(Closed) How much to spend on my Bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Glambridexoxo:  spend as much as you can afford. They understand that paying for a wedding can be extremely expensive.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
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Honey Beekeeper

The “amount” is totally subjective. Be gracious and thoughtful, and don’t worry so much about the price tag.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am spending just under $100 on each of mine (6 total). 

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