Post # 1
I am gifting my bridemaids their hair the day of the wedding (to thank them for being my bridesmaids including planning my bridal shower, I didn’t give hostess gifts seperately). I am spending $65 per person for three bridesmaids. I plan on writing them each a nice thank you note to hand out at the rehearsal dinner. Do you think that is enough? Or should I think of something small to give them at the rehearsal dinner?
Post # 3
I think it’s great if you want to pay for their hair, but I’d also give them something more personal, that isnt’ related to your wedding.
Post # 4
If I was a bridesmaid I would not choose to get my hair done. So having the bride pay for something I wouldn’t choose would not to my mind be a gift to me – it is not for my benefit it is for the benefit of the bride. I feel like you should get them something that they’ll enjoy that’s purely for them.
But it does not have to be expensive, just something sweet and cute, flasks?
Post # 5
I voted no…it’s not enough. IMO, if the bride wants the BMs to have a certain hairstyle or done by a certain stylist, she SHOULD pay. I wouldn’t consider that a gift. You don’t have to break the bank purchasing gifts but I think that something personal that they can use after your wedding would be nice.
Post # 6
I agree with the others. You didn’t exactly say if you are making them get their hair done or if they all happened to choose it. If they chose it, I’d say you are in a better position to make that a gift. However, if you are insisting, then you should pay out of obligation.
Post # 7
I appreciate the feedback from everyone. I will definitely think of something to give them at the rehearsal dinner. Since the theme of “if you want them to have their hair done you should pay for it” has come up I will say that I am not requiring them to get their hair done, they each independently said they were going to get it done and asked me where I am getting mine done so they could schedule an appointment. As far as I’m concerned they can wear their hair however they would like, I’m not requiring anything in that regard. But, this is when I got the idea to gift it to them because I thought after everyting else $65 was a lot to have them pay for hair, but I understand that giving them each a personal gift the night of the rehearsal dinner is an important gesture. Hmm, now to figure out the gifts!
Post # 8
In that case especially I think something inexpensive will be great. I’m actually not a fan of inexpensive jewelry – but many people are. But maybe bead bracelets?
Etsy has some super cute clutches that aren’t expensive. Or I love the idea of flasks, polyvor has these adorable colored ones.
Post # 9
If you’re looking for something unique– My brother makes cute clutches out of lifesavers! She puts a barrier on them so you can use them and not worry about getting them wet, etc– this si what I’m giving my BMs…they’re just tooo cute!
I can send you a pic if you’re interested! 🙂