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I want to know if you were in a wedding what bridesmaid/grooms gift did you receive and did you actually like it? i guess if you want to say what you got your BM/GM that’s find but id really like to know things that you may have received that you actually use or really liked…Do Groomsmen really like money clips with there initials? Do Bridesmaid or Best Man really like silk robes? Some of these things on personal websites look so lame to me…Please elaborate! Post images of what you may have gotten or would have liked to get from your bride/groom as a gift!
ALSO— about how much did you spend?
I was just in a friends wedding and she gave jewelry -not my style i will never wear it again. I was thinking for my Bridesmaid or Best Man matching necklaces that would go with the wedding theme (not there style) so i was thinking for each of them a special little trinket box of things they like, or mean something to them…photo below for ideas…
Post # 3
@AndysCraftsNmore: I think it really depends on your girls. I personally would hate clothing, jewelry, make-up, etc, but would love gift certificate to game stop. My Maid/Matron of Honor on the other hand, would’ve loved what I hated, and hated what I loved. I think it’s all about personalizing the gift for each person (think birthday or Christmas type gifts).
Post # 4
I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my BFF about 3 years ago. I got a Kate Spade makeup bag. It was nice, not something I would buy for myself, but I never use it
pi just gave my girls their BM’s gifts yesterday and did what @housebsaid said – I got them personalized things that they each would love – nicer/more expensive than I’d spend on a birthday or Christmas gift, but individualized for each girl. One got a Kate Spage silver frame (she just had a son). One got fancy jewelry I had custom made for her (she’s a jewelry freak!) and the third got this great cashmere wrap from Nordstroms. All were about the same price. The girls LOVED them.
Post # 5
I know a lot of bees are anti tote but I got each girl a custom tote, something I felt fit their style.
Inside I filled it with things they like. So for my Maid/Matron of Honor I bought a bottle of her favorite wine, her fave bubble bath, a candle warmer with scented wax, and some various other things.
For one of my bridesmaids I got her a crazy cat lady t shirt, a couple of custom phone cases, and infinity scarf, etc.
Basically I just bought a handful of things for each girl (anything from giftcards to funny gifts) that I knew they’d like. Then I bought a bunch of custom cards off etsy and wrote them letters.
Post # 6
@AndysCraftsNmore: I was only a Bridesmaid or Best Man once in my cousins wedding. and i think we may have gotten jewlery–never wore it again and i don’t even remember what it looks like.
For my Bridesmaid or Best Man, I kept it simple- i got them all coach wristlets. For my sister who is my Maid/Matron of Honor, I got her something extra and its very personal, our father passed away when we were very young, so I had a keychain made with a picture of the two of them so she can attach it to her bouquet when she walks down the aisle the day of the wedding.
Post # 7
I’m getting my girls a Victorias Secret robe, personalized champagne glass, mini bottle of champagne, and paying for their hair/makeup. I would LOVE to get all those as a gift. I don’t really like jewelry unless I pick it out and I’m picky when it comes to bags/totes so I would really like that
Post # 8
about how much did you all spend on your gifts per person? Would a gift certificate for money towards getting there hair done be an ok added gift, (i was just in a friends wedding we were under the assumption we had to pay for hair and makeup ($150-$200) we wernt given a gift card but when we were about to pay her mother jumped in and paid for everyone, I though that was an amazing offer , but would gift cards towards it be just as nice >?I dont really want my girls to feel they have to pay so much money to get a dress,shoes,hair makeup ect…
Post # 9
omg, that first trinket box!! I LOVE IT! where is it from?!
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@AndysCraftsNmore: well my girls only paid for their travel expenses. I didn’t want them to spend any more money than that; they chose to do their own hair and make-up, I made their jewelry, took care of accommodations, and I let them wear whatever they wanted (I offered to pay for their dresses, but they wore ones they already had). However, they had to travel from CA to NC which was a few hundred dollars. I ended up spending about $100 per bridesmaid (I only had 2). I got them coach wristlets, emergency kits, and gift cards (sephora). Then I sewed macaroon coin purses to hold earrings that I made for each girl. I had made them necklaces when I asked them to be my BMs, so these earrings were made to match (they both have different styles).
Macaroon coin purses
Post # 12
I received real pearl earrings, necklace and bracelet once. I loved that. Seriously the only jewelry I have ever been given that I didn’t pick myself, and still liked. I would only like high quality jewelry as a gift. And it’s a big gamble because a lot of people have very specific taste. I think a nice gift would be a bottle of their favorite wine/liquor. Or a manicure and pedicure and lunch (could take all bridesmaids in a group). Or just gift like you would on their birthday.
I personally hate most typical bridesmaid gifts (robes, jewelry, cases, clutches). That’s just me. I hate stuff that has no use and I always think hard about all my purchases as I can’t stand waste.
Post # 13
@AndysCraftsNmore: it is a good idea, that would be nice, but I would get them something a little personal too- like the trinket box is a nice idea because its something they can use
I went to the outlets so i spent $40 on each wristlet and the keychain for my sister was about $15 i believe
Post # 14
I spent about $75 on each girl.
I am paying for their hair and makeup completeldoubt I’m sure they’d love if you took care of some of it.
Post # 15
I’ve gotten items with the B&Gs name on them. They are still sitting in my closet. I always like jewelry but I’m just a jewelry person. I also got a coach wristlet once which I really liked but I know that’s not for everyone.
I have each Bridesmaid or Best Man a coffee mug with something on it that reminded me of them and a nail polish on their favorite color. I do know that they all drink a ton of coffee and they always have their nails painted. If they didn’t drink coffee or paint their nails I would have gotten something different. I then got them each a gift card to a store that I know they shop at a lot.
Like other PPs said, get them a gift that suits them. I personally think that if you can’t figure it an item that a gift card (along with some little item) is a good idea. I would much rather receive a gift card then something I will never use.
We spent about $100 on each person on our wedding party.