Post # 1
I’m trying to determine what’s a reasonable amount. I found these adorable clutches online for ~$70-85, and trying to justify it! I can get a slight discount if I order a couple of them, but I didn’t know if that was totally unreasonable. I already won some of those Paloma’s Nest ring-bearer bowls, and I was going to use those as part of the gift to the BMs/Moms, but wanted to do something more personal for the bridesmaids.
I have four ‘maids, one is my sister and the other three are having to fly in (to south Texas) from California, Kansas and Hong Kong.
So I’d just like to know approx. what you spend on BM gifts or what you think is a reasonable amount … thanks ladies!
Post # 3
I got all my girls bathrobes and matching slippers for $20 bucks each from target! I also got them all Makeup bags on etsy that were $15 each. i also bout these really cute pajama shorts on clearance for 1.50 at target so i picked up 5 of those and 1 for me 🙂 I also bought them all flip flops from old navy for the reception .88 cents! …i think i will also throw in a $20 gift card to Ulta to go with the makeup bags. brings me up to about $57.00 and some change per girl. i think that is pretty reasonable.
i am the queen of overbuying when it comes to giving gifts.
Post # 4
I had two maids- my aunt and my eight year old cousin. I got them a Vera Bradley lunch bag for $28 and a Willow Tree ornament that was half off for $10 each.
I wanted something practical (lunchbag) but I also wanted a little something pretty. I got a Willow Tree several years ago when I was a bridesmaid for a friend and I still treasure it.
Post # 5
@Cassie_KY: i loove willow tree! we have a willow tree cake topper for the wedding. its called promise and i absolutely love it. Unfortuantely they are off white and brown so they dont really match anything but i dotn care because its wonderful. I will keep it in “our” home forever and ever.
We also gave my sister one when she was pregnant. love willow tree.
Post # 6
My limit was $25 per girl (I had 6)
I got them each charm bracelets, with 5 charms each. 4 of the 5 were charms that reminded me of them, something we did together, something they enjoy, etc. And the 5th charm was a cowboy boot to represent them being in my wedding in Texas.
I wrote out cards to each girl explaining each charm, and they really loved them! 🙂
Post # 7
Question: As a MOB, my lovely daughter (bride) asked if I would make quilts for each of the four BM’s which I am dutifully doing. Do you think the handmade quilts along with their hair the day of wedding is enough? We’re on a tight budget?
Post # 8
We paid for their dresses (almost $200 each) and we have budgeted $50 for their gifts. I think from my group of friends gifts in the $50-60 range are given.
Post # 9
@MasqueradeMom: i think that a handmade quilt is ABSOLUTELY enough – i would be so excited to receive one as a gift!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I spent around $200 per person. I only had three girls, so I kind of splurged.
Post # 11
i paid for all of the girls’ hairs ($100 each) and i paid for their mani/pedis ($20 each)
and i got each of them a personalized tote bag with random goodies that i picked up throughout the year of wedding planning: jewelry boxes, pearl necklace/earrings for the day, “BM” crystal tanks, makeup, undies, flipflops, wallet, lotion, etc. probably ($50-$75 each).
so i spent anywhere from $170-$200 each.
but they also took me to vegas for my bach party on a 4 day wknd. and gifted us too much for both the shower and wedding. (with the exception of 1 bm).
Post # 12
I voted other. The bridesmaid dress we have chosen is priced higher than I would have wanted for the ladies so I am going to help out with the cost. So I have budgeted $100 per dress for my contribution and they will pay the balance. I’ve also budgeted to spend about $50 on a little gift to present to them on the actual wedding weekend. And I’ve got it in the budget to take care of their hair and makeup. So all in all I will probably be spending $250, but these are my best friends/sister and there are only 4 of them total. If I weren’t helping with the dresses though, I’d spend more like $100 on their day-of gift.
Post # 13
@MasqueradeMom: I second that…a handmade quilt is an awesome gift!
Post # 14
I had 6 girls and spent $75-$80 on each of them.
Post # 15
I don’t completely have all of my bridesmaid gifts done yet, but here is what I have so far.
*Cute hairbands from Von Maur – $20 each
*Nail Polish – $5 each
*Lip Stain – $10 each
*Lip Gloss – $7 each
*Ring, Bracelet, Necklace from Francesca’s – $25 each
Not sure if I will do anymore, but so far my total is $67 for each girl (3).
Post # 16
I spent about $60 on each girl and my MOH and best friend who was a BM I spent an extra $20 and $10 on.