56 Day-of Wedding Morning Gifts for the Bride
Every bride deserves a few extra lovely gifts to make her feel special! In no particular order (cause I love them all), below are my 56 must-have wedding morning gifts for the bride.
I love seeing pictures of wedding parties that have gone above and beyond their wedding planning duties to make all the events leading up to the big day a little extra special for the bride.
Whether it’s a themed tea party bridal shower, matching outfits for the bachelorette party, or matching robes to wear the morning of the big day, it is wonderful to see such coordination and inspiration.
Diamond Tennis Bracelet
- Easy transitional piece – can be worn very formally or for work/casual
- Great options on gold types
Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings
- Classic style
- Another transitional style formal – work
- Beautifully constructed
- Classic style great to start a jewelry collection
- Matches other jewelry easily - very neutral
- Incredibly understated and elegant
Pandora Jewelry Moments Sparkling Heart Clasp Snake Chain Charm Cubic Zirconia Bracelet in Sterling Silver, 8.3"
- Buildable piece – can add more charms for other special events
- Can add color to it in the future if she wishes
- Simple and pretty
Pandora Jewelry My Wife Always Heart Dangle Cubic Zirconia Charm in Sterling Silver
- Beautiful dangling charm – contrasts with other round charms
- Sweet inscription
- Nice investment piece
- Can match her jewelry style
- Classic and chic
Jewelry Travel Organizer
- Plenty of pockets and pouches
- Wide range of really pretty colors
- Very high quality and aesthetically pleasing
Stylish Ring Dish
- Pretty but serves a purpose
- Great gift wrapping
- Perfectly on-theme gift
What is a staple piece of jewelry that every woman should have in their jewelry box? A tennis bracelet.
This beautiful and subtle diamond tennis bracelet is the ultimate wedding morning gift for the love of your life. Classic and sophisticated, the subtle piece will not overshadow the bride's gown. The diamond bracelet is an excellent investment piece of jewelry and will become an accessory staple due to its neutral, elegant wearability. Available in white and rose gold alongside traditional gold: there is a tone for every skin type and style.
Pearls and weddings are such a classic pairing. The natural opulence of a freshwater pearl coupled with a traditional white gown creates an almost regal vision. Your bride will be thrilled with these stunningly beautiful pearl drop earrings. Like most classic styles, the earrings can go from aisle to boardroom with ease.
Coco Chanel, who is undeniably the Queen of Style aptly said, ‘A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.’ She was not wrong. Start your lifelong union together by presenting her with another gift that transcends time, a string of pearls. Effortlessly elegant, like her, these pearls will become a steadfast go-to to accessorize with.
Your charming bride deserves this charming (get it!) surprise gift on your big day.
Charm bracelets and Pandora are synonymous in my mind. If the bride to be doesn’t already have one, gift her a charm bracelet and add the first charm to it. We love this gift because it allows you to keep adding onto it for future occasions.
This subtle, elegant silver chain is the perfect bridal gift for the morning of the wedding. The bracelet is simple enough to not overwhelm other bridal accessories should she wish to include it in her ceremonial attire. The heart charm will be a beautiful reminder of a special day.
This beautiful charm is a sweet and heartfelt gesture that your soon-to-be wife will adore! One of the best things about charm bracelets is the ability to build out the piece with more charms representing relationship landmarks. Adorned with heart shapes, sparkles, and an ode to the future Mrs, the gift will set the tone for a magical day – and all of the days in your happy future.
She’s your soon-to-be wife and you will always have time for her – today and forever. A beautiful gift to exemplify this belief is a classic wristwatch. Today, timepieces are often overlooked in favor of a phone screen but wristwatches are so chic in comparison. Buy her an investment piece that compliments her personal style and matches her jewelry preferences. She will ditch the phone and wear her watch with pride.
It is safe to say that you are commencing a long tradition to bestow jewelry upon the love of your life – now it is also time to ensure that the jewels remain carefully stowed. This high-quality, leather travel case keeps items snugly tucked away whilst on the move. The case comes with zipped pouches, pockets, and ring holders to keep items separate and prevent nasty tangles. The exterior of the case is constructed of full-grain leather, available in a wide array of colors, and is also available for customization.
