Post # 1
I have been very lucky to have such a wonderful Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs. I try not to bother them with the whole wedding planning process since I know they are really busy with work and my Maid/Matron of Honor is studying for the MCATs, but they still have been so helpful, and they try their best to be there for me in any way they can. I just want to surprise them with a little something on our trip.
They have planned for us to go to Vegas for 3 days for my bachelorette. I am planning on giving them each a Tiffany item as their bridesmaids gifts, and I had this idea that I’ll buy the gifts here in CA and have them ordered and shipped (if necessary) to a Tiffany store at the hotel we’re staying at.
When we get to the store, I’ll pretend that I want to show them my wedding band, but instead, go to customer service and pick up their gifts (or maybe call the store the day of and get ideas on how I can execute it better).
Is this too tacky? And is it too soon if I give them their Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts at my bachelorette? My wedding is not until August. I’m not sure when is the right time to give the Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts.
Post # 2
I would probably wait to give it to them but I can understand your excitement. Is your fiance planning to give his groomsmen gifts at the rehearsal dinner? I am not sure what is custom where you are from but where I am from we usually give the gifts at the dinner. I think it would be a little weird if the ladies had nothing to open and the men did.
Still, it’s your wedding and your gifts so you should do what feels right to you 🙂
Post # 3
Omg that is sooo cute! If for whatever reason anyone can’t be a bridesmaid, I’m game!
Post # 4
I mean, I don’t think anyone is going to say anything because you’re giving them a generous gift very early! It’s very thoughtful of you. You know your girls best–would the enjoy the surprise?
Post # 5
I love it…very unique way to give them a gift so that it’s unexpected. And very generous!
Post # 6
So thoughtful! I think you sound like an amazing friend, one that’s hard to come by! Not because you’re giftimg Tiffany but because you want to show your appreciation.
I say give it to them at your Bach! i highly doubt there’s etiquette on this and if there was then screw it.
Post # 7
Thank you! The gifts are just something small and nothing too crazy though. 😉 I just always kept the Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts budget in mind and made sure I had enough and can afford the gifts after all the wedding expenses.
I just asked him, and he is not sure yet. All he knows is he is giving the groomsmen their gifts when it’s just them to avoid any awkwardness in front of people not receiving gifts. Many of our family members will attend the rehearsal dinner and we don’t have gifts for all of them. Thanks so much for your input. 🙂
Thank you! I was just a little concerned that it might be tacky. It’s always good to know others’ opinions!
Post # 8
I think it’s a great idea. Why not just order from the store you’re getting them from? I’m sure if you called and did the transaction via telephone (order & payment) and asked them to hold the gifts at customer service until you get the girls there, they would. Save yourself some money on shipping!
Post # 9
I gave my maids their gifts the morning of the wedding when we were getting our hair and makeup done.
Post # 10
Nice, what are you getting them??
Post # 11
Although I gave my girls their gifts at the rehersal dinner, I think your plan is very cute. However I agree with PP, just order from the Vegas store the day before your trip and have them hold the gifts.
Post # 12
Thank you! I do appreciate them very much!
Thanks for you input! I had a talk with our wonderful Tiffany “personal shopper” who have been helping me and my fiancé with my wedding band. She said she could waive the shipping fee. I just feel more comfortable if she was assisting me with the order instead of doing a phone order (nothing against ordering through the phone tho).
Nice to know, thank you!
I still haven’t decided. I have a set equal budget for each, so I have an idea on what to get them. 🙂
Post # 13
There is a Tiffany’s on the strip, it is in the mall near the Cosmopolitan hotel. I would order the items in to that store and not the hotel for peace of mind. As a real surprise, you could notify the store when you are coming and have the gifts ready. Take the girls “browsing” and just happen to walk into the store and have them be totally surprised when a gift is already waiting there for them!
Post # 14
Oh no, I won’t have the items shipped to the hotel itself. I’ll have them shipped at an actual Tiffany store. The hotel where we’re staying at has a Tiffany store located inside. 😉 And yes, I think I will most likely notify the store, so they can have the gfits ready. Thanks so much for your input!
Post # 15
I think that is a really awesome ideas! They will love it! How thoughtful of you. 🙂