Revamped my idea for BM and GM gifts

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
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  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Two paird of shoes? Like the ones for your wedding and flip flops or the reception (which I like), or just two random pairs of shoes?

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The shoes aren’t really considered gifts to than them for participating in your wedding. They are accessories to be worn in your wedding.

    The flip flops can be considered part of their gift.

    Rather than do all the little things,  I would find a nice plain tote-style bag tht they could use after the wedding. You can place the flip flops and the thank you card in the bag.

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MrsWinTraining2014:  I agree with julies. The little things aren’t special and will just add cost without much value. Something that is just for post-wedding would be good like a tote bag or something small that is different for each of them. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t really see what about these are “thoughtful” so I guess I’m confused. Something thoughtful would be something that each person can enjoy as a real gift, outside of your wedding, or something tailored to them. Listerine and flip flops just don’t do it for me.

    ETA: I actually think the GM gifts are fine, but why do you have all this personalized stuff for them, and “special gift tailored to their interest” but nothing like that for the bms? If the totes are nice then that’s a good gift.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsWinTraining2014:  When I say a tote bag, I mean a really nice handbag- something they would get to use for years. Is that what you are talking about?

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @MrsWinTraining2014:  Ok so you have a nice tote bag that they can re use over and over and then you are putting this stuff in it?

    Yeah I’d say that’s fine. Just don’t put stuff in it that you don’t think they’ll care about. Nail polish is always fun of course but if they don’t do make up don’t give them a compact (Personally I hate getting compacts, I have so many that never get used). Or are they all married? Maybe a ring holder? Something that isn’t super expensive but that is useable. And then I suppose you’re actually good beacuse this is a pretty standard BM gift.

    I know someone said don’t do t-shirts, I bought clearanced tanks at wal mart and put wedding names on the back of them for all my gals just as an added fun thing and they all brought and wore them to get ready in. They were so cheap i don’t care if they went to good will after that.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Honestly, I think it is fine if that’s what you want to do. It is WAY MORE than I have every gotten as a bridesmaid gift and as long as the items were decent quality I’d appreciate it. I know everyone says things used for the wedding are not gifts and while I can agree with that – it is all I have ever gotten. I have never gotten an additional gift for being a bridesmaid or a thank you card just for being a bridesmaid. (for ex. Last wedding I was in as MOH I got a David’s Bridal matching clutch, wedding jewelry from Kohl’s and a Target reusable shopping bag. – I have used the shopping bag again! LOL.)

    If you’re looking to make the gifts more personal or special then I would just put extra thought into the items like lotion, nail polish, lip balm etc..and get them something nice or that you know they’ll like including the tote bag. Also, I think a frame can also be a nice/cute gift that’s not too expensive and put an IOU in it for a photo of you and the bridesmaid on the wedding day once you get your photos back.

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsWinTraining2014:  I’ll be brutally honest here. Your list of stuff is what I consider stocking stuffers at Christmas- cheap stuff that I add to a stocking to fill it up.

    What is your budget for this gift?

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