(Closed) Average price spent on attendants’ gifts

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It depends on your budget.  Seriously.  I’m spending about 100 on each bm. But have found some amazing deals for that amount.  Some handmade earrings on etsy (coin pearls) and a necklace of our journey together as friends (also from etsy vendor). 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you should take into consideration the costs of the dresses and tuxes you asked them to wear to your wedding.

Nothing sucks more than spending $200 on a bridesmaid dress, $80 on hair and makeup, and $30 on shoes plus the gifts, and then receiving something worth $20 as your thank you.

Probably not a popular opinion. Just saying that if you’re having a nice event, trim some corners to say “thanks” a little nicer than what’s necessary

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@ej:great way to put it. I am not sure yet how much we’ll be spending on them.  I was thinking about 50 or so on them (I got a great deal on jewelry and these cute tissue paper thingies, I’ll be getting them a clutch from an etsy seller and a compact with a chandelier on it (ebay))… 

@eureka: with all the gifts that I have mentioned I am at 30.00… I really wanted to get them fur stoles, but I think I’ll go with black pashminas because the budget may not allow a more expensive gift. I am not sure what M is thinking of for his guys, I think money clips and flasks are good for them because well they have fun drinking and spending money lol!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ejs great great great point! I agree

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t know if monetary amount matters as much as a great gift.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I totally agree with EJS.  That’s exactly why I’ve tried to get my 6 bridesmaids as much as possible, especially considering two of them are coming from out of state!

I’ll be spending $92 a piece on them.  This includes their shoes, necklace/earring sets and $60 to the salon where we’re getting our hair done.  I got some great steals on the shoes, and the jewelry sets are from Etsy 🙂  I don’t think it’s the price. it’s just the quality… ETA: also a lot of my bridesmaids are in grad school, so I’m trying to help as much as I can.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m spending somewhere around $30 for each girl. I’d like to get them more, but I have 8 bms and a flower girl I’m buying for so that was A LOT for me. The only thing I required them to get though were their dresses which were only $30

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, for POV, I spent $150 on a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, plus all the typical Bridesmaid or Best Man stuff….and our Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts were a really chintzy set of necklace/earring and an umbrella (i use it a lot, but it’s not a high quality one, it breaks a lot) as a thank you. We got nice cards, but even the Out of Town bridesmaid was like “wow i bought a plane ticket!”. We both felt like the gifts didn’t have a lot of thought behind them…but they weren’t real great quality. The necklace bends and isn’t wearable and the umbrella flips around in the rain like a maniac.

So…thought is very very important and so is QUALITY. Don’t buy them stuff that breaks asap! lol. Find them something cute on Etsy! I love that place!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I only have four gals and their dress is $130.00 (and they all adore the dress and have all said they’re wearing them to a special occassion besides the wedding because they love them so much), I think I’ve gotten really great deals on their stuff so again I think if you bargain hunt and get things on sale you can get some great stuff.  For example the necklace set that I bought for them was regularly 50, I get them for 10 each.  It seems like everyone wants to feel appreciated versus given gifts that really aren’t up to par especially when you ask them to spend 200+ on a dress they wouldn’t wear again.  M says he has never gotten a wedding gift before, EVER when he’s been in a wedding (faint)!!! thankfully we’re still early in our planning and budget and I will up the gift factor because I don’t want them to think that I am ungrateful for them being in our wedding.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it depends on the amount of people in your party. we have 4 people so we’re spending $100 each. i agree with the fact that your friends/family are doing so much for you, spending a lot of money for your wedding, and they deserve a nice thank you gift.

my fi was in a wedding where he got personalized coasters and the girls got picture frames. i looked them up, $30. it was a crazy, high budget wedding, they spent so much money putting it on, my fi spent a lot of money on his tux and the bachelor party, and he got coasters. of course my fi is too nice to say anything, but i don’t think it’s very cool.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

OMG ladies check this out!! These 18.00 tote bags are only like 5.99 right now!!! So they have the luxurious look without the luxurious price!!

I cannot take the credit for finding them, prncssdva found them….

http://weddingshop.theknot.com/weddingwarehouse/ProductPage.aspx?pId=P1633

And enter coupon code COMPLETEKS (thanks ejoy!)

Yep that’s right 4 personalized totes for $30.71!!!! 

So my bridesmaids are getting

A compact with a chandelier on them

A clutch

A tote with their initials

Their jewelry

Maybe some chocolates or probably pralines since I love them sooo much

And a pashmina….

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