Post # 1
One of my dear friends is hostessing my bridal shower in her home. My bridesmaids are throwing the shower. Do I buy both my bridesmaids and the hostess a gift? And who is suppose to buy the gift for the hostess? One of my bridesmaid is insisting that they are to buy it since they asked her to host the shower.
Post # 3
Regardless of offers I would pick up the hostess gift. That way you know that it was well taken care of. Bridesmaids normally get a thank you gift near the end for being a bridesmaid, I think it would be redundant to buy twice for the bridesmaids. You have awesome bridesmaids for offering to pick up things!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I think it’s perfectly acceptable for both (bride and BMs) to give the hostess a small token/gift of appreciation. Am I off-base with this one?
Post # 5
Oops, I voted wrong. My vote should have been for the Bride. The hostess is hosting the shower for you and it is out of appreciation that you give her a gift. If the BMs do so as well then that is great for the hostess .
Post # 6
Deinitely get them all a gift. I think this is the bride’s job for sure, to gift her hostesses and the house-person a gift. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just somethign to say thanks.
Post # 7
I think the Bride *should* buy the gift, but that it wouldn’t be horrible for the BMs to give something additional to the hostess
Post # 8
I think it’s important to get a gift for the people who are hosting.
So if it’s at someone’s house you should def get them a gift. As for the bridesmaids — they do not have to get the person a gift unless they are taking any of the credit for the shower. Like if it’s at one of their mother’s houses but they are “hosting” then I would leave it up to them to thank their mother in the way they think necessary.
Post # 9
Bride is suppose to give all of them a gift. They are hosting the shower together for you.
Post # 10
It would probably be nice of the bridesmaid to give the home hostess a gift, but the bride definitly should.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! That’s what I thought. I am going to buy them all a gift. Won’t tell the bridesmaid that I am buying the house host a gift since she will get mad at me for doing so. They can give her one as well…heck she deserves it for opening her home up and being such a gracious hostess!!