(Closed) Gifts for the girls?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do you mean, just to give as a thanks for going shopping?  I would think lunch and drinks is sufficient.  As for wedding gifts, yes definitely give them something.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I gave them a card and a pair of earings to wear on the wedding day.

I will be giving them a thank you gift on the day of the wedding, probably a robe.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ivythorn:  I wouldn’t really consider required earrings a ‘gift’, no offense. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

For dress shopping, taking them out to lunch is a very nice gesture- you shouldn’t give them a gift for that alone.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@WillyNilly:  Agh, I hate seeing the “no offense” because the comment is usually going to have someone take offense, whether intended or not

For asking them to be in the wedding party, no, I did not, I just wrote them notes.  I will give them bridal party gifts later.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m only giving them gifts at the rehearsal dinner. I haven’t heard of giving them gifts for dress shopping, etc.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kay01:  That’s unfortunate.  Since this is a blog, and tone cannot be conveyed, it was a statement so she knew I was not attempting to snidely insult her, as is often the case when one disagress on these boards.  Lame, but true.

If you have any other way to convey this, I’m all ears.  errr, fingers. Er…forget it.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I’m not sure if gifts to bridesmaids besides a bridal party gift are common, popular, or the norm these days. Personally, I was in a wedding once where we all got jewlery to accompany our dresses for the wedding day and beautiful champaign flutes with the wedding colors in them. Nothing other than the bridal party gift was given to us at the rehersal dinner. Lunch and whatever goes along with it the day of shopping sounds like a fine idea!

Post # 13
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Newbee

I’m not sure if gifts to bridesmaids besides a bridal party gift are common, popular, or the norm these days. Personally, I was in a wedding once where we all got jewelery to accompany our dresses for the wedding day and beautiful champaign flutes with the wedding colors in them. Nothing other than the bridal party gift was given to us at the rehersal dinner. Lunch and whatever goes along with it the day of shopping sounds like a fine idea!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

When we went dress shopping, I just took my girls out to lunch afterward. When I asked them to be my bridesmaids, I gave them all cards that I had customized for each of them on etsy. And then I’ll give them actual gifts for the wedding. But I didn’t give a physical gift for dress shopping.

 @WillyNilly:  I was kind of confused about “required earrings” not being a gift. Perhaps I misunderstood your comment. Yes, the girls will need earrings and she’s giving that to them for the wedding, but then they have a beautiful pair of earrings they didn’t previously have. Don’t really get it.

For the wedding, I’m giving my girls a multi strand pearl bracelet and a bottle of Chanel nail polish (plus a few other things, that they wont need for the wedding). Its true that the bracelet and polish will be for them to wear for the wedding, but then they have a new stunning multi strand pearl bracelet and a bottle of super nice Chanel nail polish when the wedding is over. How is that not a gift?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@RhubarbPie:  I look at it like if you were requiring me to have my hair a certain way, I would not consider that salon appt a gift. Likewise, if you gave me a necklace that I was supposed to wear for the wedding, I would just consider that a required accessory, not a gift.  Although I must admit that pearls are pearls and Chanel is Chanel. Those are wonderful required accessories.  A gift above and beyond this would be, to me, a true thank you gift  – even if it is a simple one.

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