(Closed) Thank you gifts: What did you buy your Bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How much should the bride spend on bridesmaid gifts?
    $25 : (5 votes)
    18 %
    $50 : (8 votes)
    29 %
    $75 : (3 votes)
    11 %
    $100 + : (12 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    Member
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    I bought my girls their jewelery for the wedding, cute clutch purses, and some products from Bath and Body Works

    Post # 5
    Member
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    Member
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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 # 8
    Member
    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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 # 13
    Hostess
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @june2013bride:  I’m swooning over those clutches! And overall, great gifts! You have excellent taste. 🙂

    Post # 15
    Member
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    Member
    2089 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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!!

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