(Closed) Advice

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think what you are doing is fine!  Nothing out there says that you have to give the bridesmaids the same money range in gifts that the groomsmen get.  Buy them what you can afford.  Maybe you can take them out to brunch or something to thank them?

Post # 4
Member
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think you have to match what he is spending on the guys. The fact that you are making so many of the items yourself makes them more special. Perhaps you could throw in some little stuff (like from the dollar section at target) if you feel you need more things….otherwise I think you’re fine!

Post # 5
Member
3265 posts
Sugar bee

I think your gift is more presonal and more likely to appeal to girls. 

 

My only feedback is (if it’s not too late) to not put your name or wedding date on the totes.  It just makes them way less re-useable.

 

Post # 6
Member
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think your gifts are awesome!! I love that clutch… can’t believe you made it! It looks like the same material that my Future Mother-In-Law is using for the flower girls dresses.

I’m sure your BMs were happy to put in all the work for your wedding and they will appreciate this token. Don’t worry about $$$. If you are really concerned, you could maybe scrounge up some money to get them giftcards or something. But I don’t think it’s necessary in the least!!

Post # 7
Member
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

First of all, I love your gifts to your BMs! I would use and love every single thing in the bag (and including the bag). I want to buy those earrings myself! And the clutch is amazing. And the feather thing. AND the cookie cutter — so cute! Ok, I’m gushing, but you get the picture — I really like your gift. 🙂 

I wouldn’t worry that your Fiance is paying for the men’s suits. I’ve been in a handful of weddings and I’ve never paid much attention to what the GMs got as gifts. It sounds like what you’ve asked of your BMs is very reasonable — just buying a dress, nothing extra. 

If you want to go above and beyond, I like @MissAsB‘s suggestion of taking your girls out to brunch to thank them. I’ve had brides do this for me when I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man, and it’s always a really fun, special treat.

Post # 8
Member
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think your gift is very cute!

I wouldn’t feel bad! 

 

Post # 9
Member
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your gift is great.  I would much rather just an actual physical gift than have something paid for for me, you know?  It is very nice!

Post # 10
Member
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you kidding me? Let me put it simply: Can I be a Bridesmaid or Best Man in your wedding?? stop stressing, love the gifts.

Post # 11
Member
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sbharkness83: I think that the gifts you have are perfect. There is no rule saying that the gifts have to be equal value. I have been in a couple of weddings and I dont think any gifts have matched up in price for the bridal party except for one because we all got Chuck Taylors.

Post # 13
Member
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d also consider giving them a set of wine glasses with the skyline (no names.) That way, they have some to share with friends! And wine glasses don’t cost that much.

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