- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
my wedding is long gone and I am having some regrets about the bridal party gifts. My friend who is recently getting married gave everyone expensive gifts about $150 each. Bridesmaids got earrings and guys wallets. I didn’t do that for my wedding because I didn’t know what was expected for bridal party gifts. We took the groomsmen and bridesmaids along with their significant others to dinner a week before the wedding and gave them small gifts. For the bridesmaids I got them lucky brand earrings and the groomsmen sports hats of their favorite team. So their gifts were about $25-$30 each. Dinner cost like $70 a person. We had open bar and a four course meal in which they had choices of what to pick. I thought dinner and a small gift would be nice to say thanks. What do you think? I go back and forth about it.
Also: we just got our thank you cards back so we’ll be sending them out along with pictures from the wedding to all guest. For bridesmaids and groomsmen we’re sending the thank you card and a picture frame personalized with their names and/or names of them and their significant other. We going to place a picture of them with us or them with their significant other.
I would like to know what you girls think
i should also include the role my bridal party had:
the girls bought thdid dresses and guys rented their tux. We had 4 bridesmaids ame 6 groomsmen. Four of the groomsmen went out with my husband to montreal for a bachelors party. It was pretty low key boys weekend. The girls: they attended the bridal shower (maid of honor helped my mother with it, my maid honor treated me to a getaway and her and one of my bridesmaids split the hotel cost. My other two bridesmaids could not make which I was okay with. I tried to plan a girks night/bachorette party two weeks before the wedding but it didn’t work out. One bridesmaid couldnt make it, so other three and I only went out to dinner. They split the cost among them three. I know my maid of honor did alot for me but she wanted to. I did not force it. I know she felt honored that I picked her as my maid of honor and she’s my best friend and I wouldnt have chosen anyone but her 🙂 I would do the same for her when that day comes (and for any of my bridesmaid-im doing it now for one) and I wouldn’t feel like she owes me an expensibe gift.
Sorry for going on and on 🙁