Is this enough???

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Monk6552:  I think that’s perfect. I paid for my bridesmaids’ makeup and gave them each a pashmina to wear with their dresses and a lipgloss. Nothing too elaborate.

Post # 3
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think it’s fine. A robe and mini emergency kit are super cute. I would be a very happy BM since you paid for the hair and make-up too.

Post # 4
5781 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Both of those gifts are really for your wedding and not a little something just for the girls. Add a personal gift that is completely unrelated.

Post # 5
2473 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Many people are of the mind that things pertaining to your wedding aren’t “gifts”- like you paying for their hair and makeup to be done the way you’d like it. 

The robe is nice, and I think if you add something personal, it’ll be nice. Maybe a little body spray or something, different scent for each girl?

Post # 7
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would definitely add something more personal. I just got a monogramed robe and we had to have pictures made in it…I didn’t feel like it was a gift at all. Mean while, all of the groomsmen got a pocket knife with their name on it. We got robbed in the gift department if you ask me…and we had to pay for our own hair and makeup. 

Post # 8
732 posts
Busy bee

I think people on here go wayyyyyyy overboard with BM gifts. I kept feeling that I needed to add more because of what some people on here get for their gals. Just keep in mind, your BM are your BM because they want to be by your side not because of the gift!

Post # 9
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree, it’s tough to ignore some of the pressure of over gifting, because everything certainly adds up. For my gifts, I am keeping it very simple with a small cosmetic clutch with “emergency” items, like lip gloss, travel body spray and hair spray, qtips, a couple of nips 😉 (each of my BM’s fav spirit). I’m also doing the robe thing, and i will be sewing personalized tote bags together. I may include a small peice of jewlry, but I’m not sure if it is enough or not either. It’s so difficult!

Post # 10
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Swebs14:  +1. When I was a BM in my friends wedding my ‘gift’ was she paid for our dresses… but we still paid for alterations, shoes (specific shoes she wanted), accessories, hair and makeup. Plus the hotel because we all traveled. I never ONCE felt giped and didn’t know that was terrible, until I came on this site. lol

I muself have fallen prey to the ‘not enough’ in the gift department. Now I have way too much stuff… ugh.

Post # 11
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Monk6552:  Hey!  I’m a DC-area bride, too…  I am in the same boat!  I think I might also try to do something DC-ish themed since 5 out of the 7 are traveling from all over the country to stand in the wedding.  I’m not sure what though… I’m curious to see what else you decide on!  I’m also paying for their H&M and giving them a getting ready robe. 

Post # 12
2751 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would think that I’d plenty.  I would be happy with my hair & makeup paid for too!

Post # 13
1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Monk6552:  Paying for their hair and make up is a gift for YOU, not for them. I would give something else. I would add something more personal.

Post # 15
717 posts
Busy bee

I see the comment a lot about people going ‘overboard’ on gifts because they got the monogrammed robe and the monogrammed tote and the emergency kit and the flip flops and the tumblers and the wine glasses and all the other “bridesmaid” things.  

But you don’t need all that stuff!  You know what I’d like more than all of those things combined for a bridesmaid gift?  A book by Sophie Kinsella that I haven’t read yet, because I’ve already devoured all the ones in the Shopaholic series and I’m itching for more.  That’s WAY cheaper than a huge pile of the more traditional bridesmaid gifts.  I would be super impressed with a bridesmaid gift like that because it shows the bride really KNOWS me and cares more about getting me something she knows I’d love than having matchy matchy stuff for pictures and because it looks cute all grouped together on the table.  

I’m sure there’s something small like a book or a movie that each of your bridesmaids has had their eye on, go get that and bask in the appreciation.  

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