Post # 1
I need help!!! I have no idea what to get my Bridesmaids/Maid of Honour as gifts. I would like to get them something very nice, but not too pricey! Maybe $150 each?
Should I go with a jewellery item (bracelet, necklace, etc.) or something more unique?
What did you girls get for your Bridesmaids/Maid of Honour?
I need ideas please!! Thanks 🙂
Post # 3
@amanda90: It sounds like you have a pretty high budget to spend on your girls! Do you want to do wedding-related gifts only or something more personal? I’m a fan of doing a gift or two they can use for the wedding, and maybe something else more personal. I was somewhat limited by my budget, but I’m happy with what I have for my ladies so far.
I have 7BMs and 1Maid/Matron of Honor, so my budget per girl was quite a bit lower. I went with a quilted navy wristlet with their initials monogrammed on, I made each girl a pair of earrings and a glitter stem wine glass that I will eventually etch their initials into, and I also got each girl a chevron scarf (different colors depending upon their tastes). The wristlets can be used for the wedding if the girls want, and I want them to wear the earrings for the wedding too. I will probably put some wedding survival kit supplies in each wristlet, too (tissues, gum/breath mints, blotting paper, mini alcohol bottle). The wine glasses and scarves are for whenever! I am also going to write each girl a note thanking her for her support and love!
Post # 4
I wouldnt get them anything that has to do with the wedding. If there is any expectation that they will use it the day of the wedding or for pics, it`s more of a gift for you than them.
s hard to make specific or personal recommendations when we don't know your girls.
You don`t have to get them all the same thing. What are their interests or personalities?
One might like a gift certificate to a spa, whereas a sporty type might prefer a gift card for the local ski hill (depending on where you live).
Jewelry can be difficult as tastes vary widely.
Post # 5
I only had a MoH, but I got her a Coach clutch and makeup bag, and a gift card for her favorite store (she had just gotten a new job so needed more professional clothes). I also bought her a Kate Spade necklace which she wore for the wedding, but I’ve seen her wear it elsewhere too. 🙂
Post # 6
I have 6 girls in my party so like the pp my budget was a little lower. I bought tote bags which I am decorating for them with their initials. Inside I have a handpainted chevron picture frame, a handled mason jar with their names for drinking at the wedding, hand lotion and a few other things including a hand-made thank you card for being there for us on our big day.
Post # 7
I did a necklace (to wear on the wedding day, although all my girls loved them!) and a unique gift for each girl (for example, Celtics yoga pants and flip flops for my sis, who’s a big fan).
Post # 8
@julies1949: I totally agree. As a recent bridesmaid we all got parasols, which we were then told we had to bring for photos. Definitely did not feel like a token of appreciation.
$150 sounds high. For that much they probably would have preferred you buy their dresses. Just something like a cute bath bomb or some chocolates would be sweet.
Post # 9
@amanda90: I had 5 BMs + Maid/Matron of Honor and i got each the same thing, a necklace with a silver initial charm from Tiffany’s. They were $125 each. I did not require them to wear them the day of the wedding but a few chose to do so.
I also paid for their hair, makeup, champagne, lunch, and limo transport day of the wedding.
Post # 10
Wow these are all great ideas!! Thank you 🙂
Post # 11
@oldmatron: I wouldn’t consider buying their dresses as a gift, cause they need to wear it anyway. I believe it would kinda be more of a gift for me rather than for them. I would like to get them something more personal that will mean something to them.
Post # 12
@SOONTOBEMRS_Z: I like the idea of the handmade thank you cards as well! That makes it so much more personal! 🙂
Post # 13
@babycakes24: Nice! I like the idea of getting everybody the same thing, as well as something unique for each of them!