how much did you spend on bridal party gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much money did you spend?
    Didn't do gifts : (0 votes)
    $10-$25 : (7 votes)
    11 %
    $25-$50 : (9 votes)
    15 %
    $50-$75 : (12 votes)
    20 %
    $75-$100 : (6 votes)
    10 %
    $100-$150 : (11 votes)
    18 %
    $150-$200 : (7 votes)
    11 %
    $200 + : (9 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    35 posts
    Newbee

    I got them a personalised necklace each – I knew I couldn’t afford anything expensive so – etsy to the rescue – got them map necklaces with a place that links us together, and got map cufflinks for the groomsmen too.

     

    Thoughtful, will last a lifetime and didn’t break the bank!

    Post # 5
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    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve alwas loved making beaded jewellery so I made each of the girls a necklace to match their personality. They were probably under $10 each for the beads, wire and findings. DH ordered shirts for the guys that had groomsman 2013 on the front and their name on the back. The flowergirls got the same as the bridesmaids and the ringbearers got minecraft posters. Everyone loved their gifts!

    Post # 6
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I spent $30 on the MOH (Amethyst necklace from Amazon), and about $10 on my BM and a gift for my non-BP sister.

    DH spent $25pp on cufflinks, and got his BM an $80 watch (on sale from $200!)

    Post # 7
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    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    groomsmen are getting personalized rosewood pocket knives – Groomzilla wanted names and not initials. 21 or so a piece

    bridesmaids are getting a bag since there will be a change of clothes involved, a name hanger, a button down shirt, jewelry they chose, and something else. Don’t know what yet…something like 50 or more and I KNOW it isn’t equal. 

    flower girl and ring bearer I am clueless on.. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I only have one BM (my FSIL). I spent $450 on her gift and I’m paying for her makeup ($75ish). My mom (a hair stylist) is doing her hair. I didn’t pay for any of her dress, shoes, etc.

     

    I got her a necklace from Tiffany. If I had more than one BM though I certainly wouldn’t have gotten anthing so expensive though.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    For sure check out etsy.  I love my bridesmaids, but I also can’t spend a whole bunch on them.  I wanted them to have a pretty piece of jewellery that they would be able to wear again as often as they wanted.  I managed to get 6 freshwater pearl bracelets and 6 pairs of freshwater pearl earrings all for $125 (and free shipping!!!)!  They’re so pretty that I won’t lie, 1 of those 6 pairs of earrings and bracelets is for me, at that price how could I not? 🙂

    Post # 11
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I haven’t figured out what yet, but we’ve budgeted for $50 for each attendant, and we’re each having three.

    I’m leaving the groomsmen’s gifts up to FI, and I will probably add more of my own money to the budget and get my sister (MOH) something a bit nicer.  Right now, my idea for her is a spa day together (hoping to spend $150-$200 for each of us), and I’m really favoring the idea of clutches from the Coach factory store with some helpful items tucked inside for my BMs.

    Post # 12
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    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I got them a embroidered robe, bag and a pair of amethyst earrings.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2124 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I got my sister who was my MOH a pair of enamel rose and pearl earrings which were about $25 and I also gave her a bracelet I had planned to wear but decided against because it kept catching on to my dress. 

    Post # 14
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    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @amandasouthcarolina:  Etsy all the way. I bought my girls a clutch purse made from the fabric of their choice and I stuffed it with lip gloss, tissues, nail files, etc. The purse was about $40 each plus the goodies that I picked up along the way. With enough time and planning, you can buy little bits and pieces and incorporate it into your monthly household budget, that’s what I did. Fi got his guys a pocket knife ($15/each) and a bottle opener made from a bullet ($12/each) also from Etsy.

    Post # 15
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    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I spent around $50 on each of my girls…I got them each different things.  I wanted the gifts to be personalized to each girl!  One of my bridesmaids did end up wearing the earrings I got her in the wedding, but it was not my intent. However, they looked amazing with her hair and the dress!

    My husband spent a little more on his guys- he got them really nice Nike football jerseys with players that they love. For one of his guys who isn’t as into sports, he got a collection of awesome craft beers.  All his GM loved the gifts!

    ETA- everything I got my girls was from Etsy…I love that site!

    Post # 16
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I spent about $70 each on my BMs (robes and necklaces).  Paying for hair/makeup too though that’s not really a gift.  $355 total for the gifts.  $100 ea for hair/makeup.  I have 5.

    FI spent about $20 each on his GM (3 of them, ties) and that was it!

    I’m guessing you want us to vote $ per person?

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