Post # 1
Or perhaps the question should be if the gift I am giving now is a real gift and enough of a gift or not?
Have 2 bridesmaid at a semi-destination wedding (semi because the air ticket was really cheap: they paid $15 per person). They offered to buy their own dresses as one had already had a bridesmaid dress in my colour (from another wedding) and the other didn’t want to get a dress without trying it on (I don’t live in the same country as they do). I think the 2nd girl spent about $80 on hers. No make up or new shoes required.
My gift: a night’s stay at my venue. Cost: $500 for the night (yes, sounds crazy and that’s even after a huge discount). However, ultimately, maybe I’m supposed to provide accomodation for them anyway as it’s a semi-destination wedding?
Am I supposed to get them something else? Like an actual gift?
Post # 3
Yes, I would give them an actual gift in addition to the hotel stay. Even if it is just something small.
Post # 4
Uh, if someone spent that much on me to be a bridesmaid, there’s no way I’d want a gift! I think that’s more than generous 🙂
Post # 5
I think it’s waaaaaaaaaaaay enough! It might looks really nice to get them something small though that they can keep. =)
Post # 6
I would think something nice and small would be appropriate, I am sure they are not expecting it but as a way of saying thank you for being your bridesmaids and also a keepsake that allows them to remeber your wedding day.
Post # 7
Thanks for your replies. I’ll open a new topic about what to get them because.. I’m clueless!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If you can, I would definitely give them something they can keep or some kind of spa service they can enjoy. It doesn’t need to be expensive, but it would be nice to give them something that isn’t just you paying for something they would’ve had to have paid for otherwise. I do not think you have to, but I think it would be appreciated.