Bridesmaid gift help!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Would you like these gifts if you were a bridesmaid?
    Yes, these gifts are plenty. : (6 votes)
    67 %
    No, these gifts are not good choices : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Meant2bMrsC:  The general consensus is, if you’re paying for something for them to use on your wedding day (i.e. make-up and necklace) then that isn’t considered a gift. I don’t necessarily feel that way, but I honestly don’t know what I would do with a white button down shirt after the wedding. What about a satin monogrammed robe instead?

    Post # 4
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I paid for my bridesmaids’ makeup but it was not part of their gifts. Personally, I think the things that contribute toward your day arent really a “gift.” It IS very nice of you but not a gift (IMO). 

     

    For gifts, I would think of what I would get each girl for their birthdays.

    I got my bridesmaids:

    $100 gift cards to their favorite stores

    monogrammed robes

    custom makeup bags stuffed with EOS lip balm, makeup remover wipes, lotion, gum, and $10 victorias secret gift cards

     

    they all loved it!

     

    However, you know your girls best so do what you (and they) would like!

    Post # 6
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Meant2bMrsC:  I like the gifts and think they’re great, but I’ve certainly read that ‘gifts’ used on the day of the wedding or for wedding purposes are not gifts.  I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that.

    Whenever I’ve been a bridesmaid, I either didn’t receive a gift, or one time received a painted wine glass and jewelry for the day of that broke a couple weeks later.  Truth be told – if the bride is going to spend money I’d almost rather it be towards the dress I have to wear, or hair and makeup if the bride wants it a certain way.

    I still haven’t fully decided what I want to do for my BMs.  I’m paying for their makeup, but I haven’t settled on gift selection, but I certainly think some of your items are cute! Thanks for the ideas.

    Post # 7
    Member
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Meant2bMrsC:  I agree with the other posters that things for the wedding are not gifts. That being said, I think you should still get the cup! My friend did that for her wedding and it said bridesmaid and I thought it was the most useless thing ever. I don’t want to use a cup that says bridesmiad! However, I think if you just did their names and even the dress they would really love it. That’s what I’m going to do and my friend pointed out it would be a nice reminder of the wedding for them and also something that is useful. So in short haha, I vote yes on the cup!

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