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Stop stressing! You've probably spent more sleepless nights than you should trying to come up with the perfect and completely unique bridal party gifts. Do your bridesmaids a favor and get them each something they'll be able to use…self-defense classes! If you're opting for a less traditional wedding theme, forget the pink bunny slipper bridal favors, give the ladies something that will make them safer citizens. No doubt your bridesmaids have never been to a wedding, or been involved in a wedding, where the bridesmaids received unique bridal party gifts like this. If you like this idea and want to go for it, here are a few suggestions or guidelines to consider:
1)Location. If all of the bridesmaids live in the same area, finding a common place to take self-defense shouldn't be hard. On the other hand, if your bridesmaids live in completely different areas, you might have to do a little research to find classes.
2)Physical fitness. Anyone can take self-defense classes, but not everyone wants to. Sometimes people feel they're too old, too big, or too small to take self-defense classes. For those people, you might want to give them a one day pass to try out a self-defense class, or give them the option of trying out something else like Pilates or Yoga.
3)Membership. Do you want to pay for a full year membership to a gym where self-defense classes are an option, or would you rather buy something short-term, but specific only to self-defense for women? Giving unique bridal party gifts like this are only well-received when it's obvious the giver had the recipient in mind. There are lots of ways you can tailor the idea to make the gift a success. When you're picking out classes, don't forget to consider any physical limitations or health/mental issues that might stop one of your bridesmaids from making the most out of the gift.