Post # 1
My wedding isn’t until July but I’m starting early with the bridesmaids gifts so that I can gather the gifts a little at a time. I figure that way the expenditure won’t feel so hard on my wallet 🙂
I have 6 bridesmaids, including Maid/Matron of Honor. My plan for their gift includes:
Short robes (already ordered)
3-wick BBW candles (already purchased)
Flip flops (will be ordered tomorrow)
Cute umbrellas (or maybe clutches–NOT for the wedding)
My problem lies in the jewelry. I love the living lockets by Origami Owl and I’m certain that 2 or three of my bridesmaids will love them also. My Maid/Matron of Honor already has two lockets by them, so I’ve already decided on a pair of Swarovski earrings for her. Now that leaves my other two BM’s and I’m not sure what to do. I think the lockets might feel a little young for one of them, and for the other, she typically wears more delicate jewelry.
Is it weird if I get three of the girls the personalized lockets, the Maid/Matron of Honor earrings, and then two completely different things for the other two girls? I wouldn’t worry if everyone was getting something completely different, or if the Maid/Matron of Honor was the only one getting something different, but I’m no so sure about half of them getting one thing and the others getting something unique.
Post # 3
@LilySarah: I think it is perfectly fine to get a few girls the locket and a few something else! I think they will appreciate that you took their taste in to consideration and it is a nice way to make their gift individualized. For mine (I have 7 so I fele you on starting early to ease the $$ pain) I got them all gold necklaces but the necklaces themselves are different based on their taste. The overall package sounds great! I would stick with the umbrellas btw because I think that is really unique and I always freakin need an umbrella (because I always lose mine) but rarely use a clutch!
Post # 4
@excitedtobeMRSF: Thanks! That’s what I liked about the umbrellas, too. They’re functional, can be used well after the wedding, something that nobody ever wants to spend money on for themselves, AND if it rains the day of then everyone is prepared 🙂 Plus I’ve never received one for a Bridesmaid or Best Man gift so in my circle it’s pretty original.
I’m glad you think the three lockets and then random jewelry gifts are okay. I just wouldn’t want anyone to feel slighted or left out for some reason. I’m probably overthinking, lol.
Post # 5
@LilySarah: Have you thought about giving them jewelry with their birthstones? Wearing your birthstone is supposed to bring good luck. I’ll show you a picture of what I’m getting my bridesmaids;
Post # 6
I think it is fine to mix and match the jewelry gifts. You are being mindful of their taste and I’m sure they’ll each appreciate that thought.
Post # 7
@marinesfiance: I never knew that, and that is a great idea!