Is this cheap? Does price matter?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is it cheap to give the girls their outfit as a gift when the dress was only $12?
    Yes - they know the price. You should spend a little more. : (25 votes)
    36 %
    No - it's not about the price. : (34 votes)
    49 %
    Something else - please describe! : (11 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Adorable! Great find!  I think the price of your gifts doesn’t matter much, but to be honest, I don’t think of dresses and jewelry for your wedding as being gifts for them.  So, the “something extra to make it more personal” is what I would consider the gift.  Price of that doesn’t matter as long as it’s thoughtful.  Give them something they will each love and can remember your wedding by 🙂

    Post # 4
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    42472 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ditto with the pp. Although I am sure they will love you paying for their dresses ( heck, I would love you for finding a $12 dress- are you willing to share where you found them?), the gift to your BM’s really should not be something they wear at the wedding.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i agree with the other poster who said that they don’t feel like it’s really a gift if the bridesmaids are required to use it for the wedding.

    Post # 8
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    i got some nice ones for 50$ reg 250$ ! Which was good … I had seen some dresses after for much less like 25 $ and I would have gotten them but I was content with the ones I had. As long as you like them and it goes with your theme and what not then heck why not ? Weddings are expensive enough right ?

    Post # 9
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    if you want them a little more fancy for the wedding you can always play them up with accesssories too.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @HotnHollerin:  I think that would be cute! Yes I’m sure they have normal glasses, but those are meaningful and fun – I’d totally use them 🙂

    Post # 12
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    42472 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @HotnHollerin:  One of the most meaningful gifts we got was one place setting of red dishes. It came with a card explaining it was to be used for any person in the family who needed a boost, had something to celebrate etc. It’s always fun to be surprised wih the red dishes.

    I think your set of glasses could do the same. I think it’s a fun idea.

     

    Post # 13
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    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    The price doesn’t matter at all. But I wouldn’t consider the dress and jewellery for the wedding as gifts. I agree with PPs, get them something else as well.

    Post # 15
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    30313 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Those dresses are totally cute! I don’t think it matters. 🙂

    Post # 16
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I can’t believe people are telling you that because it’s $12, your bridesmaids will think you are cheap.

    You already said you are getting them dresses & some jewelry, so I would think that is fantastic if I was in somebody’s wedding!

    I don’t see why price would matter. If you bought them a $200 dress & jewelry, why would it be any different? Either way, they are getting their whole outfit as a gift so price is irrelevant.

     

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