(Closed) Are these bridesmaid gifts okay?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Member
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Girl, ask yourself this.. after doing all this, do you feel that you have truly thanking your BMs for being a part of your day? I think everyone is different in this. You have done ALOT for them, more than most brides even think of doing! I personally think your girls will feel more than grateful for all you have done!

In the end its not about how much you buy or spend, but the feelings you each share about the day.. so if they feel thanked and you feel pleased, thats all that matters!

Post # 4
Member
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I agree with lilcfitnes.  Buying all of the dresses is a big deal by it’s self.  I would throw in a very personal thank you note to all of them and I think you will be good to go. 

Post # 5
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wow you chose a lot of gifts for them! I am giving you permission to know you have gone above and beyond the call of duty! Relax now, and enjoy being with your ladies!

Post # 6
Member
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My BMs paid for their own dresses, hair, makeup, etc and I got them a pair of earrings and a photo ablum with pictures from the shower, bachelorette party, and other events with blank slots for wedding pics. I wrote a note and put it into the first part of the album. I didn’t spend a lot of money (because I can’t afford to), but I put a lot of love into their gifts and I know that is what counts.

Post # 7
Member
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i would be thrilled as a Bridesmaid or Best Man to just have the dress covered!  what a sweet bride you are to do all that for them.

Post # 8
Member
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second Mrs. Leopard, bridesmaid dresses are so expensive now days (not to mention its a dress that someone else is picking out for you) so by you paying for the dresses that is more then a Bridesmaid or Best Man could ask for, I’m sure they are extremely grateful for you covering that costs. Not to mention everything else you have done/ bought for them. I know every girl loves the little things and your Bridesmaid or Best Man know you are doing everything you can to create a great experience for them, what more could one ask for?!

Post # 9
Member
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You’ve done MORE than enough by purchasing their dresses and paying for hair and makeup the day of!  Your girls will appreciate that more than you know.  Also, these are your best girl friends, they really don’t expect anything from you!  They’re probably just happy to be a part of one of the biggest days of your life.

Post # 11
Member
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ejs4ya-if your mom made them their dresses you saved everyone a bundle which is great! I think you’ve done a lot for them!

Post # 12
Member
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Shoot, you could have probably stopped at their dresses!  Seriously, you’ve gone above and beyond so I’m sure they appreciate it all.

Post # 13
Member
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with everyone else who said you’re going above and beyond since you already purchased their dresses. If I was your bridesmaid, I’d feel truly thanked by your generousity. I can’t imagine your girls would feel that your gifts were inadequate.

Post # 14
Member
2641 posts
Sugar bee

You have been so generous.  Have they received all of that stuff yet?  You can totally wrap the bracelets as something for them to open at the Rehearsal Dinner.  After the dress, make up and food.  You’ve done plenty.  But I’m wondering if you feel like they need to "open" something.  I think the bracelets work.  Check this "to do" off your list.

Post # 15
Member
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

WHOA girl, that is incredibly generous of you!!!  I bet they are all thrilled to be standing up for such a generous friend.  I’m arranging to have a talented friend available to do their hair (we’re not doing updos), and I’m giving them handmade jewelry (like by a pro, not by me) as gifts (earrings, necklace, bracelet), but they are paying for their own dresses (under $100 including alterations).  I should add, these are not traditional bridesmaid dresses, and they all chose the dress pattern together, and chose their own necklines, so they’re more like party dresses that are being made to fit their bodies and they swear they will wear them again, ha ha we will see.  In addition to that I am giving my Maid/Matron of Honor a Vera Bradley bag in the wedding colors, and then I will do something after the wedding (no time now) to create a personalized scrapbook with photos from the wedding.  In our group my scrapbooks are highly anticipated 🙂  Also after the shower they threw me I gave them each a really cute girly jewelry holder and matching pic frame from Hobby Lobby (SO CHEAP love it!) and if I have time for another DIY I will prob get them all flip flops and bling them up for them to wear at the reception.

Post # 16
Member
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you told them that you will be paying for their hair on the day of the wedding? 

If not, that could be your "gift".  When I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man for my SIL, she got us all gift certificates to the salon and we all used them to get our hair and nails done.  I was thrilled! 

The topic ‘Are these bridesmaid gifts okay?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors