Post # 1
Well, I got my BM’s necklaces about six months ago from Bloomingdales. It took me a long time to find one I’d really like for all of them. They were about $120 each and I have six girls in the wedding. I got my sister, the Maid/Matron of Honor a tennis bracelet and earrings also. But, I have been reading about other girls and what they are getting for their Bridesmaid or Best Man and it sounds like a lot when you add it up. And I know it’s not all about price, but should I get them more thoughtful gifts? Many of you are giving your girls totes with lip gloss and stuff for the day of the wedding, some are giving earrings, and necklaces. Please let me know your thoughts. I don’t want to go overboard, but I want them to know they are appreciated. I will post a pic of the necklace I got them.
Post # 3
That is an awesome and beautiful gift!
I wouldn’t worry – maybe just write them all a lovely card about how they each individually mean to you?
Post # 4
I think that’s a gorgeous AND timeless gift…. put with a nice personal card/note and I think you’re good!…. no.. I KNOW you’re good 😉
Post # 5
I think that is wonderful!!! Mostly bridesmaids reveive “fake” jewelery as their gift, I did in all the weddings I was in. I decided to pay for my Bridesmaids dresses, shoes, and purses as their gift. I also got then fake pearl earrings and a bracelet to wear the day of. To be honest most of my Bridesmaids haven’t done anything to “help” with the wedding. I want to say “thank you” but feel I can’t say what a “great” bridesmaid they were It has been a little dissapointing. Is this wrong for me to feel this way?
Post # 6
I’d say it’s definitely not wrong of you. Honestly, my sister, the Maid/Matron of Honor has done by far the most for me. I feel like all the other girls did was just buy their dress and go to the shower and bachelorette party and give my sister money for it. My friend told me that the real orignal purpose for BM’s was to have them help you plan your wedding. So they should really be doing a lot of the leg work. I appreciate everyone’s responses and think now that I have given them enough. Thanks!
Post # 7
That’s a beautiful necklace and I think your bridesmaids will appreciate more the kind words/note that accompany the necklace than the extra stuff you are thinking of adding to their gift.
Post # 8
I think that is PLENTY! It’s a gorgeous necklace and I’m sure they’ll love it. Include a heartfelt card and you’re all set. Your wedding is coming up so soon!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
That is more than enough!! Some people get their BM’s lots of smaller gifts, some get one nicer gift…I think yours is a beautiful present (I’d love to be the recipient) and that’s plenty of money spent on your bridesmaid’s as a thank you gift!
Post # 10
I think what you got them is more than enough, and I know they’ll appreciate it! Don’t worry about getting them anything else!
Post # 11
I think that’s a beautiful necklace and I wouldn’t worry about getting anything else. It’s all about what’s in your budget. I would have loved to get my BM’s more, but we’re paying for most of the wedding ourselves. I got mine each a clutch with their initals on it and pearl necklaces and earrings for the wedding.
Post # 12
I would LOVE to get that as others have said. And as you said you spent time picking it out. Just a touching not is always appreciated!