Post # 1
So I was thinking about letting my BMs pick out their own Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts since I really want the gift to be useful far beyond the wedding. All of my Bridesmaid or Best Man are still in college and money is tight for them and for myself. I was thinking of having the girls pick out their favorte style of TOMs, Converse, etc under a certain price range (say around $60 and then shipping). In a round about way all of my bridesmaids have told me that they love TOMs shoes and would love a pair (except one who always wears converse). Granted, I know that the gift is supposed to be something that they don’t use at the wedding, but I figured then they all would have a nice pair of flat shoes to wear at the reception (outdoors) and still be able to wear afterwards. Bees, is this a silly idea for a Bridesmaid or Best Man gift? I just cannot see the BMs using bags, purses, jewlery, or even bathrobes down the line! Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
@amhuelskamp: If you think all the girls would like it/use it in the future, then I think it’s a great idea!
Post # 4
I think its great, especially if they have mentioned it in passing that they would enjoy these gifts!
Can I be part of your wedding party, I’ve been wanting some TOMS for a while now 🙂
Post # 6
Super cute idea. Perfectly fits their persona. It would be cute if you gave them a card with a few select shoes on there(like the ones under $60) and they could choose from those. I would love a thoughtful gift like that.
Post # 7
I’m a converse addict, so I would love that gift 🙂
Post # 8
I think it’s a wonderful idea! They can use the shoes in the wedding which will save them some money and they can also wear them afterwards! Sounds like a win-win situation to me 🙂
Post # 9
I think this is a perfect gift. Kudos to you for thinking of such an awesome idea. Keds are also coming back into style, so that might be an option you throw out at them.
Post # 10
Whew-Thank you so much for your supportive comments! I have been so worried that this gift would seem unconventional, but I cannot wait to tell them that they can choose a pair of favoriete shoes! Thank you bees!
Post # 11
Great idea! It would be really cute if they all had matching (comfy) shoes to wear at the reception and beyond. I like it!