Post # 1
I’m curious to hear what others are spending on their bridesmaids gifts. Also curious as to what you’re getting them. Jewelry seems to be the #1 option. I’ve looked online and it all seems the same, flasks, personalized bags, compacts, etc..
I’ve heard of people doing gift cards but then they know what you’ve spend whether it’s a little or a lot. I’ve heard people say treat them like it’s their b-day and do individual gifts for each person. That’s hard though and what if one likes the others better?
I have considered little gift baskets but haven’t figured out yet what they would contain and I know from experience that doing gift baskets can get expensive by the time you add all the goodies.
Post # 3
I did $50 a girl:
Each girl will get a very cheap jewelry set so they all match (and it wont matter if they never wear it again), a custom photobook of pictures of me with them, and an individual gift. 3 get tiffanys wine glasses, 1 gets some really nice sunglasses (LOVE warehouse sales!!), 1 gets a pearl necklace (love overstock!), and one gets a Betsey Johnson necklace (again overstock :-]).
Post # 4
I have gotten my girls the following:
- Tote Bags
- Hoodies and Tank Tops
- Bridesmaid Dress
- Wedding Hangers
- Knotted Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, and earrings
- Coach wristlets and ID wallets
- Shoes for the wedding
I don’t know the actual cost, but I got their gifts over time and on sale and/or DIYed them. My girls are my baby sister and my daughter, so I probably spent way more than the average bride.
Post # 5
@SDBornWed: I love the photobook idea- if only I had a lot of pics with each one to choose from but as I’m writing this a thought came to mind…I could put together a lil memory book for each with my favorite memories of my time with each one and pics could be added to that as well. I of course would do more than just that but thanks for putting the thought in my head!! 🙂
Post # 6
Mine probably aren’t getting anything. We paid for their dresses, jewelry, shoes, special under garments, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hair combs. We are also paying for their nails and hair to get done. I am probably going to buy them makeup also, because we are all doing our own makeup. Oh yeah I also got them very fancy flip flops, a gym bag to keep all the wedding stuff in, and a purse hanger.
Post # 7
I only have two BMs, and I’m spending about $120 on each. They are both getting a set (necklace, bracelet, earrings) of fresh water black cultured pearls. I want them to wear it to the wedding (with their black dresses) and then they can have them forever and wear it whenever they want.
Post # 8
I can only spend roughly $20 on each bridesmaid. I’m getting them each something different. If it’s jewelry they’ll either get bracelet, necklace, or ring. But now I may scratch that idea and get them different kinds of purses or clutches. I’m a mess right now when it comes to BM gifts… had everything figured out and it didn’t work. Oh well! 🙂
Post # 9
i think its up to you and your budget what you’re comfortable with – and also how long you’ve known each BM.
i figured to go with the wedding jewelry, as most people are doing, and the individual gift for each person. even IF one of them likes the other’s thing blablabla, they’d know i thought about each of them individually when i got them their gift. at least, i hope they consider that! lol
i think if i added it up, not including the little extra im giving my MOHs (have two), $100 for each girl. its a lot but i’m quite close to all of them and they’re doing a lot for my b-party and such, and its a lot of stuff (had a year to bargain hunt and find things for each one!) i figured i couldve just paid for their dresses instead, but i wanted to put more thought and time into the gift (im sentimental that way) than just giving them gift cards and whatnot.
its up to you how much time and effort you wanna put into it! good luck deciding.
Post # 10
i got my girls jewelry sets that they can wear in the wedding and possibly in the future too. and i got them sarongs for the beach in their favorite color.
i am also considering paying to get their hair done.
and them and all my guests are getting welcome bags. the bags themselves are great those – high quality canvas with “Jamaica” embroidered on them.
Post # 11
I’ve got them their dresses and have got their jewellery (from Amazon) the blue stone goes well with the colour of their dress
Have got them a clutch bag too in red for the big day
Got them a keepsake jewellery box too and I want to get them something fun like a minature bottle of gin.
Post # 12
I spent about 40 on each girl. For my BM’s two of them got a tiffany’s replica necklace and 2 of them got freshwater pearl bracelets. I will be spending a little more on my sister (MOH) because she is also making our invitations, marriage licence (jewish wedding), table numbers and our escort cards.
Post # 13
i have bought them swarovski crystal necklace and bracelet, i am also buying there dresses and shoes….oh and as its a destination wedding, i am also paying for there flight and accomadation too so no………they wont be getting anything else! LOL
Post # 14
I will probably end up spending about $60-$70 on each girl. Jewelry, and a mani/pedi the day before the wedding. I figure they’ll like that more than some useless junk. (Not that yall are giving useless junk, just that everything I can think of to give them would really be pretty useless for them.)
Post # 15
I am paying for their dresses.
I bought them each this necklace which I secretly want to steal:
And I bought them some slipper things that I thought looked mad comfy.
I may also throw a candle or some lotion in there.
Post # 16
i seriously cannot decide!!! I just dont know what to get them.. maybe totes and nice watches? I dont know..