- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 1999
Just a little bit of advice regarding Bridesmaids gifts. I have two bridesmaids and on chief bridesmaids. By the time of my wedding two will be married (I just don’t like using ‘MOH’ etc so just to clarify that theyre not little girls).
So far I have bought them their dresses and made them their button bouquets. I have also made them wedding-day necklace bracelets and earring sets (they can choose on the day what they fancy to wear, all, none or a combo). In addition I will be makign them some swarovski crystal button jewellery out of these crystals: http://www.crystalparade.co.uk/swarovski-crystal-buttons-127-c.asp as buttons is our kind of theme. I am also getting their hair and make up done on the day too.
I was just wondering if the dress and make up and wedding day jewellery and bouquets ‘counts’ if that makes sense?. Are they part of the ‘gift’ or are they seperate necessities not included in the gift? The crystal jewellery set will include necklace, bracelet and earrings. Is this too little to give?
For my bridesmen (I have 3 also) I am making cufflinks with the crystal buttons (and also for the rest of the men in the party – ushers and best man and dads).
For the mums I also going to use the crystal buttons to make jewellery – pendant necklace and maybe a watch or a bracelet (no earrings as my mum has not got her ears peirced and his mum is now allergic to metals). As well as making some paper flowers (like the ones in my bouquet) which will be decorated with silver and gold leaf.
The bridesmen/ other men and all guests will get a button buttonhole.
I am at a loss of what else to do (or do I NEED to do anything else? At my friends wedding we bought our own dresses and she got us a necklace for a gift so I don’t think ti needs to be too ostentasious – or does it?). I feel the mums are sorted as their button holes for the day are lovely and with the swarovski button jewellery and the bunchesof handmade flowers I think thats enough.
I feel liek maybe a little somethign else for the bridesmaids and bridesmen? I saw and liked the idea of ‘memory cups’ where you get a vintage tea cup and fill it with words and pictures of your relationship and why you chose them to be with you on your special day. Like a picture frame but a vintage tea cup lol.
any help would be appreciated as I am unsure. I don’t want to go completely overboard but want to make them feel appreciated.