Post # 1
If you were a bridesmaid, what would you want as your gift? I’m already giving them all the jewelry they’ll be wearing the day of, and a jacket/stoll to keep warm. I think I’d like to get them a bag full of stuff, but I don’t know what to put in there!
So if you were a bridesmaid, what would you want to receive as a gift?
Post # 4
I’m paying for my girls to get massages the weekend of the wedding because it was something I knew I’d want if I were one of them =o)
Post # 5
Something cute and personal for each one. A framed picture of you and the maid? A bottle of wine that you two always drink when you’re together?
When in doubt, there’s always Coach clutches 🙂
Post # 6
i am gettng mine robes, massages, and paying for their makeup to get done! plus some small things to put in a bag for them!
Post # 7
I just had my sister, and I got her a sentimental gift and paid for her wedding makeup. As a bridesmaid, I’d love to have the bride to pay for my hair and/or makeup… trying to make yourself look photo-worthy is STRESSFUL!
Post # 8
I wanted my friends and family to not feel like it’s a burden to be my Bridesmaid or Best Man, so I made everything entirely easy for them.
Aside from providing the (relatively inexpensive) Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for them, I’m providing hair/makeup services for them.. and their little gift will be these Tory Burch smart phone wallets.. (My friend has the hookup for me to get each at 40% off retail price)
Post # 9
Mine isn’t “perfect,” but I’m happy with what I’m getting them. I am getting them:
– A tote bag with a cute pattern and their initials on it (really just to hold everything else, not a major part of the gift)
– A custom-made lightweight floral robe to wear while we get ready and then they’ll have it afterwards. It is being custom sewn to their height & size (two will be pregnant), nothing that says “Bridesmaid” or anything like that.
– A Camelbak waterbottle (I love these things and all my ladies use them too, but it’s always nice to get a new one because they get gross over the years)
– A book I picked out individually for each of them (kind of fun/light reading, but novels)
– I’ll probably put some snacks in the bag too for the weekend, some candy but also some healthy stuff.
I am also paying for their hair and makeup to be done, but I don’t consider that part of the gift. I am also trying to work out a trade with the seamstress that is doing their dresses so all they have to pay for is the cost of the materials ($60).
Post # 10
Lush, love it so much but not all girls do. Maybe vouchers to see a movie, spa day or starbucks card.
Post # 11
In the wedding I was just in we got white sapphire earrings, lotion and candles. It was very nice1
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I would love something that I could use again after the wedding. I take reusable tote bags to the grocery store to save bags, so I always love getting canvas tote bags as gifts. I also love nail polish, I would love to get a manicure set or something girly like that. Honestly though, I think the best gift ever is a really sweet handwritten card that i can reread when I’m having a bad day or when I’m feeling nostalgic.
Post # 13
I would do something sweet, something sparkly, something smart, something serious. : )
Sweet – favourite candy or lovely little pastries
Sparkly – a piece of jewelry for the wedding day
Smart – a book tailored to their personality
Serious – a letter telling them how much they mean to you.
I am SO cheesy.
Post # 14
I’m stuffing my girls wristlets with gift cards (Sephora and VS). I’m also giving my girls jewelry (earrings) that are gifted in a macaron coin purse; I did these all DIY so it only cost about $5 per friend.
Post # 15
It’s hard. I don’t even really like people buying presents for me in general b/c I rarely like what they pick out. 🙁
IF it were my “style,” I like jewelry, scarves, cute little purse, basically anything “girly” like nail polish and lip gloss. Gift certificates to restaurants are always nice too.
Post # 16
Hair and makeup is the best gift because the girls will want to look pretty too they are standing up there w you after all 🙂 and it gets pricy. If i were the bridesmaid I’d prob think “stuff” is nice ie personalized makeup bag etc but I’d much rather have h+m paid for so I don’t have to spend the money myself