Post # 1
So I have been searching to get an idea of some gifts for my bridesmaids. One gift is to pay for each of their makeup to get done the day of the wedding. With that I would also get them the below. Is this enough? Would you like to receive these gifts?
White button down monogram shirts:
Cups to put drinks in the day of the wedding while we get ready…mind you that i would probably just get their names and forego the big old dress and ‘bridesmaid’ label on the cup
A piece of jewlery
Post # 3
@Meant2bMrsC: The general consensus is, if you’re paying for something for them to use on your wedding day (i.e. make-up and necklace) then that isn’t considered a gift. I don’t necessarily feel that way, but I honestly don’t know what I would do with a white button down shirt after the wedding. What about a satin monogrammed robe instead?
Post # 4
I paid for my bridesmaids’ makeup but it was not part of their gifts. Personally, I think the things that contribute toward your day arent really a “gift.” It IS very nice of you but not a gift (IMO).
For gifts, I would think of what I would get each girl for their birthdays.
I got my bridesmaids:
$100 gift cards to their favorite stores
custom makeup bags stuffed with EOS lip balm, makeup remover wipes, lotion, gum, and $10 victorias secret gift cards
they all loved it!
However, you know your girls best so do what you (and they) would like!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies, I am glad i asked…I have only been a bridesmaid once and did not get a gift at all….so I had no clue what would suffice. Thank you for your feedback…i am scratching all of these ideas except the makeup! I would love for my makeup to be done…I think I am going to go the route of getting personalized gifts…
Post # 6
@Meant2bMrsC: I like the gifts and think they’re great, but I’ve certainly read that ‘gifts’ used on the day of the wedding or for wedding purposes are not gifts. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that.
Whenever I’ve been a bridesmaid, I either didn’t receive a gift, or one time received a painted wine glass and jewelry for the day of that broke a couple weeks later. Truth be told – if the bride is going to spend money I’d almost rather it be towards the dress I have to wear, or hair and makeup if the bride wants it a certain way.
I still haven’t fully decided what I want to do for my BMs. I’m paying for their makeup, but I haven’t settled on gift selection, but I certainly think some of your items are cute! Thanks for the ideas.
Post # 7
@Meant2bMrsC: I agree with the other posters that things for the wedding are not gifts. That being said, I think you should still get the cup! My friend did that for her wedding and it said bridesmaid and I thought it was the most useless thing ever. I don’t want to use a cup that says bridesmiad! However, I think if you just did their names and even the dress they would really love it. That’s what I’m going to do and my friend pointed out it would be a nice reminder of the wedding for them and also something that is useful. So in short haha, I vote yes on the cup!