Did your WP give you a wedding gift?

posted 11 months ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Yup they did, even though I told them not to! 

I paid for their hair and makeup, but they did pay for their own dresses. They could pick whatever dress they wanted within a really broad colour range and I think most of them spent around $80 – $100. And then 2 of of the 7 paid $100 total for accommodation. 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

Souzie :  That’s so gorgeous! 

I’ve always given a gift when I’ve been in the Wedding Party, whether it’s cash or jewelry or registry gift. Not because it’s expected, but because if I’m close enough to them to be in their wedding party, I want to give them something special. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My bridesmaids didn’t give us gifts. Neither did the groomsmen. I don’t generally give a gift as a bridesmaid, being one is expensive.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

I think that if you are truly not epecting a present from the Wedding Party then you should let them know. Many want to give a present, but letting them know it is not expected it might have an effect on the values. Especially if there has been a lot of other expenses. I think several people in Wedding Party assume that a gift is expected like from other guests unless otherwise stated.

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t buy us a wedding gift but she also was the only one who had to travel. She did take me out the night before and buy me a rather expensive piece of lingerie for the honeymoon though!

Our groomsmaid framed our wedding invitation for us.

The best man (my BIL) made a us a wooden beer carrier, which my husband loved.

My bridesmaid (SIL) got us a bible and 2 coffee mug with a long very lovely letter.

And the groomsman (my brother) got us cake stand (I like to bake).

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Venetian

mgrd7531 :  Same. 

Mine paid for their dresses only and they chose their own dresses in my color.  I paid for hair and makeup, getting ready clothes, shoes and accessories.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Venetian

RobbieAndJuliahaha :  I know right??  I loved it so much…even more than my DH’s gift to me LOL

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