Post # 1
My Fiance and I are on a tight budget, and I am brainstorming for inexpensive, but nice, gift ideas for the bridal party, personal attendant, and family members that are providing time and assistance with items.
Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid: I am already buying them clutches to carry in the wedding, do I need to include something else?
Best man, Groomsman: Groomsman is our 16 year old son, do we need to gift him?
Ushers (2), my cousins
Officiant: FI’s good friend from childhood
Ceremony Music: My Uncle
Cake bakers: My Aunt and Uncle, and another aunt on the grooms cake
Post # 3
And for the bridesmaids, I am going to purchase their clutch, jewelery, and hair accessory. Do I need to get them a gift as well? (Actually there is just one of them, and then my Sis is my Maid/Matron of Honor, who I will most likely give a private gift just for all she has done for me over the years)
Post # 4
Sounds like you are set on your bridesmaids! Maybe just include with the gifts a nice, handwritten note on some pretty stationary about what your friend and your sister mean to you.
For some of your other VIPs, gift cards to their favorite restaurants are always appreciated and do not have to set you back a lot of $. Again, these could be accompanied by a heartfelt note of gratitude.
For your parents, I love the nice wedding frame idea. Or maybe even a dual frame so they can have a photo of you and your husband as well as a family photo. 🙂