Do you give a gift when you ask someone to be your maid of honor??

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee

So far I was very casual about asking my two attendence, both MOH and bridesmaids. Im slowly asking them as I see them….and Im not being overly fancy. Im lazy I guess. lol. I guess low key is more the right word!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

You don’t have to give them anything. The new trend is to do these elaborate “bridesmaids proposals” where you get them gift baskets, cards, or propose with a ring pop. It’s fueled more by Pinterest than actual etiquette. I’ve been in a few weddings and was asked either by phone or through text- not a big deal and I definitely did not get a gift just for being asked!

The proper way is whatever you’re comfortable with, honestly.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

ClaudiaKishi:  +1

I think giving a gift is more about fun and less about etiquette. I also think that Pinterest has had a big influence on this trend.

I gave each of my girls a compact mirror in a decorative box with a small card. Thinking back on it now, I might have skipped the asking gift and put that money towards their bridesmaid gifts. 

I would follow the trend that is popular for your crowd. My little circle likes to do little gifts so I felt like I should keep up the trend.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I did cards for my bridemaids and MoH, you don’t have to at all though but I thought it was a nice touch to do so especially as two of my bridemaids don’t live close to me (one in Australia!) so closest thing to doing it in person. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

diana11206:  You don’t have to do anything other than ask.  The gift thing like PPs said is very pinterest/wedding industry inspired.   If you are excited about getting people gifts, go for it.  I don’t like the trend so I didn’t. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I did, but it isn’t necessary. It definitely is a fun and cute gesture, but it really is up to you. I really like the new trend of proposing to bridesmaids so that’s what I did. They loved it and it really made the moment fun 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I did it for all my bridal party but only cause I wanted to. I don’t think you have to at all though. I got them a bracelet and I diy the boxes. 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You don’t have to, but I think a lot of people do these days.

I’ve only been a BM once, and was just asked. I didn’t expect to get anything.

When I asked my sister (MOH) and FSIL (BM), I bought them a mini bottle of champagne, some nail polish and a lip gloss. I also got them a card that asked them to either be my MOH (personalized for sister), and then a BM. Both loved it, and I’m still made at myself for not getting a picture!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I just asked them when I met them for dinner one night (separetly).

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I painted these cards for them and sent with a letter or asked the local ones in person.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No I definitely didn’t. I think everything wedding is getting a little out of control!

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