Post # 1
My 4 bridesmaids have all been incredible so far, and I want to make sure my gifts to them are sufficient!
I’ll be getting them these robes, each in a different color:
In addition, I’m getting them each an Alex & Ani bangle.
As a thank you for my shower, which I think is a garden tea party (yay!!!), I’ll be getting them each some tea from my favorite loose leaf shop. My Maid/Matron of Honor, who planned the whole shower, and one bridesmaid who made the invitations, will get an additional tea-related gift!
Is that enough? Should I offer to pay for their mani-pedis also? I don’t have a lot of extra money in the wedding budget, but I want to make sure they feel aprpeciated! I’m not asking them to get their hair and makeup done, although they’re welcome to use my same stylist who charges a very modest fee.
What do you think, bees?
Post # 3
@serajane: I think those are excellent gifts and I personally love my loose tea shop so those gifts would be right up my alley lol! And the robes are awesome and always nice to have around the house 🙂
I think it is enough and you shouldn’t feel obligated to pay for their mani/pedis unless you really just want to OR you are requiring that they get them. Also, as a former bridesmaid many times, it is a nice “gift” to have make up and hair be optional! Where I’m from hair is usually not optional and the bridesmaids pay for it themselves :/
Post # 4
TBH, the robes are more a prop for your photos than a gift for them. The bangle looks cute, but are they all going to wear them? Do they all drink tea?
Post # 5
i think those are great! i have been a bridesmaid many times over and my favorite part is always the heartfelt card, but i would be quite pleased with those robes too. i disagree they are props. they will look cute in a picture, sure, but i have a robe like that and i wear it quite often 🙂
Post # 6
@serajane: I think it would nice if you got your bm’s a little gift that is individual to them.
Post # 7
Thank you! Definitely not requiring mani-pedis either! I want my girls to feel beautiful but they don’t NEED manicures or makeup to look great!
They all love Alex and Ani, and they love tea, so I thought those were pretty approprioate gifts! Although the robe is a prop that day, I think that all my girls would wear it after the wedding. That’s why I didn’t choose one of the more bridal, satin, monogramed ones!
Yes, definitely a heartfelt card!! Very important!
That’s a good point, too! I’ll have to think about that and see if I can add something in that’s personal for each of them!
Post # 8
@serajane: A gift that reflects the individual personality of the bm is always appreciated no matter how small.
Post # 9
I think that sounds great! Maybe instead of getting them all an Alex and Ani you could individualize it more by getting the girls who like necklaces a Dogeared necklace? I LOVE the tea idea… I’m a huge tea fan and think everyone needs some looseleaf in their collection. They make really cute infusers that you could include with the gift too if you want a little something more!
Post # 10
@serajane: if you have extra go enjoy some girls time they will love it and so will you plus it will be fun
Post # 11
I think tea is a lovely… Personally I wouldn’t just get loose tea varieties. I would get cute tea bags or coffee if your BM’s are coffee drinkers.
Post # 12
I disagree with Soon2BD-CBee. I think loose tea is a step up from tea bags. If you’re going to get tea, get loose tea. But make sure they have a filter thing for it.
Post # 13
Where are the robes from? I love them!
Post # 14
@serajane: Those gifts are lovely and surely enough!
Post # 15
I think that is more than enough. I would be very appreciative.
Post # 16
Excellent point, I do have one girly who would prefer a tasty special coffee!
I was definitely planning on getting loose tea! If you have a David’s Tea near you (only in Canada, California, New York, Connecticut, Chicago and Boston at this point), I urge you to check it out! I’ll make sure I get them all a tea infuser/strainer too!
They’re from this Etsy shop – http://www.etsy.com/shop/JustCottons
Aren’t they so cute?