(Closed) Bridal Party Gifts

posted 5 years ago in January 2014
Post # 3
3 posts

I’m about to order gifts for my brides ladies as well and I’m totally stymied as to what they would want!  I’ve got a small but meaningful gift for each of them and then I wanted to get them something they could use either the day of (like a cosmetic bag? see below) or maybe a Tote bag (see below below)?  I’m just not sure that they’d want a cosmetic bag with their initials on it.  I like those wristlets!  And I love your idea to do decorated champagne flutes–is there somewhere to get those?  Or are you planning to DIY the decorations?  I’m not at all a creative person so I’m trying to rely on the creativity of others!



Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee

They look lovely, but remember that gifts for other people shouldn’t revolve around your wedding. Earings, hangers for the dresses, purses to match the dresses aren’t much of a gift for the receiver.

Try to include stuff that is just for them, and not to do with your wedding. 

Post # 7
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@andielovesj:  +1

OP, you know your girls’ tastes, so just be sure that you really think they’d use those things again.  Personally, I’d never use a monogramed wristlet but I suppose someone might. The earrings could be super cute.  Since your making them, I’d suggest making them each slightly different and to each girls’ taste.  That way they can all match without being the exact same and it’d help ensure your girls would wear them again.

I think the hangers and champagne flutes are fun, but I wouldn’t really consider them gifts for your girls, since they are more for your wedding vision.  I think I’d skip the flutes and do something more personal for each girl instead. 

I did different gifts for each of my BMs:

Maid/Matron of Honor: Coach clutch, jewelry, Tweety Bird mug (we LOVED Tweety as little girls)

BM#1: SmartWool shirt (she needed good, warm, technical clothes for camping)

BM#2: Detroit Tiger’s jersey

BM#3: Coffee mug and a photo album of a trip we took together

BM#4: Honeymoon bag (sundress, beach bag, snorkel gear).  She was getting married about 2 months after us.

Post # 8
3265 posts
Sugar bee

@SophieB3:   just because they could  be used after the wedding, doesn’t make them more for them then you.

Personally, if I get someone a gift my only thought is, “Wow Janice would really love XXXXXXXXXX, I am going to get it for her”

To me if you have to add the proviso of “it matches the wedding colours”, “it can be used at the wedding”, ‘it will look cute in the wedding pictures” regardless of what they could do with it afterwards, it isn’t for them.

If you weren’t getting married would you still be getting them these exact gifts?  If yes, then they are gifts just for them.  If the answer is no, then it’s a gift for you, or that revolves around you.

I got my girls spa gift certificates for a massage, mani, pedi, and facial to be used after the wedding.  3 of us went together, the other 2 went on their own. 


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