Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Bridesmaids Gifts

When you are getting married and you’ve asked your closest friends to stand by your side as your bridesmaids, it means something special! Friends help get you through tough times and are people with whom you make lasting memories.  On your big day, will you give them a gift to celebrate your friendship and thank them for all that they have done for you?   

Whether it’s a destination wedding or a local wedding, it’s likely that your bridesmaids have incurred some expenses throughout your engagement and wedding so we love the idea of a small thank you.  Thank your bridesmaids for their long-standing friendship with these bridesmaids’ gift ideas.  Your bridal party will appreciate any of these personalized gifts!  

1)   Your girls will always travel in style with these garment bags!  Available in several colors, these personalized garment bags are made of heavy-duty canvas and will protect your suits, dresses, or clothes you don’t want to fold!  There are two roomy inside zip pockets for smaller 

Solid Garment Bags by CB Station


2)     We just love these clutches that we have recently added by Quilted Koala! Choose from over 50 icons and text phrases.  These are truly custom in that you can select from many color bag options and choose the color, location, and sizing of your imprint (including glitters, foils, and solids!)   At More Than Paper, we are happy to guide you through the process or design it for you! 

        Luxe Bags by Quilted Koala (Create-Your-Own Clutch)

3)     Sip in-style with any of our custom tumblers.These personalized acrylic beverage tumblers with straw are perfect for on-the-go hydration!  Available in a bunch of patterns and designs, this is a small token of your appreciation and make a great bridal party gift. 

        Clairebella Beverage Tumblers - Bloom Blush


4)     Insulated personalized tumblers are all the rage right now! These premium-quality double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel travel tumblers will keep your cold drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours and your hot drinks hot for up to 6 hours!!  For a small fee, you can upgrade your lid to a sliding lid.  Choose from many tumbler colors and imprint colors, too.  You can customize these for your bridesmaids and bridal party with their name or even your wedding date and location.

        Custom Engraved Bride-Bridesmaid 12 oz. Tumbler by Three Designing Women 


5)     These super-cute, personalized straw tote bags are ideal for beach weddings or destination wedding bridal parties!!  They are handmade and hand painted with stripes and initials. Create your own color combinations and make it yours!  One of the best things? This is a Fair Trade Business and income generated helps women sustain their families. 

        Abby Small Hand Painted Straw Tote Bags

Whichever way you to choose to honor your bridesmaids, we also recommend that in addition to a small gift, you take the time to write a letter or note to your friends.  This will be perhaps the most meaningful of all the actions or gestures you take.  Here are some tips to help you write the best note to your bridesmaids:

1)     Recall when you met or how you became friends

2)     Recount a favorite memory or funny story 

3)     Be honest about how this person has helped shap your life and lead you to where you are today

4)     Be sure to thank them for their friendship and support during the wedding 

With those tips, you are sure to write something that they will treasure and will certainly feel appreciated.  Check out all of our bridesmaids gift options at More Than Paper by visiting here

Monday, March 8, 2021

Groomsmen Gifts

Plenty of people get engaged to be married year-round of course, but we often see a spike in engagements over the winter holidays and Valentine’s Day. Congrats to all those brides and grooms-to-be!  We hope the wedding planning is not stressful for you and you can enjoy what’s really important – starting a life together! 

When it comes time to asking your bridal party to be in the wedding, or it comes time to thank your bridal party for being in the wedding, More Than Paper has you covered with gift ideas for your groomsmen (and bridesmaids, but more on that later!)  We find that personalized items are so much more meaningful and touching as opposed to non-personalized gifts.  We also appreciate gifts that are actually useful and that your groomsmen will use often (e.g. cufflinks… they really wear them again?)

And the good news is that you don’t have to break the bank!  Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite gifts for groomsmen.

1.     For the grill master.  We love this custom engraved grilling BBQ set with case. There are three utensils that are engraved with the same design that is engraved on the case. It makes such a great gift for the groom who loves to grill out! 

       Not your average money clip.  Personalize these with a single initial. They come in a variety of leather finishes and have magnetic closures to keep money tightly secured. They’re perfect for your pocket. 

3.        For the cigar lover. This custom engraved cigar case comes personalized with your choice of monogram / style.  The case also comes with a cutter.  It’s available in black or luggage style coloring.


4.     For the drinker.  This whiskey decanter set comes with 4 lowball glasses and up to 2 lines of engravable, personalized text.  This is an elegant gift for those who appreciate a little nostalgia.  

5.     For the drinker on the go….. This cork covered flask carries 6 oz. of his favorite beverage.. You can personalize it with up to 2 lines of 12 characters each.

See more flask ideas here!

We also recommend including a handwritten, thank you note with whatever gift you choose to give your groomsmen.  This is perhaps the most important part of gift-giving! Be sure to take the time to show appreciation for ones’ friendship and contribution to your life.