Post # 1
So I have been reading alot of the posts regarding a thank you gift for the bridesmaids who helped with the shower. I love the idea of the shower gel, lotion and candle, with that little saying “hope your shower is as good as mine” or something like that.
I didn’t mandate my girls get there hair done for my wedding. One of my bridesmaids is my hair dresser and she emailed the girls in the wedding asking if they all wanted to come to the salon the morning of the wedding to get their hair done, and told them I was going there but it was completely up to them if they wanted to or not. All but 1 are coming. Anyways I can’t afford to pay for all of their up do’s, or whatever they choose to have done ($60 each) in addition to the jewelry and flip flops I am getting them for a wedding thank you gift, but I was thinking about paying the tip to the hairdresser doing there hair (roughly $12-$15), so they only have to pay the $60.. Is that tacky? Should I just do the shower gel/lotion/candle idea instead? I do plan on paying for my Maid/Matron of Honor to get her hair done, I know she has done the majority of the work for the shower.
(also the one that is my hair dresser I would do a little something different for her)
Post # 3
that is cute. i love your little shower saying!!!
Post # 4
Thanks, Although I can’t take the credit it came from another bee… 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s tacky I think it’s nice.
And I’m glad you posted this. It just occurred to me this week that I should probably get a gift for my girls that are helping with everything! I’m having my Mother-In-Law paint wine glasses, and my step-mom is putting together perfume goodie bags for them
Post # 6
Ok Good, I keep going back and forth… I think I will just do the tip thing, that way its one less thing they have to pay for.
Painted wine glasses is a good idea!
Post # 7
I think the tip thing would be fine. I did a gift cert. for a mani/pedi for the girls who hosted my shower. I knew they were going to get their nails done for the wedding anyway (by choice, not mandate), so I figured that was one less expense for them.
Post # 8
Okay, that’ a seriously cute idea. I like that saying, lol…*writes it down* may have to steal it hahaha
Post # 9
Am i the only one that thinks that saying is somewhat not appropriate? I dont know how you compare a bridal shower with an actual shower. To me, its like saying i get a shower with gifts and all you get is a regular plain old shower. Its in no way going to be ‘as good as’ the bridal shower.
Post # 10
Also, ive read several,posts where bm dis not like the paying of the tip. They said why even other if you wont pay the entire bill for them. I guess some think its kinda rude.
Post # 11
I think it’s a very nice and thoughtful gesture! It’s practical and can be used by every Bridesmaid or Best Man.
@GlowGirl: BM’s do not throw showers in the hopes of receiving a gift as nice as the shower – they do it because they want to make something special for you as a friend. Also, if girls don’t like the tipping idea, they should feel free to pay for it themselves.