Post # 1
I have no idea what to get my bridesmaids as a thank you for being in my line. I don’t want to give them something too cheap or cheesy and would prefer to give them a gift that they could actually use. I was thinking of giving them pairs of Toms for the reception so that they could be more comfortable dancing the night away. Bees, what did you end up giving your bridesmaids? My Maid/Matron of Honor suggested paying for the bridal party’s hair and make up but it would cost in the upwards of $700 and it is something they could only enjoy for one day. Any other suggestions? 🙂
Post # 3
Shop for them like it’s their birthday. Unless they all have similar tastes and styles, it will be difficult to get them all the same gift. I was able to do a little bit of both… I decided I would make a “pamper yourself” kit, but tailored the scents, flavors, colors, etc to each individual. I included things like a pedicure kit (with the toe separation thingy, the flip flops, foot file, foot cream), hand sanitizier, hand lotion, travel coffee mug, nail polish, lip gloss/chapstick, bubble bath, and a few other things in a cute pouch. I also included a heartfelt thank you note to each of them and a small gift card to one of their fave shops.
Post # 4
That’s a great idea actually. That way it is personalized but not too cheesy and includes things that they could either use the day of the wedding, before, or after the fact. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion. I am not sure if all of my girls would wear Toms. I have heard they are super comfy but not sure if they would all like them or wear them.
Post # 5
I think comfy footwear would be appreciated, but it might be something you want to ask them just in case 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 6
I put together a survival kit for everyone in a makeup case in each persons favorite color. I also got them all a pashmina (as it is January). And I made them each bracelettes and earrings. These things added up to about $20 per girl so I didn’t really consider it a real gift. And I etched wine glasses for the bachelorette party as well. About $8 for the cream, $1 per glass, and a few dollars for the reusable stencils.
After that I bought each person something that fit them that was totally not wedding related. One friend loves Vera Bradley so she got a few items in her favorite pattern. Another loves anchors and I ordered her a bracelet with anchors on it very similar to one I saw on her pinterest boards. Seriously pinterest is an amazing place to scope gift ideas for people. Another friend got a funky clutch that fits her style. My SIL got a Kate Spade wristlet in her favorite color. I just tried to get them all something that I thought fit them.
Post # 7
I think I will go more with the idea of personalizing each gift to each girl so that way they know I put some thought into it rather than just giving the same gift in different colors or what have you. I am glad I am thinking about this now and not later! LOL that way I can take the time to really put some thought into the gifts.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I’m giving my girls robes for getting ready, and packaging them in personalized tote bags (just with their name).I’m getting the robes from Etsy (not sure which seller yet) and I got the tote bags from Wedding Chicks on a SUPER SALE, so they were so cheap.
Also, I’m covering their hair and makeup. I don’t want them to have to stress about that on the wedding day.
I only have four girls in my line, so it’s a little easier to splurge on them.
Post # 9
I’ve gone way over budget on my girls. I bought them cowboy boots to wear the day of, which were $20 each. I also got them pashmina scarfs for $6 each on black friday! I’m making them MOH/Bridesmaid tanks (I found some awesome sparkly tanks for $5 each at JCP a while back). I also want to make them hoodie with a love quote on it that they can wear again. I got them a necklace and earring set that was $15 each. I also plan on doing totes with some smaller stuff like little lotions and snacks. Pretty sure I’m spending around $75 on each girl but I plan on making most of the stuff myself so I’ll save!
Post # 10
What about just the makeup? A was in a wedding party where the bride paid for everyone’s make up. Obviously we were all going to get our hair done, but professional make up is expensive, and a luxery. It was really fun to get it all done together and we looked HOT! She got us personalized mugs for a more personal touch as well. Best bridesmaids gift ever.
Post # 11
i got my girls personalized tote bags and put together survival kits.
maid of honor got a shampoo/lip gloss gift set from philosophy (she has a ton of scarves, jewelry, etc. so i wanted to give her something that she could use and wouldn’t get lost in her closet).
bridesmaid #1 got an anne taintor flask and i filled it with tequila (no, she’s not an alcoholic, haha).
bridesmaids #2 got a coin purse and a gift card to a restaurant (she’s a major foodie).
Post # 12
I had 8 bridesmaids. I got each of them flip flops from old navy ($5 each) earrings and necklaces (amazon.com has great deals) handpainted champagne glasses (again amazon.com had super cheap deal) and then I had a friend paint them. I also got these awesome jewelry roll ups from etsy! http://www.etsy.com/listing/99995709/bridal-bundle-gift-deal-set-of-9-jewelry?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=sr_05876f3fa4b712467f6ba24579d5550dacb2e204c5bd21ed927eef6d1e1945b3_1354902603_14092363_jewelry_roll&ga_search_query=jewelry+roll&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=auto2&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_search_type=all
and then I just put little things (advil, tissues and tic tacs)in a tote bag that I got from A.C Moore and painted their initials on it.
Hope this helps!
Post # 13
Our wedding is at an inn with a spa. So for our bridesmaids we got them each personalized spa robes and a massage from the Inn. I also got them candle wax warmers and I’m going to melt the wax into cute shapes. Trying to keep a spa theme.
We’re also paying for a 2 nights stay at the inn and then a bunch of small stuff like hair flowers and jewelry for the actual wedding…ohhhh and I got the idea from another bee’s recaps…but I got them all cute heart shaped sunglasses<3