Post # 1
So far, for my BM gifts I have totes that say MOH/Bridesmaid 2014 ((Vistaprint for anyone looking).
I’m giving them bracelets and earrings to wear on the day (not really counting this as gift but still, will be in there), candles, I’m making them each a personalized hanger for their dresses, a 5×7 picture I made for each of them with their specific interest (ie. my one friend loves squirrels, my other one has a german shepherd, etc.). I’m still thinking of some other small things I can throw in the totes (specific to each of them). I also paid $25 each for their dresses (which were $150).
Because of the totes saying Bridesmaid 2014, I’m thinking I could give them their gifts at my bridal shower in early March (beforehand, before anyone gets there) so they can then use the totes to carry stuff for wedding related events (ie. bachelorette party in April, to the hotel before the wedding (May) while getting ready, etc.).
Thoughts on giving the gifts at the shower (not in front of guests) instead of at rehearsal dinner (when I assume they’re usually given?)
Post # 3
I like it!! You are right in that they will probably find a use for them before the wedding so it’s more useful to do it ahead! I say go for it!! You might wrap their wedding day jewelry and tell them to save it for the day of to keep one thing for the wedding day gift. Just a thought….
Post # 4
Since these are your wedding specific, I also suggest you give it to them beforehand and tell them what you wrote here, that they can be used for the shower, bachelorette, etc.
Post # 5
Agreed! It gives them much more time to use them. I think it’s a great idea!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn
@MsYankee: I was planning on doing the same thing! When else are they going to want to carry around a tote showing off their bridesmaid status 🙂 I think it’s a great idea & they would appreciate knowing that they don’t need to buy jewelry, etc. in advance.
Post # 7
I plan on giving them handwritten thank you letters at the rehearsal dinner (instead of morning of – don’t want to ruin the makeup! haha)
Post # 8
I’m so excited – I just got them these as well – adult sippy cups! They can use them at the bachelorette party! Scored an amazing deal on Amazon – was able to use some rewards from my credit card and got 4 of these for only $14! And free 2 day shipping – thank you Prime. Super good deal and I think they’re hilarious.