Whether sisters, brothers or best friends, bridesmaids and groomsmen are there before, during and after the “I do’s.” But how do the bride- and groom-to-be best commemorate these special relationships? We want to make it easier for the happy couple, so we asked some local experts for their favorite gifts that stand the test of time. Wedding planners Jenny Richter Corts, Bruce Pittman, Martha and Malcolm Greenwood, Hugh Howser and Kate Steele chimed in with ideas that ranged from the very specific to “anything with alcohol.” Check out their recommendations that are thoughtful, stylish and, best of all, available locally.

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Flame kerchief, Held mask (Clifton + Leopold); Addison Ross enamel picture frame, Herend monogrammed trinket trays, Tizo crystal bud vase (Corzine & Co.); Eberjey short PJ set, Eberjey Zen eye mask, Eberjey Zen spa robe (Habit); The Classic Twist bracelet, The Diamond Milestone bracelet, The Heavy Weight bracelet, The Monogram bracelet (Yearly Co.)

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In2Design Diddi earrings, In2Design Ida earrings, In2Design Molly earrings, Neely & Chloe jewelry cases, Turkish-T basic cotton towels (AshBlue); Addison Ross enamel picture frame, Herend monogrammed trinket trays, Tizo crystal bud vase (Corzine & Co.); Salisbury pewter Revere bowl (Draper Jewelry Co.); Eberjey short PJ set (Habit)

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Adieu pocket square, Chevy bow tie, Timshel bow tie (Clifton + Leopold); J. Charles monogrammed bar glasses, Match pewter jigger (Corzine & Co.); Mil Días cigars (Crowned Heads); Salisbury pewter cocktail shaker, Sheridan monogrammed flask (Draper Jewelry Co.); Leather coasters (Lockeland Leather); Trask wallet (Oak Hall)

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August tie, Fleur pocket square, Icarus tie (Clifton + Leopold); J. Charles monogrammed bar glasses (Corzine & Co.); Gravati dress shoes, Persol sunglasses (Oak Hall); Key fob, Valet tray (Lockeland Leather)