|Updated: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
||Published: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
It's not only customary to give gifts to the wedding party, it's a very considerate gesture for those who are assisting you on your big day. Being in a wedding is a big responsibility, especially for the maid of honor and best man, who have a number of outside duties as well. Show your appreciation with a special gift. It doesn't have to be expensive, nor do all women's or all men's gifts need to be exactly the same. Some good choices for men include a brandy snifter, fountain pen, leather gloves, cuff links, a wallet, an ice bucket, or anything that might be worn in the wedding. Another idea that's always practical is a gift certificate to his favorite restaurant, book store, or video store. The ladies might enjoy a fancy perfume atomizer, personalized stationery, a picture frame, jewelry, or items to wear during the ceremony, such as gloves, headpieces or pearls. If you have a ring-bearer or flower girls in your wedding, pick something out for them, too, like child-sized cups and dishes, books, games, banks, or stuffed toys.