What's your BM gift budget? For how many BM?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have 7 and I am planning to spend around $100 on each of them.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I have 3 bridesmaids. Money is really tight since FI and I are paying for the wedding ourselves. Im paying for $50 towards their hair. I’m also getting them something small from St.Lucia. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I hope to keep it under $50 each for 6 BMs. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@marilen:  

1. Amount you’re spending per BM – $50

2. Number of BM – 3

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think I spent about $750-800 total for 8 bridesmaids.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

$200 for each of my 4 bridesmaids, and paid for their hair and makeup (additional $150/person)

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@marilen:  I am only spending about $40 on each.  I am getting them a silk robe and then having a hair and makeup girl at the venue in case they want to get their hair done, but they don’t have too…

But I am also supplying mimosa’s and a catered lunch for the day of the wedding, as well as a bridesmaid luncheon with champagne.

I guess I am spending the lowerend of what someone would spend on bridesmaids, but I am paying for really big full bridesmaid bouquets for them to hold and keep and that is cutting into the budget a bit

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsman. Our total budget for their gifts is $700. It’s not going to be exactly even though. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@marilen:  I have 3 (two bridesmaids and one MOH).  I’m paying for each of their hair day of (which will be around $60/each) and I plan to spend an additional $75 on my MOH and $50 on each BM.  I will probably also take them to get their nails done the day before if time permits.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@marilen:  I am already married. I spent $80 per bridesmaid and had 7 of them, but I really wanted to give them the thing I gave them. I also took my sister (MOH) out for drinks.

ETA: No one in my bridal party got their hair or nails done, they are not super girly like that. we’re all a paint-your-own-nails type of crowd. I paid for myself, mom and sister (MOH) to get our nails done 2 days before the wedding. One of my bridesmaids offered to provide food for the girls while they got ready.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

mine ended up being around $100 per bridesmaid.  I had 6, plus 2 jr bridesmaids

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

@marilen:  I have 7 & I have spent around $75 on them so far, planning on getting them each a $25 gift card to some place specific to their likes too as the wedding gets closer. Plus my mom will be paying for us to get mani/pedis the day before the wedding & hotel rooms the night before the wedding. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

$100 on gifts, plus I paid for their hair which was about $50 each.

And I had 4 bridesmaids.

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