Post # 1
Hi bees! I need help when it comes to bridesmaids gifts.
We are on a budget, so I had to keep things simple. I plan on getting my girls the wedding day jewelry, so that will be part of their gift.
The other part of their gift is the part I need help with. I saw a really cute idea of getting oversized shirts with the girls intials on the pocket so they can have it on while they get ready the day of. I’m planning on making each of them with iron on intials because I can’t afford to have them embroidered.
Is the shirt and jewelry enough? I’ve gotten enough tote bags, flip flops and shot glasses from past weddings than I know what to do with, and I don’t want my girls to get the same things over and over again. Its the only thing I could come up with that wouldn’t break the bank and that was different than what I’ve gotten in the past.
What do yall think?
Post # 3
none of those sounds like gifts to the girls- they sound like round about gifts for yourself, and your wedding vision.
now if the girls get to pick their jewlery for your wedding- and you buy it that is a gift…
Post # 4
I think if you are getting them jewelry that they have to wear at the wedding, you should get them something else that is not wedding related. Get them something personalized for each of them. Think about what each of them like, and buy your gifts accordingly. You don’t have to spend a lot of money!
Post # 5
I don’t think you can count getting them jewelry for their wedding as a gift – since it’s for you and your vision. The shirts are cute, but I don’t know what I’d do with one of those after the wedding. So that’s an iffy one for me. I think it’d be ok if you also got them something else.
What about getting each of the girls something different. They don’t have to have matching gifts. I’m giving my girls each something different. One girl is into hiking, so I got her a nicee technical shirt. Another is getting married soon so I got her stuff for her honeymoon. You get the idea. It might be easier to stay in a budget if you don’t have to worry about stuff matching.
Post # 6
Wedding day jewelery and a t-shirt for photo ops, aren’t much of a present to the receiver.
Gifts should be chosen to fit the individual styles and preferences of the receiver.
Post # 7
I, like you, am on a bit of a budget. I am getting all of my girls a gold pendant initial necklace (all 6 necklaces are totaling about $140). In my opinion, a great deal! I am going to give it to them on the wedding day, and they can wear it if they want. I am also making them a name hanger (all the materials for this totaled about $10).
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place
I’ve only been in two weddings. The first was a really long time ago and I don’t remember at all what the gift was. When my best friend got married my bridesmaid gift was the necklace and earrings to wear at the wedding. I didn’t think it was weird. But maybe I’m naive or something.
I’ve read on a lot of blogs that really each person should get a gift unique to them – not an everyone gets this same thing type of gift. But like I said, I’ve never actually seen it any other way. (the wedding I was in and others that I have attended)
Post # 9
We’re on a tight budget as well. I decided to forgo anything wedding related and thought of something they might use. All the bridal party is getting a mason jar mug customized to them (the guys will all have different mustaches) along with an airport liquor (our venue is alcohol free so its a sneak before hand) with a chaser. Each person will get their favorite liquor. And some candy. The girls may also get a emergency kit with travel tylenol pack, bobby pins and sewing kit or something like that
Post # 10
@cms1120: can you please tell me where you ordered those necklaces from? I LOVE them!
Post # 11
@meetmethere2013: I hope this response isn’t too late! I sent the photo to SilverbyKeri on etsy. She did a fantastic job and was great to work with!
Post # 12
@cms1120: That’s great. I saw a vendor who makes them but it was way more than what you had said you paid, so I think I’ll check out silverbykeri! thanks