Post # 1
Well now that I have choosen my bridesmaids I am getting ready to get started on their gifts for them and given to them at the rehersal dinner…so this is what I have planned
A canvas tote with a stripe of damask, with each name done in rhinestones (this will hold the rest of the gifts)
I am making them sleep masks with their names (in their favorite colors)
I am making them a necklace, earrings, and braclets…mostly in crystals..with a charm that reminds me off each of them
Bridal party tanks given before the rehersal dinner…for the rehersal
Now is where I am not sure what else to add….here are the other ideas:
Bath Salts, Silk monogramed robes, hand painted/etched wineglasses, mani/pedi kits
I knowand this seems like a lot but my maids all 3 of them have been amazing and have helped out so much already…I really want to splurge on them
Post # 3
it’s all a little too monogrammed.
Post # 4
I think it really depends on your girls. I know that I personally wouldn’t use or want a sleeping mask, bridal tank or bath salts, but I also know many people who love them. I suggest one really nice personalized gift rather than many small ones.
Post # 5
Well, you know your BMs best, so give them what you think they’ll use, even if that means giving them each something a little different. I don’t know about your BMs, but mine are paying for their dresses, so I’m offering to help them a little with cost instead of gifts… I think it’s more practical than stuff they might never use.
Post # 5
These questions are always hard because of individual tastes and you know your BM’s
Personally, for me, I have enough totes. The tank would be only worn once and be a waste and if I bought something for the rehearsal I would be annoyed I didnt know about the tank much earlier.
The jewerly is great, if you think its their style and/or plan to have them wear it in the wedding.
I would never use bath salts, I already own 5 robes (3 silk), a nice matching wine glass sets for china as well as everyday use and I never do my nails… again this is me so you need to know your BM’s so our opinions dont really matter
If you think they would like these, then perfect! I would strive to match their needs, taste and personality.
Post # 5
dbl! Having a horrible time with the bee!
Post # 5
If you want them to use their gifts again I would stay away from doing their names in rhinestones on the bags. Not many women carry a bag with their name on it- creepy guys then know your name.
The same with wineglasses. A set of 4 wineglasses is not very expensive and is something they can use rather than one painted or etched glass that doesn’t match anything else they own.
I would add the robes. It’s always fun to have the same robes to wear getting ready the day of the wedding.
Post # 7
TO EVERYONE : Thank you so much for all your input…I talked to the Maid/Matron of Honor after posting this and she and the girls are set on the Tanks…so that is for sure going to happen…
The sleep masks maybe I can put something about dreams, or sleep something
On the Totes maybe just their First inital
Definatly love the idea of the 4 glasses instead of the just one…
And I am in love with the robe idea…also after talking to them since one of my maids cannot do a bachelorette party because of age (She will be 16)..thinking of a sleep over the night before at the hotel…so maybe a set of PJ’s
Thank you all so much…I really, really love the advice
Post # 8
I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man last year and we got rhinestone tanks at the bachelorette party to wear to dinner and then we changed into dresses after dinner. I thought that was a good way of the bride splitting up our gifts. We got pretty necklaces at the rehearsal dinner then.
I agree with the other posts who said they have enough of this kind of stuff. I also think quality is better than quantity.. what about getting your girls gift cards for a massage at a local spa? That’s what I plan on getting my bridal party so they can relax after helping with my wedding! I think the tank, robe and jewelry are good ideas but the other stuff just seems like unnecessary extras.