Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
I arranged for a personalized tour of multiple wineries and lunch in Sonoma Valley next month. As others have mentioned if this is a gift it should be something with their interests in mind. I don’t drink wine but even with all their different personality types everyone else loves it. 😊 I’ll enjoy the scenery, food and conversation. If you know they have a favorite perfume I like that idea. T-shirts are fine but I have dozens of those already. Something a little more thoughtful and unique would be nice.
Post # 17
So while I like your thought process, I wouldn’t consider any of these ‘gifts’. That said, you could easily add something small and thoughtful/personal to it to make it more of a gift. Maid/Matron of Honor fave bottle of wine from the area, new makeup brush for makeup crazy Bridesmaid or Best Man, etc.
I like the idea of the t-shirts (i think robes are so creepy getting photographed in lol), but +1 to valencia, it might wreck hair and makeup.
I hate the idea that Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts have to be so extravagent. I think something nice and personal and thanking them for being by your side today and all the days in the past is so much more meaningful.
Post # 18
I’m going to get my bridesmaids some jewelry and a clutch from Charming Charlies in their favorite colors. Not sure if you have one of those stores near you, but they organize everthing by color so it will make it easy to pick up gifts there! I also am paying for either hair or makeup for them, I offered to pay for their bridesmaid dresses, but two of them refused, and I got them some floral getting ready robes with their first initial sewn in on the front side, although I don’t consider these gifts so much since it is for the wedding.
Post # 19
I’ll be honest. I wouldn’t wear the t-shirt. Even as a photo-prob during your getting ready pics. I HATE t-shirts and they are not flattering on my body shape. (I have a bust that is disproporionately large for my body so t-shirts simply don’t fit properly. If they’re large enough to fit my bust, they’re ridiculously large on the rest of my body and make me look like I’m 50 pounds heavier.)
I don’t know what your budget is, but here’s some of the bridesmaid gifts I’ve received that I remember fondly:
- sephora gift card
- gift certificate for mani/pedi (with a note making it clear this was for my own use, not for wedding-prep)
- nice bottle of wine and gourmet chocolates
- donation in my name to one of my favorite charities and a nice heartfelt note
- bottle of my favorite bourbon
Post # 20
What about a starbucks giftcard in a cute coldcup? They have some really cute ones for summer right now, and Ross tends to have some good ones as well
Post # 21
I always thought it was pretty traditional/nice to gift jewelry for them to wear in the wedding, and then a little something extra that’s more personal for them. I love the little gifts that use their names or initials because that’s definitely something they’re more likely to keep than something that has your wedding date or Bridesmaid on it.
One of the little things I got for mine were these Starbucks cups with their names on them (Etsy!). I also got one for myself that said bride and one for my fiancé that said groom (I had someone bring it to him as a surprise while everyone was getting ready). Last I heard, they all still love using it, and if you bring it into Starbucks to fill up they give you like 10 cents off your order.
Post # 22
FrenchToastnCoffee : I personally wouldn’t do anything labeled with bridesmaid/MOH…I have hated all of the gifts I have gotten like that and never used them again. I’m honored to be a bridesmaid or Maid/Matron of Honor but I don’t need something labeled with it to carry around.
My gifts to my girls consist of:
– A zippered tote embroidered with their initial/name off etsy (I’m a tote girl and so are my girls)
– Necklace and a bracelet to wear the day of the wedding (One of two things in the gift they have to wear that day)
– Pashmina shawl (winter wedding, so to wear for some/most pictures outside)
– Ozark/Yeti Tumbler (3 of my girls are nurses…one is a para at a school)
– Wine stopper
– Bottle of Wine (champagne for one of my sisters who doesn’t care for wine)
Post # 23
I got each of my bridesmaids a gift that was unique to each of them, but then I included a few things specifically to use at the wedding events (it’s a multi-day beach destination wedding).
These sunglasses so we can all wear them and look like a group. I was hesitant since they didn’t have any reviews, but it was worth the risk, and they are super cute and well made for the price! They also don’t look like the typical Raybans that everyone already has piled in their glove box, so hopefully they’ll wear them after the wedding too! https://www.amazon.com/Bride-Tribe-Sunglasses-Narwhal-Party/dp/B06XXSHL4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496005428&sr=8-1&keywords=gnarwhal+party
I’m also including a Turkish beach towel, a local soda, and a mini bottle of Rum!
Post # 24
My SIL gave us a necklace that looks like this, and matching earrings to wear during the wedding. I love the necklace and still wear it.
Post # 25
I gave each of my BMs and Maid/Matron of Honor a tiffany necklace and a handwritten note explaining why i gave them the necklaces as well as thanking them for being there for me and a bunch of other sappy stuff. LOL
At the end of the day, I think they will appreciate whatever it is you give them 🙂
Post # 26
I’m giving mine their gifts the night of the rehearsal. I’m doing:
a tote bag filled with a personalized hanger with their name, duty and the date to hang their dresses on the day of wedding, a romper to wear the day of getting ready that I know they will both wear again and again , a kate spade “knot” bracelet to wear the day of wedding and as a keepsake since our hashtag is #knottinghill, and paying for their makeup.
Post # 27
My bride gave us all a box with a cute robe. I don’t use robes, but it was so pretty. Chocolate (our favourite flavour) and a snow-white wrap. The wrap was for the wedding as it was Winter, and yes it was for the wedding, but my usual style is retro 40s type thing, so I’ve used it since. It was all put in a box with pretty tissue paper. I loved it because I loved the bride and I was honoured to be in her wedding. Even though I wouldn’t necessarily use everything, I was touched that she’d personalised them to each of us (the robe being our favourite colours, the chocolate our favourite flavour).
I really love the advice of shopping like it’s their birthday, and you’d like to give them something special. This does not have to mean expensive at all, just individualised. I personally wouldn’t want a “MOH or bridesmaids” type shirt, but I think the “friend since XXXX” is cute as frick, I’d wear the hell out of that, but others on here have said they wouldn’t like it, so. Just keep in mind who your friends are. 🙂