- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I know that everyone is always posting on here looking for gift ideas, so I thought I would recap what we got for everyone and how it worked out.
I spent a ridiculous amount on my bridesmaids. Probably far too much haha, but it was worth it. I paid for hair, makeup, and nails. As for actual tangible gifts, I gave them each a different piece of jewelry from Blue Nile or Satya Jewelry. Everyone loved having their own unique gift. I used the small personalized totes from The Knot shop as gift bags. I got them when they were on sale for $5.99. I would not pay full price as they are quite tiny.
I also did bridesmaids (and mom’s!) survival kits. I bought Chinese takeout boxes from the Container Store and hubby made cute tags on the computer. I included: tampon, lighter (for smokers), band-aids, hair ties, bobby pins, special K bar, gum, instant coffee, little packets of tylenol, tissues, hand sanitizer, and the heart-stopper shoe pads. Everyone loved the shoe pads and they made for great pictures. Everyone thought the little kits were super useful.
The hubs gave the guys Coach wallets and knock-off Ray Ban wayfarers. He got the Coach wallets from the outlet when they were having an additional 30 percent off. He got the knock-off sunglasses from EBay. They were great for pictures and for the reception. The guys were really grateful to get the wallets, which they liked and could actually use.
We got our moms earrings to match their dresses and clutches as well. We got the earrings from Macy’s during a really big jewelry sale. My mom’s clutch came from David’s and his mom’s came from DSW.
We got them both Caravelle by Bulova watches that we got during the same Macy’s sale.
We got her a child’s necklace from Etsy seller silverwren. It was a flower engraved with her name, along with a small pearl. She absolutely loved it.
We got the grandmas engraved bracelets from Etsy seller SylviaC. His grandmother’s said “Live Well, Laugh Much, Love Often.” My grandmother’s said, “may the road rise up to meet you”, but I got it translated to Gaelic.
My aunt was a reader and we gave her small Ralph Lauren earrings from Bloomingdale’s.
I got a photoshoot done with my photographer and had a book made. Hubby loved it…it was a great choice.
My husband got me a silver/diamond/pearl David Yurman bracelet. I wore it on the wedding day, but it is versatile enough that I could wear it often.
Let me know if anyone has questions :o)