Post # 1
I have a fairly large group of girls that are all going in on my bachelorette weekend. I only have 4 bridesmaids (who are all going) plus about 6-8 other good friends/FSIL that will be going as well. We are going to a resort/casino/spa type place for a Friday-Sunday getaway, which may not be the most expensive thing to do, but it certainly isn’t the cheapest. By the time this weekend comes, I will have already had a bridesmaid luncheon and I will have given all of the wedding party a gift of appreciation.
I know this weekend is supposed to be about me, but I want to show everyone who is going some sort of appreciation because it means a lot to me. Has anyone gotten any kind of gifts – small or large – for those who went on the bachelorette party? I was thinking maybe a wine glass or champagne flute with their names painted on? I don’t know… I would really love some suggestions!
Post # 3
I didn’t do anything but my BMs gave wayfarer-style sunglasses with each girl’s initial on the side to the attendees. There are some cute photos with the sunglasses, and since they were actually cute they turned out to be a useful favor. I keep mine in my car as emergency backup sunglasses 🙂
You obviously don’t need to FI anything beyond thank them for coming, but I would think that something useful for the weekend would be appropriate. I personally hate “single” stemware or anything personalized for an event (won’t use it again), but what about those acrylic tumblers with straws? Get a few different colors so people can tell theirs apart, tie a bow on the straw, write a thank you to put inside the cup, maybe a bag of candy or a pack of hair ties or something?
Post # 4
My bridal shower will be the weekend before so as a thank you gift for throwing me the shower and to use on that weekend, I’m doing the acrylic tumbler with straws with their names on them from etsy. I am also putting a gift cert for a mani/pedi, a vera bradley nail file, a bottle of OPI, and a mini bottle of their favorite liquor, mostly malibu.
This is more as a thank you for my shower gift, but they can use it for the weekend and the wedding weekend. I like the sunglasses idea! I bet those make cute pics!
Post # 5
Spa week was going on the week after I got home from my bachelorette party in Miami, so I booked a massage for myself and the girls that went to my bachelorette party. It did create some drama with a couple of my BMs that didn’t come to the party, but it was something I felt I needed to do bc Miami cost the girls an insaneeee amount of money.
Post # 6
I had a destination bachelorette. The first night, it was just my BMs and me, so when we went out to dinner I snagged the check. It was the only thing they let me buy all weekend.
After my showers, I sent the hostesses flowers.
Post # 7
Personalized mini bottles of liquor or wine could be cool – customized sunglasses, shot glasses, caps, personalized cookie, or even just a piece of jewelry in each woman’s style – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.
I’m giving away goodies at my bachelorette party…but they’re all of an adult nature. Mini Kama Sutra guides, sex card games, a body paint set, etc.
Post # 8
@Ellegee: The sunglasses idea seems very cute!! Where can you find these to get the initials on the side?
I really like the tumbler and mini bottles or wine/liquor too!!
Thanks for the help – I will look into these items!