Help! How much to spend on bridesmaids!?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: how much to spend on each bridesmaid gift?
    $50 : (17 votes)
    59 %
    $100 : (9 votes)
    31 %
    $150 : (3 votes)
    10 %
    $200 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6279 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    the dress, like jewelry for the wedding, isn’t really a gift.  it is something you are requiring them to wear at your wedding for you.

    it was a very nice guesture that you bought your girls’ dresses.

    what if you spend $50-$100 or whatever you can afford.  if they are your true friends, they won’t judge you.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think the dress was enough, honestly.  I have never gotten a gift worth more than about $25-50 as a BM or MOH, so to get a $175 dress would have blown me away!!!  A cute little thank you card for the wedding would be all I wanted otherwise.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A lot of people say anything to do with the wedding is not a gift, but in every post about bridesmaids’ gifts the majority is jewelry/robe that is used on the day of.  I think it is great you bought their dresses, so something less extravagant than the Tiffany necklace is fine.  Gift certificates to their favourite restaurant, or a pedicure or something.  It depends on what your budget is to give them more, if it is only $50 per girl I think that is fine.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I definitely think spending $50 would be enough, since you already bought the dress.

    In my area, physical gifts that are intended for the wedding are fine.  Jewelry, shoes, accessories, anything like that counts as a gift here.  (Services, like hair and make-up for the wedding are not.)

    Post # 9
    Member
    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    In this case, I think $50 is fine.  Up to $100 but I wouldn’t spend any more since you already bought their dreses.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think around $50 is good. I’m doing a Tiffany necklace for mine, but I only have one bridesmaid and she is my FSIL. I also didn’t buy her dress, although I am paying for her makeup and my mom (a hairstylist) is doing her hair. If I had bought her dress, paid for hotel rooms, etc I probably wouldn’t be getting the necklace for her.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve never had a dress paid for when I’ve been a bridesmaid. To me that would be gift enough! Maybe you could just write them each a nice thank you card and give them something sentimental but not super expensive? Like a bottle of wine they like or something?

    Post # 12
    Member
    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve never had a dress paid for when I’ve been a bridesmaid. To me that would be gift enough! Maybe you could just write them each a nice thank you card and give them something sentimental but not super expensive like a frame to put a picture of the two of you in? 

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