Post # 1
I am curious….how much do you think is typical to spend on bridesmaids jewlery as gifts. I am thinking of getting them either a set of nice earrings OR a silk robe.
I have three maids (including my MOH). My wedding is relatively small (40-50 ppl) and my maids include my 2 younger sisters and my best friend.
Thanks for any input! 🙂
Post # 3
It really really really depends on what YOU can afford to give as a gift and also what they deserve relative to the effort they put in. Other factors come in to play as well like whether they paid for their dresses etc. Also how many girls there are too. I only had 2 so I paid for everything and still gave them gifts approx $200
Post # 4
@alaskin17: My wedding is 60 people, I have 4 bridesmaids and one bromaid, who is officiating. Our budget is $10k, and I’ll be spending about $30-40 on each of them. I’m also not buying their dresses; they’re cheap and they got to pick the color and style.
Post # 5
@alaskin17: I voted $50+, but only because that’s what I’m planning to spend on mine. I am having two bridesmaids and a man of honor, and they will all be traveling here from out of town. Instead of getting them a traditional gift, I was planning to pay for their hotel rooms and possibly also send them a check toward the cost of their plane tickets (not the entire cost of the tickets, though, as that will be around $300-$425/person). I’d love to do more, but I think at that point I’ll already be around $200 (give or take), and that’s probably where I should cap it.
It really depends on what you’re comfortable spending, though. If you don’t have the extra cash to go all out, don’t feel obligated to spend hundreds of dollars on them. The only reason I’m spending so much is because they will have quite a few travel expenses (plane tickets, rental cars, hotels, eating out, etc. really adds up quickly!) … It really means a lot for me to be able to at least help them with that.
And for what it’s worth, if I were a bridesmaid in your wedding, I’d be happy with a cute new pair of earrings or a robe!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo
I’m the one vote up there (so far) for $20-$30. Honestly, I think it’s such a personal choice: our budget is really small, and with my 7 best friends as my bridesmaids, I couldn’t possibly afford elaborate presents. Luckily, I really think that my girls will love my gifts: they’re low on cost, but high on love! I’m making them each “survival gifts” with personal handwritten letters about how much they mean to me and how thankful I am that they’re standing up for me. Also, their financial committment is fairly low: $40 for dresses and the wedding is local for most of them, so no hotel, etc.
Post # 7
I got mine their jewlery for the day of($10), a weekend bag with their monogram($20), a bridesmaid shirt($8), a tumbler with their name and dress on it($12), a Vera Bradley passport cover($18), and we are paying for their hair and makeup for the wedding($113). We are having a destination wedding on a cruise ship so we also paid for the rooms for the bridal party($500 per person)
Here is a picture of the tumbler.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! I opted to get them a pair of simple but pretty swarovski earrings and a silky robe to wear while getting ready. They all paid for their own dresses (J. Crew so they weren’t cheap… :/) so I figure I can get them something nice as well…. I am also paying for them to get their hair and air brush make up done for the wedding. (about 125 each).
They are all doing so much for me already ( I am flying all the way from Alaska to Florida to get hitched)
Thanks guys! 🙂 2 months are flying by too fast! eeek!