(Closed) Is this okay as a bridesmaid gift? Need Feedback!!

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
373 posts
Helper bee

You sound like a very thoughtful, kind and generous bride.


I think the gift certificate on its own is nice but I wold not do itt near the wedding if that was th eintention.  It is in our guidelines as wediding directors do not encourage any beauty treatments other than maybe a manicure too close to the wedding – allergies, bad reaction  are the fear or like a bad dye job that needs emergency treatment.   \

I appreciate you admitting the bride tribe thing is moreyou because as  you probably read elsewhere sadly things that say bridesmaid tend to be used for the day and then end in the garbage or good will.  Not too many people will want a bag that says bridesmaid on it or bathroobe.

Have fun.

Post # 17
326 posts
Helper bee

I would not set up a time to go but just give them gift certificates to use when they want! Great gift though. I haven’t done a massage but only because I wouldn’t spend the $ on myself- I would love one as a gift! 

Post # 18
6213 posts
Bee Keeper

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ctbxbee :  If SIL has never been to a spa, it’s possibly because she doesn’t want to.  I think you should feel her out as far as that is concerned and make sure she would actually want that type of gift. 

I once got a free massage as a Xmas party gift and everyone was super jealous… only I didn’t want it at all and wound up giving it away to my then-boyfriend so it wouldn’t go to waste.  Some people really don’t like strangers touching on them, even in a professional setting.

Post # 19
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

A gift certificate for a massage is an amazing gift! However I don’t think before the wedding is the best time. Personally, I’d rather just get the gift certificate and be able to use it whenever. Also, I reallyyyy wouldn’t recommend gettting a facial right before the wedding because a lot of ppl break out after facials because all the crap in your face was just pulled to the surface. Also, with a swedish massage you won’t be sore afterwards, just don’t do a deep tissue massage because those make you EXTREMELY sore

Post # 21
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A gift is something that is given without strings. They should be abe to decide when they want to use their gift certificate.

Post # 22
3589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Well, I’d love a spa day! And I’d love to do it with friends and have it organised for me. So this sounds great to me. I agree to do it a day or a week before the wedding though. 

Post # 23
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

dont do a facial the day of your wedding! you might have a reaction, redness, etc. maybe give them that gift but give it a few days – week before the wedding and you can all go then? as a “girls relax day, wedding prep gift before the wedding” type thing.. its cute!

Post # 24
5521 posts
Bee Keeper

Treat the gift as you would any other gift eg for their birthday/Christmas. I doubt you buy all your friends the same things for those occasions, so the same applies here; it should be individual to them. So if one of them likes massages, great, get her a gift certificate for a spa local to her valid for a year so she can go at a time that suits her. If the others also love massages do the same, otherwise, get them something different. Ours all received individual gifts specific to them.

Post # 25
3090 posts
Sugar bee

Pretty sure you’re not supposed to w a makeup for at least 24 hours after a facial….

Post # 26
10387 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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skunktastic :  

Yeah me too. My hairdresser  offers free head and shoulder massage and I must be  the only client  who routinely says no thanks ! 

Post # 27
7556 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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ctbxbee :  I wouldnt want a facial before or during a big day because I have sensitive skin. A massage voucher for after would be perfect though.

Post # 28
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I would no do a facial the day of the wedding.  It can leave blotches.  You won’t want to put make up on the day of the wedding.  I’d do the facial about a week before.

I’d do gift certificates for your maids for the massages.  

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