(Closed) Bridesmaid gifts… How much to spend and would you like this ?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think this is really great. Covering hair and make up will be greatly appreciated (having been a bridesmaid a bunch of times, I always appreciated the bride covering that expense). I ultimately think being a bridesmaid is so expensive that any way to cut down on their costs (covering their jewelry/accessories, hair, make up, dress, etc) is a better gift than some keepsake that you might think is cute that is not their taste. I have gotten a bunch of gifts that I never used again.I think the hangers are cute for pics but if they are expensive I would skip it. Not sure it holds a ton of significance to the girls after the wedding.

I am also doing jewelry. I ordered some small cosmetic bags with the girls’ initial on them from theknot.com wedding shop on sale (I think around $7 per bag) and I will present their jewelry in this cute little bag (I am also doing jewelry and hair for my girls). This is something they can have as a keepsake after, is low cost, personalizes the gift a little bit, and is practical enough to be used by anyone later as a travel cosmetics or jewelry bag. You can also personalize it by giving each girl a bag in their fav color. Check out these: http://weddingshop.theknot.com/colorblock-cosmetic-bag.aspx or these: http://weddingshop.theknot.com/initial-cosmetic-bag-small.aspx

Post # 18
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m doing perfume in a make-up bag and jewellery for my girly bm, a Dr Who t-shirt for my geeky bm and jewellery too. I’m getting New Look (clothes) vouchers and jewellery for my teen bm.

OP, I wouldn’t do the hangers. The jewellery sets are really pretty. 

Post # 19
1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got my BMs a tote with their initial on them in our wedding color (pink/ivory), and filled them with various items. Candles, picture frames, beach towels, and socks. They’re all very into socks.

I would like the jewelry, but I like to wear earrings, whereas some of your girls may or may not wear an earring like that for everyday use. I personally wouldn’t be offended if those earrings were considered my “gift” from the bride, but some may be.

Post # 21
9332 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SarahMitchell:  this is stuff for them to use at your wedding. what about getting them a personal gift?


Post # 22
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s all very nice 🙂 

Post # 24
32 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@DanielleElizabeth:  where did you find the mini bottles of moscato? 

Post # 25
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013



Bridesmaids should never be required to pay for hair and makeup.  If that is what occurred when you were a bridesmaid, then you were not treated correctly.  If professional hair and makeup is a requirement, then the bride is supposed to pay for it.  It is not a gift-since it is her choice, she should pay.  It is like their bouquets.  There is no way you would make them pay for those either, right?  I am sorry your previous bride(s) did not do that for you.




Post # 26
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsA_2B:  I got them at a place called Table & Vine in Massachusetts, but I’ve seen them at larger liquor stores, too.  The brand Barefoot makes them in 4-packs.  I think a 4-pack is about $6 and I’d say the bottles are prolly 6 inches tall 🙂

Post # 27
84 posts
Worker bee

They all pretty good

But earrings and necklace is common gift, did u have any other good ideas for your gals?

Post # 28
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the jewelry is lovely.  I would also skip the hangers.


My aunt set this up but it was really fun, we did manis/pedis at a nice spa in the town where we were getting married.  She put out little sandwiches and champagne.  It was a lot of fun. 

For my gals I did spa robes and we all got massages.  I also got them wax warmers and some relaxation wax to go with the spa theme.  We didn’t do the group spa robe shot…so it wasn’t a photo op or anything.

We also paid for their weekend lodging….no hair or makeup.

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