Post # 1
A lot of us are having budget weddings so I was wondering what other budget bees are doing for bridesmaid gifts?
So far I’m thinking:
Clutch with lip gloss, nail polish, five hour energy shots, tissues, tylenol.
Lotions from bath and body works.
Old navy flip flops to coordinate with dresses.
A frame with a photo of myself and each girl.
And a handwritten note telling them how much I love and appreciate them.
What are you guys doing?
Post # 3
I hope none of my BMs read this site…
I got them each a small jewelry box with their names engraved on it ($16 each) and piece of fashion jewelry to put inside the jewelry box (between $25-$35 each), so my Bridesmaid or Best Man presents were $50 or less.
I know that the Bridesmaid or Best Man gift is generally a thank you type gift, but I haven’t really needed a whole lot of help from my BMs so I’m ok with giving them just a little something. I think if I relied on them for a lot of help with the wedding, I would’ve spent a little more money and got them nicer gifts. But I think they’ll enjoy them even though they weren’t outrageously priced. 🙂
Post # 4
I stalked Sephora for sales, and I got them the Stila Travel Palette for $10, which has four eyeshadows and one multi-use color, a lip gloss for $3.50, and shower gel that smells really good for $3 I believe.
I also got them totes from Forever 21 for $1.50, water bottles from Old Navy for $1 and jewelry (earrings and necklace) for $3.50 from Forever 21 as well.
Sales rock my world :).
Post # 5
@jo.lee: I looked at old navy but their water bottles aren’t on sale right now…:( I saw lots of cute jewelry at Forever 21, but my sis has super sensitive skin so I felt bad getting the others the jewelry and not her.
Post # 6
I got a great deal on earrings on overstock! They are periodot for $25. I will buy earring boxes for $2 and they will look like I spent at least $50 because that is what these earrings go for everywhere else (at a minimum)
Post # 7
I got my girls: (5 of them)– I think this is all of it!
Bag to carry things in the day of the wedding from Hobby Lobby ($3.99 each);
Red Pashmina to wear ($5 each, Maurices – half off sale) – Minnesota wedding in January haha
Necklace and earrings ($10 for necklace, $8 for earrings – Some I got while on sale for less than that);
Travel size lotion and shower gel from Bath & Body Works (3 for $10, bought enough for 5 girls);
Pocket mirror with their initial on it (from Etsy – $3 each)
Mini-Miche bag for each girl (Gift from my Future Mother-In-Law who sells them!!)
Special bracelet for my Maid/Matron of Honor ($14)
So I’m under $50 for each girl! Then I plan on putting a special note to each in their bags!
Post # 8
I got them a pashmina (buy 4 get 1 free they were about 5 a piece), monogrammed tote when the knot had them on sale, a jewelry set that was like 5 I think… I also got them little compacts that have chandeliers on them and hand painted wine glasses with feathers and their initials.
Eta: I really hope I can get black or purple flip flops.
Post # 9
I have 7. I am giving them a
“A gift for the day,
A gift to keep the chill at bay,
A gift for everyday or getaway &
A gift to soak a long night away.”
day: jewelry that I am making (about $10 materials for each girl)
chill: Pashmina (7.50 each, plus buy 4 get one free)
everyday: 2 piece train case set ($14)
soak: 3-in-1 shower smoothise liter from Ulta (anout $10 each)
About $40 each
Post # 10
My bridesmaids are my sisters who both live across the country from me… they are coming for the whole week before the wedding so I got them “bridesmaid” t-shirts, a piece of turquoise jewelry (the wedding is in Arizona) I also made earrings out of sixpence for them, and then some fun heart glasses… Not sure how much I actually spent….