- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
With 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 2 ushers, 1 Ring Bearer, 2 sets of parents, my cousin who’s officiating and my aunt and uncle to buy gifts for, my budget is pretty much exploding. It doesn’t help that I have high standards as far as the gifts go and I flat out refuse to gift anything that I deem overly cliché (i.e. things that would be the most affordable to give).
Originally we had planned on $100 each for the bridesmaids/groomsmen, $50 or so each for the ushers/RB (my younger cousins), $200 for each set of parents, $100 for our officiant and $50 for my aunt and uncle making the grand total a whopping $1300. We can’t swing this. With our wedding closing in I’m seriously starting to stress about money and I’m desperately trying to cut things from the budget. I wouldn’t dream of completely cutting the gifts out but I need to bring it down a notch so this is where the Hive comes in. I know there are a million and one Bridal Party gift posts but I need help…
Here are my guidelines…
Girls: $50 not to include jewelry, clutches or gift cards (if worse comes to worse we’ll just get them each gc’s to their favorite stores but I would like to try to find an actual gift/gifts before resorting to that).
Guys: $50 not to include anything personalized (flask, money clip, lighters, etc.) or gift cards (same deal as above).
Parents: $100 for each set not to include anything personalized (wine glasses, picture frames, platters, etc) or photo albums.
Officiant: $50 and no guidelines since I’m totally stumped on her.
Kiddos (ages 14, 13 & 6): I think I’m going to get each of them a $25 gift card and a small gift on the side. Any suggestions for that gift (less than $20)?
Aunt/Uncle: They’re getting a $50 gc to the restaurant that our family owns. Yep, we still have to pay for our food, lol. I don’t think that I could go any cheaper on that.
As you can see, I could use some help. Any suggestions for things that will fit my criteria?