Post # 1
The Groomsmen are getting 6oz flasks with their names on them, and FI thinks that is sufficient. Instead of flowers, I am having clutches made in our wedding colors (gray and pink), and the bridesmaids are wearing whatever LBD they already own. I am ordering pearl necklaces from Etsy to match-ish the pearls I will be wearing. I was wondering, however, if this is enough?
The flasks are $20 / piece, and the clutches + necklaces are $35 each. But, it feels weird giving my girls wedding things as “thank you” gifts.
I was considering gifting the men cufflinks, as well.
What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
I gave my maids the Swarovski crystal earrings and necklaces that they wore in my wedding.
Post # 4
I got my ladies pretty robes in colors that suit them (not specifically for getting ready the day of the wedding): http://www.etsy.com/listing/92348804/set-of-6-kimono-crossover-robe-spa-wrap?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=kimono+robes+bridesmaid&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all
I also got them monogrammed cosmetic bags and photo frames that I had engraved with heartfelt messages. I plan to give them wedding pictures to put in the frames, but when I gift the frames at the rehearsal dinner, I’m going to use funny pictures as placeholders.
I also helped with a portion of their dress cost and I’m paying for hair and make-up. I’m not counting those as gifts because they’re for the wedding.
Post # 5
I’m buying their jewelry and paying for their hair and makeup but I don’t count those as gifts because they wouldn’t have those expenses if it weren’t for my wedding. Never mind the debate over “will they wear the jewelry again”. They’d not be rushing out to buy these things otherwise, and I can’t dream of making those count amongst their gifts.
So their gifts: I’ve gotten some really nice silk pajama/lounge sets, a different color/pattern for each to match their personality; then each will get another little giftie although I’m still shopping for those. One will get a Hello Kitty watch (it’s so “her”) but not sure on the others. I’ll probably add a small box of chocolates too.
Post # 6
I bought them each a Coach wristlet so far. Im planning to buy them the crochet Toms shoes for the reception. I’m making no requests for hair and makeup other than for them to have their hair down. I may also buy them something to get ready in, like a robe, or something else.
Post # 7
I’m paying forhair and makeup and paid about 1/3 of the cost othere dresses but I don’t really consider that part of their gift. I got each girl a necklace and earrings, a crystal monogrammed bathrobe, and a monogrammed tote bag.
The boys goteither flasks or a beer stein engraved with their favorite sports team logo. My FI is also getting cigars for each guy. N
Post # 8
I’m making them clutches (not specifically for use at the wedding, just cute purses they can use in general) and buying them jewlery to wear for the wedding. I’m still debating on personalized tanks for getting ready.
Post # 9
We’re only having a 2 person bridal party. For the Best Man (FBIL), we got a safe made out of a 1940s post office box, which suits his personality perfectly.
For my MOH, I got her a pair of silver earrings on Etsy that she will love. She can wear them for the wedding if she wants, but I just think they suit her style perfectly for anytime.
I also got MOH a Coach wristlet that I know she will use all the time.
Post # 10
I bought each girl a black tote bad and bought personalized iron on monogram letters(Etsy.com) for each tote, I bought the earrings the girls will be wearing along with a shawl for each girl. I also bought each bridesmaid a robe, not necessarily for “getting ready” photos, just as a comfy gift.
FI was stumped as to what to get his groomsmen and ushers. I suggested buying them wrist watches. Some of our bridal party do not drink, so getting beer mugs or flasks was out of the question. We still are not 100% sure about the watches, but we can’t buy large gifts since many of the groomsmen are flying in for the wedding.
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Post # 12
My younger, mentally challenged sister is the only person in my bridal party. I’m paying for her dress, hair, makeup, shoes, accessories and jewelry. I think I will likely buy her another piece of jewelry she can wear all the time. She loves dolphins and I think I might find a really nice dolphin pendant. She can wear it all the time and remember being a special part of my beach wedding. I’m really looking forward to making her feel pampered that day, besides her prom, she has never had a reason to get all dressed up and she is just so excited to be part of the wedding.
Post # 13
I’m getting my girls gold earrings and bracelets that they will wear on the wedding day. I will probably also get the a cute jewelry box and put these items in it when I give it to them. I don’t know what FI wants to get his boys yet. Right now he is thinking shaving kits, but hasn’t found one he likes.
Post # 14
I made my bridesmaids gift baskets. These baskets contain a gift card to their favorite store, a bottle of wine (chosen based on their wine preference), a personalized wine glass and a picture frame with my favorite picture of us.
Post # 15
Clutches that match my wedding colours! I am getting this etsy seller to make them closer to the wedding. She’s local to me which is great.
Post # 16
My the entire wedding party/guest list is getting either a coach mini skinny wallet or money clip.
Not as expensive as it sounds, Only about $300 bucks, and that includes myself and FI.