Post # 1
So, I’m just hearing about shower hostess gifts through my countless hours on WB. Is this proper etiquette or a popular trend? Please excuse my ignorance :O)
My bridal party is throwing my shower, and I am obviously gifting them already closer to the wedding and already have my DIY thank you cards for them (for the shower). Also, since I have to fly to my shower, this doesn’t leave much room for gift options if I should gift them. Can I send a thank you note/token when I return or is it proper to do immediately following the shower? If I need to send a token of appreciation, any ideas that are easily mailable?
Sorry, this is new so I’m all kinds of lost haha
Post # 3
I’m honestly not sure if it’s a etiquette thing or a new trend.
But regardless, I think it’s a VERY nice gesture for all the time, effort and money they are putting into the shower as well.
My Maid/Matron of Honor went SO above and beyond for my shower, the time, thought, planning from afar and flying to the shower with me. I would have gifted her something regardless.
I gave her 3 hydrangea plants in different shades because they’re her fav flower and perhaps she can use it for her own wedding!
Post # 4
My Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs made a huge effort and threw me a wonderful shower. I definitely wanted to give them thank you gifts, so I got them each a gift certificate for a mani/pedi … nothing too extravagant, but something they would each appreciate. I also wrote them each a very nice thank you card.
Post # 5
It’s proper etiquette to give each hostess a gift. It doesn’t have to be a big or expensive item though. Even some cute notecards with their first initial would be nice, along with a little card of thanks. I’ve received in the past napkin rings, cheese boards and note cards. They’re not only spending money on a dress for your wedding etc…, but also money on throwing the shower. Your gifts to them before the wedding are a thank you for being a part of your wedding, now you need to thank them with a small gift as a thank you for throwing the shower. Even a small jar candle would be nice… Good luck and have fun!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! I hope I didn’t come off cheap. My girls have all been working hard to make my day special and filled with my favorite things, so I have no problem gifting them. Was more so trying to figure out how standard it is, how big the gifts need to be and what I could put in my carry-on 🙂 I’m glad I found WB to make sure I’m an up to par bride! Thanks again, this gives me ideas!
Post # 7
Thanks so much for posting this! I had the same question! I’m not sure what I’m going to do but one of my girlfriends gave her bridesmaids those Willow Tree figurines (the “thank you for your friendship” one). I thought it was very sweet and thoughtful. I think it’s truly the thought that counts with this one!