Post # 16
I got my Maid/Matron of Honor & bridesmaids a necklace from White House Black Market. They were $69.99.
I ordered vinyl decals from Etsy & made them hangers similar to these & obviously in my wedding theme.
I got my Maid/Matron of Honor & 1 bridesmaid who was there for me for everything, a hand painted wine glass from Etsy. (Also in my wedding theme)
And I also paid for all of them to get their hair done for the wedding.
It may seem like a lot, but my bridesmaids paid $300 for their dresses & I only had 3.
Post # 17
- Wedding: June 2014 - The Windsor at Hebron Park
I had 2 bridesmaid’s, and I paid for their hair and makeup the day of, and bought them both drop necklaces to wear with their dresses for the big day. They loved it! I’m not opposed to making them gift baskets or getting them wine, etc. but they have both been in a ton of weddings and recieved that stuff before. They really appreciated that they could get pampered with hair and makeup and not have to worry about that stuff by themselves.
Post # 18
7 months out still, but so far, a bag (not really a pocketbook, more gym/beach bag) and initial hoodies. I liked personalizing but didn’t want “bridesmaid” written on it.
eta: spent about $30 each so far.
Post # 19
Allyg: Since it seems to be the preface: My girls paid for their transportation, dresses and shoes. I paid for their hair and makeup. None of them live near me and of the 4, 3 of them made the drive (~4 hours) to come see me at least once during the year I was engaged. The 4th lives 4 states east, so I didn’t expect her to travel except for the wedding.
Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister): I got her skeleton key earings and a matching necklace, a flask, and a Creed CD (inside joke)
1st bridesmaid: She likes to write so I got her a leather bound writers book and nice fountain pen.
2nd: She likes Hello Kitty stuff, so I got her a silver Hello Kitty flip mirror for her purse and a giant bright pink hello kitty coffee cup
3rd: She loves Queen, so I got her a Freddy Mercury biography and queen poster.
I tried really hard to get them all gifts that they would love, instead of something engraved with my name and wedding date. I also wrote each of them a letter thanking them for all the support they’ve given me over the years and how their friendship has made me a better person.
Post # 20
I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor and a bridesmaid so it was easier for me to splurge a little more on their gifts, and they paid for their own dresses, alterations, and shoes.
I’m got each of them:
- Freshwater cultured pearl earrings
- Freshwater cultured pearl strand necklace – although not to wear for the day of since a necklace doesn’t go with the neckline of their dresses
- A bracelet
- Personalized clutch
- Different rhinestone broaches to clip onto their clutches (they’re matching so I thought this would make it easier to tell them apart)
- Personalized hangers for their dresses
- Paying for their hair and makeup
- Treating them to a mani/pedi the day before
- Paying for their hotel room
Post # 21
Peanut-Sue: ya my girls are paying 300 for their dresses too so I want to make sure I take care of them in the gift department 🙂
Post # 22
MechEBee: I love how personal all your stuff is!