If you are often finding pieces of jewelry scattered around your home – a pair of pearls on the coffee table? A bracelet by the bathroom faucets? Then this gift will be perfect for your bride. The sweet dish is perfect for dainty delicate jewels and prevents loss or damage. The holder comes perfectly presented in a designer giftwrap – it’s the perfect little gift for a big day!
Wedding Day Accessory Gifts
Silk Monogram Robe
- Lots of options on colors and styles
- Beautiful sheen will look great on film
- Very comfortable gowns
Handkerchief For Happy Tears
- Very cute gift
- Made of great materials
- Can have very funny quotes on it
Bride Name Wedding Hanger
- Looks beautiful
- Well made
- Customized to wedding theme and color
Engagement Ring Box
- Good reminder for an anniversary date
- Very cute, well-made styles available
- Array of mixed materials used – something for every taste
Photo Clutch Purse for Bride
- Fun and unique gift
- Functional well-made purse
- Can be used beyond the wedding day
Moon Stain Prevention Teeth Wipes | Whitening + Cleansing Oral Care Wipes - 10 Wipes Per Pack
- Purse sized
- Breath freshening
- Ensure no stains in pictures or throughout speeches
Wedding Worthy Umbrellas
- Great photo prop
- Useful beyond the wedding day
- Unusual shape but will keep fancy hairdos dry even with side wind!
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
- Adorable presentation
- Great bag content
- Can be reused for future trips and events
For a touch of luxe on your wedding morning, these customized silk gowns are perfect to lounge and sip mimosas in. The soft silk is available in a plethora of colors, with multiple options on threading for the monograms. There are also multiple options on monogram styling and possible cute fonts. The sheen on the gowns will really make your bridal party pictures pop!
I don’t know about you, but crying bucket loads on my wedding day was to be expected. And I did!
With a ball of tissues in hand, it turned out I was pretty good at fighting through the tears. For those brides who need an extra tissue to wipe away happy tears, this is a good gift.
As a side note, these also a great present for the girls. This beautifully made, cotton, and crocheted handkerchief is the perfect addition to your goodie bags for your bridal party. The hankies can be personalized for each lady with their own funny quote, name, and saying. It can be reused at other events and is of course, environmentally friendly too!
It is the most important and special day of her life and she is wearing the dress of her dreams - no ordinary coat hanger will do! These cute hangers are available in a variety of wood types, wire material types, and a huge array of colorful bows. The hanger will match the wedding colors and they make a fantastic prop for the photographer to capture. The seller offers incredibly quick shipping also!
If the bride is only going to use a generic mass-produced black velvet ring box (as most do), it might be a nice idea to upgrade the box and give her a beautiful custom-made engagement ring box to match the wedding theme.
This sweet gift that can be used for the big day and beyond. With a variety of styles available, ranging from wooden, to clear acrylic and luxurious velvet; you will be spoiled for choice with options! Nearly all of the boxes are customizable so you can adorn them with new initials or the date of the wedding which is always a handy anniversary reminder!
A clutch on the day of the wedding is awfully handy to hold little items like personalized handkerchief, powder, lipstick, and any other must-have items.
For a fun yet beautiful gift, consider this stunning clutch with a cheeky surprise! On the inside of this quality-made clutch, is a picture of the happy couple! For use on the wedding day, or post-wedding brunch and beyond, this is a fun and functional pressie that she is sure to love. How could she not? It literally has your face on it!
With a long day of smiling, nibbling, and rounds upon rounds of toasting, these wipes will ensure that the bride and her entire bridal party keep those pearly white smiles! After hair and make-up are done, keeping a travel toothbrush handy is not really an option so these wipes are a game-changer! They can both ensure no lipstick stains in pictures or for speeches and also act as a quick breath freshener.
The link between weddings and luck is derived from Hindu culture, marriage is viewed as a knot and wet knots are almost impossible to untie!
