Gifts for Bridesmaids? What are you doing?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What to get bridesmaids
    spa robes : (6 votes)
    23 %
    spa gift certificates $50 : (7 votes)
    27 %
    jewelry : (9 votes)
    35 %
    other : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Since you’re paying for their dress, hair and makeup I would just do something really small. I only have one bridesmaid and I’m giving her a necklace from Tiffany- however, I did not pay for her dress and my mom is a hairstylist so hair will be free.

    Post # 4
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    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I got them day of jewelry (it’s simple so they can wear it somewhere else) and I got my MOH a hair comb to differentiate her from the others.

    I also bought them different coach wristlets, “day of survival kit” – it includes things like makeup that they can use again and not only use for that day and I am making my MOH a photobook of all of the things that we have done together over the years.

    Post # 5
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    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @HourThyme:  I have got each of them a trinket box from an Etsy seller here is the link.

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/142227712?ref=fb2_tnx_title

    And I am ordering them a bracelet to put in the box from this site.  Here is the link.

    http://www.amysbridalaccessories.com/#!bracelets/c22eo

    I wanted to keep it from breaking the bank.  I figure each in total will cost about $150 for each girl, since I am also purchasing their dresses, and paying for hair and makeup if they choose.  I am paying for their lodging for the weekend also, so I am not making extravagant gift choices.  I will do a matching simple ribbon around the box for presentation.  

    Post # 6
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I got mine necklaces with their initials, a clutch and a robe/PJ set. I’ll also pay for their hair. 

    Post # 7
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I also paid for dresses, hair and makeup for my girls. I bought them all a different pair of earrings to wear on the day (and they all still wear them after the wedding) and matching robes to get ready in. The girls that travelled also had free accommodation for the trip. 

    After the wedding I bought them all silver picture frames and gave them a few pictures from the wedding that could go in it, some bath and body works stuff, chocolates and the movie bridesmaids on DVD. 

    I wanted to get them more, but I spent almost $200 on each dress and then €50 for hair and €50 for makeup so I thought that was enough. 

    Post # 9
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    30 posts
    Newbee

    @HourThyme:  I only have a MOH and one bridesmaid, and I got them each a necklace from Tiffany with their first initial engraved on the front. Both gifts came out to about $275. I’m paying for the bridesmaid’s hair but she declined professional makeup. My MOH wanted to do her own hair/makeup. I’ll also pay for manis/pedis the morning of.

    Personally I think it’s nice to get your ladies a gift that is separate from anything wedding-related, and as long as it’s personal the cost doesn’t matter at all. I just think paying for wedding-related stuff without something additional is sort of like your DH buying you lingerie for your birthday. Sure, it’s ostensibly for you but we all know it’s really a gift to him. 😉

    Post # 11
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have 5 BM they are all getting robes (I picked colors that I thought they’d like best) and necklaces.  I’m also paying for their hair and makeup though that really isn’t a gift.

    They bought their own dresses and they can wear whatever shoes they want since they’re long.

    If you bought their dress I’d just do something small.

    Post # 12
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    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @HourThyme:  I think that purse is SUPER generous, especially given that you are paying for their umm… EVERYTHING, pretty much. If I were you, I would just gift them something like the pashmina, a scented candle or some sort of little trinket like that, and maybe a cute piece of jewelry that you know they will like.

    For my bridesmaids I am going a little gift crazy. I just had my bridal shower and gave my MOH:

    a Diamond Candle

    a rose-gold plated ring that says ‘love’:

    an umbrella in her favorite color (for her next “shower”), a lotion with a scent that has a lot of history with us and some chocolates. She did a majority of the planning/prep with help from another BM who provided the space, so I gifted her with the same stuff, minus the ring.

    My other BM’s got the umbrella, chocolates and a scented candle. They all got a personalized thank you note for making my shower special.

    As far as the wedding presents, they paid for their own dresses and have the option of getting hair and make up done professionally with the team coming to do my services, but they are responsible for those costs. I am still gathering gifts for them, but so far they are getting: one of those floral robes from Etsy (SO CUTE), lotions/sprays from Bath & Body, lip gloss from VS, a cute and frilly apron, a pretty eco-friendly tote to put it all in. There might be more that I have gathered along the way, but I have probably forgotten about them until I go into my stash lol. I also am toying with the idea of getting them some Coach or Vera Bradley wristlets (depending on each girls’ individual taste) as I live a little over an hour from those outlet stores.

    Sorry for the book.

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