Post # 1
I am looking for advice on how much to spend on bridesmaid gifts. I have a MoH and two BMs. I paid for alterations, hair, and makeup and they can wear whatever shoes they like. The dress was $110.
One of the BMs is helping to plan the shower and is planning the bachelorette and my MoH helped with the design of the invites. My questions are:
-How much should I spend for each girl?
– Should I spend more on the Bridesmaid or Best Man who is helping quite a bit with the shower and doing everything for the bachelorette?
As far as the groomsmen, they are hosting two bachelor parties (including flying Fiance to Vegas for several days) and rening $200 tuxes. My questions are:
– Given that the groomsmen are spending much more/we aren’t offseting their cost, can their gift be more?
– How much would you spend per guy?
Any inight would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
@Pollywog: We got our BM/GM gifts in the amount of what they were each spending on our wedding – it was a lot of money in the end, but we really wanted to make sure that our Bridesmaid or Best Man & Groomsmen felt appreciated!
That being said – spend whatever you can afford on your BM/GM. You can always look for deals, or get gifts that have some kind of sentimentality. We personalized our gifts for each person individually – essentially treated it as a second Christmas. 🙂 And yes, since the Groomsmen spent more on their tux rentals, I do think that their gifts could be more if you’d like. Though shopping for guys is tough sometimes! What are you thinking?
Post # 4
@pengoala: Thanks! Seeing that they guys are paying $2000 and the girls are paying $300, we are thinking about doing something nicer for the guys. Maybe a gift certificate tailored to their interests (a dinner date, a massage, and a dinner theater). For the girls I was going to do two bottles of wine (one from our wine trip a few years ago and one from my bachelorette) in a custom wine tote with an opener and custom glasses. What do you think?
Post # 5
@Pollywog: Will they like wine? I think it depends on your girls. I’d like the men’s gift more, personally. A personalized GC just sounds a little more, well, personal