Post # 17
I did a lot of DIY’s for them, but their main gift is a coach wristlist (got at the outlet for $39 each marked down from $144!).
Also made them robes (~$10), JCrew clearance belt (~$9), necklace (~$5), name hangers (~$8)
A little under $75 each when all was said and done.
Post # 18
We are on a very tight budget so I am planning to keep it between $25-50. I am planning on doing the personalized tote bag (this has been requested by a few of my bms!) and then load it with some good day of things. And then I would also like to do a bracelet or earrings (l plan to catch some good black friday sales for these!).
Post # 19
You need an option for >$100
Post # 20
I spent well over $100, but I just had a maid of honor (my sister), and no other bridesmaids. I probably would have done $50-75 each had there been several girls.
Post # 21
My goal was to stay around $50 each…but like a couple of the PP’s, I kind of have a shopping problem. And any time I found a good deal, I scooped something else up.
I got Momogrammed bags (that actually match the wedding, instead of the girls, which I kind of regret, but it’s too late now) $12 each
We made them robes for the day of which were about $15 each
I made them super cute Bridesmaid or Best Man tank tops to wear under the robes which were about $6 each (really, a STEAL)
A day of emergency kit that cost about $10
and then a bunch of other misc stuff to go in them too that definitely adds up to like $70
My favorite part is the Thank you cards I found on etsy! They say
Thank you for being my bitch for a day Bridesmaid!
Post # 22
Around $200. They’ll each be getting a bracelet, set of earrings, and a mani/pedi/30 minute massage at the spa the morning of the wedding.
Post # 23
@speechgal44: I will be spending probably between $50-$75 on each girl, my Maid/Matron of Honor spent $10 on each of us when we were her BMs, because she genuinely couldn’t afford anymore, and was worried as it was about covering their contracts.
i think that as long as its something that you know each girl would like, don’t worry about how much you spend. Keep it where you can comfortably afford and just make sure each gift reflects their personalities.
Post # 24
I’ve lost track – but I also have a shopping problem.
I got them:
– personalized clutches from loveamarie on Etsy
– earrings from CrystalAvenues on Etsy
– a bracelet from Swarovski
– personalized hangers (I don’t remember the vendor name atm)
– glittery champagne flutes
– pashminas for the day of the wedding
– I was going to get robes from Victoria’s Secret but they discontinued the Royal Blue ones 🙁
I will also be paying for their hair (as a surprise) the day of the wedding!
Post # 25
- Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)
Im going to spend around $50…
I want to get personalized robes, a yankee candle and the hanger with their name on it… i might also throw in a frame with a pic from the bach party in it. I wish I could do more but I just cant afford it. Luckily all I wanted was for them to buy the dress… they got to pick it our from 5 choices of all differnt prie ranges- so they could choose which one they wanted. i told them they could wear whatever black shoes they wanted, and they are doing their own hair and makeup. Plus I will be/have been a bridesmaid for their weddings so it’s all about even.
Post # 26
I suspect it’s going to end up costing me more than a hundred each, which makes me especially glad I only have three attendants. 🙂
Post # 27
I spent about $100 on each of them.
Post # 28
I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor and I spent around $150 on her.
Post # 29
Honestly, I agree with a PP, as long as you put some thought into it it’s not as important how much you spend.
I was the Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding where she gave me a random bag of things that looked like impulse purchases at the checkout line at Michaels. None of it was personal to me at all or looked like any thought went into it. I would have valued a letter or card from her much more than that.
Post # 30
yay we have were same day twins!
I’m spending around 120 per girl and the guys are around $110 …BM’s ( we have 4) are getting as follows
Made earings for $2 each set
Bought coach wristlets at the factory online store for $27 each
Bought their Bridesmaid or Best Man dress ( Infinity Tart dress) at Ideeli for $69 each
Misc items: DIY Totes ( $20 total) DIY Survival kits ( $40 total) DIY Hangers ($10 total)
For our (4) grooms we are also getting Survival kits upgraded a bit more with Cigars and personalized flask for about $80 total, bought their ties on sale at Macys for $20 each, and Im splurging for all the grooms men, FOB, and fiance’s father and chartering a deep sea fishing boat at around $65 pp
Post # 31
We spent $100+ pp. $125 for the bridesmaids, $150 for Maid/Matron of Honor. $125 for ushers, $150 for groomsmen. Bridesmaid or Best Man…still TBD. Didn’t intend the extra $25 for the guys, DH just decided not to hunt them down for their tie costs. They probably don’t realize we paid it for them though. Although I didn’t remind a bridesmaid she owed me $70 for her dress, so I suppose that makes her $200.
3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 2 ushers