Do I bring a gift to the bachelorette party?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

 It depends how close you are to the bride I guess.  When I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man I bought massage oils and candles and at another (when I was just a guest) I got a victoria secret gift certificate.  I would be happy with a bottle of wine as long as I wasn’t pregnant 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee

 

I think its regional…sometimes people bring lingerie and fun things, other times they dont. At mine, my sister specifically told them to bring a piece of lingerie I believe, I have been to one where people brought naughty gifts, another where nobody brought anything.

I would ask the organizer.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

How about something small that fits in your purse and if no one has a present, you can return it after.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t expect any gifts at mine, and none of the guests brought any. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At mine, everyone brought cute lingerie. I thought that’s what always happened? I’m surprised other people haven’t had the same experience! I guess it must be regional!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@red_rose: I suppose it is. My bridal shower was where all the cute lingerie showed up, haha. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@red_rose:

I’ve discovered that it is a regional thing.  I’m from the Midwest too and bachelorette parties always include personal gifts.  The bridal (or wedding) shower is for home related gifts and the bachelorette party is the fun/personal/lingerie gifts.

Usually, if I’m not as close to the bride, I’ll bring comfy PJ’s or bath and body stuff. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always thought you brought cute lingerie or a “fun” toy – but here in New England, people don’t seem to bring anything which strikes me as strange…

Post # 12
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Worker bee

You definitely do not “need” to bring a gift. I’m assuming you are buying a wedding gift, possibly a shower gift, plus shelling out $$ for the bach party. That’s plenty. Brides do not need and should never expect bachelorette party gifts. If you want to bring a gift, you surely can. But you should not feel obligated to.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I think a cute, cheeky gift is appropriate if you just can’t stand to arrive empty-handed.  Like lingerie or mood-setting items like scented candles, or a gift card to Victoria’s Secret?

You also mentioned that it’s a pleasure party?  In that case, the hostess usually is selling the items at the party, so you could just purchase one for the bride that she might otherwise buy for herself!  I’d appreciate that.

I also think wine is totally reasonable, even if you’re pregnant!  The other girls will still enjoy it.

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s an idea for a gift to give.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/272581092/bachelorette-scavenger-hunt-book?ref=shop_home_active_3

 

You have seen the printable scavenger hunt cards, but why not make this something the bride can take with her to remember her night for years to come? The bride will be taken on an adventure with all of her best girl friends by her side, taking pictures of course!

The book starts off with a page for a picture of the bride-to-be before her night on the town. It ends with a picture of her after all the fun has died down.

Throughout the book there are 22 pages to get everyone laughing, drinking, and having a great time! I have a list of scavenger items available below for you to choose from. When the night is done, simply print off the pictures, and insert them into the scrapbook. The Bride-to-be will thank you for thinking of a great way to capture so many fun memories!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  ajrobinson.
Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Country Club

If it’s a lingerie shower, then yes bring a gift. Otherwise, I wouldn’t bring anything unless the MoH told me to bring something.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve never heard of anyone bringing a gift to the Bachelorette party so it must be regional.  Wine never hurts anyone and they can all drink it.

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