Post # 1
How much did you / will you spend on gifts for each member of your wedding party?
We are going to pay $30-75 towards each bridesmaid’s dress, since none of them have a ton of extra cash right now, but none of the groomsmen need help paying for the tux rental. Is it OK to spend more on the gifts for the groomsmen than the gifts for the bridesmaids, since we’re already helping cover the costs of the bridesmaids’ dresses?
Post # 3
I’m spending about $150 on each girl, including jewlery mani/pedi and makeup. We are only spending about $50 on each guy. My Fiance and I already have joint finances, but we are both ok with the price difference between the two groups.
Its not like we are trying to go out of our way to spend more money on the girls, it’s just these are things girls do before weddings, guys don’t really do mani/pedis, manicures, etc.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
$40 on each girl, but I have 7. I am good at finding nice quality stuff cheap. I got them a handmade woven clutch from Etsy, earrings, a handmade doily tote that they can use again, lip gloss, snacks, water, a cute frame with photo of us and ibuprofen!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I’m at $45 right now with each Bridesmaid or Best Man and Fiance will be spending $100 on each Groomsmen (paying half of their tux rentals). Not sure yet if I can or will be able to spend more on the girls (FI and I paid for his mom & sister’s flights for the wedding); I would like to be able to pay for hair or makeup but the salon I’m going with is pretty expensive (I don’t mind spending that much on me but when you multipy that by 5, whoa!). We’ll see…
Post # 7
About $30-$50 per person. 10 girls and 10 guys.
Post # 8
I’m spending $350ish but I only have one bridesmaid (small wedding). I’ll also be paying for her makeup. My mom is a hairstylist so she’ll be doing our hair
Post # 9
Wow, those numbers are all over the place. Does those numbers relate at all to your overall budget, or do they relate more to the number of attendants?
Post # 10
The guys gifts ranged between $25-$35 each. The girls I spent about $100 each on and I have 7. He has 4 guys. I splurged on my girls because they have been absolutely amazing and been such a great help in every step the last year of planning. They deserve it.
Post # 11
In terms of gifts that are not wedding related, I’ve budgeted around $45 for my bridesmaids. I’m also paying for their dresses and hair (potentially shoes as well), but I don’t really consider that a proper gift. My Fiance only has one best man, and I expect to pay about the same amount for his gift (he will also get the tie he wears that day), same for our flowergirl (I paid for her dress as well).
Post # 12
I haven’t made a definite decision yet, but I’m thinking around $200. I only have 3 people in my bridal party, and since they’re all traveling for the wedding, my plan was to pay for their hotel rooms and send them each a check to cover at least part of the cost of their plane ticket. (If they don’t want to use the money for that, that’s okay too … It will be a gift to show my appreciation for their support, so they can use it for anything they want.)
Post # 13
I voted $140.00. I had a dress, and someone at work had the same one, so she gave me hers. I could only get store credit for what I put down on the dress, and my 3BM’s each got $100 toward their dress. I’d also already bought their gifts, each got a locket from etsy. otherwise I would have been down around $40.00.
Post # 15
@angelinthesnowxo: I like that you’re taking their travel expenses into consideration.
2 of my 4 bridesmaids have to travel from out-of-state. Do you think that should affect the gift value at all?
Post # 16
We are paying for their dresses & tuxes ($100 – $150/person), and I am paying for the girls’ hair and makeup. I don’t consider those gifts though, just nice touches.
We are spending about $55/person on their actual gifts.
And then for the two bridesmaids that are hosting showers/bach for me, I spent about $40 each on a necklace for them (not to wear to the wedding, just as a gift).