Post # 1
I have 5 bridesmaids and not a whole lot of money, but what is the appropriate amount to spend on each bridesmaid gift? I was thinking jewelry, liquor and a flask with their initial on it? should I add a robe or hoodie or something?:)
Post # 3
I doubt that many women would have much use for a flask. I like Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts to be something lasting. I would pick a nice piece of simple jewelry. Add a bottle of wine if you like.
As for the amount- decide what you can afford to spend in total, divide by 5.
Post # 4
Honestly depends on how much you are asking of them and your financial situation. Meaning if they are paying for a flight/hotel/expensive dress than you should definitely spend a little more. Around $40 seems good. By The Way I would veto the flask as that will never get used again.
I have 8 BMs and plan to spend $50 for each Bridesmaid or Best Man and for the 3 MOHs I will spend closer to $300. Seems really unfair but in the end my MOHs will have paid for 3 very nice parties for me on top of the regular BM stuff so they get a whole lot more.
Post # 5
@Glambridexoxo: spend as much as you can afford. They understand that paying for a wedding can be extremely expensive.
Post # 6
I agree with the PP that says spend what you can afford. I did a lot for my best friend when I was her Maid/Matron of Honor. Including traveling 8 hours away every time she had a wedding related event. I didn’t expect anything from her beside to be by my side when I get married.
Post # 7
I think you should consider getting your Maid/Matron of Honor a little something ‘extra’ (whether you bake cookies or buy her a designer handbag, doesn’t matter) but other than that just spend what you can! I wouldn’t do the liquor and the flask though – I’d put that $40 toward something else for sure.
Post # 8
Spend what you can afford. There’s no “right” amount. I’ve received Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts ranging from FREE (yep, she told us they were free) to about $50ish. Personally, I spent well over $100 on my girls but I only had 3 and I budgeted for their gifts.
Post # 9
@julies1949: & @KristenGotMarried: Totally agree on the flask front. I don’t many people in general who actually use them, let alone a bunch of women.
Post # 10
The “amount” is totally subjective. Be gracious and thoughtful, and don’t worry so much about the price tag.
Post # 11
Thanks guys! Yea maybe I should spend more on my MOH? Nobody’s coming from too far away, they’re spending $150 each on their dress, my mom is a local artist and she’s making their jewelry, My older sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and she’s throwing my bridal shower so I should get her extra:) Other girls are chipping in a couple hundred each for bachelorette party to go to canada (couple hrs away from me) but they go on trips a lot anyways.
So no flask? 😛 I was saying that b/c my friends are mostly European and love their liquor LOL:) I guess I could spend $40 each except for my Maid/Matron of Honor and spend $80-100 for her?
Post # 12
I am spending just under $100 on each of mine (6 total).