Post # 1
My parents and I disagree with how much I should spend on each of my 6 maids. How much are you spending? Here is what they are going to be purchasing for my wedding: dresses (~150), 3 of them are attending my bachelorette weekend (~100 hotel room stay), and most are paying for 1 night at a hotel since the wedding is at least 3 hours from any of them (140). Some I am able to have stay at my parents house with me the night before to save them money. The wedding itself is pretty big 150+ guests. I am already paying for them to have airbrush makeup, $25 each.
Post # 3
I am planning on spending at least $100, possibly more, since my Fiance is paying $200 for his GM’s tuxes.
ETA: I only have 2 girls, so my expense would not be anywhere near as high as yours.
Post # 4
It’s great that you’re paying for their make up. The rest really is up to them as bridesmaids to cover the dresses and hotel stay. Maybe another little gift just to show your appreciation? Matching bracelettes or something!
Post # 5
I feel like I should spend a lot since they are spending so much but I know that spending $ comes with the title. I would love to spend $100 on each but I cant afford it!
Post # 6
I’d probably spend at least $50 if I were you
Post # 7
A big reason I chose ONE lady! 🙂
Post # 8
I put $50-$75, but that may change depending on what I find for them. I’m only having two BMs, but money is tight. With the good deals on the gifts I have so far I may be able to do a little more by the time it’s all said and done.
Post # 9
I spent about $8-10 on each of my bridesmaids. I got them matching earrings and necklaces and each a basket filled with lotion and little stuff like that. I of course got everything on sale so I saved a ton but they only had to pay for their dresses and show up for the big day so the more work and money they spend the more I’d probably spend to gift them back.
Post # 10
I bought my BM’s dresses and will be paying for their hair on the day of the wedding. They will not have to travel very far (no overnight stay) for the wedding or any of the events. I bought them jewelry (for the day of) and a Coach umbrella.
I really like the umbrella – because it is a nice gift that they wouldnt buy for themselves.
Post # 11
$100 minimum. If I can do more I will but that’s where I’m at right now. They’re paying for their dresses, using their own nice black heels, they’re each contributing to my shower & paying for their own hair.
Post # 12
My BMs are flying from out of state. With their plane tickets, dress, and hotel stay, they are probably spending nearly $400. They’re also taking a day off of work to come down!
So I am paying for another night at the hotel and their hair. That will be about $300 total. I’m also going to make them bridesmaid boxes as a gift, but I don’t know how much that will come to. Maybe an extra $30-40 each? I really want to be generous to them, because that is how they always are with me – I love them!
Post # 13
I spent a little over $200 each for the gift, plus bought lunch and mani/pedis the day before the wedding. They had $140 dresses (only one had to alter it) plus they were all from out of town (originally from my city, so they stayed with their parents while in town). My guideline was to spend on them approximately what they spent on attending. Everyone got a canvas tote bag with their name on it and some beauty supplies (lancome eyeliner, cuticle oil, bath bombs, etc) and then individualized gifts (a Kate Spade wallet for one, books for another, crazily patterned things for another).
I don’t count their hair/makeup as part of the gift because that was for my wedding, not exactly something they can take with them, or as pleasant of an experience as mani/pedis!
Post # 14
I’m spending somewhere around $120+ on her.
I only have one, so I’m totally splurging on her. I got her a fully stocked makeup kit with brushes and a carrying case from my favorite makeup store, plus I’m planning on getting her a book on how to apply makeup (although I think recommending youtube videos would be better, I can’t figure out a tangible way to “give” this to her). I’m getting her a personalized robe, treating her to a spa day (mani/pedi, facial, massage) before the wedding and paying to get her makeup done before the wedding. I want to treat her to a designer clutch bag (which she would also carry down the aisle in lieu of a bouquet) but she’s not a fashion person and would likely not appreciate the sentiment behind that gift, so I will most likely let her borrow one of mine for the ceremony and think of something else to gift her. The makeup kit was $50 and the robe will be $25. Her porton of the spa day will be around $60.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
You wiull find that the Bee has a wide variety of answers to these sorts of questions. Just spend what you can afford to spend. That’s really the only guideline that exists. What other people choose to spend according to their budgets has no relationship to your wedding. KWIM?
Post # 16
My maids are buying their dresses ($190) and paying for their hair, the bachelorette weekend and traveling to the wedding (we got them lodging). I am spending $100-$120 on each girl. If I had bought their dresses, was paying for their hair or travels I would buy them less, and am buying them less because I am paying my own part of the bachelorette.