Gifts for bridal party?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do i need to get bridesmaid gifts?
    Yes-suggestions below : (13 votes)
    62 %
    No : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Maybe : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    It doesn’t have to be anything big maybe a gift card to their favorite store or restaurant with a thank you card.

    Post # 3
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Just a little something as a thank you for standing with you on your wedding. Perhaps a nice wine glass?

    Post # 5
    7518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    bubbycakes:  I am Australian too and paid the same expenses as you. I gave each of my BM’s a thank you gift for standing up with me. I spent between $50 and $100 each as that was my budget. But having been a BM multiple times the gifts have ranged from something small to extravagent. It doesn’t really matter as it is the thought behind the gift. I woukd get them something small that is reflective of their individual personalities. 

    Post # 7
    3376 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would say to get them a gift card to like their favorite restaurant or even go have a girls day at the spa a few days before and express to them how thankful you are. All my girls are paying for their stuff so i am getting them all earings to wear the day of then gonna create a gift basket with some of their favorite things. Gift cards, lotions, maybe a pair of sun glasses,  gift card to massage envy and another one a gift card for the nail salon. Stuff i know they would all appreciate. 

    Post # 8
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If I were your bridesmaid I would not expect anything else. A card with a written note would be really sweet. I’m in the U.S. so most bridesmaids pay for their own stuff so that’s why I wouldn’t expect you to spend $$ on a gift.

    Post # 9
    7518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    bubbycakes:  Honestly all those things sound like props for your wedding photos. Shop like you would if it was their individual birthdays. You don’t have to spend much. A book light or bookmark for a BM that likes to read, a funky piece of jewellery from a market for a BM that likes funky jewellery.

    Post # 11
    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee

    bubbycakes:  I think all those things are cute but maybe add something personalised to each bag as well? As j_jaye said they don’t have to be expensive, just something small to say thanks that doesn’t relate to the wedding. 

    Post # 14
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s nice–but it really also doesn’t need to be expensive, so much as personal. 

    So a DVD copy of their favorite movie and a box of their favorite candy, a prinstagram flipbook, seeds for the gardener and a watercolor pad for the painter, gc to their favorite restaurant–that sort of thing I think is fine (especially if you paid for the dress et al already), and it might be more appreciated than some random trinket with their initials on it. 


    Sidenote–my favorite BM gift was an umbrella. For real. There’s nothing really special about it except that it’s super useful. 

    Post # 15
    7518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    bubbycakes:  Usually on here brides try to pretend that things like glasses and robes are gifts and not props for their wedding photos. But all they really buy them for is their photos. I naturally jumped to that because it is so common on here so I apologise.

    In the case of your friend who wears pj’s all day (lucky girl except for the baby duties) then a robe is a thoughtful gift. Same as the chocolates for your friend you loves chocolates. You know what interests your friends so go with your gut.

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