(Closed) How much should the wedding party gifts be?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it matters what they spent on clothing, shoes, hair, ect. You shouldn’t try to match that unless you can. If you can only do $50, then that’s what you can do. A sincere thank you card and a gift would be enough in my book.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would like to know this too!

I was gifting them their hair, makeup and nails (which is over $150 each). 

I was hoping that is enough but I have been told it isnt.

So I went out and bought them a fleece robe/blanket set. Now I am worried that is not enough 🙁 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

@DeathByDesign: We have budgetd $50 for each, including our parents. I wish we could do more but than ends up being $600 total!

We are doing personalized gifts for each person and of course a sincere thank you card. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I gifted my girls their dresses, and will also be paying for their hair and makeup. 

I only have 4 bridesmaids, and I spent about $100 on their gifts, which were purses. 

@tranquility: I think your gift is plenty!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Crestmore Manor

I wanted to get amazing gifts for everyone in the bridal party. I had big plans for what we would get them, since 5/8 of them are coming in from Out of Town and paying lots of money for plane tickets and hotel rooms I felt like I owed it to them. But in the end we simply could NOT afford to spend more than $50 on each of them. We had already bought the girls the heels and cardigan they will be wearing in the wedding as well as ties for the guys. In the end gifts and wedding attire still came out to over $550. As long as you make the gift personal and special for each person, I don’t think the precise dollar amount is important. What matters is that they know you appreciate they were there.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What counts is if the gift is from the heart not what the cost is. If you can only do $50 a person than do $50. a person. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Agree with @Sassygrn: a gift is more special if it’s from the heart. It’s all about quality, not quantity. There isn’t a rule that says how much you have to spend. By your wedding plans I’m sure you can think or diy great gifts : ) Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely agree! It’s definitely about the thought. I think $50 is plenty. I’ve been a bridesmaid 3 times….

The first time, I received a mini cosmetics case with “emergency” items for the big day and a earring/necklace set (those typical prom-y rhinestone sets).

The second time, I received earrings (silver) and a vera bradley makeup case.

The third time, I received earrings (dangly, sparkly costume jewelry) and a special Bridesmaid ornament (personalized).

I’m getting my BM’s a designer cosmetics case which I paid $50 each for, but I got them on ebay.  I’m considering adding filling them in with items like gum, mints, hair spray, etc.

They’ll probably cover their own hair/nails/makeup, but I’m paying for the hotel that we’re staying in the night before the wedding, and I”ll probably provide all of the food/drinks while we’re getting ready.

I wish I could get each Bridesmaid or Best Man a massage the day of the wedding at our hotel, but they’re SO expensive 🙁 That in itself would cost around $500. Maybe I can do a mini spa treatment or a 30 min massage for the morning after breakfast, before we start getting ready.

Post # 12
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Newbee

@Lauren10.8.11:

 I agree with you very much.If you can make something gifts by yourself for you friends,they will like the gifts much more.Because you really put your heart in it.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah I agree, they will love it because it’s thoughtful and from you. We spent about 150 per person. I’ve been in 5 weddings and I don’t remeber recieving anything above 30 or so bucks. One didn’t get me anything and I could care less. Her just giving me the honor of being there for her was enough for me. So I honestly think you are good to go.

 

Also, yes they reason we went so high is because our wedding party is having to travel half way across the country. Hope I helped, girl! 😀

And a tad of that was help with their accomodations.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well I’m having a very low-budget wedding and we are only budgeting about 10-15 dollars a person. I think it’s the thought that counts.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

As long as its thoughtful the price doesnt matter. We are doing about $50 pp and $100 for the best man and 2 MOH’s.

Post # 16
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Newbee

i think its the thought that counts if you get them anything. i honestly could care less if they got me anything when i’ve been a bridesmaid. i’d rather them not lol. i guess im wierd like that thoughEmbarassed

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