(Closed) Thoughts on this as a bridesmaid gift?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

regit45:  I don’t think journals are an awesome gift for everyone. If you have a Bridesmaid or Best Man that might appreciate it, buy it for her. I know that for me, I would not utilize it very often after the first few weeks or so. I’m just not that type of gal.

Post # 3
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I think it’s cute….BUT (just my opinion) I would never be able to record a memory every day for 5 years. Maybe your bridesmaids will be better at it?


Post # 4
13294 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

While I appreciate the sentiment behind it, it’s not something I would do.  I don’t really journal and never got into the habit of it, so I doubt I’d start now.

Post # 6
2436 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I used to keep a journal in high school but it’s been collecting dust for years. If I were your bridesmaid, I’d say “oh how cute” and then put it in my bookshelf never to be seen again. Sorry. I have one friend who loves to write in journals and send hand written letters to people, but most people don’t. Not sure if your bridesmaids would, only you can judge that

Post # 7
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s cute! I think you should get one for yourself. 🙂 But not everyone would appreciate that gift in the same way – as we move toward digital everything, many more people are throwing paper to the wind.

I think you should get your girls each a gift that speaks to their individual tastes – that’s what they’ll appreciate the most!

Post # 8
3842 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

From someone who originally thought about getting my girls some type of journal or agenda for a bridesmaids gift, I quickly came to the realization that your girls do not come in a “one size fits all” category when it comes to gifts. Many of my girls would never, ever use their journal, some would lose them, and only one or two would actually happily use it. Therefore, I am only getting my Maid/Matron of Honor an agenda because she still uses one every single day. Do you know if any of your friends will like this? If so, only purchase it for them. Your gifts do not have to be (nor should they be, in my opinion) completely identical. It just seems like a wasted gift if your girls aren’t going to appreciate it.

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