Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor and 4 bridesmaids are SO incredible and supportive…I am so appreciative and blown away by their enthusiasm and efforts. I do have a pretty tight budget, but so do they! The girls have happily purchased their dress ($120 from David’s Bridal) and they actually have weekly conference calls to organize the shower, etc if you can believe it! They are spending so much time for me, I really want to thank them in a special way.
My question is to all the bridesmaids out there. What do you think I could do to express my sincere gratitude for all that they are doing for me? I am paying for their make up and got a cute clutch for each of them and am planing to write a personalised note. I am taking the Maid/Matron of Honor to the spa just before the wedding, because she has really gone above and beyond and I can’t afford to take everyone 🙁 I’m thinking of making them a tote bag or an monogramed hankie, but I feel like I should do something more…
If you were my bridesmaid, would you feel appreciated?
Thanks for your feedback 🙂
Post # 3
I think what you’re planning is perfect, the make-up paid for, the clutch, the note..all would make me feel appreciated 🙂
Maybe you could purchase the lipstick that each one wears for the wedding so they can reapply when needed?
Other than that though I think you’ve got it covered personally, and the personalised note will really show most how much you’ve appreciated them.
Post # 4
I like the clutch and note and spa day for your Maid/Matron of Honor. However, I’m in the camp that anything you buy for the wedding (hair, make-up, jewelry, shoes, etc.) doesn’t count as a gift. The gifts don’t have to be a lot nor do they have to be matching – just something to show that you are grateful. =) Honestly, I think the clutch, note, and spa day are enough. You could certainly do a tote or hankie if you wanted to as well – just depends on your budget.
Post # 5
Thanks for your feedback ladies. It’s much appreciated!
Post # 6
all i would expect is a thank you note. That would be enough for me! you have tons for them
Post # 7
Your ideas are really sweet. What about giving them all a picture frame with a wedding photo once you get your photos? It wouldn’t be a gift at the wedding, but it would still be lovely down the road.
Post # 8
One thing that I tried to make sure happened (though it didn’t entirely) was to have the photographer take nice pictures of the wedding party and their significant others. Then you can at the very least give them the digital copy, or give them a printed copy of the picture. This is also a way to indirectly thank non-involved significant others of the groomsmen 🙂
By far, the best thing is the personal notes, though.
Post # 9
I think that sounds good. I would be happy to receive that as a bridesmaid. You can also get some cheap gifts that everybody likes, such as lotions or bubble bath.