Post # 1
So, my wedding is a little less than a year away and I can confidently say I have the best Matron of Honor ever. Kristyn, my best friend in the whole world, has gone all out to make every special occasion in my life truly amazing. She has thrown me surprise parties, bought very thoughtful gifts, etc. I am truly lucky to have her in my life. I almost feel a sense of guilt, though. When she got married I was 19 and had no wedding experience whatsoever. I helped when she asked but I definitely didn’t go above and beyond. She has already surprised me twice, the first time with a letter explaining that I would be given a gift every month on the 28th (the day of our wedding) until our wedding. The second time with a super cute, handmade ring box for our ring bearer to carry the rings in. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for all she is doing to help me but I feel that I need to do something extra special for her. I am getting personalized hangers for my bridesmaids to hang their dresses from and glass vase monogrammed bouquet holders for their flowers at the wedding. However, I feel I need to do something extra special for her. Any ideas?
Post # 3
I think more than a gift, you need to show her how touched you are. I would take her out to a very nice restaurant for a “girls night out” and pay for everything. Maybe give her a handwritten note telling her how much you appreciate all she has done.
From there, continue being a super supportive friend. Don’t forget how thoughtful she is. You said she’s married – does she have kids? If/when she does, offer to babysit a few times so her and hubby can go out.
Post # 4
@Syzygy88: +1. Maybe a spa day, or a whole day devoted to her and you showing her what an impact she has made on your life. More than anything TELL her all of this or write it down and then give it to her. That will mean more than anything else.
Post # 5
Yay! I am so glad you have such an awesome MOH
a girls day would be an awesome thank you or possibly make a verbal thank you to her at the reception?
Post # 6
That’s wonderful! Are you into DIY projects? You could make her a photo album that spans the length of your friendship or a scrapbook.
I did a fun project recently where I bought a mirror (although you could use wood or another material) and stuck letters onto it. I peeled the letters off and the words remained. Here is the inspiration: http://www.brassyapple.com/2010/08/cut-it-out-canvas-tutorial.html
You could do that with song lyrics or lines from a poem that are special to both of you.
You could DEFINITELY give her a shout-out at the reception (although if it were me I would have to keep that short because I would get weepy).
There are also lots of handmade gifts on etsy.com if you’d prefer to buy (I also sometimes copy projects I see for sale there!).
Check out this link for some gift ideas!
Post # 7
A photo album is such a cute idea!
Post # 8
Thanks for all of your input!
I definitely love photo albums but for some reason I have very few pictures with my Maid/Matron of Honor. We go to school together & we used to work together so most of the time we are just busy together rather than hanging out lol