(Closed) Bridesmaid Gift…ongoing charm bracelet?

posted 6 months ago in Bridesmaids
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  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee

    Not into the idea, sorry.  

    It feels like you’re having then earn prizes based on how much involvement they gave with your wedding. And I don’t think anyone would want to wear merit badges related to someone else’s wedding. 

    If the girls are all into charm bracelets (some people hate wearing them), maybe a bracelet with 2-3 charms that represent the re ipiwnt and your friendship with her (ie, favorite color, maybe she loves cats, a suitcase if she loves to travel, a wineglass if you do happy hour together every week, etc) and only one wedding related one. I’d even make it subtle.  Could you find a charm that has a crystal in the same color as the bridesmaid dresses? 

    Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I agree with previous posters that I wouldn’t do a bracelet with only wedding-themed charms. Personally, I think it would end up more likely to sit in a drawer than just another necklace/bracelet.

    In general, it’s not a bad idea but maybe stick with only a couple charms, ie: 

    1 to ask (i’d suggest something personal to your friendship or the bridesmaid)

    1 for the bachelorette party (depending what you’re doing, I think this could be a way to incorporate a fun one that they’d appreciate more than one for events like dress shopping or a bridal shower)

    1 for the actual wedding (maybe do the ‘bridesmaid’ charm here or a simple color one that matches/would remind them of your wedding without being overly wedding themed)

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    misstomorris :  I like this idea it’s really cute! I think they would appreciate the gesture 🙂 I would just get one bracelet and the bridesmaid charm and maybe a gemstone charm that matches you’re wedding color. Let them decide if they would like to add additional charms that are non wedding related. 

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I like this idea, but I love pandora bracelets and bangles. However. I think one charm for every wedding event is over kill. It also means you’ve assumed your bridesmaids can make every event and in real life that might not be the case. 

    I think a bangle with a bridescharm is a great way to ask them, however then I would just leave it until the wedding day and get one or two personalised charms for each bridesmaid so it’s special to them.

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee

    Seems like you’re blackmailing your bridesmaids to attend all these wedding events. Even if that’s not your intention. 

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    I would never wear a bracelet with charms of some other person’s wedding events lol

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee

    I think charm bracelets (especially Pandora) are very polarizing – you either love them or despise them. And people often out grown them even if they liked them in their 20s. I would pass on this idea (hard pass if the charms are all wedding related).

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee

    If the charms aren’t wedding themed then it doesn’t necessarily have to be commemorative, it could be more of a ‘thank you’ gift for their support. Just make them things that THEY would like, or things about them or your friendship, rather than being about the wedding. 

    I’d also just stick to two or three. The wedding, when you ask them, and one other time when they show you support. 

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    Nooooo if I were on the receiving end, I would feel so uncomfortable and awkward having to feign excitement at all those self-absorbed “gifts”. Like wtf am I supposed to do with a charm bracelet that is all about somebody else’s wedding? Do you care that much about other people’s weddings? Good lord lol.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee

    This sounds like one of those super cringy things you’d see in a holiday wedding themed Netflix special movie. Please don’t go through with this. 

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

    I think a Pandora bangle could be a nice gift if that’s the sort of thing they’re in to, but I’d get them one personalised charm (and bracelet given they might like different things) each and leave it at that.

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    As a bride I got my my mum and the grooms mum a pandora bracelet (bangle kind) as a thank you gift. They each got one charm. One a Rose and one a Daisy (our grandmas names who have both passed.) they both adored them.  I plan to add to these over the years for special occasions and make the charms personal to them rather than wedding related. 

    I feel like the additional charms for your BMs may feel like ‘points’. What if one can make it and the other can’t? One ends up with 4 charms and the other 6 and gets the best Bridesmaid or Best Man prize! 

    Love the bracelet idea if they like bracelets. I’d agree with PP and do one charm or even 2 (one when you ask them and one as a thank you on the day) but keep it personal to them rather than wedding related. 

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