Post # 1
So, for my shower at home, my Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) and Aunt are the main people throwing it. However, two of my friends/WP members and two of my cousins are also helping a little bit, coming over early to help set up and possibly baking something, etc. Would you get a gift for all these people?
I’m thinking for my aunt, possibly a necklace or a gift certificate to the spa, and probably the latter as well for my sister. But should I get the friends/family that are helping something too? And if so, any ideas for something that’s in the $15 range? I was thinking stationery/TY notes or something.. or is that not even necessary for all those people?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Could you DIY some notecards to supplement your other great gift ideas? I’m a big fan of homemade goodies!
Post # 4
One of my showers was thrown by a bunch of ladies on my fiance’s side. I went to a local jewelry shop and got little beaded bracelet sets, different for each person, and the shop wrapped them all in little gift bags with tissue paper. It made a really pretty presentation and made a small-ish gift look very special. All of the ladies were very excited and liked the gifts. They were also very surprised that I gave them anything at all, so i am sure your hostesses will be appreciative of anything you give. Another cute idea is to go to an antique shop (or even HomeGoods or a place like that) and get inexpensive, pretty teacup and saucer sets and wrap them up with a few tea bags and some cookies and write something about helping them relax after planing your beautiful shower. I think you could do either of these thinks for around $15. Have fun!
Post # 5
Great ideas- thanks guys!
Post # 6
I will be honest, I didn’t give a gift to my party hostesses (also my bridesmaids). I was grateful for the party, but I just don’t think someone should give a gift to the people who are throwing a party for you (where you are getting gifts). I thanked them profusely and gave them great gifts the day of the wedding along with a really nice thank you note.