(Closed) Do I need to buy gifts for Bridesmaids?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I think since you are paying for their dress, etc. you don’t need to buy any of them a gift for being in the wedding.

If you would like to buy the 3 BMs a gift for hosting a bachelorette that if fine, however I would make sure you do it away form the other 2 BMs. Also, are all 5 of the girls friends? It may get around to the other two that they didn’t get a gift.

However, I think giving them all a heartfelt card the morning of the wedding just to thank them for being there for you would be a nice gesture ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

You’re thanking them for standing up with you and supporting your marriage and supporting you.  The only thing a Bridesmaid or Best Man is required to do is show up and wear the right dress, and doing so is an indication that they love you and will be there for you as you enter into this huge, life-changing commitment.  So, no, you don’t have to get them a big gift since you and your family are spending a lot on them, but you should do something for them that tells them how much their presence and support means to you.  A heartfelt card, perhaps?

Post # 5
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think only doing it for some and not others is kinda leaving it open for problems. Maybe do it after the wedding day and have a nice photo of you girls together or something instead.

My girls paid for their own dresses but I paid for everything else like hair and makeup. The jewelery, hair pieces and a few other little “bridesmaid” tid bits I picked up along the way are going to be given the night before the wedding with a thankyou card just as a nice little thing to say thanks.

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