Post # 16
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.
Post # 17
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
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
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 # 20
Future Sister-In-Law is 15 years younger than me and in college, so it isn’t something she is at an age where she has the disposable income to treat herself to a spa visit. All of my friends are definitely spa people and would love a gift certificate to a spa, but it had not even crossed my mind that she might not like people touching her or might be uncomfortable at a spa. That is definitely something for me to consider and get a feel for her thoughts on. Thank you for bringing that up!
Post # 21
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
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
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
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
Pretty sure you’re not supposed to w a makeup for at least 24 hours after a facial….
Post # 26
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
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
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.