(Closed) Bridesmaids Gift Opinion

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Anything that you anticipate they’ll wear/use for your wedding day isn’t really a bridesmaid’s gift, imo. I also wouldnt wear a necklace with my name on it (can’t speak for everyone, that’s just me). 

I got my girls each a nice candle in a scent they would like. Also, there’s no reason they all have to receive the same thing! 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

My sister got us necklaces with tiny diamond initials – for example mine was “S” for Sara.  I wouldn’t wear a necklace with my full name, but an intial would be okay!

I got my girls cute purses (Shoebuy.com for cheap plus coupon code), individual lip gloss and a necklace from Kay that matched, BUT they don’t have to wear them if they don’t want to on the wedding day.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I agree with pp if it is for your wedding or it’s photos (the hangers) then it is a gift for you and your wedding and not a gift with your friends in mind.

I always suggest shopping for bridesmaids individually like you would for their birthday.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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jaedesa:  It doesn’t sound like the items you listed should be considered gifts since it seems more like a photo prop for your getting ready pictures. Also, I wouldn’t wear a necklace with my name on it either. However, I’m 28, so maybe someone younger might like it.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think the necklaces are cute, not really my style, but ok. I disagree that if it’s for the wedding it doesn’t count as a gift. One of my friends “gifted” me my shoes and dress (I live where it’s common to have those paid by the bridesmaids themselves) and I appreciated that much more than a standard necklace or candle, since at the time I was pretty broke.

My favorite gift was a monogrammed makeup bag – super cute and totally useful! Least favorite was a handpainted wine glass – I have never used it, probably never will, and just keep it tucked in the back of my cabinet. I agree with the birthday comment though.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Agree with everyone else- I would never wear a name necklace in real life. I don’t think they’re really in style at this point. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would never wear a necklace with my name. Try thinking of a gift that doesn’t have anything to do with your wedding.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

I wouldn’t wear the necklace either, though it’s tastefully done.  I also wouldn’t appreciate someone picking out a purse for me and considering that a gift… I’m pretty picky.  My suggestion is to pick things you know each individual would like (book, favorite makeup), or else pay for their clothing expenses (which is what I did).  I’d also rather receive a consumable gift like a basket of treats for cooking with than something I have to pretend to like and dump into a corner of my closet later because I feel bad about throwing it out.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

In my circle, it’s pretty common for bridesmaids gifts to be stuff they’ll wear/use in the wedding, so I’d be fine with what you mentioned. I actually like every piece of jewelry I’ve gotten so far from being a bridesmaid and I wear those things all the time. I love the robes as well because I hate it when I do my hair/makeup and then I take clothes off and mess it up. The robes make it easy to get ready in the morning and the silky material feels awesome. I like the necklaces you picked out, but different people have different tastes. If you know your girls would like them, go for it. If not, just find something you think they’ll like. If you do want to get them something personal as well as stuff to wear in your wedding, maybe a small bottle of perfume that fits each of them individually would be nice. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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jaedesa:  If your BMs are under the age of 15. Full name necklaces are not something an adult should wear. Also agree with PP, a gift is something not used or needed for your wedding day.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I only had two bridesmaids but I got them each a large candle from bath and body works, a bottle of wine and a gift card to their favorite stores. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I actually quite like this necklace and think it would be a nice gift. I’m 41 and would totally wear it. 😉

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like that necklace and would totally wear it. I’m also well over the age of 15. Where do all these rules come from??

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I got my bridesmaids jewelry, but each was a piece specific to her tastes. Several won’t wear bracelets, one can’t wear earrings, etc. So they all will be unwrapping something I chose for them. None of it is particularly bridal, so this is something for them to wear as they see fit. I combined it with a Kate Spade makeup bag and a homemade manicure set done in colors they like, with scented hand creams to their scent preferences. 

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