Post # 1
hi all, a little background on our wedding party, I have a MOH, 1 Bridesmaid and 1 BridesMan.
My FI, has a Bestman, 2Groomsmen, and 1GroomsWoman.
I had purchased already a necklace ide like the girls to wear, FI wants to get the guys cufflinks or a tie clip (NOT their gift)
I need help I dont know how much to spend,what is to much? AND what to get my BridesMan! Ide like to get them all something useful and then something that is meaningful that they could keep.
MOH- Wonder woman plusshie, fill in the blank book “you are to me” (personal touch – she loves things like that) i want to find her a small trinket box for the necklace.
my BM- a small trinket box, a different type of “thank you for being a bridesmaid book”
I was thinking of going to that place “color me mine” and painting something they each like (IE..one likes sunflowers they have a cute sunflower dish_
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Post # 2
we got our bridal party things like we would for their birthdays. We spent about $200 each. How much you spend depends on your budget/finances….
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Spend what you can afford; it doesn’t have to be extravagent. A $20 gift is just as wonderful as a $200 IF you put effort and thought into it. Now, I’m a believer that anything you give for the wedding doesn’t count as a bridesmaid gift (necklace to wear during the ceremony, paying for make-up, etc.) Think about each bridesmaid: what would you buy for them as a present, if the wedding had nothing to do with it? You seem to want to give them both trinket boxes; are they the type of girls who would USE trinket boxes? Or is it just an accessory for the wedding necklace?
Honestly, my favorite things I’ve gotten from being a bridesmaid … letters. They cost nothing (or almost nothing, if you go with a fancy card) and mean a lot, sentimentally speaking. These are a good place to start. And again, anything that identifies them as an individual and isn’t 100% wedding-related will go well. Word of warning: bathrobes, cardigans, tank tops, tote bags, anything with the words “BRIDESMAIDS” on it – these make for great photo props but probably won’t be kept forever. And again, that’s purely wedding-based. Get them something that will make them happy to be your friend, not just your maid, for a long while to come 🙂