(Closed) How much should moh spend on bridal shower gift?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think the gift price depends…. How much can you afford to spend?- knowing that you may also be getting her a wedding gift as well

I think a picture frame sounds nice and thoughtful -maybe put a cute pic in it as well…

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I don’t think gifts for showers, no matter who it’s from, has to be in a particular price range.  When I go to showers, my gift depends on how close I am to the bride.  I’ve been moh twice and each time I spent at least $60-$100 each time.  It really depends though.  I was able to afford it at that time.

Other times I’ve been a bridesmaid, I look at situations.  Some brides have paid for my dresses/shoes/gifts and I felt like I wanted to return the favor with a bigger price item. 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Are you actually throwing the bridal shower? If you’re hosting the bridal shower I would say a small gift would be fine. For a shower gift I probably wouldn’t spend more than $40 since I usually spend a decent amount on the actual wedding gift ($100-$200). You also have to think about the bachelorette party, all these events REALLY add up.

I say spend what you feel comfortable spending. Since you’re MOH you obviously mean a lot to the bride- I’m sure she’ll love whatever you can give! Heartfelt presents are always better than expsensive ones IMO. Do you have a lot of pictures of the two of you? Maybe make her a mini scrapbook with pics of the 2 of you and write down some fun memories.

Whats the gift that you’re thinking of giving?

Post # 6
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a BM in my friends weddings, and she is having two showers, so what I did was take the original dollar amount that I was planning on spending on her wedding gift and divide it by three and got three gifts that equal the total I was planning on spending 🙂

 

Post # 8
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

aww thats nice, I’m sure she’ll be happy that you remembered her pillows! Pillows are hard to wrap without giving themselves away, but you could go to your local grocery store and see if they have any extra boxes. That way you can get a big enough box and she wont know right away what they are.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For starters, are you helping to pay for the shower?  If so, that is a gift in itself.  So, if you wanted to give something in addition to that, I would suggest giving what you could afford to spend.  Something that might be a nice gift could be a scrapbook you put together with special memories you both share.  Another idea I read somewhere on here was inexpensive, but special…a nice hanger for her dress to hang on for her wedding day photos.  Something like this:

Or this from Etsy:

And here’s a post by Miss Gloss about making her own and by Emilie on PRO about buying a nice and simple bamboo hanger (scroll down, she talks about it after the dress section).

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