(Closed) I don’t want to be a cheapskate!

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this all depends on what you can afford. can you give your max budget for each girl?

Post # 5
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Busy bee

If I were travelling for or paying a lot to be in the wedding and you offered either a gift or to pay part of my expenses, I would be ECSTATIC for the offer to cover some of it! You could still get them some cute stuff later, just not extravagant.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in a similar predicament. I’m hoping to be able to cover part of their hotel cost (4 of my six are out of towners as well)…however I’m not quite sure I’ll be able to save enough money for this. And I don’t know what to do for the two who don’t need a hotel…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@keepsmiling19:Nice is relative depending on the crowd. I think a nice gift is $150-$200. If it is within your budget a cute charm necklace from Tiffany is cute and would fall in that range.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if you’re just asking for a ballpark, i would say around $150. i like the idea of a $100 gift + pay for their hair.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I did the same thing, spent $100 and then paid for hair and makeup. Although I don’t really think price matters that much, I’m a big fan of it’s the thought that counts.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You could do the same gift amount for all of them like the $100 plus hair and then if you want to do something extra for the 2 who are flying, just make them a little bag for the plane ride home with a book or magazine, snacks, gum etc.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My girls for my wedding were the same as yours – all but one traveled from out of town. I covered the airfare for those who had to fly in and I did cover the hotel for one of my girls who was in a tight money situation. I also paid for them to get their hair and makeup done by a professional the day of. And I presented them with gifts at the rehearsal (pearl earrings, a pear necklace and a bridesmaid survival kit). I may have gone a tad overboard, but it was important for me to help in any way as I was so grateful for everything they did for me for the wedding.

Your gifts don’t have to be equal across the board (the physical gifts probably should be) but if you know that one/few of your girls can’t afford the airfare, or the hotel, etc then perhaps offer to help. In addition to a small present as a token.

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