(Closed) Bridesmaids Gifts? How much do you spend? Is this enough?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think what you are spending is just fine. I have spent more because I have gotten things over time. I haven’t decided yet, if I am going to pay for hair and makeup.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think this is fine—I know they’ll appreciate getting their makeup paid for.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I got them their gowns (I am making them), their shoes, swarvoski knotted pearl necklace, swarvoski knotted pearl bracelet and matching swarvoski pearl earrings (I made these), Victorian keepsake box, and a large Coach wristlet with matching Coach card holder.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

lol, I have a hard time not getting things that I think they would like when I see them.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am just giving them a coach wristlet and the Fiance is giving his groomsmen fossil watches… It all depends on your budget but I think the make-up and necklace is mor ethan enough 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I am wondering about this…we are paying for the wedding ourselves, and it just seems so hard to find the extra money.  I want to pay for hair and makeup but I’m not sure I will be able to – is that tacky?

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Magnolialove, I’m in the same boat.  I’m paying for rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch as well as the wedding, so I’ve recently decided to buy a hair curler and will bring it to the venue so my BMs can style their own hair as they like.  I’ll get some similar lipsticks for the BMs, but otherwise will have them do their own makeup.  At most, I’ll pay to style my mom’s hair, because she’s walking me down the aisle, but I wish I could pay for all my BM’s hair and makeup!

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m spending $30/girl.  I got them a etsy single pearl necklace & personalized stationary.  Of course they’re also invited to the rehearsal dinner & morning brunch day of the wedding.  I also paid for my MOH’s hotel room ($119) because she’s from out of town.

We’re buying the guys their ties.  Should be less than $20 each.

I hope I’m not being cheap but honestly we havent’ used our wedding party for any prep or planning help.  They’ve done nothing – because we havent’ needed them to.  I don’t feel super encouraged to pay them back for “all their hard work”.  Most are just showing up the day of.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t think its about the money at all, its about the thought. I’m not really sure that getting their makeup done for YOUR wedding is really a gift to them though? I mean i know its costing you money but do you think they really care if they have their makeup professionally done?

I’m making each of mine a quilt and I’ll probably get them something else small, not sure yet. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got my sister/MOH earrings ($20) and a Tiffany’s inital necklace ($115) and I want to get a little something else.

I got my bridesmaids (who have done nothing and have been mean) flip-flops ($2.50), same earrings as Maid/Matron of Honor ($20) and $20 towards their hair, which I am sure they will buy cigarettes with and will have their mom pay for their hair.

I agree with Corgi… get them what you can and what you like.  It’s not about the money, it’s the thought.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally, I think giving something that isn’t completely wedding related is nice. I will be purchasing the jewelry by BM’s will wear and it’s great to help with hair, dress, makeup, etc but a gift is a gift that they should be able to use and have as a ‘thank you’ for being in your wedding. I’m doing their jewelry and their personal gift will be Dooney and Bourke wristlets.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I agree with cmills.  I got my girls stuff for the wedding but then made sure to include a nice gift that wasn’t wedding related at all.  

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