Post # 1
Of course it’s time for the big question: how much should I spend on Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts? I’m trying to get an idea if I have enough.
To give an idea, the girls are paying for their own dresses, $139. They will be providing their own shoes in a color I provided, but they get to pick the shoe/price point. I am paying for their hair to be done, but I have no idea how much that will cost yet.
The other question is only half wanted their make up done, I gave it to them as an option. I was thinking they should pay for their own as they chose to do it and it doesn’t seem right to pay for 2 people to have to while the others aren’t. Does this seem right?
What did you spend on your girls?
Post # 3
I don’t really think there is a hard and fast rule on what to spend…Like everything wedding-related – it depends on your budget and what you feel comfortable with.
Did the other 2 girls not want to get their make up done because it would cost money? Maybe if they knew you were willing to pay for it they would want it done.
Post # 4
I realize that it’s going to be different for everyone depending on budget, but I just want an idea of the range people do.
Post # 5
It’s almost impossible to put a price “range” on Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts as everyone’s situation is different. Fiance and I can not afford a ton for our bridal party, so we will only be spending about $50 for each of them.
I know one woman who spent over $300 on each of her BM’s and she had 8 of them. It just depends….
Post # 6
If makeup is a option they should pay. That’s what I did- the choice was theirs.
It’s standard round here to spend approx $50-100 on each bridal party member (paying for hair isn’t really a gift).
Post # 7
THanks for the input! I don’t consider paying for the hair a gift.
I got them like $100 worth of stuff but I wanted to see if it was normal.
Post # 8
In regard to the makeup, if you are not requiring it (i.e. letting them choose) then you do not have to pay for it.
Honestly, bridesmaids gifts are GIFTS so just spend what you can afford. Make it meaningful and personalize each gift to each friend.