Post # 1
We don’t have a very large bridal party, so that helps with the budgeting. We have 1 MOH, 1 BM, 1 Best Man, 1 GM, 1 Jr. BM, 1 Jr. GM, a Flower Girl and a Ring Bearer. With the understanding that the 4 younger people in the bridal party will not get the same caliber gifts as the 4 adults of the bridal party, how much would you spend?
Because our bridal party is so small, I want to make them feel extra special. At the same time, I don’t want to go so far above and beyond with the bridal party gifts that I make our bridal party uncomfortable with how much we spent.
Post # 3
We spent about $75 on each of our 6 BMs and 6 GM and probably $65-70 on each of our 2 ringbearers and our flower girl.
Post # 4
My bridal shower gifts cost from 3 to 5 dlls, I’m giving, bottle stoppers,purse tAble hangers,bottle openers,all stainless steal, whith rhinestone in a pretty box with some chocolatte, and a flower on top, that can be use as hair pin.
Post # 5
I think I am getting a great deal on periodot earrings on overstock and then probably a shawl at a great price from a nearby store to my mom. In total it will be less than $40 if I go with those two items.
Post # 6
BM gifts Are a bracelet or neckless, it cost from 35 to 60 dlls, for the guys, we are getting them something from 35 to 60 dlls to.
Post # 7
i spent about 60-70 on each of my bridesmaid….A can handle the groomsmen gifts, ive done enough for this wedding. haha all he needs to do is pick up some gifts, his tux and show up..Oh and take care of the honeymoon.
Post # 8
I struggled with BM gifts. I think there’s multiple factors to take into account. I had an MOH and a BM. They bought their own dresses (almost $200) and accessories for the day, and it was an out-of-town wedding so they had to fly out and get hotel rooms. For them, these expenses definitely did not cause financial hardship but I still felt a little guilty about them. I paid for professional hair and makeup, and I spent about $180 each for their gifts.
My husband actually went a little out-of-control (and I was upset about this), and fully paid for his brother’s (the best man) custom-made suit (but then he’s always very generous when it comes to his brother), and a little less than half the cost of a custom-made suit for his groomsman. When he told me about this AFTER he’d committed to paying these costs and they’d ordered them, I told him that those were the gifts for the guys. I can’t remember exactly how much these things cost, but I thought this was kind of crazy.
For my girls, I got rollable flats to wear when the heels got too painful, and jewellery that I thought each would like (not just jewellery I wanted them to wear on the wedding day).
Post # 9
i spent about $120 per BM and I got them a Coach wristlet. So I say, come up with a budget on how much you want to spend on the gifts and divide that amount amoungst your bridal party.
And i wouldn’t worry about making them feel uncomfortable if you spend a large amount on the gifts. I once got a tiffany’s necklace as a BM gift and it was well over $500. Not for a second did i think “ewww, i really wish she hadn’t spent this much” but more like “OMG this is so amazing, i love it!!!”
Post # 10
We’ve budgeted for “>$201” because we’ll be paying for the groomsmen tux rentals and bridesmaid dresses (we have 3 GMs and 3 BMs). Depending on how much the dresses cost we may also pay for their hair and makeup. We’ll also give them a thank you gift on our wedding day.
Post # 11
I’m spending a little over $60. I did clutches from Etsy and some fun watches, in my wedding colors, that I bought through my wedding planner.