Post # 1
I already have a personalized necklace for each of my bridesmaids. It’s just a small simple initial necklace but on the back it has a fun word that also starts with that letter (A = amazing, C = Chic, L = Lovely) and they all really seem to fit each girls personality! I’d like to do something more since I don’t expect them to wear the necklaces for the wedding, though they can if they want. So what else should I give them? Does it have to be or should it be all personalized?
Post # 3
I don’t think it has to be personalized. I would like a robe with an intial maybe, but not my full name. I also would not wear a tshirt with my name on it.
Post # 4
I agree with PPs, I wouldn’t wear a tshirt with my name on it. I like the hanger idea, and I would maybe wear a robe with my name on it, I would definitely prefer something different though. Not bath salts/lotion, as I always get them, but maybe something like a dvd or book, and some nice perfume.
Post # 5
I’d like to get a gift I’d like for any other occasion- not a gift replicated but “personalized” five (or however many bridesmaids you have) times over. I’m not sure what it is about being a bridesmaid that seems to make people think that they need to get a gift that can be replicated for X number of people, but just get your bridesmaids gifts they’d like normally. Just get a normal gift.
I’ve been in four weddings. Three of the brides got the same gifts for all of the bridesmaids. The fourth got us each something entirely different. Guess which gift I actually use…
Post # 6
Why do things have to be personalized? As far as I know I’m not going to forget who I am.
Post # 7
I got my BM’s a few things,maybe they could give you some ideas?
- Necklace & earrings for the day (all have worn since then)
- Black clutch
- Wedding day survival kit (bobby pins; bandaids; panadol; safety pins; mints & blister pads)
- Flats to change into later on.
Post # 8
@lisha_1988: That’s a lovely gift. Something practical to use on the day and something for later. Personally like some of the other pps I don’t get the personalised thing. I wouldn’t use the hanger or tshirt and the robe is ok but not anexciting gift! In the past I’ve gotten gifts of perfume and a charm bracelet. Both, I’ve used.
Post # 9
I’m a fan of the personalized bath robes. I think they’re cute, and I’d continue to wear them. I think monogrammed initials would be nice.
Post # 10
With the T-Shirts and how many years we have known eachother I was thinking that would be fun for getting ready or maybe the rehearsal, not really the main “gift” more just for fun.
I guess I like the idea of personalized things because in a way it’s a special group that is formed because of their participation in this “wedding” thing. I already get them birthday and Christmas gifts. There’s really no other circumstance that it’s appropriate to give a personalized thing. I dunno maybe I’m just rambling.
Anyone given or received a diamond candle???
Thanks for the ideas!
Post # 11
Diamond candles are so awesome! I gave them as Christmas gifts to my girl cousins and sister and they all went nuts over them. I love them too, they’re so fun to burn and wait to see what ring you pull out.
For my bridesmaids I am buying their earrings and shoes for the wedding and I also scored a great deal on a Coach bag for each one when Coach Factory was having their online clearance sale. I’m also going to get them some things to stick on the bottom of their wedding shoes to add traction since the soles are leather and rather slick.
Post # 12
I see where you were going with the t- shirt idea. I recently got maried and we gave the entire bridal party t-shirts with our “logo” ( off our invites) on the front and then Bridal party on the back. They loved them, and we don’t actually expect them to wear them, it’s more a novelty that there are only 8 made and to symbolise how important they are as a part of the day.
Whilst I appreciate the sincerity of how long you have known each it has the slight possibility of making the ones you have known the shortest feel less important.
The necklaces sound great though, and are really practical.
Post # 13
How about these? I would personally LOVE to receive one of these….. (sorry for the huge pic)
@Mellbee: The girl I’ve known the least amount is 6 years. Then I have 7, 15, 24, and 30. But I see what you mean!
Post # 14
If you are going the personal route, leave off anything wedding related, because it would never be worn again.
Pesonally, I would prefer something else, but you know your girls better than we do!
Post # 15
I have always strongly dislike the personalized stuff I got at weddings. I think most of the time people don’t go around with their name all over their clothing, but maybe your girls will like it. I think a nice robe without the names is fine and appeals to more people.
Post # 16
I am making my girls hangers, buying them robes and my grandmother knit them all slippers that are REALLY cute.
I am also planning on getting them some dainty earrings/necklace/bracelet… .I think I’m going to go the ‘thanks for helping us tie the knot’ route.