Post # 1
I was thinking of getting my girls a satin robe to get ready in with their initial. I don’t want them to say “bridesmaid” on the back because then they probably won’t use them again. I was also thinking of buying them their shoes for the wedding. The shoes I want are about $30 and the robes are about $30. Do you think this would be a good gift?
Post # 3
I think that would be fine… however you’ll find that a lot of ppl on here feel that the Bridesmaid or Best Man gift should be FOR the Bridesmaid or Best Man, not accessories you want them to have for your day.
Post # 4
@futuremrscrowe: i think thats a great gift.
I got my BM’s Coach wristlets, and I also got them slippers to change into if their feet stared to hurt.
Post # 5
I am in the camp of, No, because these are actually gifts for you.
Post # 6
@futuremrscrowe: I would happen to be one of those people that feel that a gift should be something not to do with the wedding at all. I do like the idea of those gifts as I did similar stuff for my girls as well but I also got them each individual gifts that were not apart of the wedding and things without initials on them, a lot of people are not too keen on the initial wear these days.
Post # 7
They sound nice! Not sure I would use the robe, but I’d be thrilled not to have to buy shoes!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
I feel like this is such a touchy subject, everyone seems to think the gift should not be something used at the wedding. I’ve never been a bridesmaid, but if I didn’t have to pay for accessories and was given a yummy cupcake (my favorite treat) and a nice card thanking me for being in the wedding I would be thrilled. I’m spending so much money on accessories and alterations and (partial payemnts for dress) on my Bridesmaid or Best Man, as well as accomidations, hangers for the day of the wedding, champagne flutes, robes, and so on…and gifts on top of that!! I think if you added something special for each girl and a nice card you would be set, and it doesn’t have to be something $$
Post # 9
Why do people have such a problem with those kinds of gifts? I think they are perfect.