Post # 1
Who are you or who did you gives to at your wedding? Making sure i dont leave anyone out. I have 2 friends who are singing and 1 friend doing a reading and I wasn’t sure what to give them. I was thinking of just doing a giftcard but to where and how much is appropriate?
Post # 3
I am going to a local place in town that has all kinds of cute girly bath stuff. Candles, bath soaps, cute little dishes for jewelry. Anyone who is involved in the wedding should get a gift and any friend who is helping you but you arn’t paying them. Like, a friend of ours is doing of photography for free so I will be giving her a really nice gift. The readers and the lady who is singing for us will get a cute candle and some bath stuff. Probably $30 worth.
Post # 4
Maid/Matron of Honor got something special, but did get something for all both Bridesmaid or Best Man. Gave $40 to our 3 singers and violin player. Everyone else (ushers, people who are handing out programs, guestbook, flower attendant, etc) we have personalized bags of popcorn that we are giving them.
Post # 5
We’re “gifting” everyone who plays some part in our wedding. For us that’s the bridesmaids, groomsmen, Maid/Matron of Honor, Best Man, 2 Readers, Attendant, Parents. Since we’re inviting them all to the rehearsal & dinner to follow, I don’t want to not give gifts to someone who is graciously helping us….although the readers gifts will be smaller than the others.
Post # 6
We are giving gifts to anyone who’s helped with the wedding and not a vendor: parents, all memebers of the bridal party, and our readers. For readers, we are doing small gifts – something around $10-$15.
Post # 7
My parents – mom got a pedi and massage, Dad a $100 gc to his fave mexican joint
His parents – we got them a new set of dishes
His best man – cufflinks
My best woman – a clutch and hanky panky “Maid of Honor” thong
Keyboard player – $100 amex card
Officiant – $250 amex card
My brother (did a reading, ushered, and DJ’ed) – $100 amex card
ETA: all people I “Paid” agreed to help us but never asked for money