Post # 1
Okay my beautiful fellow bees. I need help.
Show me your Bridesmaids gifts, your groomsmen gifts, ring bearer gifts, flower girl gifts, and whoever else you are giving gifts to. Please please please 🙂 Could really use some inspiration and some help on them! oh, and your parents gifts.
And if you wouldn’t mind telling me how much you spent on each gift, if its not too personal.. I would love that too.
Cannot wait to see them!
Post # 3
Maid/Matron of Honor 1: $50 donation to an animal rescue she cares passionately about (this was her request)
Maid/Matron of Honor 2: $50 worth of etsy jewelry the she wanted (she has an amazon wish list, so that made it easy to chose
BestMan: $50 gift card to a high end liquor store in his home town
Groomsman: gift card to williams sonoma (he just moved and wants a a chef’s knife, but Fiance believes strongly that people should pick out their own knives)
Flower girls: Cutesy pink lunch bags from pottery barn kids, cutesy personalized water bottles from etsy, and cute luggage tag (for their lunch bags) for the lunch bags. (about $50 each)
FI’s aunt made our jewelry, and she and her husband are helping to set up the reception, so we did a gift card to a nice denver steakhouse for them.
Haven’t decided on parent gifts yet. We will definitely NOT be doing photos of ourselves as gifts, however (I would feel really weird doing that)
Post # 4
I did pearl necklace sets for each girl (each in a different style to match her style!), gift certificates (prenatal massage for Maid/Matron of Honor, home depot for Bridesmaid or Best Man1 who just bought a house, and a local performance space for Bridesmaid or Best Man2 who is a theater junkie), and day of survival kits with bandaids, bobby pins, mini lotion, etc.
ETA: We spent between $80-100 per person for the bridal party.
The guys all got a leather weekender bag that we scored on sale, filled with PBR (running joke between my husband and his friends about cheap, crappy beer).
Post # 5
I got my bms jewelry trees from http://www.redenvelope.com and a piece of jewelry that I thought each girl would like. The tree was like $60 after discount and each piece of jewelry was around $20. They varied from a necklace to earrings to bracelets. They weren’t necessarily for the wedding. Here’s the link to the trees http://gifts.redenvelope.com/jewelry/sculpted-jewelry-tree-25455526-25455526?viewpos=3&trackingpgroup=RHMPG
Groom gave his guys matching D&G sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. They made for really cool pictures 🙂 I think each was around $80 after discounts.
Flower girls both got pillow pets ($25), ring bearer and other little boy attendants got lego sets ($20), ushers got a leather travel toiletry case ($25).
Parents we gave a frame with multiple pictures from our civil ceremony and either a spa set or perfume. Each of theirs was around $40
Hope that helps! Good luck 🙂
Post # 6
1) 2 Tiffany champagne flutes ($30)
2) Clinique mascara and lip gloss & bonus ($30)
3) DIY flip flops for reception ($5)
4) Customer gift bags with each girls name on it ($4 at http://www.exclusivelyweddings.com)
Hello Kitty Easter basket which is what they will carry down the aisle and it is filled with all kind of Hello Kitty goodies (pez dispenser, coloring book, pencils, sticker book, etc).
Mini construction set (my Fiance is in construction and our Ring Bearer is fascinated by him!) and a romote controled monster truck
Beer of the month for 3 months
Chocolate of the month for 3 months
Dessert of the month for 6 months
Fiance is choosing groomsmen gifts yet I don’t think he has any idea of what he is doing yet!
Post # 7
I haven’t picked mine out yet, but I chose in between 0-15 which makes me sad because I would love to get them something super expensive but we have a HUGE bridal party… 22 bm & gms, flower girl, ring bearer, people who helped, + parents… Yeah….. I mean, if I only did 10 bucks a person it would still end up being like an extra 300 I just can’t swing it 🙁
Post # 8
Bridesmaids I spent around 80ish each. I handmade each of them a quilt which cost around 40-50 in fabric/materials. I also got each of them a necklace (a little over 20) and a wrap (12).
No idea what Fiance is getting his groomsmen.
Post # 9
Thank you girls! Keep them up 🙂