(Closed) What are you getting your bridesmaids?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Bridesmaid dresses, matching pashminas and purses. Inside the purses will be a necklace, lipgloss and hand cream. For my Maid/Matron of Honor I gave her the same gift with a nicer (Tiffany’s) necklace.

I gave additional gifts to the bridesmaids who threw me my wedding shower (on the day of the shower). I gave these girls bath products from a local store.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I got mine little purses from Etsy seller Sonya and filled them with cute tissue packs, fancy chocolates, and gift cards to Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, and places like that.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I did a goodie bag with the following items: custom made bath wrap specific for each girls measurements (Etsy!!!), small zippered make-up bags with a different pattern for each girl (Etsy!!!), pearl drop earrings (Etsy again!), a set of 3 pearl bracelets (sale at Kohls), personalized notecards (VistaPrint.com), a small Ms. Manicure set (clearence at Kohls, they were $1 each), and chapstick.  The total for each girl is about $60.  More than I wanted to spend (was aiming for $50 each) but then I saw a picture of a bridal party all in matching bath wraps getting ready and I had to have them.  I found a seller on Etsy willing to customize them for each girl (specifically make them with the measurements from the bridal shop) for a great price and I can’t wait to see the finished product!  I’ll most likely throw everything in a gift bag.  the earrings/bracelet are specifically for the wedding, but the earrings are cute/versatle enough that I think they will wear them again. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee

I also have three bridesmaids, and one bridesman (my "bridespeople" haha). I got each bridesmaid a Coach wristlet purse ($58) and I bought my bridesman a pair of cut-crystal whiskey glasses from Tiffanys ($60 for two). I am also paying for Swedish massages on the day of the wedding ($55 apiece)… 30-minute massages for each of us. I wanted to get them something that they’ll keep and hold on to you through the years… as well as something to relax them on the day of ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I got them all canvas bags that I personalized for each of them, and put in items each of them can’t live without.

The main gift for all of them were chocolate pearl necklaces ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I got each a necklace from etsy.  None of the necklaces are the same since all the girls have different tastes.  I also got them a bag to put all their other clothes in on the wedding day and my mom and I made each of them a little clutch (pattern bought off etsy) and I’m putting in basically a survival pack – small deoderant, nail file, gum, bobby pins, bandaids.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

OK, I probably went a little overboard (as I am known to do) and got the Andover jewelry box from Pottery Barn for my 6 girls (they are also spending $350 on the bridesmaids dresses).  I just thought "what girl doesn’t need a place to put jewelry??"  And, I thought it was nice to have their monograms etched in the glass.

I also love the idea of jewelry (my sister gave beautiful jade necklaces for her wedding), but I told my girls they can wear any jewelry they want, do their hair and makeup however they feel, etc. so I didn’t want them to feel pressured to where the jewelry to the wedding.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I actually have five bridesmaids, and they are amazing women who mean the world to me so I wanted to get them soemthing really meaningful even though my budget may be smaller than some brides who have a smaller bridal party.

I’m getting them each jewelry that is designed especially for them and hand-crafted. Each girl will get a different piece that suits her own style. The thing I really love about the designer (other than just the fact that I can afford her ha ha!) is that she actually starts by working with the bride to get to know the personalities of your bridesmaids and what they mean to you. Then she picks the gemstones she uses in the designs to reflect what your girls mean to you, and she puts in a letter to each of them explaining what the gemstones are and what their traditional meanings are, and how that is a reflection of what they mean to the bride… It’s really unique and totally different, and just so heartfelt I’m super excited about it. And honestly, I can’t believe how much time and patience and energy she’s putting into working with me in person to make sure that the designs I end up with are exactly what I want for my girls.

If anyone else is interested in her contact information – I don’t want to shamelessly promote my designer just because I think she’s an amazing find, but I don’t want to deprive your ladies of her either. PM me if you’d like to get her contact info….

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

First I picked out little necklaces from Etsy for my 6 bridesmaids- each has their initial on a tiny pendant. Then I bought some adorable canvas bags that said something in French like- "hot girl of the moment" which caught my eye because my BMs ARE hot afterall, and my new last name is French. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I decided to have some little candy dishes made (Etsy!) for each of them with a thank you note painted & baked on, and I’ll include lots of candy to fill the dishes with. (I am a candy nut for sure and they’ve teased me that the pockets on their dresses will be perfect for holding skittles for me through out the day.. when I need them!) ha!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I am making lace-edged silk wraps for my three bridesmaids, and I picked out some of my favorite books, a different one for each of them based on what I think they would enjoy.  And I’ll probably add some little candies and funny stuff, too.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Ooh – the Sonya bags are adorable! I have 3 BMs, one I see constantly, one is FI’s sis who I met not that long ago, and one who I see fairly rarely, so I was having a hard time w/ the gifts because I don’t have as great of a sense of each one’s taste or what she already has (eg, pearl drop earrings).  However, the Sonya bags are definitely on the list!!

For others using Etsy, can you post your seller names?  That site is just such a pain to browse ….

I’m doing tote bags filled with personalized stationary from Etsy (Silhouette Blue), a bottle of each girl’s fave perfume, personalized yoga mat bags (Beaucoup), a set of 3 bath washes from Philosophy that come in "cocktail" flavors.  And now, apparently, sonya bags. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

So far I’m getting all of them pashminas  – there will be more to add to their gifts, but I’m not sure what yet.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

For those of you who bought Pashminas, where did you get them from?

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I got them each:

custom makeupbag on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13275282

custom compact mirror on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7920642

body spray from Le Senza/Victoria Secret

lip gloss

wedding tissue

fun key chain referring to their hotness (ie one is Hot Lips)

i think that’s it …. i’m also getting a catchframe on etsy for my Maid/Matron of Honor

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_1&listing_id=12013737

After the wedding, I will give them an album with pics from the wedding

 

 

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