(Closed) How much $$ on Wedding Party Gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How much per member?
    Bridesmaids - Between $1 and $25 : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Bridesmaids - Between $26 and $50 : (13 votes)
    19 %
    Bridesmaids - Between $51 and $100 : (12 votes)
    17 %
    Bridesmaids - $Between $101 and $200 : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Bridesmaids - $250 + : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Groomsmen - Between $1 and $25 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Groomsmen - Between $26 and $50 : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Groomsmen - Between $51 and $100 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Groomsmen - Between $100 and $200 : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Both were over $100 for everything included.

    I made the girls movie night baskets that included…

    • Bridesmaids DVD
    • Gourmet popcorn
    • Comfy throw blanket (to match their respected living rooms)
    • Comfy PJ pants (that I tried to match to the blanket)
    • Bottle of wine from the winery where we did a tasting for my bach. party
    • All packaged in nice burlap lined baskets

    The guys got…

    • Glass beer mugs etched with their initials
    • 40 oz. of specialty beer that they’d each like
    • $50 gift card to Best Buy
    • Tie for the wedding (DHs parents actually paid for these but we included them with their gifts)

    Post # 5
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The rule I used was their gifts should cost as much as they were each spending on our wedding.  My girls each got a customized gift bag, necklaces to wear for the wedding, and then something additional for each girl (all different things) – I ended up spending about $150-$200 per girl.  The groomsmen all got Rayban sunglasses, about $160 each.

    Post # 6
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am still working on my bridesmaid’s gifts… but my Fiance got his groomsmen nice RC Helicopters — lol. They are all kind of dorky guys and will love them. 

    Post # 8
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @pengoala: Agghh that seems like a lot! But 3 of my BMs moms are paying for their dresses, and the other two, I’m giving them like half of the cost of the dress. Decisions decisions…

    Post # 10
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I spent about $50 on each of my four bridesmaids.  I got them a jewelry set, flip flops, and a cardigan.  Now I got everything on sale though too, so the actual value of the gifts was like $100 but I made sure to take advantage of holiday sales and coupons.  For the 3 that are hosting my bridal shower, I’ll also be getting them gifts for that, probably a manicure pedicure or something like that.

    Post # 11
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My parents bought their dresses and covered our shared hotel rooms, and I asked them to wear black shoes of their own choosing, so they didn’t have to spend much to be in our wedding. Because of this, I didn’t go overboard with a gift.  I spent about $25 each, and also picked up feather hairpieces for them, which I don’t really count as a gift since they wore them in the wedding.

    Post # 12
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We’re spending about $75 per person. I have 5 and he has 5..

    Post # 13
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    My sister (MOH) really didn’t want to get me anything, so I weaseled a gift by paying for her to get her hair done the day of the wedding. Including tip, it was probably about $60/$65. I wanted to get her an actual gift so badly, but she just wouldn’t hear of it. My family is all about avoiding “needless” gift giving. 

    Post # 14
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @AmeliaBedelia: Aye, having a wedding is expensive! Am I just realizing this?

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