Post # 1
Hi everyone! My bachelorette party is next weekend, and I am super excited. We are going to Atlantic City, and I know my girls have put in a lot of work. I am planning on buying them pretty substantial presents for the wedding itself (pretty plum sugar robes, kate spade bangles/other jewelery based on what they each like) and a gift for throwing the shower as well. Do you think I should do something for the bachelorette too? I made really cute glittery champagne glasses and was thinking of adding a bottle of some bubbly for each.
Did you give your bridesmaids a gift to show appreciation for throwing your bachelorette party, and if so what?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t. They’re getting gifts for the wedding, which to me are for the whole experience, not just the actual wedding.
Post # 4
I got everyone who attended my bachelorette shot glasses. Mine was a weekend trip to Vegas so I felt a little something extra was warranted.
Post # 5
I think the point of bridesmaid gifts is to thank them for being your bridesmaid, which is inclusive of the entire process- shower, bachelorette, rehearsal, wedding, etc. I don’t think they need a gift for each occassion… but the more they do for you, the more appreciation you should show. I think you can do it all at once, though.
Post # 6
The girls are all getting a cute makeup bag ith nail polish, an iPhone case (everyone has the same phone), hair accessories, and hand lotion. I’m giving the Maid/Matron of Honor a $50 GC to a nice restaurant becuse of the amount she spent on the bach party. But that will be in a thank you card after the wedding.
Post # 7
My Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister) is the main one planning & spending the most for my party.. so I plan to get her a gift card to either her & her boyfriends favorite restaurant or to her favorite store & a nice thank you card after the party — which is this weekend 🙂 I know she doesn’t expect or want anything.. but she’s put a lot of effort into this party & I know it’s been stressing her out, so I think she’ll appreciate the gesture from me.
I do plan to send thank you cards to everyone who is attending though.
Post # 8
I got my bridesmaids and the mother’s gifts (scarves) for throwing the showers. I also made cookies in a jar for all the guests of the shower. I did not get anyone anything for throwing a Bach party. The bridal party also got wedding gifts.
Post # 9
I disagree with only giving bridesmaids a gift for being in the wedding if they take the time to coordinate and spend money to throw a bachelorette party for you. In my opinion, that is no different than buying gifts for non-wedding party people who throw you other showers. I don’t think it has to be anything extravagant though. A couple of girls have rented a beachhouse for a group of my friends for two nights and are hosting a lingerie shower/bachelorette party plus girls’ days on the beach, etc. The hostesses who are in the wedding will also get a wedding party gift, but I’m thinking about getting the 3 hostesses for the beach event each a personalized beach towel as their hostess gift (and maybe some other small stuff).
Post # 10
We are going to a drag queen show in Portland, OR for my bachelorette party and then off to the bars!!! I am considering getting everyone who attends the bachelorette party a fun little survival kit(Thank you pinterest!) Like gum for fresh breath, Excedrin for the next morning, energy drink, water bottle, mini bottle of liquor or wine, bandaids and hand sanitizer. Little things like that.
Post # 11
@Spud8610: We are doing the same exact thing for my bachlorette in Portland And I am doing the kits too!
Post # 12
@MsPanda How Exiciting! I went to the show a few years ago for a bachelorette party and it is so fun!