- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
So I am getting married in Rome, where I live with my Italian Fiance. My three bridesmaids are making a huge sacrifice to come and be in the wedding. They all live on the west coast and airfare this year is particularly high. They threw me a simple but so sweet bridal shower when I was visiting a few months ago (and my Maid/Matron of Honor sister even flew from out of state to attend.) They spent around 150 each toward their dresses (my mom paid the rest) and they are paying for accomodation while in Rome. Needless to say, I want to SPOIL them for their Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts. I wish I had unlimited funds to do this, but sadly I don’t. Nevertheless, I am going to find the money somewhere to get them each something really wonderful that they will love, different for each girl’s different taste.
Here’s the dilemma:
my Italian Fiance has three groomsmen. Two live in Rome, the other is coming down on the train from Milan and Future Father-In-Law is paying for his hotel. Here the groomsmen do not dress alike, so they will all wear their own suit, or buy a new one only if they choose. Fiance knows that (even here) it is etiquette to buy a gift for your attendants, but he is also very limited w funds, and is not planning on spending a lot. Not that he wouldn’t like to, but he doesn’t feel the need that I do based on the different circumstances. I know that all GMs and BMs involved would never expect elaborate gifts, and that the GMs would never feel slgihted if they got simple gifts while the BMs got more expensive ones, but I don’t want to show up my Fiance. All gifts will be exchanged at the rehearsal dinner, Will I make him look bad if I spend way more on my girls?