Post # 17
I’m buying their dresses, jewelry, paying for their hotel room and hair. So, that’s their gift! I also wrote them a nice thank you not and have been sending “little gifts” throughou the process, a Bath and Body Works giftcard when we went dress shopping, etc. Just to thank them for all they do! But I only have two.
Post # 18
@ nola: LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of getting the hair towel for the girls to use when getting ready!! All my Bridesmaid or Best Man (well 6 out of 9 of them) are staying with me in my suite (its 1200 sq ft, sleeps) the night of the rehearsal dinner because I am scared of them driving after drinking, being late as we are crunched for time during the day to get all the BMs, me and moms ready (total of 12 ladies). Have on site hair and makeup professionals there I am paying for… and to speed the process up I told them that all they have to decide is if they want their hair pin straight, straight with a little volume, loose curls, or tighter curls (like taylor swifts hair)..basically all there hair will be down and the lady doing the hair only has to grab the curling iron (well from the 2 sizes) or the flat iron! The night before the girls are going to have washed and blow dryers their hair so that is SOO PERFERCT!!!!!
And I am going to steal the custom hanger with name on it for the day of! All the girls dresses look a like and will all be hanging in my rooms huge closest. GREAT idea for no mix ups or confusion!!!! Do you have a picture of what they look like?
I’d say if you want to add nail polish, one that you like and goes with the colors! You can even add the little flip-flops and toe divider used for pedicures if u add nail polish! Lip stick/makeup is tough as it looks different on each girl. But love your ideas!
Post # 19
Most of the items I am making myself (hair towel and body wrap, hanger, wine glass). I do not have a pic of mine because I am a slacker and have only bought that supplies and not put together yet. I can send you a sample though of one on etsy. Will find and add in a sec.
Post # 20
I’m doing gift bags with
– Black Coach Wristlets
– Earring, necklace, and bracelet set for the wedding day
– Black Flip Flops
– Lotion, Lip Baum
– Personalized “to go” mugs
I have 5 girls!
Post # 21
This is the style that I am doing but I did a velvet hanger to match my color so I wont have all the extra writing just the name in the metal.
I have also seen ones that are just the wood with the name painted on the wood. I just really like the name in wire though.
What do you think?
Post # 22
@Nola: yeah i really like those hangers!! I had found these hangers but Ilike the ones your found better! The wooden part of the hanger makes it much nicer looking, and gives you more options! The wire part can have each of their names, and depending on what you want the wooden part can have u and ur Fiance names with the date, have them painted, etc. For me, I love to give gifts that are reuseable, so I would opt out of putting the names/date of the wedding on the wooden part and have them painted all different colors/designs for them to be able to tell which is theres in more than one way (as a hanging garment covers up the wire name). You can use your wedding colors and have one with polka dots (like red 1 on there), another with a flower design, plain, etc. or use each Bridesmaid or Best Man favorite color! There are many options! I really like them!
Post # 23
I am hoping none of my bridesmaids read this…since some of them are brides to be themselves!
Anyhow, I am having a beach/destination wedding so I am doing a travel theme for their gifts. The most expensive part were silver charms from the gift shop of the aquarium we are getting married at. I plan to get a simple silver chain for their charm. I got bags at Target today for 1.25 each (go look for the black dot beach totes 50% off!!!) and I am going to fill them with: monogrammed beach towels, a little travel kit with travel bottles for lotion/shampoo/conditioner, a travel sunscreen, snacks, drinks, an airplane bottle of liquor, and I plan to sew a little laundry bag for clean/dirty unmentionables (like this: http://www.popgadget.net/images/cleandirtybag.jpg). I also attached a monogrammed luggage tag to the outside of each bag.
Do you think this is enough or should I put more into each? With 5 BM’s it is difficult to stay in budget and every wedding I’ve ever been a part of is very minimal with the gifts. I am not making them buy anything since my dresses are just going to be black, I like the mismatched look 🙂
Post # 24
I have 5 girls…
-Tiffany necklace (different for each girl)
-silver stud earrings
-Bridesmaid tank tops to wear the morning of and at the bachelorette party
-handmade makeup case (different for each girl) filled with hand sanitizer, pocket mirror, lip gloss, and nail file.
Post # 25
I have 2 bridesmaids (my sister is Maid/Matron of Honor and my fiance’s sister is BM).
So far, I’ve got them a personalized jewelry roll from Etsy (CraftyStitches) and a Swarvoski necklace. I’m also planning on having us all get manis/pedis done a day or two before the wedding. I may stop at those 3 things, I’m undecided on a few other ideas I’ve had.
Post # 26
I just have a Maid/Matron of Honor (and I tend to go overboard)…
So far, I got her a tote with her initial on it and so far have a personalized metal water bottle, a personalized note pad, a clutch to use the day of the wedding from an etsy seller, a personalized mirror for her purse and I’m going to knit her a stole to wear if it’s chilly for the wedding.
Other than that, if I can afford it when the time comes, I will also pay for a hotel room for her and her husband.
Post # 27
I am definately getting one of these for each bridesmaid: theracktrap.com I personally think they are genius (I hate wearing purses)! I was also thinking of getting them either a robe (mentioned above) or maybe a personalized apron? I have found some cute ones that look very girly! 🙂
Post # 28
Well, I am on a budget since I’m having a destination wedding also. But I think my girls will love the following:
-Personalized wine glasses
-A journal and pen ( which I wrote a nice thank you letter in each)
– a derron tote
– jewelry for the day
– a photo frame since I have set up where I will take a picture with each one separately
-and a small inspiration gift I found at dollar tree yet so cute!!!
Plus, I will be paying for all of us to stay at a suite the night before and covering hair(for some and makeup)
Post # 29
@splatt11x – Another idea is to go out and buy a robe that you like for your girls.
Look up embroidery shops in your local area. Those places will embroider just about anything on any material (but I would check and make sure if there’s any types they can’t use i.e. silk etc)
Post # 30
For my girls I am each giving them:
1) a personalized wine glass..that I am super exctied about!
2) a “friendship book”- I found a website http://www.blurb.com that you can make a book with pictures right on the page. Since my Bridesmaid or Best Man and I have been friends since we were 5 I have lots of pictures to use…Kind of doing through the years theme
3) a Bridesmaid Recovery Kit – including a beer coozie for the day of the wedding (they are all beer drinkers), extra strength advil, tums/pepto, a bottle of gatorade and a bottle of water, bedtime mask(those things you put over your eyes when you sleep), and a gift certificate to a fast food restaraunt…all to help with their hangover..We are big wedding partyer’s!
Post # 31
I had all my gift ideas saved on my computer and of course it CRASHED. I cannot for the life of me think of the name of those things you put on the bottom of a skinny heel to prevent them from sinking into the grass, getting stuck in the grooves of tile, etc. they come in cleer and black.
Someone please helpe me, this is going to drive me nuts all day?