Post # 1
I’m at the point in my wedding planning where I’m starting to think about what gifts to get my bridesmaids. I know this has been discussed before on Weddingbee, but I wanted to start a discussion to get some ideas going. What would you love to get as a bridesmaid? What are some unique ideas? I’ll get the ideas flowing…
I thought a practical gift would be Vera Bradley curling iron covers, to slip your straightener or curling iron in when you’re traveling so you don’t scorch or melt anything in your luggage. What are your ideas?
Post # 3
I gave them jewelry (I know, typical, but it’s tried and true; they all wear the pieces fairly often) and pretty slippers from Cinnamon Girl that they could change into after the ceremony. It was an outdoor reception, so these were guaranteed not to stick in the grass and they loved them!
When I was in my MOH’s wedding, she gave us these awesome tote bags with our initials so we could haul all our stuff around for getting ready and the pre-wedding photos. They were filled with girly stuff like bath salts…and jewelry!
Post # 4
im doing the larget tote bags w/ their initials, with some flip flops, and some jewels for the day of, and some other mini goodies.
i got the link for the bags from one of the bees. 🙂 i did the pink ones
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How did you monogram the Jiffy Totes? I didn’t see that option on the website…did you take them somewhere to get it done?
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2007 - Westbury Manor
I wrote a post recently on my gifts to my wedding party. http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/09/10/thank-you-gifts/
As a Bridesmaid or Best Man, here are some ideas of gifts I’d like myself..
fancy stationery paper, jewelry(especially nice if it matched the dress but also something i’d be likely to wear again), PJs or robe, gourmet goods, anything nice for my home like plates, cups, sephora gift certificate, etc..
I had a lot of fun figuring out what to get my girls.. Good luck!
Post # 8
The fave gift that I have received has been a gift cert for a massage after being a bridesmaid 🙂
For my girls, I made a "my favorites" bag of stuff I love and also some Hawaii essentials (we had a DW): cute tote bag, nice set of notecards, sunblock, delicious smelling lotion, box of chocolates and a pashmina that they could wear at the wedding. I think that’s it, can’t remember what else 🙂
Oh – and I gave my Maid/Matron of Honor a Tiffany necklace.
Post # 9
The bride at one of the weddings I was in paid for my our bridesmaid dresses! It was a very nice (but expensive!) gift since there were a whole bunch of us!
Post # 10
My wedding is far away, but I already started to think about gifts. I really like these personalized jewelry pouches found at http://www.shoploveme.com
I think it’s perfect for traveling since accessories always get tangled up. It might be cute to add a piece of jewelry in the pouch, or wrap it up with personalized luggage tags.
I also like these bookbags for $69 found at http://www.containerstore.com We all know how much your feet can hurt after walking in heels, so this is a great way to carry your sneakers.
Post # 11
I gave my Bridesmaid or Best Man pearl earrings and necklaces and big, fluffy robes (the Cloud line from Victoria’s Secret). I do think that, if you can afford it, paying for the dresses is one of the nicest things you can do. We paid for our MOH’s dress.
Post # 12
I haven’t baught them yet but I’m thinking of doing mongramed compacts or business card cases (with a mirror). http://www.redenvelope.com has tons of options (its great for gifts for people you don’t know what to buy too!)
Post # 13
it’s a little early for me, but i’ve already been thinking about bridesmaids gifts too. i think definitely so far i’m going to make little scrapbooks for each of them (like mrs violet ), and since i designed my bridesmaids dresses (and my wedding dress), also draw each of them an illustration of them in their dress or something like that? i of course want to buy them something else too..but i have no idea what to get them since all of them have everything and don’t need things like robes/personalized anything/etc.
Post # 14
There are lots of great personalized Bridesmaid gifts at http://www.thebrideandgroomshop.com in their BrideShop section at really affordable prices. Tote bags, jewelry pouches, etc. They carry those big totes too for $20 –personalized free.
Post # 15
Here’s a thought if you are trying to find a place to buy things…
We have a great art festival in town ever year, so I’m waiting to see if there is any great jewelry there that would be good for the day of the wedding and also some other handmade items. It’s a great way to support local artists as well as find unique items! If you live in MN it’s in Red Wing, MN on Oct. 13 & 14 this year and is always right in downtown Red Wing.
Post # 16
my wedding day isn’t til next year, so there’s a good chance i might change my mind, but here is my list of things i’m getting my Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs:
heart-shaped compact mirror (ever since i saw them i knew i had to get them! what beautiful girl doesn’t need a mirror?)
custom made photobooks. the bms will get a 6×6 size, and my moh will get the 8.5×11 size….she’s my best friend and we have soooooooo many pix together!
a gc from macys to use for their wedding jewelry. i would pick them out but i would rather they pick something they really love and will wear again later.
i will attach a thank you card and give them their gifts during our bridesmaid luncheon i’ll be hosting.