If you were my bridesmaid, would you like these gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you be excited to get this as a gift?
    Yeah, it sounds great! : (89 votes)
    75 %
    It sounds okay, but I'd prefer something different. (explain below) : (14 votes)
    12 %
    Not really. I would never use any of it. : (16 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like the tote bag idea but I personally don’t like anything with my name embroidered on it..  The robes are OK, kind of a common gift now.  I don’t like the wine glass idea as you would be giving them only one, and I like my glasses to match.  I also don’t like the idea of giving alcohol as a gift but that may be just a personal thing with me.

    Post # 4
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    holy wow! Helping w the dress & make up would be good enough to me! lol Throwing in the tote and robe is plenty! Great gifts!!

    Post # 5
    5773 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wouldn’t count the robes as part of my gift because I already have a robe, don’t need another one, and if you’re buying it for me to get ready in on the day of your wedding, then it’s part of your wedding and no real treat for me. If you’ve not already bought them, then maybe use that money on something else.

    Also I wouldn’t want my name on a wine glass, and one lonely wine glass does me no good. A pair of nice wine glasses with no names would be great because then I can enjoy a glass of wine with someone else and not look like I’m scraping the back of the cabinet to find something to drink out of.

    Post # 6
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d be totally happy with those gifts, and it’s very nice of you to contribute to the dress and makeup.  I think between the wine glass and tumbler, I’d prefer receving a tumbler.  It’ll help everyone stay hydrated throughout the day.

    Post # 7
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Sounds good to me!  I’m not sure about the one mismatched wine glass – what you listed already sounds awesome.  BUT I’d be psyched about a bottle of wine!!

    Post # 8
    42117 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would add a bottle of wine to their tote bag, but no personalized wine glass. Nobody needs one glass that doesn’t match anything else they own.

    Post # 10
    5392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  When I got to the glass and wine, I was sold lol; honestly, I’d be happy just with that! I do like the idea of the robes too though 🙂

    I think you’re being very generous, esp as you’re paying for their dresses 🙂

    Post # 11
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d love it all apart from the wine glass, but love wine! We have full sets of matching glasses. 

    In the UK our bridesmaid gifts are quite modest and I have been given jewellery to wear on the day every time i have been bridesmaid and loved that too (they have all bought my dress). I gave my bridesmaids a robe (not embroidered) and a heartfelt thank you card.  I paid for their hair/shoes/dresses (not make up as i didn’t even have my own make up professionally done).

    Post # 12
    5392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  “I guess I’m weird. I have a set of wine glasses already. I reserve those for when I have company. Otherwise, I drink out of my fun funky glasses that I only have one of.”

    Nope, I do that too, as do quite a few people I know. I love glassware and often pick bits up at charity shops; they foten don’t have full sets (plus, who wants like a dozen different full sets?! lol) so I’ll just get one or two, for my personal use. I have about 5 different glasses atm and alternate between them 😀

    Post # 13
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree with @ButterflyButterfly: for the most part. I think the totes are a great idea, but if you  haven’t already embroidered their names on it, I wouldn’t. I don’t like my name on things where you can see it. The robes are okay, probably something more that you want for picture purposes? The pics will look good, but I haven’t worn my “getting ready” robe from my wedding at all since then. I don’t think you can include the make-up price as a gift, since they are doing it to be in your wedding. I would, however, love a bottle of wine – or better yet a bottle of champagne!

    Post # 14
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @MoodyFoodie:  all of your gift ideas are very generous.  you had me at the wine.

    Post # 15
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Those sound like awesome gifts!!


    Paying for part of the dress. any part of it is super awesome. I really appericated that in one of the several weddings I’ve been in!!

    Post # 16
    5392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Hemnes:  I think that our gifts are more modest as we pay for the dresses, and, if we want certain hair/make-up we typically pay for that too, as well as accessories etc.

    My girls dresses are costing up to £220 each, so I can’t really afford to spend a fortune; I’m thinking about £40-50 each. Totally stuck atm though; I’m getting one of them a thin (1.5mm) yellow gold ring, but no idea what to get the other 4 :-s The junior BM is going to be esp difficult as I don’t have a clue what 11 year old girls like these days!

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