Post # 1
We’re getting so so so excited about giving to our besties on our wedding day! We’ve been thinking about what we should do for them for a while and this is what we have so far. What do you think? Should I add anything? If so, what?
For bridal party:
this is the scarf for MOH
letter changed for each bestie
Hung on wooden hanger and in blush pink***
different color picked out for each BM/MOH
Here are the other scarves I’ve picked out for each of the BM’s:
With a personal letter inside this card:
For the groom’s party:
These boxes are personalized with their initials on the top cover, in the bottom right corner.
With a personalized note from the groom
Post # 2
Are the robes and jewelry for the wedding day? If so, they aren’t really part of the gift, persay.
I do like the earrings a lot. I probably wouldn’t wear the robe again. I like the scarves (especially the last one), but I’m not a scarf person so it would be lost on me, so as long as your girls like them, I think it’s cute.
Post # 3
You’ve put together a nice assortment of gifts – I think your girls and guys will have fun with them! Personally I think there is a tendency to go overboard on the bridal party gifts – they are honoured to be included and a simple gift that is reflective of each person and a heartfelt, handwritten card is enough. I was given a necklace that I never wore again and a little purse to go with my dress that was full of little toiletries I might need at the wedding – neither gift really felt personal or special, but I didn’t spend time thinking about it – I was just focused on helping the bride and having a great time! People who get upset about what they did or didn’t get for being in a wedding party have lost sight of what’s important. That said, I have gotten completely carried away with putting together special gift boxes for each of my girls, to the point I am spending more time fussing about their gifts than I am on other details of the actual wedding! The main thing, or biggest gift, I have included is a gift card to a spa in each of their home towns, then a bunch of little things that are all connected to their relationship with me, their personality, or the wedding.
Post # 4
JiminyCricket: thank you for sharing your thoughts!! It’s really helpful! Yes, I bought the robes and jewellery with the intention of the BM’s wearing them for the wedding (but if they didn’t I wouldn’t be upset). I was worried they wouldn’t wear the robes after either 🙁 I thought that if I got their monogram on the front instead of something like ‘bridesmaid’, something to do with the wedding specifically, etc. that they would be more likely to wear it after.
Arn’t the earrings awesome!! Fell in love with them right away! I can understand where you’re coming from with the scarf thing! I picked each individual scarf out with each girl in mind, then asked my fiance which scarf he thinks he would give each girl (he was bang on with every single one which is huge because he’s a tradesman and definitely NOT into stuff like this lol), then I double checked each of the girls pinterest boards to make sure that they aligned with their style like I thought. (that’s where I also discovered that they all love Essie nailpolish, which color tone they lean towards the most, etc.)
Post # 5
anon082015: Then I say go for it! It sounds like you put a lot of thought and effort into them, and I bet your girls will love them 🙂
Post # 6
Toronto2014: Thank you!! I thought the same thing at first (going overboard) but then I realized how much they are all spending (300+ for BM’s dresses, hair $25, makeup $50, any gifts they decide to buy, plus their time put into our wedding) and how much I truly want to make them feel loved!
I definitely tried to ensure that each item could be used again. I would hate for them to be stuffed in a closet. We all have similar style and taste so I know these are things I would personally use again (and hopefully they will too!).
Awww your gifts sound amazing!! I considered including gift cards for the spa but decided against it for a few different reasons (two of the bm’s work in a salon, one of the BM’s teaches up north where there really is no salon, as much as I LOVE the spa I still haven’t used my own gift cards that I got at Christmas time) However, I am considering buying an Aveda product for each of them (I know we all love their products!)
Post # 7
Great assortment of gifts! I would be very happy if I got them…
can I ask where you got the scarves from? Particularly the second last one with the chevron pattern?
Post # 8
Candice1990: Thank you! Pretty much everything we’re getting is from Etsy 😀 Love that site!!! The scarf with the chevron pattern is from the etsy shop ‘LIFEPARTNER’ and the other scarves are from the etsy shop ‘dailyaccessoriez’
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
I’d love to be your bridesmaid! I love the gifts for the guys and girls!
Post # 11
I think they are lovely! However, I would suggest toning down the personalized part and leave off most, if not all, of the initials and name stuff. When people say you should personalize your bridal party gifts, it means you should pick something you think each person would want – such as what you did with the different scraves- not that you should put their names or initials on everything. 😉 Maybe only put initials on one thing, like just the robe or the flask, instead of all the things.
Also, for the tote, instead of letters could you do a picture of something each girl likes instead? For example, if I were one of your BMs, my bag would have a drawing of a bear. But you could do a flower, palm tree, mountain, shoe, etc. based on what each girl likes. Personally, I would much prefer a tote with a bear on it than my initial, but you would know your girls best!