(Closed) Bridesmaids/groomsmen/groom/parents/flower girl gifts recap

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That is an awesome gift recap!  Can I add mine to this?  I don’t want to hijack your thread though. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Wow, you went all out!  Those sound like really lovely gifts and I think it’s great that you put in so much effort to find gifts unique & personalized to the recipients.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Thanks for the ideas!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow those are great!! Love the idea of sunglasses for the guys – Fiance is STILL stuck on what to get the guys and we are 6.5 weeks out! I will let him know about the sunglasses! Im also glad to hear your girls loved the survival kits because that is exactly what Im doing for my girls. Thank you for the idea about the chinese take out boxes! Those are so cute and a perfect thing to put all that stuff in! I got my Fiance a Citizen watch but it was a very close tie between that and the Bulova!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ok! Here is my gift recap!

Bridesmaids:  I paid for my BM’s to get their hair done down in Melbourne.  We didn’t do group make up or nails or anything.  I also got them each this cute giraffe print scrapbook tote (our wedding was at a zoo) and filled it with goodies.  I got them each a different pair of earings to wear the day of the wedding and wrapped it really cute.  Then I picked out a coffee mug/water bottle for each of them that matched their personalities.  Lastly I got a picture frame and put in a picture of me and each one of them throughout the wedding planning process.  I then did some simple hand made thank you cards for each of the girls.

Additionally, my mom put together little baskets of Bath and Body works goodies for each of the girls.  They were really cute. 

Groomsmen:  My husband got each of them a pocket knife and the tie for their suit.  I think all the guys really liked them.  Its a typical gift but something they will actually use.  He ordered them from Smokey Mountain which is a popular knife store online that he and his dad order from frequently. The ties were from MensWarehouse. 

Parents:  We just did cards for the actual wedding.   I think we are going to make them photo albums with all the pictures.  I am still looking for something nice for my mom since she did so much work.  I like the idea of the three stacked rings representing the three families coming together. 

Me:  My WONDERFUL husband got me a wonderful gift.  I always tease him and ask him to tell me two reasons why he loves me.  He never likes to answer but always comes up with something.  When I got home from the salon, under my veil was a card that said, “For all the times you asked me for reasons”.  I immediately bursed into tears so happy that I am marrying such a wonderful man.  Later on once I was dressed and composed myself the BMs and my family and photographer came in and I opened the gift.  Inside was about 10 metal stones.  One side said, “I love you because” and the back side had the reason. 

To my Husband:  I ordered a very nice Boker pocket knife for him.  It is mother of pearl handle and hand engraged.  He will be inheriting his fathers pocket knife collection so he was very happy to have a piece of his own to add. 

Flower Girls:  We also put together small totes for them.  They just had some little goodies in there for them.  I also added one fun gift (gift certificate to build a bear workshop) and one sentimental gift (a small cross necklace).  We also got cute little shirts from WalMart and got iron on decals from Michaels. 

Ring Bearer:  We got him an FSU alarm clock (he’s a big fan already) and a Ring Security t-shirt (also from Michaels).  He really liked both. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oooh… great ideas everyone.  I’ll add mine to the list:

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen:  We got Flip video camcorders for all of the members of our wedding party.  They’re the previous generation ones (so not HD) but still hold 1 hour of video.  We got black ones for the groomsmen and white ones for the bridesmaids.

Bridesmaids:   In addition we’re also paying for the bridesmaids to have their hair done by the best man’s wife (she’s my hairdresser, and she’s awesome). 

Groomsmen:  We also got the groomsmen orange ties to wear on our wedding day.

Parents:  For each set of parents we got one of our engagement photos framed.  We are also giving each of them a card with a thank you and an IOU for a wedding album after we get our pro photos back.

To my Husband:  I ordered him a watch from the MOMA store.  He really wants a nice watch and has very modern tastes.  I’m also getting him a small bottle of cologne so he can wear a special scent on our wedding day and so the smell will always remind me of the day we got married 🙂

Flower Girls & Ring Bearer:  We got really cute little backpacks for our littlest wedding party members (the ones for the girls have lady bugs and butterflies, and the one for the boy has monkeys on it).  We filled up each backpack with fun toys and things to do during the wedding so they don’t get bored.  The older flower girl got coloring books and activity books (word search, maze, etc).  The younger flower girl got a coloring book and a Mrs. Potato Head.  The ring bearer got a coloring book and some cool cars and trucks that all attach to each other in a caravan.  All three kids also will get lobster stuffed animals in their backpacks (it’s a Maine wedding afterall…)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This is a great list!  Anyone else care to add?

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