(Closed) When/Where Do You Give Your Gifts to Your Wedding Party?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: When/Where Do You Give Your Gifts to Your Wedding Party?
    Sometime during the rehearsal dinner : (35 votes)
    70 %
    Sometime during the reception : (0 votes)
    During the wedding weekend in your hotel room / at home : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Other - please specify in your post! : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve typically seen the gifts given out at the rehearsal dinner.  I’m not having one, so I will probably give out gifts while we get beautified before the ceremony.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve always seen them given out during rehearsal dinner… Bride and Groom give a thank you speech and then hand out gifts.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t know if there’s a right or wrong answer.  We’re doing it at our rehearsal dinner.  I think doing it during the reception would be difficult because there’s so much other stuff going on.  And doing it during the weekend only works if everyone is planning on being in the same location at the same time again before or after the wedding itself. 

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think most people do it at the rehearsal dinner, but I’m giving my bridesmaids their gifts at my shower. I got them each a necklace and a clutch purse, and I want to make sure they don’t spend money on their own necklaces/purses before the wedding (or plan on wearing gold accessories/shoes, when the necklaces I’m giving them are going to be silver).

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    We did ours at the rehearsal dinner.  It’s nice to thank them and give them recognition in a public forum.  I promise you that you will NOT have time for this at the reception.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes, traditionally, I think it’s at the rehearsal dinner when gifts are given. I like the idea of putting a lot of focus on your wedding party the night before the event; it really shows them how much you appreciate them and are excited for their presence at your big day!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I want to know what you thought and what your FI thought 🙂 Who was right?

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m like margiraffe — giving them out at my bridal shower (and we’re date twins!).  I’m going this because the clutch/necklaces are meant for them to wear at the wedding, but also because my MOH is actually not going to be at my wedding (she’ll be super pregnant and can’t fly back up), so it’s the only time I’ll have all 3 of them together!

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re not having a rehearsal dinner, so I’m planning on giving them their gifts the night before the wedding or the morning of, since I think we’re spending the night together in the hotel.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    ill prob give mine at the rehearsal or when we go to the nail salon beforehand.  ive never heard of people doing it at the reception.. feel like thats a little weird/rude to do it in the middle of the reception. maybe right after?? i dunno, just feel like there is too much else to focus on.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did it at the rehearsal dinner.  My husband and I each said a few words of appreciation for our wedding party, and then handed out the gifts.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Rehearsal dinner typically – but you can do whatever you want!

    What were your and your Fis thoughsts?

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    I think it depends on what works for you.  I’m afraid of hurt feelings if we do it during the rehearsal dinner so I think we’re going to do it invididually when appropriate.

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