Post # 1
I’ve never been to a bachelorette party before. We’re having a bachelorette weekend..
Lunch at a nice restaurant. Bring a dish. Bring booze. and pitch in for the house. Do I bring a gift too? I’ve never been to one before so I’m not sure what etiquette says!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t bring a gift, you’re already paying for a lot and bringing food and booze. But that’s just me. Unless it is a specific lingere shower theme or something, I don’t think you should have to bring anything.
Post # 4
I’ve never brought a gift and only one person attending my party brought a gift (a pair of cute undies and a bottle of wine). However, it seems to differ based on your circle of friends. I think since you are already bringing food and booze you don’t need to bring a gift. Maybe just an extra bottle of wine that you know the bride likes?
Post # 5
Around here you don’t generally bring a gift, because you are expected to shell out for part of the party and/or to go in on the bride’s portion. (for example, if there are 10 including the bride, the limo, dinner bill, etc., are all split nine ways.)
I don’t much care for the trend of doing that AND the bride/MOH requesting lingerie as well. To me, it should be one or the other, especially since most of these girls are already having to shell out for expensive bridesmaids’ dresses, travel, and the like.
Post # 6
I always bring a gift, usually a Victoria’s Secret gift card or something.
Post # 7
I’ve been to one that was more of a lingerie shower (BOOOO-RINGGG) and of course brought a gift, and another was a fun weekend away that cost a lot for me and to pitch in for the bride, so I didn’t bring a gift.
Post # 8
It’s optional, and I think it depends a lot on how much it costs to attend the party. I tend to bring a small gift if I am NOT a bridesmaid and shelling out for dress, shoes, etc. If you’re paying to fly to Vegas or something else expensive, I’d say no gift is required!
I had a quietish bachelorette dinner out with girlfriends, and just 1 girl brought a gift: Gorgeous vintage barware. I was thrilled with it, and not bothered that no one else brought a gift.
Post # 9
@OnceUponATime: I just had my bachelorette party last night. No one brought any “gifts”- my sister paid for me to get a mani/pedi + paid for my dinner (she is MOH)- she was also paying for us to go out and get a hotel room for the evening, but I have been sick the past few days, so after talking yesterday morning, we decided that we wouldn’t make it a “party” night – the wedding is in a month and we have so much to do and I didn’t want to potentially end up getting worse. I guess nails and dinner are “gifts” since normally she woulnd’t pay for that kind of stuff for me….but not a wrapped gift.