(Closed) Bridesmaid gifts

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: As a bridesmaid...which would you prefer?

    Jewelry for wedding provided, and partial (half) hair and makeup cost covered (or half of mani/pedi)

    Robe with personalized monogram (initails), jewelry for wedding provided

  • Post # 2
    47339 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    jlittle93:  All of these could be interpreted as gifts for you rather than them. They are all props or services to get nice pictures for your wedding. I know they get the jewelry to keep, but I would look for a personalized gift for each of them. Think of their individiual interests just like you would for their birthday.

    Post # 3
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    jlittle93:  I just spoke to my Maid/Matron of Honor about this last night. She said ‘I love that you’re thinking of us that way (re: the robes) but no offense, it really just becomes extra stuff to put away’. She explained that she’d prefer the jewelry (which I’m making) and looking amazing on my special day for me over a robe.

    Post # 4
    45 posts

    I am planning on paying for mani/Pedi, hair and make up day of but want to get them some small things they can enjoy after so I was thinking 2 nail polish, lip balm and maybe a gift card to their fave store.

    Post # 5
    9524 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I bought saphire necklaces with a gold leaf stamped with their initial for myself, Future Mother-In-Law, Future Sister-In-Law (a bridesmaid), Maid/Matron of Honor and the flower girl (Daughter of my FSIL). I’m sure they will apreciate costs being paid for (hair and make up) and a small gift to bind us all together. 

    Post # 6
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I am doing robes and a pair of stud earrings they can wear on the day and probably after as they are classic!

    Not going to do makeup and such as I gave them the option to do it themselves!

    Post # 8
    47339 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    jlittle93:  If it was really for them and them alone, they probably wouldn’t have their initials either. I’m in the group that thinks the gift for the bridal party should not be a prop for your wedding- not even if you expect them to use it after. They may not share your taste at all.

    Post # 9
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I like robes so for me I would like them. Makeup, manis/pedis, jewelry for YOUR dresses/bridal vision does not count as a gift for me. I can do my own makeup and I get manis/pedis on my own bi-weekly.

    Post # 12
    787 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Instead of paying for half of their hair and make-up, wouldn’t it be nicer and easier to pay for ALL of one thing? Like if you’re already intending to spent $60/girl, can’t you just offer to cover the mani/pedi? Just seems nicer than telling them you’ll cover half the cost on a list of stuff. But yeah, I’d always rather have the bride minimize my costs than give me more junk to store, unfortunately. Even if it’s nice stuff.

    Post # 13
    96 posts
    Worker bee

    Being that I only have 2 (Matron of Honor, Maid of Honor) they will receive Michael Kors wallets, and

    tote bags. I also purchased the dresses for the wedding, and jewelry.

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