Post # 1
Ok ladies, I really need your help here!
I’m in a wedding coming up, the Maid/Matron of Honor actually, and the rest of the bridesmaids and myself are going to buy something collectively (or multiple things) for the bride and groom as their wedding gift.
How much do we spend per person? What did you do? What did your bridesmaids do?
Post # 3
We each spent as much as we could afford which did differ person to person. That put us about $12 shy of their most expensive item so we scrounged for the little extra. They were very touched as they really wanted that grill but didn’t expect to get it.
Post # 5
I would expect an Maid/Matron of Honor to spend according to the upper end of her finances.
Post # 6
hmmm i would say at least 25-50 each would be appropriate.
Post # 7
i honestly didnt expect gifts from my BM’s – but my Maid/Matron of Honor and her boyfriend gave us a check for 150. that was really nice considering she isnt working and just had a baby. she was actually the only Bridesmaid or Best Man that got me anything, the girls got me a gift for my shower, but not for the wedding, and i was more than ok with that.
i would say if you guys are going in collectively for a larger gift somewhere around 50 is good. if you are doing it on your own – i would go up to 100. i always gift based on how well i know the person, the better friends i am with them the better gift they get. but i always show up to a wedding with a gift no matter what.
Post # 8
When I was in my Future Sister-In-Law wedding last October, they provided all of our attire. (our dresses were custom made, and they bought all the men tuxes!)
so since we really didn’t need to pay anythign to be in the wedding the wedding party splurged on gifts, we got them a Wii and the flat screen they wanted
(the Brides Brothers didn’t want to get them “girly” gifts so the pair of them, me and the other brother’s Significant other went in to get them “cool” stuff. haha)
Post # 9
I always give based on how well I know the bride & groom, so when I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding (which means I am obviously closer to them) I will spend more then I do for others.
Post # 10
I believe MOH’s should spend about double what they would normally spend on a wedding. You’re normally the very best friend and how many times does your best friend get married?
Judging what other friends have spent as MOH’s and they told me, it was between $300-$500.
Post # 11
@PinkMagnolia: Now, when you say Maid/Matron of Honor gift, do you mean one single wedding gift? Or are you also including the shower and bachelorette party?