(Closed) how much are you spending on bridal party gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much to spend per person (bridal party)
    less than $50 : (40 votes)
    43 %
    $50-100 : (26 votes)
    28 %
    $100-150 : (17 votes)
    18 %
    $150-200 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    more than $200 : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    46 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Along with already purchasing dresses, shoes, and jewlery for all 4 of my BM’s . I’ve been purchasing gifts for my bridemaids here and there throughout the year so it doesn’t feel like a huge hit if i were to buy them all at once.

    Post # 4
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Do you mean total or per person?

    Per person less than $20! I have found awesome deals!

    Post # 5
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I wanted to spend $50, but ended up spending $77. Yikes! Two of the girls will end up getting bigger gifts because their birthdays are the day after the wedding and I want to give them something, and another will get something added because she’s bent over backwards helping me with EVERYTHING. I hear you on bleeding money!

    Post # 6
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    @Amani: I also felt like the Fiance and I were bleeding money. We ended up spending about 78 dollars on each Bridesmaid or Best Man

    Post # 7
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i don’t know the norm. we’re spending $100 per person. we have 4 people total to give, which isn’t a lot, and we have a small budget, so we felt like that was a good amount.

    i think it helped that my fi was recently in a wedding where he got kind of a crappy gift. after spending so much time and money to be in the wedding, the gift really kind of sucked. i didn’t want our bridal party to think that we didn’t care and put time and effort into their gifts, so they’d know that we appreciate them.

    Post # 8
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Somewhere around $90 for both the groomsmen and bridesmaids. We had 12 total attendants. We spent a little more on DH’s sister (grooms woman. Couldn’t exactly wear the tux or tie we helped pay for, haha. so she got a fancy pearl necklace)

    Post # 9
    3 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I found them each a necklace that goes with their dresses at Charming Charlie for $10 and had a silk jewelry pouch made for only $5.  They love them both!!  I did spend a little extra on my maid of honor and got her a larger jewelry roll embroidered with her name on it for $20.  You should find somehting that they will like and use.

    Post # 10
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think I’m spending quite a lot on my girls but I am really excited to buy them these things so I don’t mind too much.  For wedding gifts and shower hostess gifts combined, it will be about $150

    -Shower Hostess gift ($15)

    -Tiffany necklace ($100)

    -Pashmina from Etsy ($20)

    -flip flops to wear at the reception ($2)

    -Bridesmaid tanks ($5)


    The last two are more things that can be used at my wedding so I am not really counting those as part of the “gift”.  The necklace will be worn at the wedding and after as well.

    Post # 11
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    We haven’t picked ’em yet, but I’m aiming for around $50 each, probably in addition to the jewelry for the wedding day.

    Post # 12
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m really hoping to stick around $50 each.

    3 bridesmaids + 3 groomsmen + 3 flower girls + 2 ring bearers = $550!!!!

    Money mouth

    Post # 13
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Does nothing count?

    It’s not in the norm in my cultural to give bridal party gifts so I won’t be, unless you count the bridesmaid clutches that I’ll be giving to the bridesmaids to use instead of bouquets.

    Post # 14
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I have 6 BMS, so I am for sure hoping to stay under $50. It’s not that I don’t love them enough to pay more, it’s just not the best time for me to be spending $600. 🙂

    Post # 15
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My bridal party is spoiling me like crazy so we wanted to treat them to a few things as a thank you.

    Spa Day: $150 ea

    Hair/Makeup: $150 ea

    Custom Made Jewelry: $150 ea

    They will each be purchasing their own dresses (of their own choosing) so I thought it fair of me to cover their hair and makeup costs.

    Post # 16
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted $50-$100. I am having custom designer earrings made individually for each Bridesmaid or Best Man and am going to contribute $30 to each lady’s hair (which I am requiring). Now that i think about it, it might end up being more than $100, but I’m hoping it doesn’t exceed that amount..

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