(Closed) Bridesmaids Gift required??

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I buy my bridesmaids a gift?
    Yes of course! : (28 votes)
    82 %
    No : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Other (please explain) : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was my sister’s only bridesmaid & she didn’t get me a gift. I didn’t think anything of it, since all I had to do is buy a dress of my own choosing & show up. 

    If you can swing it, I think it’s a nice gesture. Maybe you could give them something small like a nice box of chocolates or a bottle of wine, but I don’t think it’s required.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would definitely get them something as a thank you for standing up with you on your wedding.  Pre-wedding parties are gifts that your BMs (or other people) give you and are not required.  Therefore you shouldn’t base whether or not you get your BMs gifts on what kind of parties they do or do not throw.  Also, I don’t think you can count paying for their hair and make-up or providing dresses as gifts since those are things for YOUR wedding.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2586 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    yes – BUT – it doesn’t need to be expensive or extravagant – write them a thoughtful thank you note and maybe a framed print of you with them or a pretty potted plant.  I got a pair of those REALLY soft slipper socks once along with a pair of earrings and a manicure. Loved it all.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would say get them something small…a nice thank you and a candle or something from bath and body works, or a $10 gift card…it doesn’t need to be fancy just something to show you appreciate all that they have done!

    Post # 7
    Member
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think some type of gift is pretty much mandatory. That being said, you can definitely decide how big of one given both your budget and what they have contributed towards your wedding planning (not financially, but just time/effort wise)

    Post # 9
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it depends on your budget.  Also, I love that you’re able to rent a dress, that’s amazing (I’m assuming that it’s very cost-effective).

    100% make sure to write a personal note of thanks and consider including something small.

    If you’re into cooking or baking or something, you could give them a little gift certificate for “one homemade cheese cake with flavour of your choosing” or “one fancy dinner at my place” etc, to be cost effective and more as a value the friendship type gift.

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