(Closed) Bridesmaid gift amount

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I spend about $40 on each.  But I got alot thing on discount.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I plan to start shopping now, and keep shopping until I find the best deals I can (and maybe some good ideas along the way?) 🙂

about $40 is what I’m planning on too.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I think I spent around $60, I think $40-50 is a reasonable/normal gift.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think I spent about $60. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I went a little overboard because I bought things over time and didn’t keep track of what I was spending.  In the end I think I spent over $120 per bm, but I don’t regret it a bit because it was money well spent!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I will probably spend between 50 and 100 per bridesmaids. Depends on what exactly I want to get them and if I want the items to match or be more personal for each.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My sister really shocked me by giving me the Tiffany necklace I’ve always wanted as my Bridesmaid or Best Man gift.  I was expecting something in the $40-50 range.  She got her other bridesmaid an iPod, so she wound up spending about $400 on gifts, but she was only buying for two, so if she had had 6 bridesmaids it would have been much less per person.  She explained that she wanted to get us separate things that meant a lot to us or we really would like, instead of following the rules that said she had to get us the same things. 

I think that $40 is fine – especially if you put some thought into what you get them.  I think in some cases, its a factor of how much you expect them to put in cost-wise.  If they are spending $400 on a dress, plus are throwing you a swanky bachelorette party and a really nice shower, you might want to go a little higher.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I"m spending about $50 on each. 

 

Bluenile.com has these really pretty pearl pendant necklaces that I’m getting them all to wear at the wedding.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

I spent close to $150 each on my bridesmaids! I bought their dresses and their mini-veils for them and that was a huge expense, but I’m a sap and couldn’t help adding a few things here and there for them as well.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I spent about $100.00 per bridesmaid gift, and I also paid for their attire, alterations, shoes, mani, pedi, hair, makup–an additional $350.  Altogether, I spent about $450 per bridesmaid. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am planning on about $75 per girl….this includes a handwritten thank-you (personal and free!), wedding day necklace and earrings to match dress, a bag to put it all in (hopefully personalized in some way), and a bottle of something strong!!! What’s better than looking good and feeling good at the same time! Just get your bridesmaids what you would like and they will be happy, afterall, you chose them to be in your party because you have something in common!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I spent about $50 per girl – but I DIYed several things so that I felt like I was giving them a good substantial gift even on my little budget.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh this is so good to see! I have five bridesmaids and was expecting about $50 per bridesmaid, so I am glad I am right on the mark.

 I am getting a friend (who is also an awesome natural jeweler) to make bracelets for the ladies that reflect their birthstone and favorite color. Right now I am trying to find a good charm/tag thingy to get engraved for them too (to add on) but can’t seem to find anything not crazy expensive. Any suggestions? 

 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I read that you are supposed to take their dress into consideration…I think i spent about $50 or so, including some homemade bracelets (real pearls and swarovskis though!), hair doo-dads, their dresses, and getting their hair done. I’m getting my Maid/Matron of Honor a gift card also, and my Bridesmaid or Best Man who’s flying in from Cali a little out of town bag. If I had had them buy $200 dresses, I likely would have spent more like $150 though and budgeted it out of somewhere else. Keep in mind the showers and all those other things they are spending on YOU. I just try to think about the evenness of it. I know my Maid/Matron of Honor will spend more, so I’m waiting to see how *much* more, then adjusting accordingly. I don’t want to appear ungrateful, even if I had to make her a gift.

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