(Closed) how much spending on gifts for bridesmaids

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: how much did/will you spend on each of your bridesmaids: makeup/hair, gifts, etc?
    $50-100 : (56 votes)
    65 %
    $100-$150 : (17 votes)
    20 %
    $150-200 : (5 votes)
    6 %
    >$200 : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    So far I’ve spent less than $10 per girl (I have 8). 2 of the gifts are DIY (jewelery and hanger). The bag I got from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $2.50. I’m going to put a few more goodies in their bags. I have a friend who does make-up so she’s going to do it for all of us. (BTW, those aren’t my hangers…just an example pic) 

    Post # 4
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    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i had 7 girls so it was tough to spend much on each one! i think my gifts (2 gold and gem bangle bracelets and a hair band) ended up being about $60 each. plus i contributed about $230 towards the dress cost for a few of them who needed help with it. i didn’t ask them to get their hair or makeup done, and some people got their own mani/pedis before the weekend but not all.

    Post # 5
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    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    so far i have only spent 25. i have gotten each of them their hairpieces (DIY) and their hoisery to wear with their dress. i plan on also getting them each a cocktail ring and a pair of earrings. plan to spend 60 each, but i have 7 girls.

    Post # 6
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I only have 1 bridesmaid, and I will probably spend $50-$100.  I’m glad we are having a small wedding party because the gift costs add up!  I know I sound like I’m cheap (lol) but I have a small budget to begin with.  But if I were a bridesmaid I think I would rather get something more tangible and longer lasting than hair and makeup. Why don’t you ask your girls which they would prefer?

    Post # 7
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    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    You need a 0-50 range…  That said, I’m spending almost exactly $50 each (a jewelry set and a gift basket from Bath & Body Works.)  I might also do pedis for them, but that’s it.

    Post # 8
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    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have 5 girls – I am also getting my girls hair/makeup/nails for day of. for goodies, i got them small travel set of lotions/soaps/gel from L’Occitane (had an amazing deal on black friday,  $10 each – amazing since usually one lotion is $10!) I’m also planning on getting them each a necklace….I’d like to keep it as low as possible but still be nice.

    Post # 9
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I spent around $100. 

    Post # 11
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Mine will be around $50 per bridesmaid as well (I have 6) — I’m buying them each a pseudo-pashmina shawl to wear during the ceremony, and I’ll probably be DIYing some totebags to hold the shawl and a few other goodies whenever I hand them out.

    Post # 12
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I spent about $170 on them. When I asked them to be my Bridesmaid or Best Man I took them to a nice lunch, bought them all a little books “Bridesmaid’s Guide”, and for the wedding I bought them monogrammed robes and paid for their makeup.

     

    (link removed due to self promotion policy – sorry!)

    Post # 13
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think I will be about $35 each.  I am doing a tote bag with flip flops, towel wraps, earings, necklace and a few other small little things.

    Post # 14
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ooops you don’t have the option I need… I spend $25 and get her a pair of 6mm white fresh water pearl earrings with 18k white gold 🙂

    Post # 15
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m spending about $25/BM (8BM) and $30/ring bearer, flower girl, and $20/GM (9GM), $50/MOH

     

    total= $550

    Post # 16
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    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Nola: where did you buy the tote bag and towel wraps?! I want to do the exact same gifts – about $35 each with tote bags full of the same items but can’t seem to spend under $50 doing that..help! 🙂

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