Post # 1
I have purchased both of my BMs the same necklace as a gift (and to wear on my wedding day). Previous to coming on these boards I thought this was plenty and if I personally was a Bridesmaid or Best Man I would be pleased however I have seen quite a few posts saying that purchasing your BMs something just for the wedding like this is rude and makes you seem ungrateful? That being said, we don’t really have room in our budget for much more and I’m just afraid that the gift will come across wrong.
(Also, when I first asked them to stand with me, gave them each a cute lace tank top.)
A bit of background on my BMs: I have no Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 BMs. One is my FIs youngest sister, we are pretty close and we were roommates for 3 months. She will be 19 on the day of the wedding.
My other Bridesmaid or Best Man is my FIs best female friend from high school. We aren’t particularly close and although she is a very sweet girl, I don’t know her very well. She will be 25 on the day of the wedding.
(There is going to be no bridal shower or bachelorette party as far as I know)
Should I try and find room in the budget for something more?
Post # 3
The necklaces are just fine.
Your fiancee’s sister and friend didn’t agree to be your bridesmaids for the gifts. They aren’t in for what you’ll give them.
Besides, brides on Weddingbee do a lot of different things when it comes to weddings. A lot of them may think giving bridesmaids more than one gift is the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean it is. It’s just one of many options.
You’re showing them appreciation in a nice way, and that’s what matters.
Post # 4
It’s enough for me!! I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I don’t particularly like the necklace but giving the necklace as a Bridesmaid or Best Man is fine in my opinion. I am giving my BMs a ThirtyOne bag but I have 4 BMs and the bags were $35+tax and shipping each. I originally was trying to give them shoes to wear the day but I purchased them online and then the ladies couldn’t fit the shoes even thought I purchased them in their sizes. So I went another route.
Post # 6
@DanceAwayDarling: If I were only able to choose one gift for my bridesmaids, I would probably go with a piece of fine jewellery. I would probably add some stuff to be given alongside the necklace you posted, but that’s just me and you know your girls best anyway.
Post # 7
I’m not a fan of the necklace, but I also don’t think brides HAVE to give presents to bridesmaids. I wouldn’t think of that necklace as a gift (it’s a very specific look that I wouldn’t expect the girls to want to wear again- I’m guessing you have a rabbit theme to your wedding?), but giving a heartfelt card or note along with it is fine or an inexpensive (framed picture) works too.
Post # 8
Those are very cute. I’m sure they will love them. i never thought twice about Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts when I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man. I was just happy to be part of the day. Don’t get too obsessed with these boards. We all come from different places, means and are at different life stages. Go with your gut, and your gut seems to think, these gifts are perfect!