Post # 1
I have a few things for my bridesmaids for their gifts….but after thinking and posting on here I determined I need to add something because while personally I would use these gifts again, they are technically “photo-op” type gifts. Here is what I have so far….
-Cotton Floral Robes via Etsy (I feel bad because my MOH was just gifted the same robe in another wedding she was just in, but what can you do…atleast it is a different color.)
-Wine glass w/ their monogram on it (for the two flowergirls I got them monogrammed tumblers w/ big bows and crazy straws in pink/purple)
-Hangers with the wire names on it (first names, not “bridesmaid”) via Etsy
-Paying for hotel room the night before (big room for all of us) and lunch the day of (but I don’t see these as “gifts” for them….just use it to factor in the costs budget wise)
My two options for an extra item are
1. Pay for “upgrade” for makeup. We are having somebody come o the hotel to do our makeup. They can chose if they want it done or not, but everyone is getting it done. We all did for my MOH’s wedding and loved the airbrush makeup. So, my idea is to pay for the upgrade to airbrush. I sort of want to get them something that isn’t part of the wedding though, even though this would “help” them out since they are chosing to get their makeup done. Kind of goes against my point of something that isn’t for a photo-op though. hmmmmm
2.Statement necklaces- J.Crew. I found wonderful necklaces that are flowers in different colors. If you google J.Crew Rose Necklace that is what it is. My idea with this is not have them wear it for the weddings (I am having them all do different jewelry- statement pieces or simple, whatever they chose). I think this option is nice because I know personally I always see pictures of cool statement necklaces with outfits but never purchase them, because I’m not sure what color to get, what to wear it with, etc. All of my bridesmaids are the type of girls that would wear a statement necklace….but I’m not sure if they would like this as a gift. What’s your opinion?
Post # 3
i like the necklace idea !
Post # 4
Etiquette Snob here…
The rule of thumb is that Thank You Gifts should be chosen for each individual person… vs matchy-matchy
So something you TRULY KNOW THEY’D LOVE
If you are already saying… “but I’m not sure if they would like this as a gift”
Then chances are it isn’t the right one.
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Think about each girl as an Individual, and the relationship / special bond you have with her. What are her interests / passions. What do you guys share in common ? What would she absolutely ADORE receiving as a gift (perhaps that item she’d love to buy for herself… but never does)
Just make sure that you spend an equal / similar amount on each gal.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@This Time Round: I agree with what you are saying. I guess I should have said I’m not sure if they would like this as a bridesmaid gift. The girls all have similar fashion choices- and I honestly would buy this as a gift for all but one of them for a birthday or something. However, for each wedding we have been in together we have gotten jewelry to wear for the wedding. I did not want to do this because of the reasons you stated.
I was wondering what people thought regarding gifting them with it since they aren’t wearing to the actual wedding. (And I was curious to see what people thought of the necklaces I am thinking of haha)
I am thinking of attempting a pinterest craft and making latte mugs with a quote or special saying for each bridesmaid so they have something unique to them and not all the same as well.
Post # 6
Agree with PP. If you have to ask yourself if it’s the right gift, chances are that it probably isn’t.
Post # 7
An upgade for their makeup for your wedding is definitely not a gift.
I think it is risky buying another other than very classic jewelry as a gift- gold chains, diamond studs etc.
Post # 8
I agree that the makeup upgrade is not an unrelated wedding gift, so I would forget about that.
My only problem with the statement necklace is I feel that, when you choose a statement piece, it really is a statement about the individual. If you think they would like them, go for it, but I would go with something more personal.