Post # 1
If you got these as gifts would you be happy?
1. A cosmetics pouch (which also doubles as a gift bag)– each pouch is different for each bridesmaid.
2. Kate Spade stud earrings
3. Dainty knuckle arrow rings from Etsy
4. Dainty necklaces from etsy– each different
5. Mirror that I had their first initial engraved on
6. mini FormulaX nail polishes from Sephora
7. mini Clean rollerball perfumes from Sephora
I had wanted to include these silk kimono robes, but there was a problem with the shipment, so I never ended up getting them. I took a refund instead of having new ones reshipped as I knew they wouldn’t get here in time.
What else could I add or do you think that’s enough?
Post # 3
I think its plenty. Love the ring idea.
Post # 5
If I was your bridesmaid, I would appreciate anything you gave me because you are my friend and I love you. I wouldn’t buy most of these items for myself, but it sounds like most girls would like these gifts.
Post # 6
I don’t wear earrings, so that’s the only thing I personally wouldn’t like. I really like the gifts overall though, and I know I’m in the minority with not having pierced ears.
Post # 7
That’s a lovely gift!! Personally I think you could drop the ring/necklace, only because I don’t wear much jewellery so unlikely to wear them again…but that’s just me being a fussy moo. You know your girls. Putting all this together is soo thoughtful!!!
Post # 8
I would like everything except possibly the perfumes. Only because smells are hard to know if individual people like them. I personally hate any perfume that has musk in it.
Post # 9
That all sounds perfect! You sound like a great bride!
Post # 10
I think this sounds great!
Post # 11
Sounds great, but I am picky about perfumes.
Post # 12
I might like the necklace and the studs but I wouldn’t like/care about anything else on that list. However a) I’m not a girly girl and b) you’ve put so much more into this gift than is truly necessary that it shouldn’t matter if a few things are misses.
Personally I’d prefer nothing at all to do with makeup – that’s too personal for me unless you already knew what I liked. That includes the makeup case as it’s highly unlikely to be to my taste.
Things I’d appreciate as a non girly girl: tasty treats/snacks, a book I’m interested in, fun necklace, decorative item that matches what I already have (for example an old random book, black picture frames), a good photo of me and the bride (now or in the past), a gift certificate for a restaurant or amazon. (and I would not expect all or many of these – one thing is enough of a thank you, IMO)
What I’ve actually received as a bridesmaid: a purple satin purse to match my dress… sigh. I actually forgot I owned it until I was digging through that dress bag 8 years later.
What I gave: the dress and crinoline, 2 nights at our venue to cut costs (travelling across country)
Post # 13
Thanks ladies! 🙂 All my girls are pretty girly, so I hope they like the presents! 🙂 I thought about the perfume not being to everyone’s taste, but the smells are so neutral and fresh that I think people would like them. I did find them on sale, so if that’s a miss, oh well!
Thanks for all the validation!
Post # 14
Sounds like an awesome Bridesmaid or Best Man gift!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
You are really knocking it out of the park! Your maids are lucky ladies!