Post # 1
The BMs and I would like to put together a little surprise basket of gifts. We’d give it to the bride the day before the wedding. There are 3 of us bridesmaids and I think we’d like to spend between $100-$200 total. The bride has been VERY laid back, so this is something we’d really like to do and we know she would like. Thoughts so far are a bridal hanger for her dress, BM/Bride Robes, a Pinch Provisions Emergency Bridal Kit, etc.
Any ideas from the bees? Any married bees that know what is junk and what is actually useful?
ETA The bride has been laid back regarding bridesmaid involvement. She made it really really easy for us! However, the wedding will be upscale and very nice, and the bride also naturally has a nicer taste in things.
Post # 2
What about a cute pair of slippers to wear while getting ready? Or bride flipflops for the honeymoon? Pretty ring box?
Post # 3
If this basket is for the day of, add in some easy to eat snacks. My Maid/Matron of Honor had a basket of snacks and bottled water for the limo and it was super nice to have something quick to eat between the ceremony and reception.
Post # 4
Presenting it to her the day before the wedding may be a bit late. She may very well have purchased those items for herself. I doubt she would wait to buy a hanger or getting ready outfit, for example.
Maybe a gift card for the spa on her honeymoon or on her return?
Post # 5
Maybe just do celebration stuff. Write a nice letter, a bottle of bubbly, a few champagne glasses, nice chocolates, stuff shecan enjoy the morning of
Post # 6
Snacks & Vitamin Water or whatever she likes.
Tissues. Hand Written Notes.
Post # 7
loveydove : I love this idea, thanks!
Post # 8
I agree that snacks and sandals/slippers are a great idea! Also maybe a personalized yeti or tervis type of cup? Or a really nice glass water bottle? All with a straw, something she can use to fill up with whatever she likes to drink but she can have it all day without worrying about spilling and ruining her lipstick! Also some really nice sheet masks or eye masks for the morning of and the day after. And some lightweight nice lotion. While getting ready with brides, they always ask for lotion as they get kinda stuck in their dress all day!
Post # 9
I would focus on making it for a splurge the morning of getting ready. Things you all can relax and enjoy together. I would put in bottled water, a bottle of champagne. Some pastries, fruit, quiches. Things that are light and easy to munch on.
She would probably already have hangers and robes etc if she wanted them for her wedding. Whether she’s being low key or not. I have asked my party to do nothing other get pass port, show up at airport, show up on wedding day and get pampered. But I already either have the stuff I want to use day of for photo reasons or comfort reasons. I would feel obliged to use the thoughtful gift out of politeness and then may not have the exact photo I wanted or wasted money because I already bought what I wanted.
Another idea if she is going on her honeymoon right after the wedding is to have a basket for things she can use on her wedding night or honeymoon or to continue the relaxing when she gets back from the honeymoon. Stuff like scented bath products, nice candles etc.
Post # 10
I think it’s a cute idea, just make sure she hasn’t already purchased some of those things, as I had already got my ladies robes and slippers to give to them the morning of.