Post # 1
I titled it that way to get your attention, thinking it will attract the attention I need from those that may be able to help with my specific situation. I hope it works. =)
I want to present my gifts (as surprises) to my girls at the rehearsal dinner. I wanted to initially get them jewelry, but logistically I don’t think it’s a good idea because as a bridesmaid myself in the past and knowing my girls, we pre-plan like crazy. So of course they would already have their jewelry picked out by then, and may have even bought new jewelry for the occasion. I did have specific gorgeous earrings in mind for each of them. So my issue is (1) should I get something else, and what, or (2) should I let go of wanting to present them at the rehearsal dinner?
In case someone was thinking it, I don’t want to present at a shower or bachelorette b/c not all the girls were/will be 100% in attendance at any one of those. And I definitely want to present to the girls all at once – which is why I chose the rehearsal dinner (also for tradition).
If I get them something else, does anyone have a suggestion as to something really nice but not more than $100 per girls? I don’t like the idea of lots of small little gifts – I like 1 big nice gift.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
If you really like them (the earrings), let go of the surprise factor you are looking for and ask your girls if they have earrings picked out yet. If not, imply that they’re “covered.” And then gift them to them maybe at your shower. I think it’s a good idea in and of itself though, and would enjoy getting new jewelry. I’m somewhat of a jewelry whore though. 😉
Post # 4
A family friend is making jewelry for me and my bridesmaids. This doesn’t really count as my gift to them, since I’m not paying for it, but in order for them to plan, I sent them an email detailing what they needed to get (dress), what they could figure out on their own (shoes) and what would be provided for them (jewelry).
Basically, if you’re giving them jewelry, you need to let them know beforehand that they don’t need to get earrings for your wedding.
Post # 5
I thought the same thing – I bought necklaces with little snowflake charms for my girls, but in case they have something already picked out, I don’t want them to feel like they have to wear them for the wedding.
We’re all rooming at the hotel together the night before the wedding so I have a gift bag for each girl with a Victoria’s Secret bathrobe, the necklace, bottle of wine and some makeup items.
Post # 6
I am probably going to get miche bags I dont know the exact website but they are a base bag that has shells and I saw them at a recent bridal expo and fell in love!
Post # 7
I brought my girls jewelry and I let them know before hand. They loved it! I also brought them something else (rollable ballet flats). So in a way, there was still a surprise factor.
I ordered their jewerly from a website http://www.sammoon.com
Post # 8
I want to get these robes for my BMs so bad but I promised earrings so they’re getting cheapo robes (and i’m getting one for myself lol)
Post # 9
I told my girls in advance that was one thing was getting for them. The other stuff they don’t know about yet. I am getting them personalized beach totes, picture frames with the word Friend on it. Then each girl will get something that represents them or what they like.
Post # 10
I think if you are getting them some type of jewelry that you would like them to wear on your wedding day, all you have to do is let them know in advance.
I am having necklaces made for my BM’s. Each will be unique and based on their personality, but they will also still kind of match. I’m going to let them know necklaces are covered, and that they can wear whatever silver earrings they want.
Im trying to figure out if I’ve got more $ to do something else too. Fiance got me everything I need to start making soap (yes, soap – organic soap 🙂 for x-mas, so hopefully I can perfect that over the coming months and give each girl some yummy homemade with love soap! Might seem weird to a lot of people, but I know my ladies will love love it.
Post # 11
I thought this was going to be about something else (aka not liking cookie cutter jewelry for different people. btw, i agree w that). That being said, if you are going to proceed with jewelry, just let your ladies know that they shouldn’t worry about jewelry for the wedding.
Post # 12
As one within the minority of girls who don’t have their ears pierced, just double-check and make sure all your maids do! Let me tell you, having been a Bridesmaid or Best Man so many times and it’s awkward turtle: “Hey, put them on!” “…Uh, I…can’t…”
Some of the best gifts I’ve gotten as a Bridesmaid or Best Man:
a DVD of one of my favorite movies and some homemade treats
a pashmina (in a NEUTRAL–re, not wedding–color. I mean, I like teal too, but beyond the wedding, I’m much more inclined to reuse a silver pashmina) that I could wear during the chilly ceremony
Post # 13
I bought my bridesmaids each a necklace. I’ve already told them I’m getting them one.
Post # 14
The BEST gift you can get your Bridesmaid or Best Man is to pay for her dress. if you cant afford that, how about pay for herhair/makeup/shoes.
Post # 15
I bought my bridesmaids each a necklace and told them about it in advance and that I would like them to all wear it on my wedding day. Im not giving it to them until July/
Post # 16
I want to get my bridesmaid jewelry they can all wear on the day of the wedding. But one thing I found were jewelry dishes, they have hand painted ones that can be individually painted for each person. I think its such a nice thing it doesnt have to say anything about the wedding day but they will always know that you gave it to them so whenever they get married and take their rings off at night, or just everyday jewelry I love it and I am still debating whether or not to give both things!