Post # 1
I have two BMs who kept promising to send me the check for their dresses…which I fronted the $120 each for. I think they had every intention of doing it, but as they live far away and have a lot going on, they just forgot. Now the wedding is five weeks away. I don’t have any amazing ideas for Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts. I did promise them initially to pay for their hair. So what if I just say, don’t worry about reimbursing me..I’ll make the dress and hair your gift. Will that be a nice way to go? Or will it seem like their gift is an after-thought since I originally intended for them to pay me back?
Post # 3
Dresses and hair are a nice gift!
Post # 4
nah i think it will be much apprieciated!
Post # 6
@Ngolden1: If I still owed money for a dress and in the end had it gifted to me, I’d be delighted! How practical…essentially, you’re freeing up $120 of their money for them. Plus, hair on top of it all? You’re fab!
Post # 7
That sounds like a good idea!
Post # 8
I think that would be great and very much appreciated on their part.
Post # 9
I think they’ll love it and probably appreciate it more than just about anything else you could get them!
Post # 10
That sounds like a great plan.
Just be sure to give them a card with a heartfelt “thank you for being there for me” note at the rehearsal dinner or the day of the wedding 🙂
Post # 11
That would be a huge load off me if I were a bridesmaid. Great idea.
Post # 12
Great idea. I would be very happy with that as a Bridesmaid or Best Man.
Post # 13
I would absolutely be thrilled if my dress was gifted as Bridesmaid or Best Man.
Post # 14
@Miss Chapstick: I will definatley give them a heart-felt card! I’ve heard a lot of people say that the gift shouldn’t only pertain to the wedding, because then it’s really a gift to yourself. Whether this is true, it does make me want to add something else – since the dress and hair are required for the wedding. Maybe a framed picture of us also?
Post # 15
@Ngolden – I think the the heartfelt card and hair and dress are all you need honestly. I understand what your saying about a gift pertaining to the wedding, but not asking them to pay for a 120.00 dress is gift enough IMO.
Post # 16
i think that sounds amazing! i’d be thrilled!