Post # 1
I’m so excited, I found out last night that ALL four of my girls are able to come in this weekend [starting early tomorrow morning] for Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping on Saturday.
Three are traveling some pretty hefty distances to be here and I want to do something special to welcome them all, maybe like a tote bag filled with goodies. Do you think that’s a good idea? If so, what cute things can I put in the bags that will make them squeal with happiness?
Or, is there something else I can give them? I’ll also have 1 jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man, a Flower Girl, and Future Mother-In-Law. Sadly, Mama Sequins lives in Ohio and too, too far to travel.
My timeframe to pull this off is really short…All suggestions are welcome!
Post # 3
I think a tote bag filled with goodies is a nice idea. You could fill it with candies, bath/body lotion, maybe cute things they may need as bridesmaids?
Depending on how much you were willing to spend, it might be a nice idea to treat everyone to lunch instead.
Post # 4
I think that if everyone is meeting for the first time, a nice lunch or something would be a better idea. That way everyone can chat and get to know one another. It’s really awesome for you that they’re all able to come!
Post # 5
@PrairieGirl: Thanks for the ideas! We are all meeting for breakfast before and driving together to dress shop. I was also thinking Pinkberry would be a good afternoon treat.
I do want them to have something to take home to remember the day…love your suggestions. And maybe I could give them a frame to put a photo in of our day together?
Post # 6
I think a little gift bag is a great idea! I would put in them some of those mini bottles of water, some snacks, and something thoughtful for each of them. Is there a Target near you? They have really cute little stuff in their $1 section you could put in there. With Easter coming up, I know they have cute little baskets you could use.
Post # 7
@pink.sequins: If you are wanting to give them something why don’t you bake some treats for them? Cookies or bars or something. Since usually the norm is to give BM’s gifts right before the wedding (as in rehersal dinner) a treat such as cookies or bars would be a nice touch.
Post # 8
@Jenniferk6: Yes, good thought! We’re meeting for bfast and probably will do a little ice cream snack after.
@SweetVanity: Target is a GREAT idea 🙂 I’m so there this morning!
@Sassygrn: I just picked up some cookie mixes and funfetti frosting earlier this week…I love this idea, too!
Post # 9
@pink.sequins: Yay! It’s fabulous that everyone is able to come out. I love the idea of welcome gifts, but maybe it’d be nice to stay away from the gift basket route (especially if you’re thinking of that for the day of your wedding), as to not seem redundant. But I like the idea of fun treats for them, to thank them for coming.
Do you have places picked out to go for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress hunt?
Post # 10
@pengoala: That’s a good point…I should mention that our gift to the wedding party is their clothing. We got a great deal at Men’s Wearhouse for Groomsmen suits and will do the same for our BMs at David’s Bridal.
Because they are all out of town, this may be one of 2 opportunities for it to be ‘just us’ which is why I want to commemorate it with a little token of my appreciation. Snacks, water, things you’d appreciate on a plane or car trip, and a little memento in a tote bag.
Post # 11
@pink.sequins: Ah okay! Wow, that is fabulously generous of you and your Fiance. 🙂 I love the idea of gifting everyone their attire. It will certainly eliminate a lot of the tension in the room and allow for more fun to happen. Then, in that case, definitely do the gifts now! You are such a sweetheart, the anti-bridezilla! 🙂
(PS Got the email from bloomingdales. They’re on their way!)