(Closed) Bridesmaid Gifts- Is this enough???

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll:
    That's enough : (28 votes)
    55 %
    Get another item : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Add the wine bottle : (18 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @pittsburghbride7:  More than enough!! Where did you buy the vinyl for the glasses?

    What about a giftcard for the 16yo? That age loves to shop so you can never go wrong with that and a nice card.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    Robes, wine glasses, hangers, lunch, and a suite sounds good to me. I am getting a suite for the night before as well. My 4 girls will get jewlery (earrings and a bracelet), and shoes. In addition, I might pay for their hair and makeup as well (but haven’t fully committed and it depends on the deal I get from my hair stylist and makeup lady). So it looks like they may only be responsible for their dresses.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @pittsburghbride7:  Sounds great! I’m also doing a mimosa bar : )

     Damn pinterest! Haha

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @pittsburghbride7:  For your cousin, if she is passionate about her music, I would ask a flautist what would be some useful accessories a younger musician might not yet have.

    If not, I have no idea what a 16 year old girl wants besides a new phone.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @pittsburghbride7:  Hi there,

    I feel everything is sort of personalised to your wedding day but not really to them.

    Hangers are great for your day of photos but noone is ever really going to use a personalised hanger.

    Robes i assume for them to wear while getting dressed?

    Wine glasses in your wedding colour.

    I would add something that they could resuse in the future.

    My friend is giving her Bridesmaids Swarovski pens, i thought this was great as they all need pens on them at all times in their professions.

    I’m giving my girls Return to Tiffany earrings (not to wear day of, but in future)

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @sharontobemarried:  This.

    Everything (to me) seems to do with your wedding which to me personally is not a thank you to them but a gift to yourself/cost shifting.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @pittsburghbride7:  Thanks! 

     

    Check out Marley Lilly for ideas for monogrammed stuff. That is my favorite website to get things from besides Etsy!

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @sharontobemarried:  

     

    +1

    Receiving a single wine glass is only useful at your wedding.  To be honest, I would keep it a few months, then donate it because it’s not getting used.  People need sets, at least a pair.

     

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sounds lovely… but maybe this Traditional Rule of Etiquette might be helpful in your making a decision understanding the role of Thank You Gifts for the Bridal Party:

    The Bride’s Thank You Gifts to the Bridesmaids should not be something that  she has chosen for them as part of the Wedding itself… so Hair, Makeup,  Jewellery, or other matchy-matchy items… ARE NOT THANK YOUS. 

    A Thank You Gift should be chosen for each individual member of the Bridal  Party… as part of the friendship bond you share.  It should never be  matchy-matchy… it should be chosen with much more care.  That isn’t to  say that it cannot be earrings tho if that is something that EVERY Gal in your  BP would like… just that they shouldn’t all be the same.  They should be chosen to ONLY “match” the personality of the girl, and nothing else.

    So strictly speaking, YES you need something else as all the items so far have been matchy-matchy and not based on the individual that each of these women are (and supposedly WHY you chose them to be your Maids… BECAUSE you truly LOVE them for who they each are)

    As for the 16 Year Old Flautist, either of these Monogrammed Gifts sound lovely.

    Hope this helps,

     

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