Post # 1
I’d like to get my bridemaids ereaders (still deciding between the Nook and the Kindle). I only have 2 BM’s, so while they are expensive and I’m on a budget, I can make it work since there are only 2 of them and I really want to thank them for everything they’ve done for the wedding and over the years! On the other hand, my fiancé’s groomsmen haven’t done anything (not that they’re supposed to, as far as I know) – we’re not doing tuxes, so they’re just wearing their own suits, and my fiancé will probably buy their ties, which are $15 each. Is it ok for my fiancé to just buy the guys a small gift in addition to the ties?
Post # 3
I think part of it depends on how close you all are together and how you’ll be handing out the gifts.
There’s no rule that they all have to cost the same, but that seems like a pretty big difference in gifts, and it may be awkward if they’re opened at the rehearsal dinner or if everyone usually hangs out together.
What does your Fiance think?
Post # 4
For us we did spend less on our guys than our girls, but we also had 5 girls and 6 guys so I could.
For our guys we got their ties and we also got them personalized Swiss Army Knives. Ties were 10 and the knives were 40.. So we spent about 50 per guy.
For my girls they all got a tote, scarf for their jewelry, a hair clip for their jewelry, Flats for the reception, candles, snacks and other little things and then each girl got something that was personalized to them:
Moh Cass: Cups and wall decals from her registry (She’s getting married June 17th)
Moh Aub: Got headphones from Apple and a giftcard to Itunes
Bm Al: Shakespeare book, makeup, and a little pig
Bm Sarah: Starbucks mug and starbucks giftcard
Bm Jade: Notebook, Pens, Pencils, and a giftcard to a bookstore
I think I spent around 75 per girl, which worked okay because they helped so much more.
I don’t think you should do a significant amount difference, but if you did decide to then it would be better to do the gifts at different times so no one felt offended.
Post # 5
I’m getting my girls a pretty substantial gift compared to what Fiance is getting the g-men. I only have four, though, and he has eight. I’m going to give it to them the weekend of my shower/bachelorette so it won’t be in front of the boys. I think Fiance will probably give the guys theirs during the bachelor party. I think it’s okay as long as it’s kind of sneaky :). I wouldn’t want to rub it in their faces or anything, but I seriously doubt they’ll care.
Post # 7
I feel like as a bridesmaid I’ve always received a better gift than the GM’s.
Post # 8
What brand are the ties? Because if they are good brand then they guys wont know that you only spent $15 on them because there are some times that are quite pricey
Post # 9
I think guys don’t really know as much about weddings as women. I’m definitely spending less on the guys.