Does the bride buy bachelorette party gifts??

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Do you WANT to buy gifts?


The idea of the bachelorette party being a large, elaborate shindig is really, really new. There is no established etiquette about what’s required one way or the other except, perhaps, “The bridesmaids pay for the bride’s drinks/dinner.” Everything else, just make it up as you go along and be sensitive to budgets. If you want to buy them tumblers, do so, but don’t do it because you think it’s expected of you.

Post # 4
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I didn’t buy any sort of thank you gift specifically for the bachelorette party. I just gave everyone nice thank you gifts before the wedding that were meant as a thank you for everything they did to help with the wedding including the parties before.

Post # 5
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You should get gifts if you want to, not because you think it’s required. I had 6 girls total for my bachelorette party, and only 3 of them were bridesmaids. So I took everyone out to a nice dinner when we got back from our trip as a thank you, and my bridesmaids of course got their gifts before the wedding.

Post # 6
2064 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Swebs14:  I didnt buy anything for the B-party. Just gifts later for my BMs. It would have been fun to have something to remember the night by. i just think i was pretty wrapped up in the wedding and the night was eventful and unforgetable enough. 

Post # 7
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Swebs14:  My bachelorette party is at Lake Geneva WI, all the attendees are from IL.  Since travel is involved and it’s a full weekened event…I am getting nice gifts for the two girls throwing the party.  I bought $35 L’Occitane sample cosmetic bags for them and I’m getting these cute muslin bags that say bachelorette party hangover kit and putting in band-aids, advil, mints, chapstick and attaching to water bottles for all the girls attending, they will end up costing around $5-10 each and I think it’s a nice small gesture to thank everyone for traveling to be at my party. 

Having said that I don’t think you need to get gifts.  I decided to because I wanted to say thanks to everyone for making my day special 🙂

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