(Closed) Stuck on bridesmaids gifts!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Hey, while that is very nice you are paying for the dress and accessories for the wedding, those don’t count as a gift. If you want them in something specific, other than the dress, it would be rude not to pay for them.

Usually a separate gift is given to thank the person for being in your bridal party. Sometimes it is the same gift to all members of the party. But it’s preferable to purchase a gift as if it were a birthday and buy for the individual. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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alz624 :  my girls will most likely be getting theirs off azazie as well. I’m excited to see how well they fit on your girls. I’ve read fabulous things about them!!!! 

Personally, I got my girls a necklace and bracelet……and then they will get other things that they do not have to use at all for the wedding. Their gifts should be something they can use other than on the wedding day. It is also my opinion that nothing in the gifts should say bridesmaid etc because when are you ever going to use that again? 3 out of 4 of my girls are nurses and the other one is a paraprofessional at a school, so I will be getting tervis tumblers (or something similar….Ozark stainless steel ones are also one I’m considering) in a different pattern for each, having my family friend make them travel toiletry bags, and then I have to think some more. The family friend is a quilter so it’s good quality. I got one from her and use it all the time – even when I went to Mexico last spring!

The gift from this family friend for my fiancé and I will also be a quilt for the bed…and I got one for my high school graduation from her too. She’s super talented. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

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alz624 :  I agree with other PPs: give as if for a birthday. Think about what your BMs love, their hobbies/passions, upcoming plans, etc.

Hypothetical examples: if one of your BMs is into gardening/growing her own herbs, something like this would be lovely:

Is one of your BMs a beach lover? A colorful beach towel would surely be appreciated:

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I disagree. I think the clutch and accessories are enough. That’s what I’ve received for a lot of the 9 (seriously) weddings I’ve stood up in. One wedding our earrings were incredible neutral dangles from Anthropologie and I don’t think I wear another pair as often as I do those. 

Personally, I am a grown up professional who doesn’t need any more clutter or shit in my house. I don’t want a monogrammed tote, cup, get ready robe, or little knick knack I’ll never use. And if I want something- I buy it. I have a job. 

Just my .02! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I agree with helloblondie…. I’m getting my bridesmaids earring and necklace sets that all match. They’ll match for the wedding but they’re simple looking enough to wear on regular occassions.

I guess it depends on your bridesmaids and budget. I have my closest lady family and friends as my bridesmaids and would love to stay around 5000$ so I think some nice jewelry would be good for my ladies 🙂

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