Post # 1
I was really struggling with what to buy my bridesmaids. I have three in particular that are traveling from very far away to be a part of my wedding…two even live several states away, so I wanted them to be very nice gifts, but I only had a small budget to work with. I have already ordered them but am just wondering what you think.
So this is what I bought each girl.
A Jessica McClintock clutch for the night of the wedding
A MAC lipgloss
A personalized pocket mirror
A flask (we are only having a beer and wine reception and several of my bridesmaids only drink cocktails)
And a maxi dress to be worn while we are getting ready the day of. They are solid colors so it is definitely something they can wear again.
I also got my hostess, and my cousin who is doing all of our hair the day off a personalized pocket mirror and a flask I was also thinking of doing something else small for them.
What do you think?
Post # 3
If you know these are things your ladies would like, then they’re fine. As for myself, I’d be disappointed as a Bridesmaid or Best Man, because those things are not at all my style/what I like. Also, personally, and no offense, but I think beauty-related Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts are overdone. Sorry.
Post # 4
@BetterSherm: I see what your saying. This is stuff that my bridesmaids are into though
Post # 5
I think they are great gifts!
Post # 6
i think you are very generous with your gifts. as for liking them, you know your bm’s so i can’t answer that.
Post # 7
I think it’s great! very generous of you!
Post # 8
Id be adding some jewellery to wear on the day but besides that perfect 🙂
Post # 9
Im struggling with deciding what to give my girls. No offense, but im not fond of the items u mentioned and wouldnt getbthem for my girls. I feel it should be more personal. Like a necklace or necklace/ earrings set. Or i found a travel jewlery case and i thought about writing a note that says ‘ wherever u lifes takes u im always with you’ maybe its too cheesy??
Post # 10
The gifts are great, don’t second guess yourself! You know your bridesmaids best, and these are very generous gifts 🙂 I wouldn’t add anything either, it sounds like you’ve spent plenty of money. Good job!
Post # 11
It’s making me sad that some people are putting it down since i’m planning to do the same. I want to do clutches instead of flowers so I was also planning to get them a clutch filled with stuff and a will you be my bridesmaid poem/letter type thing and a robes (like another bee) instead of your maxi dress idea.
I personally think it’s personal since i’m picking what i’m putting in it and putting things that will be useful for our wedding day.
Post # 12
I think those are perfect and I would totally reuse all of those things! Nice going!
Post # 13
I think that’s very generous of you. I’d like those things if I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man.
Post # 14
I have no idea what that kind of clutch looks like, but I love purses so… Haha. And I would LOVE the MAC lipgloss and maxi dress.
Post # 15
I’m getting them their gold initial necklace, monogrammed robes and perhaps making a scrapbook of our childhood photos ( My BMs are all family). I also paid for their dresses.
I think anything is appreciated and the gifts you got are very nice. Girls can never have too many purses and lipgloss.
Post # 16
I think those are lovely gifts! To the girls who disagree, I think they’re being to nit picky. Honestly, your girls shouldn’t be in it for the gifts! Anything you choose to buy for them is more than generous. It sounds like you’re a very gracious bride! I’d be psyched to get those gifts and to be in your wedding!