Post # 1
hello! I am trying to figure out waht to give my bridesmaids. So far, they are going to get a twisted pearl bracelet to wear the day of the wedding. I am also paying for their hair and makeup and taking them out for manis/pedis the day before. I wanted to have something else to give to them at the rehearsal dinner. I don’t want to do the generic bridesmaid stuff….monogrammed anything, robes, totes, lotions, etc. I was thinking if I were a bridesmaid I would LOVE a gift card to like Nordstrom or something so I could go pick out whatever I wanted! Would it be tacky of me to give them each a $100 gift card to Nordstroms? I know people say GC are impersonal but I want them to chose what they want instead of me getting them something they will never use.
Post # 3
If you’re planning on budgeting that much, why not a $100 gift card to each of their fave stores? You could be more creative and it would be more meaningful that way.
Post # 4
I think that with everything else you are doing a gift card is fine. I don’t see it as any different than providing them with a gift certificate for experiences like a dance class since you are already doing so much. As long as it’s for a place that each of them loves and not the same for them all I think you will be fine.
Post # 5
I say pair up the gift card with a little something. A cute scarf or a coffee cup cozy that is a GC holder etc. Unless your giving them the jewelry at the rehearsal dinner then I vote just attach it to the top of the little box or something.
Post # 6
I think a gift card is a great idea, and actually quite generous considering everything else you’re doing for your girls!
I would actually do the same place, unless you know for a fact that one of your gals wouldn’t be caught dead shopping at Nordstrom (or whatever store you pick). I just would be kind of bummed out if I got a GC to one place and one of the other BMs got a GC to a nicer store.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2015 - Pharmacy Museum
i think it’s impersonal. gifts for your wedding party are meant to be a thank you for being an important part of your life and your wedding day. it’s not christmas, it’s for showing your appreciation. but i’m sure no one will be offended or refuse a $100 gift card. it’s really not something you should stress about either.
Post # 8
Personally…I would love getting a gift card as a thank you present. What if you got them each one of those Visa gift cards? This way, they could choose where to use it. I know that there’s an activation fee, but this way, you wouldn’t have to worry about making sure they got ones to the same place.