Post # 1
I have a bridesmaid who went to school for graphic design and is unbelievably creative and talented.
In addition to all of the other “typical” bridesmaid stuff she’s doing with the other 3 BMs, she’s also done/volunteered to do the following:
*design our unique invitations and get them printed from a website she used to work with at school, saving us a ton of money
* design our table numbers (which will be Penguins hockey jerseys)
* design/make my shower invites
* do simple alterations on the BM dresses
* create centerpieces/other decoration ideas for the shower AND wedding
* make cookies/cupcakes for the wedding and shower
Lastly, we are having our ceremony at an old, restored movie theater and she came up with the idea of blowing up pics of me and my fiance to the size of movie posters and having them placed in the framed, lighted boxes at the theater. She even said that she could print them at work AT NO CHARGE.
Every time she offers her creative services, I just gush about how thankful I am. She is seriously so talented and creative and a HUGE money saver. I keep telling her that I owe her dinner or at least a few drinks but she just shrugs and says, “I love doing this stuff, that’s why I went to school for it.”
But I know it’s a lot of hard work so I just feel really guilty and feel like she deserves something extra than what I’d be getting the other BMs as gifts.
I would obviously give this extra gift to her discreetly so the other BMs don’t get offended, but do you think it’s necessary? Or totally inappropriate?
Post # 3
i would definitely do something extra special for her, she deserves it! She’s going above and beyond. As a graphic designer, I LOVE doing that stuff too but it’s still a lot of work and it’s going to be amazing!
Post # 4
I would say very appropriate. Maybe you and her could have a personal get together and you could give her the gift, and you can tell her how much you truly appreciate all the hard work she’s doing!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Wow, how awesome! Lucky you. Maybe a nice hefty gift certificate to a massage studio or something along those lines?
Post # 6
You def need to get her something! I agree with the PP that said gift certificate for massage or something!
You’re so lucky to have a friend like her!
Post # 7
@Stace126: Definitely get her something extra special for her work. She is going beyond bridesmaid duties. A gift certificate for a day at the spa, or since she is really creative, maybe something unique and artsy like tickets to a special art exhibit if that is more her thing.
Post # 8
That’s a great idea! I did extra stuff for my best friend’s wedding, so she discretely gave me an extra gift, which was super thoughtful 🙂 She gave me and my SO giftcards to our favorite restaurant and local movie theater so we could have a date. It was REALLY lovely 🙂
Post # 9
I think it’s a great idea to give her a little something extra. i like the gift certificate idea…I’m sure she will really appreciate it!
Post # 10
I would def get her something special. She is an awesome friend!