Post # 1
I’m familiar with giving shower hostesses a gift as a thank you for throwing the shower, but do you give the organizers of the bachelorette a “bachelorette hostess gift” as well?
Keep in mind that the people “throwing” the bachelorette are the same people that are organizing the shower, and they actually aren’t doing much – I chose what we’d do, I created the invitation, and I made the reservations (it’s a dinner and pub crawl type of thing, where everyone will pay as they go, and hopefully cover my drinks, though I am not expecting it).
For hosting the showers, I’m giving them gift bags with the Philosophy “Bridal Party” line, along with some bath accessories like a poof. For “hosting” the bachelorette I was thinking of doing a bottle of champagne (maybe a $15 bottle) since not much seems to be going into it.
What do you think? Reasonable bottle of champagne, or nothing?
Post # 3
Wait a second…you mean I have to get them gifts?! But really, the bottles of champagne sound perfect.
Post # 4
it sounds like you’re doing most of the work! i didn’t give my hosts anything… but i’m giving them really nice gifts for being in the wedding party.
Post # 5
I’ve always been given a gift for doing the bach party planning. The last one the bride gave us cute wine glasses. Another one the bride brought funny items for all of us to wear.
Post # 6
WOW!! I never got a gift for planning my cousins bach party a few years ago 🙁 The only thing I got was a nasty hangover the next morning…pfft. And I paid for her all night long too, along with other girls, but I paid for her part of the limo, drinks, dinner, strippers, bar entry fees, & hotel. I guess I got hosed huh!
Post # 7
@smoki- since you’re doing all of the work I think the champagne is a nice gesture, but is definitely not required. IF they were doing all that Ms Sassy did for her friend I would DEFINTELY get them a very nice gift.
Poor Ms Sassy 🙁 I totally commend you for being an awesome friend though!
Post # 8
I’ve thrown quite a few bachelorette parties and have never received a gift. It didn’t matter to me because I was so happy to throw a great night out for my friends.
One of the girls I threw one for did treat me and the other girls who helped out to a night out at the bar on her. We thought it was very generous of her, but it was not necessary at all.
Post # 9
I just thought of something I didn’t mention – we are getting a hotel room that night – but I am the one paying for the room. Now that I think of that, unless the girls spend a lot on food and drink (I doubt they will – I may even end up paying for myself), I think I might pass!
Post # 10
Yeah, I would pass! The hotel room is a gift!