Personalized gifts for wedding party

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Personal touch: A resurgence in traditional items, such as a pocket watch, as gifts for groomsmen are being seen these days. | Photo by Fotolia

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No matter what size or style a wedding, choosing the people to be by your side is a very special decision. These are the people dearest to us who will support us as we embark on our journey of marriage. It’s an experience couples not only share with each other, but with their beloved attendants. And with all the details planning a wedding, finding just the right gift for a bridesmaid or groomsman ranks very high on the list of priorities.

Amy Myers, vice-president of creative services for Things Remembered, said personalized gifts are very popular.

“Weddings right now are all about romanticism and personal touches. Those concepts extend to bridal party gifts, but it has gone way beyond adding someone’s name and the date. Our clients tend to include a personal message that speaks individually about the relationship. Because it’s so personal, an individualized message serves as both a memento of the wedding and to honor the special bond between a bride/groom and a bridesmaid or groomsman,” Myers said.

Wedding logo

Recently, Myers has seen a resurgence in classic and traditional items such as pocket watches and pocket knives for men and items such as compacts, picture frames and bracelets for women. Wedding glasses and sets are also popular for both. Another feature of personalization is a customized wedding logo that can be applied to all wedding details: website, toasting flutes, seating cards, program, invitations, wedding cake, save-the-date cards, dance floor, aisle runner, thank-you notes, and personalized gifts.

The gifts are nice, but it’s the personalization that is the lasting treasure. Myers attributes this to a couple of reasons. First, people rarely personalize their own things. Secondly, giving someone an engraved item shows that time and planning went into the gift. And even if you give everyone the same item, the fact that each one is different and specific to them is a thoughtful gesture that will always be treasured and will never go out of style.

For more information and inspiration on personalized wedding gifts and wedding logo services, visit Things Remembered stores in Chicago Ridge and Orland Park or online at