Post # 1
I’ve been trying to find gifts for all the VIPs at the wedding, and here’s what I’ve got so far:
Disney Princess Perfume
Bubbles in the shape of an ice cream cone
Homemade photo keyrings (why is it that kids love keyrings when they have no keys?!)
Home-made vodka, coffee and chocolate liqueur
Mini essential oil hand cream
Novelty shower caps (as the hairdresser’s asked us not to wash our hair the morning of the wedding)
Coaster which will make them laugh
A bottle of anCnoc whisky
I’m a bit stuck! I’d get her flowers normally, but she’s going to be away on a residential university course the week after the wedding, so wouldn’t be able to appreciate them! Although I also got her a coaster
A bottle of home-made cucumber vodka (seriously, this guy has love of cucumber bordering on the bizarre – he eats about 2 every day!)
Some cuff links – I don’t know which as Mr CL is picking them
Probably a pashmina, maybe some jewellery if we can find anything
A bottle of cider brandy which is made locally
Mr CL’s Mum and Dad
I have no idea! Mr CL’s in charge of these!
What gifts are other people getting for your bridal parties?
Post # 3
@clumsylawyer: I LOVE those coasters! So awesome. And you’ve done a great job on your bridal party gifts!
Post # 4
These are all great so far! I am a bit stuck in the groomsmen department, I feel like my girls are getting so much more 🙁
Post # 5
Thanks! The coasters really made me smile when I saw them, and they were very reasonably priced so there was no question of getting them. I do think that groomsmen tend to get less, as the groom tends to think about it a bit less than the bride, I shouldn’t worry about it too much.
Post # 6
These are great gifts!
For my stepmom: a necklace (we bought my diamond online so we got a gift card for making a review video this cost us $25 I believe)
My Dad: some kind of nice booze and a dad and me frame
Honorary Aunt: Shes done the bulk of DIY stuff so we got her a beautiful necklace.
Fiance Mom: A necklace from Kohls (bought it in the clearance section for jewelry 75-80% off section plus had 30% off that…PRACTICALLY FREE! haha)
Bridesmaids: bought them each a coach bag to their style(you can sign up for coach factory email alerts and they have crazy sales), flip flops and bag for that, hair pieces and jewelry, mini booze bottle garters
Post # 7
disney perfume- brilliant!!
Post # 8
I think there are some great suggestions here.
I wanted to chime in though-and ask what Bees think is expected nowadays? Do you think attendents expect gifts? Would you expect one if you were a bridesmaid? Do you have to have spent a certain monetary amount?
Whats the consensus?
Post # 9
For my bridesmaids:
Personalized travell bags
Flip flops (for after the ceremony)
Necklaces I made with their initials on them
Personalized wine glasses (that I will be making)
A nice flask engraved with their names with 4 shotglasses
Parents on both sides:
On this I am totally stuck…. 🙁
Post # 10
I don’t think attendants expect gifts, and I certainly wouldn’t if I were a bridesmaid, but I wanted to give them something just to say how much I appreciate them as friends (not just as bridesmaids!) because they’re always there for me. Well, for both of us really.
So far, the girls’ gifts have cost:
Pashminas £5 (an absolute steal from a little shop in North Laines in Brighton)
Vodka £5 each (split a big bottle of Smirnoff Espresso which was on offer, which I’ll decant into smaller bottles)
Hand cream FREE samples from when I hosted a pamper event
Shower caps £1
Coaster £1.66 (3 for £5)
Total for the bridesmaids’ gifts – £12.66 (less than $20!)