Post # 1
My wedding is in Ireland so 3 of my 4 bm’s will be flying there. Of those three, I’m providing free accomodations to two of them (one is my sister and my other bm is a grad student, the third has worked the wedding into part of her european vacation.)
I’m paying for thier dresses (they’re just over $200 each) and for hair/make up on the day of. They will only have to cover alterations and shoes. I also bought robes for them to wear while getting ready.
So, should I still be buying them gifts?
Post # 3
I am doing the same for my Destination Wedding. I paid for one BMs trip (because she is not working) and bought their dresses and am paying for their hair and make-up the day of. I think that’s plenty.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think the robes is a sufficient physical, reusable gift considering all the other things you are paying for.
Post # 5
I think the robes are fine. But maybe something for the 2 other bms that you’re not paying accomodations for so it’s a little more “fair”.
Post # 6
@mrsSonthebeach: agreed. only thing i would add is a nice heartfelt card 🙂
Post # 7
The one bridesmaid lives in Ireland, she’s FI’s sister so she doesn’t need accomdations or anything. She has been a huge help with planning so I will probably buy her something and give it to her privately
Post # 8
I’d toss in a heartfelt note to each Bridesmaid or Best Man and then it sounds like you’re covered 🙂
Post # 9
I would consider the robe their gift so no, I don’t think you need to get anything else.
Post # 10
I think something else personal would be nice. Like a picture frame with a note, and after the wedding you give them a picture to put in the frame. Something sentimental.
Post # 11
@gonatgo: In Ireland it is customary for the bride to pay for the dress, shoes and hair/Make up (not always but often) as well as giving a smallgiftis usually jewellery to wear on the wedding day).
Post # 12
I think all you are giving them is plenty. A nice heartfelt card or note is something personal you could add and give to them either right before or right after the wedding.
Post # 13
You are spending a lot on them, but why not give them a small thank you? Even if it’s a card or some candy they like, it’s the thought that counts.