Post # 1
I recently started shopping for my girls and now I’ve hit a budget road block of sorts and I need some advice. Originally I had planned to get the girls the following:
1. Chico bag as the gift bag
2. Jewelry for the ceremony (necklace, earrings and bracelet)
3. Small personalized make-up mirrors that fit in your purse
4. Isotoner ballet slippers for the reception
5. Hair and Make-up the day of
6. Coach wristlet
The problem is, I have all of the above except the make-up and wristlet. Last week I was informed that I will be taking a pay cut at work and now I have to decide on one or the other. I have 8 girls total so it’s not a matter of a few dollars. What would you do or if you were one of my bridesmaids, which would you prefer?
Post # 3
wristlet. I love coach! 🙂
Post # 4
If your girls are money conscious or tight for cash, I would say get them the hair/makeup to save them the cost.
If they are better off, they may perfer the coach wristlist because it is more of gift and they’ll use it for non-wedding occassions.
Post # 5
I’d say you have enough stuff for them already. Don’t stress about it. 🙂
Post # 6
If you’re tight on money, you’ve already gotten them more than enough! If you really want to get them something else, I’d go with the wristlet and let them do their own make up or pay for it themselves.
Post # 7
I agree with the last two posters, I don’t think you NEED to add anything to your gift if money is tight. It already seems very generous.
Post # 8
I would rather have the makeup so I wouldn’t have to pay for it myself 🙂
Post # 9
I agree that you are giving them enough already. However, if I were to choose – I would pick the wristlet!
Post # 10
I would rather the makeup, I wouldn’t use the Coach wristlet
Post # 11
I should clarify, I’m not asking them to pay for their hair or make-up. The hair is already taken care of, I would just have them do their own make-up.
Post # 12
You know your BMs better than we do so would they ALL love a coach wristlet? I’m thinking of my own bridesmaids and I don’t know that they’d ALL love one so if it were me I’d go for the make-up, it saves them the expense and who doesn’t like to get pampered?
I’m with the others tho I think you’ve done more than enough already!!
Post # 13
Thanks for the help ladies! 🙂