Post # 47
@Nickig_4: My favourite gift was this necklace from Tiffany’s. I was SO shocked and couldn’t believe she splurged on us like that! We all wore them for the wedding, but we all wear them all the time afterwards.
I still have some time to decide but I plan to get my girls each a wristlet (probably coach or kate spade if I can find a good price) like this:
And a bracelet (I think) that they can wear the day of and hopefully will like to wear after too from HelloBerry. I just went to the helloberry website to look for a pic/link but it says they are on hiatus, so it may have to wait! Here is a picture of one from my pinterest page:
and I like this one too..
I hope this was helpful!! 🙂
Post # 48
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Go personal for each gift. And jewelry/accessories to wear for the wedding aren’t really gifts because they are intended to be worn during the wedding.
Bridesmaid or Best Man #1 – digital photo frame b/c she loves taking pictures
Bridesmaid or Best Man #2 – toasting flutes b/c she’s getting married next
Bridesmaid or Best Man #3 – Vera Bradley purse and wristlet b/c she loves VB
Post # 49
I got my bridesmaids their jewelry and a makeup bag with their first initial on it. I’ve only been a bridesmaid once (for my sister) and she got us our wedding jewelry. I think it’s nice to take out one of the expenses for them.
Post # 50
Every gift I’ve ever received from a Bride has been jewelry to wear on the wedding day, shawls to wear that day, or one bride gave us matching clutches filled with goodies. Although I do plan on buying my bridesmaids matching jewelry, I would like to get them personalized totes or makeup bags and fill them. I would also like to get personalized hangers that say each of the girls names on them.. this would be more of a prop for pictures though, rather than a gift.
Post # 51
@Nickig_4: I’ve never been a bridesmaid but for my girls I’m first getting each of them a personalized tumbler to use at our destination wedding – both sides of the bridal party are getting these. Then something for them specific which I haven’t figured out yet. My girls won’t get there gifts till we get back though due to our weight limit on our luggage for the trip but they already know that 🙂
Post # 52
- Wedding: October 2014 - Firehall
I’m following this! As I’m kinda clueless. I’ve only been a Bridesmaid or Best Man twice, the one we didn’t get a damn thing. The second we got matching necklace and earrings, but my ears aren’t pierced lol But I would def wear the necklace again!
Post # 53
- Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley
I ordered the bangles & they arrived yesterday! They are so beautiful in person! Thank you for the tip 🙂 I’m going to have to fight the urge and not give them to my girls early LOL! I want the bride one for me, it’s really pretty too.
Post # 54
Oh good! I’m so glad!!! I have the bride one and I wear it all the time – go for it 🙂
Post # 55
A clutch full of mini Clinique makeup- lipgloss, eyeshadow, perfume, makeup remover. Great products that we could wear to the wedding and after and I fell in love with clinique and buy their products all the time now. And the clutch was cute. She also bought our bridesmaids jewelry which I have worn since
Post # 56
I paid for their lodging and got them the standard flip flops and pashminas but I consider those gifts for the day of. The gifts I hope they use after the wedding are bracelets (I told them they didn’t need to wear them for the wedding but they did). they are kind of matchy but they all wear that style of dainty silver and can layer with other bracelets!
i also can’t recommend zazzle enough. I either found or made tshirts for 80’s cartoons/something with a special meaning/inside joke that fit each of the girls perfectly. It was so fun to find them (she ra, gem, land before time, Vienna finger cookies?). They absolutely loved them and a few of them even cried because it brought back memories. In the pic a couple of the girls are pregnant so I guess bought smaller sizes for post baby. also I used a special pic of each of the girls and me to make a black and white card on zazzle and wrote each of them a personal note on their card.
Post # 57
I got a silver clutch that the bride gave us to use for the wedding. It was actually really cute and I’m using it for NYE.
Post # 58
The best bridesmaid gift I ever got (and I’ve been a bridesmaid/MOH seven times) was a surprise trip with the rest of the bridal party to a specialty shop that designs handbags- you pick your style and materials and they deliver the finished bag a few weeks later. The bride told us she had budgeted enough that even if we all wanted the largest bag they sold, it would be fine. We had such a blast, we all got EXACTLY something we liked (since we designed it) and I still use the purse I got at least once a week almost five years later. Spendy but thoughtful and it was a great, relaxing bonding experience for us to have together.
Another bride gave us all cute, fairly large canvas totes personalized with our names with our wedding jewelry and a few little snacks and things inside- very useful as we then all had a tidy way to transport all our odds and ends between the hotel, venue, and reception, without anything getting lost and clearly labeled as ours. I still use that bag often too.