(Closed) Would you like this as a BM?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Would you prefer this in lieu of a traditional or any other BM gift?
    YES! I would appreciate not having to pay for hair/makeup and dress and love the convertible dress! : (158 votes)
    82 %
    NO, I'd rather pay for whatever dress (reusable or not) but have the bride get me a gift : (15 votes)
    8 %
    BOTH - don't want to pay for dress/hair/makeup AND want a gift! : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Other - please explain : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That is awesome! I actually think that is very thoughtful and generous!

    Post # 5
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes as a BM I would love that – very generous of you!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    id love it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t really consider the hair and make-up a “gift”, since it is really for the benefit of your wedding.  But not having to purchase the dress is nice, so I voted “yes” since it is taking away a pretty big cost for them, especially if it really is a dress that could be worn again (though the purple makes it less likely than a neutral color).

    ETA:  I’d probably still give them something small, even if it comes after the wedding, like a framed photo of the two of you from the wedding.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    That’s pretty much what we did for our BMs. If you’re looking for other things to gift them, we also gave them necklaces to wear with their dresses and we paid for a mani pedi day for everyone the day before. I did feel bad that we didn’t get them anything that wasn’t wedding related though.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It is a gift from you to them, even if it’s something they have to wear at your wedding, as you said the dres cna be worn again to other events so they get to keep that portion long after your wedding is over.

    Oh and I would LOVE that as a gift.  What a treat.  I wish I coul have done this for my girls but due to budget I just can’t.  I made sure the dresses were less than $50 though.  They’ll probably do their own hair and makeup too.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Some people will say that it doesn’t make it a gift since it’s for your wedding, but I personally would love it as a bridesmaid. I would rather have my expenses taken care of than flips flops, totes, etc. I think adding in a nice personal letter to each girl and/or a framed picture of the two of you together would add a nice touch.

    Post # 11
    Member
    5243 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would love it! You are super generous!

    Post # 12
    Member
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Heck yeah, I’d love it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    OK I know I sound like a greedy bitch BUT you gave me the option not to pay a dime AND get a gift… DUHHHHH! LOL.

    Reality: Even if you paid for all of this I’d still want a *small* gift! IE a personal picture of us to at your wedding, in a pretty frame, or a cute personalized photobook, or something small and meaningful in addition to you paying for everything.

    Otherwise I’d pay my expenses, and expect to see a personalized not-so-small gift.

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Dang! People can get kinda greedy haha..weddings aren’t cheap..it’s not like it’s required to give gifts anyways, so I feel like getting anything I would appreciate so much.

    Post # 16
    Member
    3121 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i’d love it.  The gift is saving money!

    The topic ‘Would you like this as a BM?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors