18 Artisanal Ways To Thank Your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

The following is Part 2 of a guest post by Melinda McKee, founder of Memento & Muse, a custom gifting studio specializing in artisan wedding welcome gifts. (You can learn more at www.mementoandmuse.com/weddings, and follow along on Instagram via @MementoAndMuse) And if you missed it, be sure to catch Part 1:"Six Ingredients For a Fabulous NC Wedding Welcome Gift" hosted by our friends at Southern Bride & Groom!

Special thanks to Videri Chocolate Factory for hosting the photoshoot, and to Lauren Jolly Photography for documenting these special North Carolina gifts.

As the friends and family members most closely connected to your love story, it's only fitting that your bridesmaids and groomsmen be honored with a heartfelt token of your gratitude for their support throughout your wedding journey. 

And if you're looking for truly special wedding party gifts, look no further than North Carolina's own talented artisans. From tasty treats to meaningful keepsakes, the Old North State is home to a bounty of beautifully crafted mementos that are sure to bring about smiles of genuine delight. Read on to discover 18 wedding-worthy local treasures!

(Note: Other than samples for taste-testing, no compensation was received from the businesses featured in this post. All the items and companies mentioned here were intentionally curated by Memento & Muse for their exceptional quality, wedding party gift suitability, and North Carolina origin.)

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Floral Bath Affirmations     |    Truly Aesthetic    |    Durham

Floral Bath Affirmations | Truly Aesthetic | Durham

Custom Sugar Cookies     |    Southern Sugar Bakery    |    Raleigh

Custom Sugar Cookies | Southern Sugar Bakery | Raleigh

Artisanal Almond Shortbread     |  Five Points Baking Co.  |  Raleigh

Artisanal Almond Shortbread | Five Points Baking Co. | Raleigh

Authentic Turkish Towels     |  Pesh Towels  |  Durham

Authentic Turkish Towels | Pesh Towels | Durham

"Lille" Knot Studs          +          Metal State Bangle     |  Moon & Lola  |  Apex

"Lille" Knot Studs + Metal State Bangle | Moon & Lola | Apex

"Dalton" Personalized Charm Necklace   |  Moon & Lola  |  Apex

"Dalton" Personalized Charm Necklace | Moon & Lola | Apex

Lace & Linen Clutch     |  High Country Bride  |  Raleigh

Lace & Linen Clutch | High Country Bride | Raleigh

Air Plant Terrarium     |  The Zen Succulent  |  Raleigh

Air Plant Terrarium | The Zen Succulent | Raleigh

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Travel Case     |  ColsenKeane Leather  |  Charlotte

Travel Case | ColsenKeane Leather Charlotte

Leather Coasters          +          Fish Hook Keychain     |  ColsenKeane Leather  |  Charlotte

Leather Coasters + Fish Hook Keychain | ColsenKeane Leather Charlotte

Copper Flask w/ Leather Wrap     |  ColsenKeane Leather  |  Charlotte

Copper Flask w/ Leather Wrap | ColsenKeane Leather Charlotte

Defiant Whiskey     |  Blue Ridge Distilling Co.  |  Golden Valley

Defiant Whiskey | Blue Ridge Distilling Co. Golden Valley

Vesta Dry Hot Sauce     |  Benny T's Vesta  |  Raleigh

Vesta Dry Hot Sauce | Benny T's Vesta Raleigh

Journeyman Mug     |  Anchor Leather Co.  |  Davidson

Journeyman Mug | Anchor Leather Co. Davidson

Two Tone Suspenders     |  440 Gentleman Supply  |  Raleigh

Two Tone Suspenders | 440 Gentleman Supply | Raleigh

Leather Work Wrap    | 440 Gentleman Supply |  Raleigh

Leather Work Wrap | 440 Gentleman Supply | Raleigh


Location: Videri Chocolate Factory | Photography: Lauren Jolly Photography | Gift Curation & Styling: Memento & Muse