(Closed) How much did you spend on BM gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much did you/would you spend for your bridesmaids' gifts?
    Under $20 per person : (9 votes)
    11 %
    $20-$40 per person : (15 votes)
    19 %
    $40-$60 per person : (24 votes)
    30 %
    More than $60 per person : (29 votes)
    37 %
    Other (please explain below) : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I got all my girls bathrobes and matching slippers for $20 bucks each from target! I also got them all Makeup bags on etsy that were $15 each. i also bout these really cute pajama shorts on clearance for 1.50 at target so i picked up 5 of those and 1 for me 🙂 I also bought them all flip flops from old navy for the reception .88 cents! …i think i will also throw in a $20 gift card to Ulta to go with the makeup bags. brings me up to about $57.00 and some change per girl. i think that is pretty reasonable.

    i am the queen of overbuying when it comes to giving gifts.

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had two maids- my aunt and my eight year old cousin. I got them a Vera Bradley lunch bag for $28 and a Willow Tree ornament that was half off for $10 each.

    I wanted something practical (lunchbag) but I also wanted a little something pretty. I got a Willow Tree several years ago when I was a bridesmaid for a friend and I still treasure it.

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Cassie_KY: i loove willow tree! we have a willow tree cake topper for the wedding. its called promise and i absolutely love it. Unfortuantely they are off white and brown so they dont really match anything but i dotn care because its wonderful. I will keep it in “our” home forever and ever.

    We also gave my sister one when she was pregnant. love willow tree.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My limit was $25 per girl (I had 6)

    I got them each charm bracelets, with 5 charms each. 4 of the 5 were charms that reminded me of them, something we did together, something they enjoy, etc. And the 5th charm was a cowboy boot to represent them being in my wedding in Texas.

    I wrote out cards to each girl explaining each charm, and they really loved them! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    413 posts
    Helper bee

    Question:  As a MOB, my lovely daughter (bride) asked if I would make quilts for each of the four BM’s which I am dutifully doing.  Do you think the handmade quilts along with their hair the day of wedding is enough?  We’re on a tight budget?

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We paid for their dresses (almost $200 each) and we have budgeted $50 for their gifts.  I think from my group of friends gifts in the $50-60 range are given.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @MasqueradeMom:  i think that a handmade quilt is ABSOLUTELY enough – i would be so excited to receive one as a gift!

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I spent around $200 per person. I only had three girls, so I kind of splurged. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i paid for all of the girls’ hairs ($100 each) and i paid for their mani/pedis ($20 each)

    and i got each of them a personalized tote bag with random goodies that i picked up throughout the year of wedding planning: jewelry boxes, pearl necklace/earrings for the day, “BM” crystal tanks, makeup, undies, flipflops, wallet, lotion, etc. probably ($50-$75 each).

    so i spent anywhere from $170-$200 each.

    but they also took me to vegas for my bach party on a 4 day wknd. and gifted us too much for both the shower and wedding. (with the exception of 1 bm).

     

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted other.  The bridesmaid dress we have chosen is priced higher than I would have wanted for the ladies so I am going to help out with the cost.  So I have budgeted $100 per dress for my contribution and they will pay the balance.  I’ve also budgeted to spend about $50 on a little gift to present to them on the actual wedding weekend.  And I’ve got it in the budget to take care of their hair and makeup.  So all in all I will probably be spending $250, but these are my best friends/sister and there are only 4 of them total.  If I weren’t helping with the dresses though, I’d spend more like $100 on their day-of gift.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @MasqueradeMom:  I second that…a handmade quilt is an awesome gift!  

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I had 6 girls and spent $75-$80 on each of them.

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t completely have all of my bridesmaid gifts done yet, but here is what I have so far.
    *Cute hairbands from Von Maur – $20 each
    *Nail Polish – $5 each
    *Lip Stain – $10 each
    *Lip Gloss – $7 each
    *Ring, Bracelet, Necklace from Francesca’s – $25 each

    Not sure if I will do anymore, but so far my total is $67 for each girl (3).

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I spent about $60 on each girl and my Maid/Matron of Honor and best friend who was a Bridesmaid or Best Man I spent an extra $20 and $10 on.

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