Bridal Party Gifts – Like or Dislike & Suggestions

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Would you like a pair of L.L.Bean boots as your bridal party gift?
    Yes, of course! : (10 votes)
    29 %
    No, never. : (17 votes)
    49 %
    Mehhh, you could find something better. : (8 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 4
    Hostess
    9892 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @minky123:  I wouldn’t be a fan to be honest.  They’re not my taste.  I’d much rather a pair of Hunter boots if you were going to get me rain gear.

    Post # 5
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m sorry but, I hate those. 

    I wouldn’t mind cute rain boots but those I would never wear beyond what you asked me to wear them for.

    Post # 6
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  +1 a cute pair of hunter boots I’d be happy with. The duck boots are ugly and I wouldn’t wear them.

    Post # 7
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    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I personally love LL Bean duck boots, and I’d be pleased as punch to receive them as a gift.

    However, I understand that they aren’t everyone’s taste, so they probably aren’t the best gift idea unless you are sure that your maids will like them. I like the idea of gifts from LL Bean, but maybe you could get something different for each maid that she would definitely like. 

    Post # 8
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    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    This doesn’t seem like a good question to crowd source because it depends so much on taste. I would think it was awesome, others think they’re ugly. Would the people in your bridal party wear them? If yes, do it. If not, keep thinking…

    Post # 9
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    It really depends on their personal taste whether they’ll like them.

    Besides the look of them one thing I’d be worried about is sizing.  Shoe sizes range so much depending on brand, many people really need to try them on.  I find that boots need to really fit well to be comfy.

    ETA:  If you want to stick with LL Bean, looking through their site quickly they have some really nice looking scarves, fleece jackets, cozy sweaters, etc.  Those items might be easier to buy for a group and be more versitile so they get use from them.

    Post # 10
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    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @minky123:  Aw! love that you are thinking outside of the box! 

    I am going to be 100% honest and say that I would not be “thrilled” if I got that gift tho… Not sure about your bridesmaids but if any of them are into shoes this may be tricky. I would of course thank you profusely bc a gift is a gift! But then honestly probably never wear them bc they are not my style whch is pretty feminine.  Would you consider any other kind of boots? i see these a lot: https://www.google.com/#q=hunter+boots&tbm=shop around here. 

    If you do end up doing boots I think it would be super cute to throw in a pair of fuzzy socks for the girls and maybe even some anti-blister balm or foot scrup and a note about them kicking off their heels and letting their feet heal from all that dancing? Or you could put the sock in and fill it with candy and goodies? I see a lot of ways you can have fun with this! 

     

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/150634729/sweets-for-the-feetfuzzy-sock?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=clothing_low&gclid=CJLc2eiYx7wCFeg-MgodukwAbA

    Post # 11
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    5997 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Another vote for Hunter boots if you want to do a rain boot.

    Post # 12
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    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    LOVE Duck Boots & LLBean!

    Post # 13
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    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @minky123:  Just saw you’re from Maine. Since it’s a gift and for other people, I don’t know if its as important to make the “big gift”  a little bit of “you.”  Personally, i didn’t even know LL Bean is from Maine.

    When I think Maine, I think Lobster –or at least did till I went there and now I think of the beautiful landscape!

    What about sometime like this comfy Maine sweatshirt with a cute inside? It’s great for those in chilly weather and I would love to slip into it after the wedding!

     http://clarkscorner.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/category_images/adho_maine.jpg

    Post # 14
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    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @minky123:  here’s a few more kitschy maine ideas to tuck into the boots or make part of your gift 

    Post # 15
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    2 posts
    Wannabee

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