Is this gift big enough?? With Poll!

posted 2 weeks ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I add to my bridesmaid gifts?
    No, you're good! : (16 votes)
    47 %
    Add something extra! (Leave idea or price range if possible) : (18 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Perhaps jewelry for the day of? 

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think I would add the mini bottles of wine to each, and maybe some delicious chocolates…. it all goes along with the ‘pamper’ type theme

    Post # 4
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    12528 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Paying for or providing accomodations for the bridal party are actually considered an etiquette “obligation” therefore not a gift. The robes, if they will be part of a getting ready photo-op, are really for you. I’d think more in terms of an individual gift you might give for a birthday, not something they have to use, do, or wear that very day. Spend according to your budget. 

    Post # 5
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    58 posts
    Worker bee

    Ditch the wine glass, no adult is going to use/want a random wine glass with somewthing engarved that doesnt match their sets and cutlery..dont mean to be harsh but its simply not used

    Get something for them that’s not associated with your wedding day, a robe they have to wear for pics isnt a gift its a prop.

    Get them something personlized even if its their favourite wine, or something small for each girls taste

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    I would rather have you contribute a set amount to my dress. I would be much happier to get $50 towards a $150 dress than a robe, glass or massage.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Ellak30 :  “My wedding is at the beach- destination for 3 bridesmaids” — I would definitely prefer the cash, or that you put it towards my other expenses. Whatever you’re spending on the massage, robe, and wine glass, put that towards my hotel or airfare, not more stuff I’m going to have to pack to take back home.

    Post # 12
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    8966 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Ellak30 :  It doesn’t have to be cash in their hand. Tell the front desk you’re putting $100 of their hotel bill on your card — done. Believe me (and everyone else on this thread) — your friends would much prefer that you lift some of the burden that they are otherwise on the hook for, than lug home extra tchotckes. 

    Post # 14
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    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

    I am glad you are not leaning toward the cash or putting money toward their hotel bill or whatever. You wouldn’t want one person to think you are just “helping her out” because you think she cannot afford it. The vibe I get from your posts is that they are all fully on board and able/happy to pay for their traditional bridesmaid expenses. Maybe you could write each a handwritten letter of thanks that includes some special things about your bond? And if it’s beachy, do flip-flops in a neutral color that has the note to them written on the bottoms of the flip-flops? A beach towl is sketchy, as it may not fit in their luggage home.

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