You can plan every detail of your wedding down to the finest detail but you simply cannot guarantee the weather will cooperate. This sturdy and personalized umbrella may save the day. It is built robustly and can be customized with new initials, surnames, or funny quotes for extra cuteness! Should you have to take your photographs in the rain, this umbrella is an excellent prop. There is a popular saying that ‘marriage and love is like walking in the rain together. Not everything can always be perfect, but now you have someone to walk beside you.
They make great photo op props too!
There could not be a more aptly named product than the ‘oh shit kit.’ Filled to the brim with incredibly helpful items when one of the bridal party finds themselves in a pinch! Sewing kit – check! Band-Aids – check! The bag contains every essential for nearly every possible emergency moment. Available in a wide range of colors and fonts, the bag can also match your wedding colors and favors. The bag and leftover items can be reused and would be helpful for future bachelorettes.
Jo Malone London
- Great scent combinations
- Perfume meant for layering
Chloe Nomade Eau De Parfum Spray For Women 2.5 Ounce
- Feminine scent
- Wonderful packaging for display on the vanity
COCO Mademoiselle by_Chanel Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 FL OZ
- Light and feminine
- Beautiful packaging
- Great combination of notes
Dior Miss Dior Eau de parfum Spray for Women, 1.7 Ounce
- Beautiful bow on the bottle
- Lovely presentation
- Sweet, light scent
Jo Malone is known for unique and luxurious fragrance lines utilizing the finest ingredients and concocting invigorating and contemporary scents. She might already have her dress, shoes, accessories, and veil picked out but you can still give her something special to wear on the big day. With over 150 fragrances available, you can easily select something personal and memorable!
Not only is the bottled named appropriately for the wedding day — Love Story — this perfume captures bursts of jasmine and orange blossom notes that make for a beautiful fresh, feminine, and uplifting bridal fragrance.
Inspired by the romantic Parisian practice of attaching a love padlock on the Pont des Arts, the padlock design symbolises romance and love. A feminine touch of a hand knotted ribbon complimenting the beautifully pleated glass, makes this perfume bottle photograph worthy amidst all the wedding day morning excitement.
People often describe Chloé as floral, sensual, and intimate; a heady combination perfect for the most special day of your lives. There is something incomparable to real French Eau De Parfum, and this is an extravagant treat that will add a little touch of decadence and luxury into her everyday life after the wedding. One spritz in the morning will bring her right back to the excitement and memories of your cherished wedding day.
People often describe Coco Mademoiselle as a younger, fresher version of Chanel No.5. A perfect, light scent for her wedding day; Coco Mademoiselle contains notes of vibrant orange, sweet jasmine and may rose. The parfum is sensual, feminine, and fun – a unique combination perfect for her special day! The scent also acts as an everyday reminder of the best day of her life!
Dior’s Miss Dior, is often described and likened to a sensational bouquet of flowers which is rather fitting for her wedding day special scent. The parfum contains flowery notes of peonies, iris, and lily of the valley perched upon base notes of wood and vanilla. The scent personifies love, adventure, and charm.
Calming Gifts for the Bride
Calm Essential Oil Roll On Blend – Stress Relief Gifts for Women - Calm Sleep, Destress & Relaxation Aromatherapy Oils with Peppermint Oil & Ginger Oil – Perfect Stocking Stuffer
- Great combination of aromas
- Well-known calming properties
- Handbag sized
Orange Blossom Scented Candle
- Top rated candle
- 45-hour burn time!
- Beautiful scent and packaging – the paper bag and wrap make for a beautiful gift
Calming Protection Healing Stones
- Small, travel-sized set
- Beautiful stones
- Great little bag to keep them safe
Calming Coloring Pages
- Promotes anti-anxiety and relaxation
- Very pretty design
- Available for print or for the tablet
Wedding planning can be stressful! The days preceding THE day can be fraught with last minute emergencies and headaches. It will all fall by the wayside on the big day though. Ensure that she has a great team around her taking care of the details and give her the gift of calm with this roll-on essential oil blend which promotes relaxation, calm and de-stressing. The aroma contains notes of peppermint, ginger, fennel, cardamon and sage which loan themselves to feelings of zen, calm and general well-being.
