(Closed) When are you giving your bridesmaids their gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think it would be weird

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d probably pull them aside. Or ask them to come a little early and give them the gifts then. the other girls would probably understand. But it might be slightly awkward if they all have to watch you thank them and open their presents. 

(especially if you had non-BMs who helped out lots with the planning and may have been sad they weren’t pick)

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We gave everyone their gifts at the rehearsal dinner. We gave a little thank you speech. Discussed why we picked each one and gave them their gift. I think giving gifts in front of non-bridal party members is ok.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ll give them their gifts while we’re getting ready the day of the wedding.

I just don’t feel comfortable doing it at the rehearsal dinner!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think that is a great time to give it to them! I wanted to give them their gifts during my bridal shower or bachelorette party, but both were surprises. I ended up giving them their gifts the night before the wedding. All my ladies were in town and we went out to dinner together.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My cousin just got married on Saturday.

She gave her gifts out at the resataurant at the rehearsal dinner……Her and her hubby stood up, thanked all of us who came and support them and then said they had some thank you gifts to give out to the wedding party.

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Probably on the day.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve also seen couples introducing the wedding party to everyone at the rehearsal dinner (sometimes family doesn’t know much about everyone), telling how they met and why they’re important to them, and then handing them the gift. It thought it was great, I had been interacting with the wedding party up until that point but didn’t know anybackground. And other people won’t feel bad, it’s pretty obvious that the wedding party is different than the rest of the guests.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At rehersal dinner. I am going to make my (only) toast of the wedding that day about how much I appreiciate the help etc and let them be in the spotlight. They will have their gifts then when everyone can admire them and they don’t have to be discreet.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, I personally would feel funny giving BM gifts away during a bachelorette party. Either pull them aside, do it at the rehearsal dinner, or the day of the wedding.

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