- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I had an awesome maid of honor (matron of honor was my sister), who very generously bought my dishes off of my registry, which cost her about $200. I told everyone in the bridal party they didn’t have to get me anything, so I was completely surprised!
Her wedding is a month after mine (I’m a bridesmaid), and I’m not sure if what I was planning on getting her is okay. I know that technically it’s the thought that counts and such, but I really don’t want her to feel like I’m being stingy!
I was planning on getting her a cute set of dessert plates, a nice wedding frame and a small cute popcorn maker (the ones that cost about $20).
Here’s a bulleted list of some facts surrounding the situation and stuff so you can have the full picture.
- We graduated college about a year ago, and she and her Fiance make about double what Darling Husband and I do as a couple.
- I threw her shower (some of her other BMs and her Maid/Matron of Honor brought some food as well), and planned and paid for everything for her at her bachelorette.
- I’m doing makeup for her and the wedding party the day-of.
- She didn’t register, so I don’t have a ton of direction!
I probably sound like I regret that stuff, but really, it’s just a matter of having spent so much that my budget is severely wounded. Darling Husband and I need to save up $2,000 so he can go back to school and we have plenty of bills that need to be paid. It’s not that I’m too busy spending money on myself or anything, I just don’t have a ton of cash floating around. Technically, spending more won’t bankrupt me, but it would mean scrimping even more than we already are.
Does anyone have any opinions or advice? I would really appreciate it! And this isn’t one of those posts where I’m looking for validation. I’d appreciate knowing if you think it’s not enough!