Apparently, Kate Middleton burned Jo Malone Orange Blossom candles in Westminster Abbey during her wedding to Prince William back in April 2011. Ever since word got out that the royals used these candles, numerous brides the world over have been using them to create a similar luxurious and opulent royal atmosphere.
Beautiful candles that are good enough for royalty, they’ll certainly make a lovely gift for your bride-to-be.
Jo Malone is held as the gold standard of fragrance – both for the body and for the home. The candle is a fresh fragrance of orange blossom which is soft, delicate, and will not over-power the room with scent. Alternatively, this candle also makes a very nice gift bag item for the bridal party.
This combination of four crystals: amethyst, clear quartz, amazonite and angelite each harbor and promote serene, tranquil energy. Each crystal is stunningly unique and was selected for their combined qualities which promote peace and harmony – which is exactly what the bride might need the day of her wedding! The set comes in a small bag, complete with a detailed guide on each crystal and how to use them effectively.
It is well recognized in the medical community the benefits of adult coloring books are extensive. From lowing anxiety to promoting better brain function and inducing a mediative state. Moving home, having a baby, and weddings are often recognized for being enormous milestones but also bringing with them incredible pressure. This gift will allow your bride to relax for a few moments of her big day and then re-focus on the excitement rather than the stress.
Books & Stationery Gifts
Self Inking Return Address
- Great for thank you cards but also perfect for general correspondence and for Christmas cards
- Looks so adorable
- Great array of styles and ink colors.
Honeymoon Travel Wrap Journal
- Thoughtful and sweet gift
- Beautifully made journal
- Can be used for future trips beyond the honeymoon
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
- Cult classic
- Helps understand one another’s needs
- Can revisit in the future – when needs change
Love More, Fight Less: Communication Skills Every Couple Needs: A Relationship Workbook for Couples
- Preparation for hurdles in the future
- Great talking exercises
- Puts strategies in place
One Question a Day: A Five-Year Journal: A Personal Time Capsule of Questions and Answers
- Fun activities
- Great idea for relationship development
- Good concept for couple bonding
Your wedding guests are absolutely thrilled for your happiness and future life together. Inevitably, you will be bestowed with an abundance of gifts and gift cards. To make ‘Thank You’ cards slightly easier, this stamp will ease some of the writing and the print looks absolutely adorable. You can customize the stamp in multiple ways and there are so many styles to pick from! There is also an array of ink colors to pick from! Over the years, you will find yourself ordering this stamp every time you move homes as it's just perfect for the job.
In a digital world, there is something so special about receiving a well-crafted leather and paper gift. This travel journal will be incredible for capturing those special honeymoon memories and also for future trips and journeys. The leather is vegetable tanned and made of high-grade German leather. The journal comes beautifully presented in a gift box. It is a gift she will cherish through the years.
Marriage is a big step that many people jump into without proper preparation. You wouldn’t drive a car without first learning how to drive and reading a manual. Why are LOVE and MARRIAGE any different?
This New York Times bestseller has sold over twenty million copies, for good reason! This book breaks down the love style of a couple and helps them understand their partners wants and needs better – which is just so important, especially to a newly married couple. The book is best read together as it can generate fascinating conversations as you explore your personality type. Believe the hype, this book is incredible and offers so much insight to how to understand one another better.
Some of the best self-help books do not advise how to avoid inevitable conflict and fights, they explain how to have a disagreement and move beyond it. This book outlines pro-active activities and talking exercises to help navigate through tricky waters in the future, so you are both ready and prepared. With the sporting adage in mind, the best defense is offense, it’s an excellent plan to welcome these developmental challenges face-on.
This ‘question a day’ book is a great guide to prompt deep and meaningful conversation alongside interjecting some variety into your day-to-day general chats. Moving beyond a simple ‘how was your day’ the book focuses on key areas such as goals and dreams, desires and goals. The goal of the book is meant to be light-hearted and fun yet spark inquisitive discussion. It is the perfect gift for the newly married couple.
