautiful walking down the aisle and in all the pictures you’ll cherish forever. Hire a top-notch makeup artist and hair stylist to make your girls look gorgeous. You can plan a morning trip to a salon with coffee and bagels for everyone or hire people to come to your hotel, so you can all relax while you get dolled up.
Swims and Shavasana
If a spa day sounds too lowkey and mellow for your energetic bridal party, you can plan a poolside day for everyone with cocktails, tanning lotion and adorable pool floaties! Everyone can catch some rays and meander around the pool to relax a bit before the wedding. For a more focused activity, take your bridal party to a private yoga class where everyone can collectively take a deep breath and find their center. Classes such as hot yoga offer a more intense workout, while candlelit classes focus on releasing stress and worry.
A Splendid Sleepover
Many brides spend the night before their wedding with their bridal party, and this is a perfect time to spoil them! If you plan to have a sleepover with your girls, shower them with comfy loungewear, fluffy slippers, face masks, fancy skincare products, scrumptious treats and anything else that they’ll enjoy. Pop bottles of champagne together and toast to your friendship or sip on posh bottles of wine that you wouldn’t normally splurge on.
Brunch for Your Besties
Weddings are all-day events, and your bridal party will need to have plenty of energy. Spoil your besties with a delectable, extravagant brunch that they’ll never forget. Don’t hold anything back! Give them waffles, eggs benedict, french toast, bacon, sausage, scones, pancakes and all the other brunch essentials. Speaking of brunch essentials, don’t forget the drinks! Make sure there are mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, tea and more. You can even make it a themed brunch, like high tea or a garden party.
Small Ways to Say Thank You
While being invited to join a bridal party is an honor, it’s also a ton of work. So, this is your chance to show some love and appreciation for the closest people in your life who have put time and effort into making your big day as perfect as possible, whether life-long besties, new friends, sisters or cousins.
If they need to fly to the wedding, consider bumping them up to first class. Order decadent room service for them while they get their hair and makeup done before the wedding. Hire a chauffeur to get them wherever they need to go for the entire weekend so they can drink and be merry! Elevating their experience in small ways shows how grateful you are for their presence and participation in your special day.
Photo Credit: Catherine Band Photography | catherineband.com (As Featured in Boston Harbor Hitched Magazine Ed2)