Post # 1
FH and I are trying to decide what to get for our bridal party as gifts and I’ve asked variations of this questions already but I’m really stuck.
They will all be travelling to get here. We are getting them, and all our guests) a great hotel rate (FH works at the hotel) so they’re looking at $89 a night instead of $149 (and FH is trying to get that down to $79).
We were thinking we would get them all a gift card for the hotel that would cover 1 night of the hotel for them, and then a small token as well.
The alternative would be to get each of them a gift that’s $100.
(BM’s would probably get a wristlet with some goodies inside).
What would you do?
Post # 3
The hotel rate is really reasonable IMO…maybe you could help coordinate some of them splitting rooms to cut down on cost? For some reason, giving money to help cover the cost of something strikes me as a little odd. I think personalized, thoughtful gifts would be better received.
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: Depends. What is the financial status of your BMs? If they are starving students/artists or experiencing some financial hardship or just don’t have a lot of money, I think it would be very nice to give them the hotel gift card. If it’s not too difficult for them to afford the hotel, get something else that is more meaningful and non-wedding related.
Post # 5
@cestvrai: They’re pretty much all coming as a part of a couple so spliiting rooms would be weird. There’s one Bridesmaid or Best Man who’s travelling solo and one Groomsmen travelling solo.
@nawella: I have one Bridesmaid or Best Man who is completely broke (my MOH/sister) but all her costs are being covered between me and my parents. My other 3 BMs are in a good financial position. The GM’s I’m not so sure about (as they’re closer to FH) but I think they’re all doing okay – FH’s brother might find things a little tight.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Beach
For me I would like to receive a gift that is non wedding related. But if your Bridesmaid or Best Man have difficulties with paying for their own rooms for whatever reason i think the giftcard of he hotel would be nice 🙂