- Cute superstition
- Something fun to keep in a scrapbook or on display in a wedding cabinet
- Traditional gift
Wedding Ring Engraving
- Unique, special love note
- Secret nature of the message is so special
- Fast online services
I Do Something Blue Stickers
- Such a fun concept
- Adds a cute pop of color
- Great material for the photographer to capture
- Gorgeous presentation
- Great for a bride who appreciates fine stationery, calligraphy, and details
- Beautiful idea to capture hopes for the future.
We’ve all heard of the bride traditionally wearing ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,’ but there is an ending to this rhyme that is less commonly known. The rhyme actually finishes with ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’
A tradition for many years in Britain, right before a bride walked down the aisle her father would slip sixpence into her shoe. This represented good luck and to wish prosperity in marriage — a very sweet idea and nice touch!
For a fun card with a fantastic gift for the bride, consider this sweet coin. Based upon Victorian superstition, a coin in the bride’s shoe was symbolic of future luck and prosperity – who wouldn’t like both of those!
You are giving her the dream wedding ring, now the cherry on top is the personalized love note engraved on the inside of the ring. Select something heartfelt, something that ties you both together – a word, a saying, her nickname. It is a secret message for just the two of you, forever! Services are available quickly and the shipping is secure and insured.
Does she have something blue yet?
Something blue can be a little tricky if it doesn’t necessarily match your wedding colors. However, this beautiful, sparkly, and fun decal is a perfect fit for the job! The decals are designed to be placed on the soles of the bride’s special shoes which adds a wonderful pop of color and fun for photographs.
We all know capturing a brand new pair of bridal shoes is one of many photo-ops for the big day. Stick “I-Do” stickers to the soles and now she really has a reason to show off her new shoes.
For a heartfelt and genuinely romantic gift, send her a letter outlining your everlasting love for her and your hopes and dreams for the future. This fantastic online service artfully prints your words on beautiful quality paper, places them into a printed envelope, and captures it beneath a wax seal. The craftsmanship and quality of this product are top-notch. Another idea would be to transcribe your vows in this fashion. Products take a few weeks to ship so ensure that you place your order in a timely manner.
For those with a bigger budget, surprising your bride (or groom) with a fireworks show at the end of the night. Now that is exiting your wedding with a bang!
6. Serenade with a song
If you are a songwriter or singer, this is not the time to be shy. Impress your guests (especially your newly wedded spouse) with a dedicated song during the reception.
7. Choreographed dance
If the groom and his groomsmen are organised and prepared, they may think of choreographing a dance to surprise the bride and all their guests during the reception. Build anticipation by leaving her a note saying there is a surprise waiting on the dance floor later that evening.
8. Slideshow of Memories
Moms, this is a good one for you. Gather photos of both the bride and groom from when they were young, growing up, all the way to their wedding day. Create a slideshow of that could be played while everyone is enjoying dinner.
Don’t forget to include a few embarrassing photos from the freshman years!
9. Breakfast in Bed
Whether she stays overnight at a hotel or at her parents’ house, a breakfast-in-bed surprise is much appreciated.
Home Essentials for the Bride
Southern Magnolia Tree
- Beautiful tree
- The flowers are stunning and unique
- Can grow very tall and provide shade
I Do, Me Too Forks
- Functional and attractive
- Great for the photographer to take creative cake pictures
- Very well made and good quality
Fine Crystal Vase
- Great custom options
- Beautiful quality lead crystal
- Large and stable enough to hold a bigger bouquet
Magnolias are thought to represent love, purity, beauty, and joy; they are known for their sweet heady fragrance and their large star-shaped flowers. This variety of trees is evergreen so you can enjoy it all year round. Often, magnolias can reach up to 15 to 20 feet in height and around 7 feet in width. It is the perfect metaphor for both marriage and love. The tree must be nurtured and paid attention to for it to flourish to its true potential.
