Post # 1
Does anyone have any ideas for bridesmaids/ maid of honor gifts?My Maid/Matron of Honor is a trooper and is on top of EVERYTHING and I want to show my gratitude, but not sure how. She is a close college friend of mine and I am having trouble finding a gift for her. She is very specific about jewelry and I thought a gift card somewhere might be too informal. I was also thinking to get cute totes and fill them with things they will need for the day of and to put their gift inside.
Any gifts you think might work?
Post # 3
I did totes and I got a GREAT deal from here:
Not only did she create a specific auction for me because I needed a certain number of bags, she gave me a great discount (I paid $12 and soem change per bag instead of $17!)
I got them super fast and the quality is so great! I can’t wait to start filling them up!!!
Check her out, really you won’t be disapointed!
Post # 4
member erin317 on etsy.com has waffle robes she’ll monogram and they are $36.00. These are a definite option for my bm’s.
Elisalou.com also does totes you can pick the fabrics on and customize them, slightly pricey, but i know if you email her she’ll give some sort of discount for bridal parties. Not sure if I’ll just make totes myself (i love to quilt and sew) or if I’ll go this route.
Also, I’m going to be getting all my jewelry from redotdesigns.com since I love all her designs and they’re fairly good prices and you can choose what colors too! Beyond that I’m not sure what I’ll be doing 🙂
Good luck with your choices, I’m sure whatever you do they’ll love!
Post # 5
I’m doing travel mugs (monogrammed) probably from etsy – that’s the one thing I can think my 6 have in common – coffeehouse time.
Jewelry to wear on the day of – I’m not pretending they’ll love it forever.
My sister embroidered handkerchiefs and gave us jewelry.
Another wedding I got a "pink" bag – pink journal, pink shoe bag, starbucks card, bracelet, etc. It was definitely fun to open – I love a bunch of little stuff!
Post # 6
Go visit designhergals.com. They do super customized stationary and tote bags. It’s really fun just to play around with.
Post # 8
I have a tie between two gifts I’ve received as a bridesmaid that I would rank as my favorite –
1 – A chram bracelet. Each girl had three charms that represented her relationship/memories with the bride, and of course one that was wedding related. I LOVE IT!
2 – Cute/Fancy flipflops. It was just a part of the gift. All the bridesmaides got shimmery flipflops to change into at the reception for dancing. I thought it was a great cute gift!
I also never met a tote bag I didn’t like 🙂
Post # 9
I spoiled my girls but got super lucky with prices, too..
I got these denim tote bags that were 75% on sale for $1 each and bought crystal iron-ons (also on sale) from JoAnn Fabrics for less than $1 each…
In the tote, I put:
Reef flipflops in my wedding colors so they could change into that for the reception:
jewelry set through http://www.kurrently.net – she sold me a necklace/earring/bracelet set for only $35:
towel wraps from Target for the girls to get ready in (I had an airbrush makeup artist who also offered to spray in any tan lines) which were about $12 each:
For those – I got the girls towel wraps in different colors and designs that matched with their personality.
And then, to top it all off, I got them a Coach Wristlet/Clutch (It was removeable so it could go either way) from the Coach outlet stores which ended up being about $40 each:
and got away with spending $100 on each girl 🙂 They were really the best group ever to have as bridesmaids 🙂 For my Maid/Matron of Honor, I threw in a personalized engraved frame to boot.
Post # 10
I got them all white Victoria Secret robes on sale now…for $40, flip flops ($1.50 from Old Navy) and plan on getting the robes monogrammed in their favorite colors. I’m hoping to get them re-usable bamboo boxes to put everything in it and possibly some small beauty stuff for the day of. I’m hoping to keep it down to $50 a person since I have 7 of them!
Post # 11
Gifts are great! But I think the Maid/Matron of Honor should get something special apart fro the BM’s. Would you consider paying for her hair and makeup the day of the wedding, or even getting her a gift card for a mani/pedi? Something to pamper herself! Depending on your budget.
Post # 12
I’m ordering monogramed jewelry rolls from an Etsy seller "dogwoodlane" – see the first one she made here http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7079969
Sally is great to work with and does an incredible job. I’m picking out different fabrics for each girl. Each one is $22 with the monogram.
Post # 13
I got each of my girls a necklace to wear the day of the wedding (which I knew that almost all of them would wear again anyway) and an engraved compact mirror. I chose to make it simple and jus tput each girl’s name on the compact (rather than something wedding-related). They all seemed to love them. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 14
I got my bridesmaids these bags from a website called http://www.fresh-ink.com They are a little pricey but they have a really cute assortment of bags with matching cosmetic bags. And a really nice pair of earings from Lia Sophia which by the way are having a great winter sale I have 8 bridesmaids so the deal was buy 4 and get 4 half off. So I think the original price of them was $38.
Post # 15
Thanks ladies! I thought about the Reefs, bc I love them myself. Lots of great ideas to choose from! Thanks!
Post # 16
im getting waffle robes (with the BM’s first initial), slippers and makeup bags for $40 each from smartypants boutique…