(Closed) Wedding party giving wedding gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Nola:After asking them to spend money on attire and anything else needed I definitely wouldn’t be expecting a gift from them.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Nola:I know, I read that.  I used the word I, meaning I PERSONALLY would not expect a gift from my bridal party.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I dunno… my Maid/Matron of Honor has something in store for sure… but I think that I wouldn’t expect much form anyone else.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would expect at least a card.  I am a huge card person and save every one I get and my bridesmaids all know that.  I always hear about bridesmaids complaining about the cost and included in that are shower gifts and wedding gifts but I dont know if that is the norm.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We only had one person in the wedding party who didn’t give us a gift or card (out of 12). Everyone really went above and beyond, it was very sweet and overwhelming.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I’ve never heard or seen a bridal party NOT giving a gift until I came on this site.

The least they could have done is give you a card.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

Including our ushers and house party we had a total of 12 people.  Out of that only 4 did not get us a card or gift (of those, 2 did give us a really nice shower gift).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

as its the norm in UK  to buy the dresses for the bridesmaids,  i think i would be quite hurt if they didnt bother buying a little something for us

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

i was not expecting gifts from anyone who attended my Destination Wedding. but i was kind of hoping/expecting cards from my closest friends (BMs).  And i got one card from one Bridesmaid or Best Man with money in it actually, which was beyond what i expected!  My 2 MOHs (sister and best friend) did not get me cards, but my sister got me a gift a long time ago (she bought my TTD dress).  then my 4th Bridesmaid or Best Man also did not get a card or gift. our only Groomsmen was my sister’s husband so i didn’t expect anything extra from him. My usher did not get us a gift or card.  well he brought 2 bottles of wine to Jamaica for me (I needed them for my reception) and wouldn’t let me pay him back (I asked him to bring them) and he said to consider it our wedding gift, which was nice of him.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ItWasntMe: I have to agree with this. we haven’t had our wedding yet but I’d hope for at least a card! your bridal party is (supposed to be) composed of the people closest to you, and I’d hope they’d at least feel happy enough for you to get you a card. JMO, though. Everyone’s different.

I’m in my best friend’s wedding in March, and although we are buying dresses & hair, and likely contributing to shower & bachelorette, I will without a doubt be giving her a gift.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I don’t expect anyone to give me a gift, but as a Bridesmaid or Best Man I always give a gift.  Generally the brial party are the closest to the bride and groom, and I can’t imagine not giving  a gift to someone so close.  But if my Wedding Party doesnt’ give us a gift that is ok.  Though I would hope for a really nice card.

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