Post # 1
So…I’m trying to come up with a creative bridesmaid gift for my wedding to give out at the rehearsal dinner. I am purchasing a necklace, sun screen, chapstick and nail polish for each of the bridesmaids, but I am trying to decide what type of packaging to put them in.
Everything I have looked at has been ridiculously expensive and I really do not think the bridesmaids will care. They are just my sister, my 2 cousins, and 2 of my best friends from college. I am thinking of putting the gifts in just a regular beach bucket with the name of each of the bridesmaids. They are about $1.50 a piece. I think this is much more reasonable than paying $10 a piece for a fancy galvanized bucket or a mini beach tote that they will never use.
Any thoughts/ comments about having the beach bucket would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I’d say just put it all in, like, a gift bag. The normal disposable kind. I can only speak personally, but I think I’d ditch a plastic beach bucket at the earliest possible opportunity if I were gifted one – especially if it were a beach Destination Wedding (don’t want to have to pack it to go home.) The contents sound nice, though!
Post # 3
rachel85: Thanks for your input…I guess I was thinking the bucket because it goes with the theme…I’m not really expecting them to keep it for a long time (just like they wouldn’t keep a paper gift bag) I just wanted to put it in more of a unique container.. The farthest one traveling is about 4 hrs drive from the wedding, so no one would have to fly. My sister is the one who gave me the idea
Post # 4
You could do a really cute beachy-type basket as well. Maybe one made out of reed or something.
You could even decorate them with seashells as such.
You can find these types of baskets at walmart, joann fabrics, micheals, hobby lobby, ect.
Post # 5
hill42: I think in your case because no one is flying, the beach bucket would be fine and on theme. They can always give it away to a child of their choice and you’d pay almost as much for a gift bag.
If you wanted to give them something they are more likely to use, an inepensive mesh bag would also work.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
hill42: I created my own mason jar tumblers. It may not fit your theme unless you wanted to tint them a blue-ish green color and you could attach a starfish or sea shell shaped tag…
Post # 7
julies1949: Thanks for the idea! I just don’t want to seem cheap by putting their gift in a bucket, but I think it goes with the theme