Post # 1
I am seeking inspiration for bridesmaid gifts. I want them to be personal, useful and fun but not break the bank as I have ten bridesmaids. What was your favorite bridesmaids gifts to receive? What are you planning to give? Inspiration needed please!
Post # 3
@secondchances: ten? wow! If you don’t mind my asking, what’s your price limit for each girl? That’ll probably help with the suggestions.
One gift I’m probably going to do for my girls is a personalized robe of some sort. They’ll be able to use it the morning of, and then they’ll just have a really nice robe with their name/initial on it 🙂 Also maybe some sort of bag w/ their name/initial on it, as well. I’ll put the robe inside of that, and whatever else I get them.
Post # 4
For my bridesmaids i will be heading down to the coach outlet and picking up them their own little coach clutch. they are usually about 25-40 bucks each on sale… and fill it will little useful trinkets like an inexpensive necklace charm and a lip gloss or something along those lines
Post # 5
Wow ten bridesmaids. I can see why you are worried about it busting the bank. =) The last time I was a bm I received a basket of little things. It had a couple of those little satchels that you put in dressers to freshen things up. Also had a pair of eye masks that go in the refrigerator/freezer that could be used to combat puffy eyes. We all received a nice pair of flip flops and a pearl earring and necklace set that was about $25 from a department store like Macy’s to wear with our dresses.
Post # 5
@Pappy8: That is what I was thinking about doing as well, hooray for outlets. I didn’t suggest this as it can really add up for 10 bridesmaids depending on the budget per person. It is a really awesome idea though!
Post # 6
1. a nice classic clutch that will go with their dress but that they are not expected to carry as part of their outfit
2.mani/pedi the day before or the morning of
3. a real pashmina
4.robes to wear getting ready
5.classic pearl earrings
Post # 7
I am knitting all my bridesmaids shawls to wear the day of the wedding – I have 9, so it will be time consuming! But at least it won’t break the bank! Also, my grandmom is helping me knit them, so it’s a great way to include her in the day as well!
I’m also going to give them each a print from the wedding (so the day of, it will be a frame with an IOU picture inside) and probably a bag of some sort with a silkscreened quote or something on it (I silkscreen my own stuff, so again, won’t be very costly) If you are willing to get crafty, it doesn’t have to be that expensive!! 🙂
Post # 8
Here are some ideas I’ve been tossing around
1. Diamond Candle
2. Ballet flats
3. bag/basket to put the stuff in
4. Robe of some sort
5. Trashy magazine. Like National Enquirer. I just think it would be fun while we were getting ready.
Post # 9
I am going to give each of my bridesmaids a clutch to match their dresses so they can have something to use on the wedding day as well as after. Something similar to these.
Post # 10
@IoSonoAmata: those are so pretty!
Post # 11
Hmm a lot of good suggestions. I have been tossing this idea around in my head:
I thought of making the one with two pockets and doing them in fabrics to compliment each girls style. It is hard when your girls are 10-38. I thought I could pick up little gifts to throw in each bag. Fiance thinks I should make each bridal party member their own bird:
to match their outfit and personality that they could take home after the wedding.
Does anyone like the tote bag idea? I love it for the beach. Maybe sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel?
Post # 12
Totes are a great idea. Personalized is even better as long as personalized doesn’t mean their (or your)name(or wedding date) on the outside of the bag.
The birds are very cute! Everyone can use a good beach bag filled with necessities.Maybe add a cute pair of flip flops.
Post # 13
Ten bridesmaids? Wow you are going to have one fun party bus!!
I have 6 and I got my girls (so far) hot pink tote bags from JcPenney for $3.10, I got them a teal blue (color of their dresses)makeup bags from Bath and Body Works and it came with a mini body lotion, body wash and perfume and with the sale price and coupons I got them each for $6.77. I then go them Swarovski crystal necklaces and matching earrings from Jcpenney as well. With the sale and coupons I got them for around $11 each! Altogether so far, I have spent $22 on each BM! I was going to get them each a pair of TOMS but it is way out of my budget. I wil probably get them silver/gold/white flip flops depending on their preferences and maybe a lip gloss or nailpolish to go in teh bags as well! I am also giving them a pack of gum and tylenol as well haha.
Good luck with your BM’s, just look for sales and around this time of year, there are a lot!
Post # 14
@julies1949: agreed. Personalized fabrics not something tacky like our name, initials, wedding date. I am glad my ideas arent to totally off base. Now to wait a few months for beach towels to come out.
I am so glad you like the birds! Designing their pattern has been taking up every waking moment. LOL Oh well nothing else to do while sick on the couch!
Post # 15
@IoSonoAmata: Those are very pretty!