Post # 1
I need your opinion on which one would you like better for a gift
A. towel wrap with your name
b. jewelry for the wedding
c treated to a manicure and a pedicure
since I have 6 bridesmaids I really can only afford to do 1. thank you for your help:)
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
A or C. Will you be “requiring” the girls get their nails done? Because if so, that’s not such a great “gift” idea…but if not, extra pampering is great!
Post # 4
i would go with the mani/pedi option. perhaps you can do it as a pre-wedding event, maybe the day before. I am sure all your girls would be very grateful!
Post # 5
I’d say B or C.
I like B more though because it will last forever.
Post # 6
I had 6 bridesmaids, too, but keep in mind that if you are asking them to spend a lot on dresses and makeup and hair, a $30 gift isn’t much. I know you’re trying to be grateful on a budget, but keep that in mind! Dress, hair, makeup, shoes, etc all add up really fast for them. Maybe there is a non-monetary way to show your appreciation in addition to the gift? like a homemade luncheon or dinner at your house? I hosted a dinner one night–lasagna, dessert, and margaritas. They were raving for months =]
Post # 7
I am not requiring them to have there nails done I just thought it would be fun to do together and to pamper them:)
Post # 8
They can always wear the jewelry over and think of you when they wear it, or better yet when they get compliments on it, they can say it was a gift from a great friend!
Post # 9
There dresses were really cheap well for a bridesmaid dress $87 and I have no real requirements for them whn it comes to hair and makeup etc…..i’m pretty flexible. I just want to show them i really appreciate them but unfortunatlly i can’t afford alot.
Post # 10
Oh, this is hard. I think that jewelry is what I’d want. Although, towel wraps would look great in pictures while you and your BMs are getting ready. A manicure/pedicure doesn’t last. I think most girls would plan on a getting a mani/pedi if they’re gong to be in a wedding anyway.
Post # 11
I think the mani/pedi thing and provide goodies to munch on, that would be so fun! Maybe make sure to take lots of photos and make little photo book for each of them? This could be done on a budget and I know I would love it!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Mani/pedi! I’m too picky about my jewelry. 🙂
Post # 13
I think it is so hard to pick out jewelry for another person’s style! Unless you are confident of being able to find the right things for your girls, I would go with the pampering option. Could it possibly be a broader gift than a mani/pedi, like a day at a spa or a hot springs, just a relaxing time to enjoy together? Not necessarily something that costs more, but something where they could choose more what suits them? Although I know many girls go for the mani/pedi regularly, I’m just not one of them so it would be hard for me to get excited about, and as Charm bracelet pointed out, some of them may have already done this (unless they know the plan).
Good luck! And don’t worry, your girls will know how much you appreciate them no matter how much money you spend!
Post # 14
Hmm, seeing as I don’t use towel wraps, and wedding-day jewelry really isn’t a gift for them (it’s really a gift for you because chances are, they won’t wear it again, but will live on in your pictures), I would go with the mani/pedi 🙂
I’m on a really tight budget as well, and my original budget for each girl was $40, but I actually cut back on other things to get them more because they really do put a lot of effort, time and money into being there for your day. So I thought they deserved more. All my girls are really into wine, so in addition to a custom-made necklace from a local jewelry designer (all the necklaces are different to reflect their style), I got them a really nice bottle of wine with a personalized label that said, “This wine was bottled by us, just for you. Thank you for everything.” Then we signed the bottle (we actually DID bottle it ourselves at the winery). Total, we spent $75 per bridesmaid, and I feel it was so worth it.
Post # 15
I’d rather have the mani/pedi. Nearly everyone loves those.
To be honest, I’m not even familiar with what a towel wrap is. I’m not a fan of jewelry as a BM gift since it isn’t really for them, and everyone has their own tastes and styles so it may not ever be worn more than that one time, which will end up being a waste of money on your part.
Post # 16
mani pedi! mani pedi! Fun girl time. Check if the salon will let you bring in a bottle of champagne to sip on, too!!! And a fruit tray. mmmmm chocolate covered strawberries! =]