Post # 1
I’m hoping I can get some input on gifts for the bridal party. So far for my 5 bridesmaids I have gotten everyone a monnogrammed (spelling?) bag from West Elm, a picture frame, a candle, and then did a little DIY project where I bought each girl glasses (e.g. margarita, wine, martini) for the types of drinks they like and then took a gold sharpie to them with a different design on each (thank you pinterest!). All of that in total so far is about $75 per person. Then I was planning on getting them each a little personalized gift for about $25-30–so far I’ve got earrings for one, an alex and ani bracelet for another, but I haven’t finished the rest. That comes to about $100 per person. I guess I’m wondering if this would be an okay place to stop? Is that enough? I was considering getting some cute lip glosses or a nail polish in each, and I probably will do that. When is a bridesmaids gift enough? I just don’t know how much more room there is in my budget…
For the groomsmen we are at a complete loss on what to get. Fiance is not really interested in doing personalized gifts, so again I came up with the idea of getting whiskey glasses or something for each of them and then a bottle of nice whiskey or something?
It would be so helpful to know how much you spent on your gifts for your wedding party and what they were!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I think your gift ideas sounds good and are plenty.
We also had a hard time with groomsmen gifts, especially since a lot of our groomsmen didn’t really drink. But if yours do, I like your idea! Pintrest has some cute gift box ideas for those type of groomsmen gifts too! We ended up getting ours reusable water bottles and nice swiss army knives in leather cases. I also added lots of snacks to their gift bags! They are all more outdoors-men than anything else so the gifts went over pretty well. Even the one groomsmen who wasn’t that “outdoorsy” liked it because they’re handy items to have at home.
I got my girls mugs from Anthropologie with their initial on it, a photo frame with an IOU for a wedding photo, a Kate Spade Necklace, and some cute earrings.
Post # 3
I think that $100 is plenty to spend. However, where I am from people generally just give jewlery for the day of. Just remember your girls are not in your wedding for the gifts, rather to celebrate and support you.
I got my girls a bracelet, earrings, and shoes for the day of. I also got them a personalized lunch tote (I have a couple that bring lunch to work everyday, the others can use them occasionally). I might also get them another item. I great deal on these items. Normally they would be about $100 but I got them all on sale for about $35 a girl.
For the men, my FI wanted a practical gift, so we got them personalized duffle bags. Here is a link:
They were on sale for like $33. So if you wanted to get these, but keep costs the same you could do the flasks as well.
This site had some really cute items (and many were on sale!), take a look around. I haven’t received them yet (I should be in a couple of days) but the reviews seemed good on items I ordered.
Post # 4
Thanks so much for the responses ladies!