(Closed) BM gift… is it sufficient?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s not about how much you spend, it’s about the thoughtfulness of the gift!  Of course a necklace that suits your bridesmaids’ tastes is perfect!  I’m sure they will appreciate a necklace that you picked out especially for them!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think thats a great gift! I orginially was only going to buy a necklace for my BMs and leave it at that, but then I got a raise at work and ended up spending $20 more on them with smaller gifts.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are the necklaces something that they’ll all like and be able to wear afterwards? If so then you’ll probably be fine but if they’re really only useful for your wedding you may want to think about adding something else a bit more personal. BM gifts should really be something that your girls will like and use.

Post # 8
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Maybe just get cheap makeup bags ($5 each) to put the necklaces in? something like that?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@Willow1991:  If it’s not something they will use again, I don’t really see it as a gift.  Was it an option to just let them wear their own necklaces that matched with the bridesmaid dresses and then you could have spent the money on purchasing individual gifts?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@Willow1991:  Hmm ok, well since you asked for opinions, I don’t think that necklace is sufficient for a gift!  If it’s part of the bridesmaids’ “uniform” on the wedding day, then it’s really for you – not for them!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AshleyR83:  Agreed. If they’re required to wear it for your wedding, it’s not a gift for them.  A gift for them is something they can use, keep or enjoy for themselves…not for your wedding aesthetic. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@Willow1991:  IMHO, I think a good gift is something thoughtful that is individual to each bridesmaid.  For example, my MOH loves jewelry so I purchased her a lovely black freshwater pearl ring that suits her style.  One of my bridesmaids is super into running, so I’m going to get her some running gear.  And so on and so forth.  It doesn’t have to be something expensive – something in your budget is absolutely fine as long as it is a thoughtful gift.  Just think of it as a birthday gift for your friends!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

How about big personalized durable totes? That’s the best bridesmaid gift I’ve recieved.

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