One of the best things about special occasions and celebrations – has to be the food! These vintage-style, customized forks bring an extra dash of pizzazz to the bridal table! The forks are attractive, fun and your photographer is sure to love using them as a great picture prop! In the future, you can celebrate special meals and anniversaries and continue to use them. Or, alternatively, they will look so pretty in your wedding memory cabinet. These are great functional gifts that can be used again!
There are always going to be things worth celebrating with flowers: birthdays, anniversaries, you made it to Friday, and ‘just because.’ This exquisite, hand-cut, and mouth-blown vase is the perfect vestibule for displaying those pretty blooms. The customizable area is large and has lots of different options available to make something utterly unique and meaningful.
Foodie Bride Gifts
Godiva Chocolatier Classic Gold Ballotin Chocolate, Perfect Hostess Gift, Gifts for Her, Mothers Day Gift, Chocolate Lovers, 19 pc.
- Delicious chocolates
- Great to keep bridal party snacking
- Good for visitors to the prep room
Coffee Club Subscription
- Gift that doesn’t stop giving
- Great to try lots of different things
- Daily reminder of a beautiful present
Tea Club Subscription
- Such a caring gift
- Tea is very good for you
Gourmet Food Basket
- Ensures that the bride/bridal party keeps snacking
- Great high-quality goods
- Excellent presentation of the food items
Champagne and Flutes
- Beautifully symbolic for a future of celebrations
- Excellent craftmanship
- Perfect for display between uses
It is universally accepted that Belgium chocolates trump them all. For a chocolatier, which has been in business for close to 100 years, it is safe to say Godiva knows good chocolate. Beautifully presented in a pristine gold box and embellished with a satin bow, it is a stunning gift to receive. Amidst a busy wedding morning, sumptuous chocolates will be a great sweet treat for the bride and her entourage!
I’m a coffeeholic, and can’t imagine how I would have gotten through my wedding day without my trusted pick-me-up.
A gift of ground coffee beans for fellow coffe lovers is a great idea. Or, get someone to at least make a Starbucks run, solely for the purpose of capturing a fun shot like this pictured.
The bride will most certainly appreciate a good cup of joe in the morning – I know I did!
Better yet - for a fun gift that keeps giving – every day - a coffee subscription is a really great gift.
As Earlene Gray once quoted, ‘No matter where you are in the world, you are home when the tea is served.’ Ensure that every morning she has her cup of home, wherever she might be. Subscription gifts are a wonderful way of providing a daily reminder of your love and care for her. There are few things as comforting as a piping hot mug of tea – give her your hug, in a mug!
A gourmet gift basket filled to the brim with excellent products and naughty goodies is such a wonderful gift to receive. To provide someone with comfort and nourishment, always affirms that the recipient knows that she is loved and cared for. Weddings are beautiful but stressful, and when in an organizational frenzy, it is easy to skip meals and snacks. Sustenance and self-care are ‘queen’ when in the midst of the biggest day of her life.
Married life is going to be a long and happy road filled with an abundance of joy and celebrations! A pair of exquisite champagne flutes is a wonderful manifestation of the future that you are solidifying on your wedding day. Hand cut and hand engraved in Budapest, this stemware is the ultimate special occasion flute. And, what more of a special occasion than today?
I hope my list has given you some inspiration for some silly and fun wedding morning gift ideas that you can give to the bride for her big day!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!
This post comes at the perfect time. This will be extremely useful as I have a few weddings coming up.
Such sweet ideas. I have to share what my husband did. He gave me a personalized sketch of my dress and his suit. He worked with our Maid of Honor, who sent a few photos to Dreamlines. One of their artists created a sketch that was framed. It was the most perfect gift to open up. We then had it taken to the reception and it was put on an easel. I still can’t get over all of it. Just so lovely of him.
Thanks for sharing Ellie! Definitely a thoughtful gift idea for both the wedding day and afterwards.
I love all of these ideas especially the bridal hanger. They are just so adorable and make “the dress photo” even more beautiful!
The bridal Handkerchief is something special that can be handed down for generations! My grandmother embroidered my mother’s name and wedding date on one for her wedding and she added my name and wedding date for my day! It was a really special surprise!