(Closed) Gifts for the Bride- how many??

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Generally, BM’s get the bride a shower gift and a wedding gift.  It’s up to you whether you spend more on one or the other, in the end the gifts are both for the couple anyway (even if it’s a lingerie shower – they’re really for HIM).

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My suggestion and experience would be that you get her a gift for both the shower and the wedding, the shower gift needn’t be anywhere near as expensive or lavish as the wedding gift.

Post # 5
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I guess it is the norm to buy a gift for the shower and one for the wedding. But most of the weddings I attended the wedding gift was either money or a gift card. The gifts were usually saved for the shower unless the person(s) couldn’t attend the shower.

I forgot to mention that for my BF’s wedding, I gave her an actual gift for the shower and gave her a card with money in it for the wedding.

Post # 6
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t feel like you have to spend too much money for her to appreciate the sentiment! A gift for both would be really nice, even if it’s more personal than something off her registry. After all, you probably know her one of the best! I only say this b/c i received a few items off my registry from my closest friends and family and they are WONDERFUL and I never would have thought to register for them.

Personalized stationary/cards (super duper practical for all those thank you cards! Especially if you have them custom made to say "soon to be" and then her new last name), an inexpensive pocket video camera, my favorite wine (that i can’t get where I live), etc. 

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