(Closed) How much $ did you spend per BM gift?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only have 3 BMs and I spent around 100 per person. I think there are a lot of things you can do that are free or very cheap to add to it, you can diy picture frames, or the personalized hangers, you could DIY bridal party shirts for them to wear on the bit day with some cheap tanks and some iron on letters from the craft store. You could make jewelry, all kinds of stuff. Or you could do one great gift like a coach wristlet. I just got my girls each one for 30 bucks a piece on the factory outlet online and they are great. And you could STILL throw in a DIY personalized shirt or hanger or something.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I spent about the same amount as they paid for their bridesmaid dresses.  ~$110

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh and as far as the beauty supplies go, ive actually never heard of a bride buying her attendants make up, it’s so hard to choose a color anyway. But I would think people meant more like an emergency kit with things like bobby pins and lotion and all that 99 cent stuff in the travel area at the drug store. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

For each of my 4 bridesmaids I gave them:

an umbrella

an emergency kit including various $1 items

necklace

personalized tote (which I made myself using materials from Hobby Lobby)

And I probably spent around $32 each

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

@calypso522:  I think that is a fair way to go about it. I would feel really bad if someone willingly spent over $100 to be in MY wedding and then I only spend a minimal amount in comparison!

I spent $100 on each of my BM’s but we also paid for dresses/shoes/accessories etc.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have 4 bridesmaids and I spent ~75/girl. I got them each a gift card, a bottle of wine, a personalized wine glass and a picture frame with us in it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I JUST figured out my total that I spent on my bridesmaids today! So far I have spent. $61.xx total on my 6 BMs… so approx. $10 each. But I still may have to help some pay for their dresses. One of my Maid/Matron of Honor just lost her job and she has a son. Another Bridesmaid or Best Man, FI’s sister, is a single mom with 3 kids. We originally had the wedding set for April 2013 at the time I asked these girls to be my BMs, but since we moved the wedding up and gave the girls only 6 months notice, meaning only 3 months to get and pay for a dress, I feel like I should assist some of the more financially troubled girls. So in the end I’m thinking my total per girl will end up being $35 each girl.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have 5 (with a possible 6–long story) bridesmaids and I am going to pay for them to get their hair done for the wedding. I figure since all of them planned on doing it, it would be my gift. I will probably also find a cute, unique necklace on Etsy or something to give each of them.

My Fiance decided his gift was renting the tux since everyone he knows probably has 5 flasks:) We both wanted our gift to be something that would cut down on the cost of being in our wedding.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I spent about $100 per girl.  They all got different things.

I only had 2 attendants….If I had nine, I probably would not have been so generous.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Spend whatever you’re comfortable with. I’ve received bridesmaids gifts ranging from free (yes, my friend actually told us that they were free) to probably $50 or so. 

I spent roughly $100 on each of their gifts and between $175-$215 if you count the beauty services that I covered. Thankfully I only had 3 girls so it wasn’t that horribly expensive. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Angelz_love:  The official site which is coachfactory.com. I don’t know about the other sites. You  do have to sign up to be put on the list though and invited to their sales

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

you can get MAC products from The Cosmetic Company store for atleast $5 less.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had 2 bridesmaids and spent $35 on each. I doubt I would have had more bridesmaids so ..

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