(Closed) Would you like this?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What should I give my bridesmaids?
    Just the real pashmina (cashmere) : (44 votes)
    73 %
    Synthetic material wrap and other small gifts : (14 votes)
    23 %
    Other (explain!) : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    782 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I bought my girls some inexpensive pashminas while I was on vacation. They look and feel like the real thing, but for a fraction of the cost and now I have money left over to get them other things! If you’re not 100% postitive that they’ll all appreciate the real deal, then I’d suggest saving some money and investing in a few other things too!

    Post # 4
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would def. use a wrap if I needed it at a wedding, but I know I would never wear it again.  Just not me!  So I would go with the wrap to use there, plus some other fun things like the tote.  Depends on whether you think your girls would be likely to use them again, IMO.

    Post # 5
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    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I’d go for the real pashmina. The synthetic ones can get sort of itchy. I wear pashminas all the time as scarves actually. they work fantastically.

    Post # 6
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would really want the cashmere one, unless you find a really high quality synthetic. I can really tell the difference between cashmere and the fakes, but sometimes they are just really quite nice!

    In general, I wear pashminas as a big fluffy scarf all the time. They are seriously my favorite winter accessory and I’d love to have a gorgeous luxe one but I’d never buy it myself!

    Do they have any dip-dyed black AND white ones? I just love the multicolors but it may not look as nice as a wrap

    Post # 8
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m super allergic to cashmere, so I would not only never wear it again, I couldn’t wear it at the wedding.  There are lots of nice synthetic ones available too.

    Post # 9
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @marigold, that’s what i was thinking of =]. White House Black Market has one out, I think….

    What about pairing the cashmere wrap with, say, one pretty vintage brooch? I’m really into the brooch it and scarf it approach and can’t wait to go scour some flea markets =]

    You can also pin the wrap so it doesn’t go flopping around in the wind =]

    Post # 11
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I just tend to think that a pashmina is an extremely generic way to thank someone especially if they have been great friends and there for you.  I think a better gift would be to think what would you get your girls if it were there birthday. 

    I also own like 5 black pashminas myself.  You may want to ask around and see who has one already.

    Post # 12
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    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I would love a real one.  It seems to me all the synthetic ones I’ve ever bought or been given get kind of shabby looking after awhile and fade a lot.  But if you find really nice synthetic ones it probably won’t be a problem!  I’m a total scarf obsessive – my only shopping vice is warm clothes 😉 – so I always appreciate being given a nice new one.  Pashminas are so versatile anyway!

    Post # 14
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    900 posts
    Busy bee

    I just think it is a nicer gesture to buy your bridesmaid one nice piece as opposed to a bunch of sort of cheap things.  I always looked at the gifts as being something commemorative of the event.  To me something long lasting and quality embraces that concept.  I am also not a fan of giving the bridesmaids something to wear at the wedding.  For some reason that seems like the gift is more about the bride getting exactly what she wants at her wedding than a way of thanking the people she considers closest to her.

    So I guess my suggestion is that if you don’t think your bridesmaids will want a pashmina, don’t buy them a cheaper one and try and compensate with other knick-knacks.  Start from scratch and pick out something nice and that is quality that you really think each girl will love.

    Post # 15
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    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love the real thing, but I already have a black pashmina (and I’m guessing half your BMs have one too).  So, if I got a black pashmina as a gift, I wouldn’t be so excited because I already have one.  If you want to get them pashminas, consider getting them one that matches their personality.

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