- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hi all! I am getting married in Rome (not technically a destination wedding as I have lived here for over six years, and my future hubby is from here). But my three bridesmaids are all travelling from the west coast to get here. Spending roughly 1000 each on flights (altho they are all travelling around europe a bit after so as to make the most of the expense, still they are coming for me), their dresses were about 250 each. I paid the rush charges and my mom gave them each 100 euros toward the dresses. (Thanks mom! You’re awesome!) They are also paying for accomodations altho I am helping them to get really good deals. But still… more money spent! I am having awesome welcome bags for all out of town guests, with special goodies for them, and I am throwing a welcome drinks party, and a special bridesmaid tea the day before the wedding. As you can probably guess, its going to be a pretty expensive wedding, and we are steadily inching toward the dreaded 30K mark, although I am horrified and ashamed to admit it, but expectations are very high here.
My question is: how much should I spend for their gifts? I really don’t know what is correct. It seems to vary so much. Once I got a Tiffany bracelet for being a Maid/Matron of Honor, and once I got travel toiletries from the BodyShop. Obviously I plan to be generous, but I need a ballpark range! What do you think is appropriate, considering the sacrifices they are making to be here for me? Keep in mind there are only three of them.