Post # 1
Can you let me know if this is okay, enough or not enough for my bridesmaids.
I got them all personalized tote’s with their names on it. Inside will have a beautiful robe, a personalized makeup bag with their names on it, a box of jewelry with a bracelet and earrings for the wedding, a facial kit from bliss and inside the makeup bag I was going to do bath bombs.
Is this ok?
The one girl in my wedding I was just in her wedding like two months ago and she gave us a necklace and earrings along with a tiny plain glass jewelry box. That was my first wedding I was in so I was trying to go off of that but was told what she did wasn’t very nice so that’s why I did the personalized bags. I feel like there should be a website that helps you on this. Everything I see is bottles and bags. Please let me know or give me suggestions. Thanks ladies!
Post # 2
Sounds great! No one knows your girls like you do. My only suggestions would be to add a personal note, a “why I want you by my side and appreciate you” kinda note.
Post # 3
Thank you. That’s a great idea!!!! I will be sure to include a note with the gifts. THank you.
Post # 4
Personally, I am a fan of Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts that have zero to do with the wedding. When you buy them robes to wear for getting ready pictures or jewelry to wear at the wedding these gifts stop really being for them, but rather for you. These types of gifts are so over done and are definitely not personal or really show that you gave a lot of thought.
So take your wedding out of the equation. What would you buy these friends if it were Christmas or their birthday? The presents do not have to be the same. Buy according to each persons likes and hobbies. So if you have a wine drinker why not get a really nice bottle of wine and maybe a gift card to a wine tasting? If there is a book lover, why not get them a really nice cover for their e-reader and a gift card for some e-books. A food lover, what about a cheese subscription (or something like that) where they receive a shipment of different types of cheeses each month for a year.
Post # 5
That’s kind of why I added some wedding stuff but also did other stuff as well. The tote they could use as a beach bag since they all love the beach. The makeup bag is because I hard them all say they needed new ones and then the facial kit and bath bombs I did for relaxing since I know they all like to pamper themselves so I tried to stick with a little of a theme. The robe even though its for the wedding could be used for the bath as well. The jewelry is just kind of an extra that is 100% for the wedding.
I considered doing each girl something additional like what you are suggesting but is that too much stuff then?
Post # 6
I wouldn’t include the robe or the jewelry in the gift. You can just have them there the day of the wedding, but don’t force anyone to wear them if they aren’t comfortable. But they definitely shouldn’t be considered a gift since they really are for the wedding.
I just think that when you buy something that is really directed to each person that it feels like a more heartfelt, thought out gift, then everyone receiving the same thing. Did you make sure each tote fits that persons style? Are there certain people who don’t like monograms? What about the makeup bags, are they all different to fit each persons style and likes as well?
As far as if it is too much, that is really dependent upon your budget. If it were me I would rather purchase one nice gift then a bunch of little things. But as long as you customize the little things to fit with each individual person and not just throwing 5 of this and 5 of that in your cart then okay.
I guess I have just been in enough weddings where the matchy matchy gifts are just old. I mean how many totes does one person need?!
Post # 7
I think what you’re doing sounds perfect, and generous! I bet your bridesmaids will be thrilled by whatever you give them – at least, hopefully they will be! The bridesmaid gift for one wedding I was in was the shoes the bride wanted us to wear for the wedding. Which I thought was actually really nice, becaues then I didn’t have to pay for them!
I wouldn’t worry about it – it sounds like you put a lot of thought into your gifts 🙂