Post # 1
I love hearing all of the different gift ideas! Share yours….it may help other brides decide what to buy.
I purchased my (2) girls MAC lipstick in a shiny nude shade, I had robes made for them to wear while they’re getting their hair/makeup done, a peach/nude clutch that has a personalized message printed on the inside for their phones & lipsticks and sterling silver earrings with crystal accents.
Post # 3
Wow! Where did you buy the clutches from? I love the earings!!! You are a very thoughtful bride. Your girls are very lucky. Your gifts look very elegant and beautiful.
Post # 4
I bought my girls their jewelery for the wedding, cute clutch purses, and some products from Bath and Body Works
Post # 5
I bought my BMs their earrings, necklace, and bracelet for the wedding, but I don’t really count that as their gift. I’m getting them each a massage in their hometown for after the wedding.
Post # 6
Hi @june2013bride: As an Etiquette Snob (comes with my Career)… I provide the following because as many Brides you may not be aware of what consitutes a Thank You Gift for your Bridal Party… and what doesn’t
From an Etiquette perspective…
Bridal Party Gifts come in two categories…
The things that you give to the Bridal Party as part of the Wedding… so when it comes to the LADIES (same rules apply to the Groomsmen as well) … if you decide to pay for any of the following… Dress, Shoes, Purses, Hair, Make-up, Jewellery, Getting Ready Robes…etc
ALL OF THESE THINGS do not go towards the concept of Thank You Gifts…
That is totally seperate.
A Thank You Gift for each Bridal Party Member should be an item that you choose personally… and fits each girl’s personality. It should be an item outside of what is happening in your Wedding… and the Thank You Gifts should not be all matchy-matchy (ie getting everyone the same watch) as that implies that you didn’t do any real thinking on the subject besides walking into one store and ordering 3 identical things.
Nothing wrong with getting the girls watches… IF that is what they’d like / are into. BUT then you’d be selecting a watch that would fit each girl’s style (bearing in mind that you want to spend the same aprox amount on each girl).
Stuff to think about,
I am liking your list of ideas so far… but you’ll want to probably re-examine the list now knowing what the accepted parameters are in regards to Etiquette.
Hope this helps,
PS… Gifts to the Maid/Matron of Honor & Bridesmaids are typically presented at either the Bridal Luncheon (the event that the Bride Hosts for her Girls)… OR at the Rehearsal Dinner, IF it will be a time when there is to be a gift giving theme (Couple Gifts to the Bridal Party… perhaps to the Parents… Bridal Party to the Couple, Parents to the Couple, close realtives to the Couple etc)
Post # 7
@This Time Round: My gifts came from the heart and although your etiquette suggests otherwise, I believe that is all that really matters.
Post # 8
I don’t think there is necessarily an exact “how much” guideline… I spent around $200 per person but I know that is on the higher end of things. I tried to give a gift I felt was appropriate for the amount of time and money and effort they are spending on my wedding. (For the girl who threw the bach party and went to my bridal portraits with me to help out, she got an extra gift).
So for what I got them:
– Tote bag with their name on it, with these things inside: small framed picture of the two of us, Lancome eyeliner, two nail polishes, lip balm in a satin lipstick holder, bath bomb, bath soak, shower gel, cute tiny kleenex box, and a Kate Spade bracelet.
– Individual gifts different for each. One got a Kate Spade wallet and umbrella, one got a purse filled with books, and one got miscellaneous things (shirt, clutch, etc) with the kinds of wild prints she likes on them.
Post # 9
@Bkeriopi: Thank you very much! I put a lot of thought in to them, I hope they enjoy them! I purchased the clutches from Etsy “girlbyAileen”. She has some other amazing designs and she can include a printed personalized message on the inside of the clutch! I purchased mine from her too….it’s pictured below.
Post # 10
@GeekChic: That sounds amazing! Bath and Body works always has such great stuff.
Post # 11
@distracts: Wow, those are amazing gifts. I love how you made them very personal. I’m sure your girls will love them.
Post # 12
@loving_life: a massage is such a great idea! I’m sure they will appreciate some R&R after your wedding 😉
Post # 13
@june2013bride: I’m swooning over those clutches! And overall, great gifts! You have excellent taste. 🙂
Post # 14
@pengoala: Thank you so much! I hope they love them
Post # 15
I found inital necklaces for each girl that I don’t intend for them to wear at the wedding unless they want to. I also am giving each girl a framed photograph of the two of us togther. Nothing too fancy but something personal that I think they will enjoy.
Post # 16
I have absolutely no idea what to get mine. So far they haven’t really been involved, partly because my wedding is so far away and partly because neither of them are or have been in very serious relationships so they are not very wedding-y.
I don’t have a fortune to spend. Is it bad to get them just the one gift? Lots of Bees seem to be getting their BMs loads! I was thinking about maybe a charm bracelet? My budget isgetting more and more difficult to control and these little things are realy mounting up!!