Post # 1
I bought all my bridesmaids earrings for the day of the wedding but I wanted to get them something else. I saw one of my colleagues had a pen from swarovski that she said she received as a gift and I thought it was gorgeous. They come in all different colors and I picked out and ordered them in my BMs fav color. When I told people at work my idea the response I got was: “I’m not really into pens” and “I always lose pens so I would just probably lose it”. My fiance said “pens?? really?!!” and then “honestly, if I got a pen as a gift I’d think WTF”
My thinking was to get something useful (as opposed to a shot glass engraved with “bridesmaid”) and something that you would never buy for yourself. I would love to receive one of these! But maybe that’s just me! All my bridesmaids have jobs they can use them in (3 work in healthcare…hello charting! there is a teacher, 2 event planners, a paralegal, and a finance person) Now I am second guessing myself on these gifts! My Maid/Matron of Honor and sister loves the idea and so does my best friend/wedding planner/BM but the rest of the BMs will be surprised and now I’m unsure! I ended up spending about $50 on each girl with the earrings and pens.
Check them out and give me your opinions…pictures don’t even do them justice! They are so super cute!
Post # 3
I think it is a great idea! Something different other than the same old things you find for bridal party gifts. I wouldn’t worry, I would love one of these pens and I’m sure your BM’s will too!
Post # 4
They’re cute. I’ve always like pens and pencils and stationery. Back to school shopping was the best! But I lose pens all the time.
I honestly don’t think anyone really cares that much about Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts. My mom was talking about gifts that she’s received for being in weddings and it’s always “yeah, it’s packed up somewhere.” Before the wedding, I was talking to my 2 MOHs about the groom having a difficult time finding gifts for the groomsmen. One of my MOHs said “I think the idea of buying gifts for the wedding party is so stupid. Me being a part of your day is a gift enough.” My gifts to my MOHs were their dresses and their bouquets (used fake flowers, so they can keep them forever) andmy gifts to my other 3 BMs (all 12 and under) were just their bouquets. And my flower girl? Her veil, dress, and the treat bag I made her. =)
I guess it depends on your group of friends. Mine wouldn’t have expected anything, and if I had given them something extra on top of their dresses, I would not have given any of them pens, but that’s because I know my girls. And I’m sure you know yours. If you think they will like pens, I’m sure they will. But I think the thought is what matters.