(Closed) How much are you spending on BM gifts & what are you getting them?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did $50 a girl:

Each girl will get a very cheap jewelry set so they all match (and it wont matter if they never wear it again), a custom photobook of pictures of me with them, and an individual gift. 3 get tiffanys wine glasses, 1 gets some really nice sunglasses (LOVE warehouse sales!!), 1 gets a pearl necklace (love overstock!), and one gets a Betsey Johnson necklace (again overstock :-]).

Post # 4
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have gotten my girls the following:

  1. Tote Bags
  2. Hoodies and Tank Tops
  3. Bridesmaid Dress
  4. Wedding Hangers
  5. Knotted Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, and earrings
  6. Coach wristlets and ID wallets
  7. Shoes for the wedding

I don’t know the actual cost, but I got their gifts over time and on sale and/or DIYed them. My girls are my baby sister and my daughter, so I probably spent way more than the average bride.

Post # 6
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine probably aren’t getting anything. We paid for their dresses, jewelry, shoes, special under garments, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hair combs. We are also paying for their nails and hair to get done. I am probably going to buy them makeup also, because we are all doing our own makeup. Oh yeah I also got them very fancy flip flops, a gym bag to keep all the wedding stuff in, and a purse hanger.

Post # 7
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I only have two BMs, and I’m spending about $120 on each. They are both getting a set (necklace, bracelet, earrings) of fresh water black cultured pearls. I want them to wear it to the wedding (with their black dresses) and then they can have them forever and wear it whenever they want.

Post # 8
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I can only spend roughly $20 on each bridesmaid. I’m getting them each something different. If it’s jewelry they’ll either get bracelet, necklace, or ring. But now I may scratch that idea and get them different kinds of purses or clutches. I’m a mess right now when it comes to Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts… had everything figured out and it didn’t work. Oh well! 🙂

Post # 9
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think its up to you and your budget what you’re comfortable with – and also how long you’ve known each Bridesmaid or Best Man.

i figured to go with the wedding jewelry, as most people are doing, and the individual gift for each person. even IF one of them likes the other’s thing blablabla, they’d know i thought about each of them individually when i got them their gift. at least, i hope they consider that! lol

i think if i added it up, not including the little extra im giving my MOHs (have two), $100 for each girl. its a lot but i’m quite close to all of them and they’re doing a lot for my b-party and such, and its a lot of stuff (had a year to bargain hunt and find things for each one!)  i figured i couldve just paid for their dresses instead, but i wanted to put more thought and time into the gift (im sentimental that way) than just giving them gift cards and whatnot.

its up to you how much time and effort you wanna put into it! good luck deciding.

Post # 10
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7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i got my girls jewelry sets that they can wear in the wedding and possibly in the future too.  and i got them sarongs for the beach in their favorite color.

i am also considering paying to get their hair done.

and them and all my guests are getting welcome bags. the bags themselves are great those – high quality canvas with “Jamaica”  embroidered on them.

Post # 11
Hostess
11278 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve got them their dresses and have got their jewellery (from Amazon) the blue stone goes well with the colour of their dress

Have got them a clutch bag too in red for the big day

Got them a keepsake jewellery box too and I want to get them something fun like a minature bottle of gin.

Post # 12
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I spent about 40 on each girl.  For my BM’s two of them got a tiffany’s replica necklace and 2 of them got freshwater pearl bracelets.  I will be spending a little more on my sister (MOH) because she is also making our invitations, marriage licence (jewish wedding), table numbers and our escort cards.

Post # 13
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1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i have bought them swarovski crystal necklace and bracelet,  i am also buying there dresses and shoes….oh and as its a destination wedding, i am also paying for there flight and accomadation too so no………they wont be getting anything else!   LOL

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I will probably end up spending about $60-$70 on each girl. Jewelry, and a mani/pedi the day before the wedding. I figure they’ll like that more than some useless junk. (Not that yall are giving useless junk, just that everything I can think of to give them would really be pretty useless for them.)

Post # 16
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i seriously cannot decide!!! I just dont know what to get them.. maybe totes and nice watches? I dont know..

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