Post # 17
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
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
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 # 20
@amRN the ones in the picture are from the shop The Fabulous jewerly she is from Canada also one like thoses from poetry jewelry !
Thanks everone for the help! all of my girls love scarfs so I think I might get each girl one that suits them!
Post # 21
@SarahMitchell: this is stuff for them to use at your wedding. what about getting them a personal gift?
Post # 22
I think it’s all very nice 🙂
Post # 23
@ajillity81 yes it was for all them to use for the wedding..
lots of weddings I have be part of we had to pay for makeup, hair, jewelry ect. which I totally didn’t care about I know that was part of saying yes to being a Bridesmaid or Best Man and it wasn’t a problem, but I thought it would be nice to take some of the cost off for them as a gift instead of getting them a bunch a little things.. I was just thinking I would have loved getting my hair and makeup paid for or jewelry paid for. I can see what everyone is saying and I agree adding something personal for each girl is a great way to show that I was thinking about the personally and make the gift a little different from one another.
Post # 24
@DanielleElizabeth: where did you find the mini bottles of moscato?
Post # 25
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
@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
They all pretty good
But earrings and necklace is common gift, did u have any other good ideas for your gals?
Post # 28
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.