Post # 1
I feel like this gift is missing something, I just don’t know what; Since my bridesmaids are paying for their own dresses, I feel that I need to get them great gifts. I got them a personalized tote, a bag to go with their dress, a pedi kit, a terrycloth wrap to wear when they are getting ready, a 18K gold necklace, an initial keychain, initial stationary I made and something not pictured here…a personal gift, like a baking set for one, a origami set for another…all different depending on their taste. I did want to pay to get their hair and make up done, but due to the different religions being represented at my traditional Catholic wedding, I have a few bridesmaids that cannot wear make up and can only style their hair is particular ways, and since I don’t want to make them feel left out, I am nixing those ideas all together (and since their dresses had to be altered a bit to meet thier religious guidelines, I don’t want to make them feel more left out). BUT, I feel that they deserve soo much more, but since I have 8, yes 8 bridesmaids, I also have to keep costs in mind.BTW, I can’t do jewelry boxes either, since some in my wedding party can’t wear jewelry (the necklace I got was only for a few of them, so I feel I owe the ones I didn’t get a necklace for something else). Any suggestions for a universal gift I can add?
Post # 3
Wow! I think that’s a lot already! You’ll be fine.
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Post # 4
That’s really nice of you. I think that for the most part bridesmaids are aware of their responsibilities and know they have to spend a lot to be a part of your day. However, it’s nice of you to be able to offer them those gifts, I think they’ll enjoy it.
Post # 5
I got some Avon jewelry for the wedding and a candle. (I am sooo not complaining, as no gift was necessary – I was honored to be in the wedding, period.)
I would think that your girls will love this as is.
Post # 6
What about getting them something like a picture frame with a photo of you and them together?
Post # 7
those are incredibly gifts! You’re making me look bad. I think you are giving them plenty–they should be thrilled!
Post # 8
WOW, I’d feel like I won the bridesmaid lottery! When I was a bridesmaid we each got a starbucks giftcard. So… some "universal" suggestions:
– something edible! Chocolates or something like that.
– bath salts, bubble bath, or something else nice for pampering yourself.
– a candle
Post # 9
I second the "something edible" thing. Even if its a small thing of chocolates.
Post # 10
I think you are giving them PLENTY! That is WAAAAY beyond what I’m getting my girls so stop making me look bad 😉
Post # 11
wow that is a bunch! I feel suuuper stingy on my BM gifts now! ha ha
I would be more than happy with all the stuff you have given them, but if you feel they deserve more, how about something personal between YOU and the BM, I know you got them each something to match their styles but how about something that symbolizes your friends ship.
Like with my MOH we both loove photography so I would either get her a photoalbum, or a photo album filled with pictures of us or something. etc etc etc
Post # 12
This is amazing! Would you be willing to share where you got the totes?
Post # 13
Wow can I be your bridesmaid? I love it!! WOW!! I agree can you please share the knowledge on the totes?
Post # 14
I actually got 10 totes for $40.00 on ebay, which was a GREAT deal!! They have a ton of tote colors, thread colors, and designs; each with a different name. I actually bid on it and won. I will go and find the "store" name today and post it later.
Post # 15
Were you able to find out what "store" you purchased them from on Ebay? I love those totes! 🙂 Your BM’s will love it!
Post # 16
sorry so late in posting this, hope this helps!
You will have to search by seller on Ebay; the seller name is trotter06; go to the Ebay site, click on “advanced search” next to the Search button, click on "Find items by seller" on the left hand side, enter “trotter06”, this will list all thier items and the bags are included in the list.
I know they have postings all the time, I think I got my bags in Feb 2009.