Post # 1
My bridesmaids are my best friends and close family, so I obviously can’t ask them for suggestions, so I’m asking the bee, what are you giving your bridesmaids?
I need some suggestions. I don’t want to give them anything to be used for the wedding (wedding day jewelery, accessories, etc.). I was thinking of some kind of cute everyday jewelery or something, but i’m not really sure.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I am leaning towards the rings that are tiny little knots: and then I’d write them all a note about how much they mean to me and thank them for helping me “tie the knot”. All of my girls would like this though, even though their styles are all different it still manages to fit all of them. And then maybe a nice button down shirt that isn’t SPECIFICALLY for the wedding, but that they can use that day. Like it wouldn’t have my name or “Bridesmaid” on it so they could re-wear them.
I originally wanted to get them all these cute little clutches and fill them with emergency day of kits… a bride got that for me and I LOVED mine! I use the little wristlet all the time and the stuff inside pretty much all ended up in my purse lol. But my DOC has a huge day of emergency kit, so that will defeat the purpose haha.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I gave them each a bottle of wine with a box of chocolates and packaged it in a personalized tote bag.
Post # 5
I am doing kind of a pampering/spa kit with some of my favorite things… chamomile bath salts, bubble bath, cuticle oil, makeup, maybe perfume, and then individual gifts suited to each of them. My Maid/Matron of Honor will be getting something from Kate Spade, because she loves Kate Spade, one will be getting a tote-style purse filled with books, and the other will be getting stuff covered in funky crazy patterns because, well, she loves stuff covered with crazy patterns.
Post # 6
I’m giving them custom made pearl necklaces and earrings (designed by me) that they can wear for the wedding if they want but all my girls loves pearls, so i know they’ll be worn after that, as well. I’m also writing them a nice card of course, and giving them the pops of champagne and a bag with some little things in it – candy, gum, lip gloss, etc.
Post # 7
I’m giving them each a Coach wristlet, a macaron coin purse I sewed, necklace and earrings that I designed and made for each girl (not for the wedding day), a Sephora gift card, and an emergency kit (nail file, advil, hand wipes, tissues, sewing kit, etc). I wanted all of their gifts to fit in a small box (my girls are traveling from another state) so that they wouldn’t have to pack additional items on their trip home.
Coin purses (pattern here http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/01/macaron-coin-purse.html/2)
Post # 9
I was planning to give them all a combo of:
– personalized monogram robe
– gift cards for their favorite places
– bottle of alcohol/wine
* I’m trying to keep it to $100-125 per bm and about $150-200 for my
Maid/Matron of Honor
Post # 10
I gave them lockets from ETSY, each with a different Irish symbol on them (ex. irish knot). My Maid/Matron of Honor has two kids, so i put pictures of the kids in there. My bm/cousin has a brother that died a few years ago and I had a picture of her son with her brother, and a pic of her brother’s son inside. My last bm/niece is my brother who passed away’s daughter, so i had a pic of my brother when he was her age and a pic of him with her inside.
They loved them and I’ve seen them all wear them with everyday jeans or what not. total cost for each was about $40.00 with the copies of the pics included.
Post # 11
You could get them all something different to suit their interests, or massage gift certificates, victoria secret gift card or movie theater tickets. Don’t be afriad to get something original.
I got my girls sandals like these at a market in West Africa when I was there, all in their sizes and colors they would like, along with some other fun little things.
Post # 12
I gave my girls Coach wristlets and an awesome feather bracelet I got off of Etsy. They loved them!
Post # 13
Kate Spade coin purses, their favorite perfume (so all their gifts differ) and then either a bottle of wine/their fav alcohol, or a starbucks gift card to stick in their purses….haven’t decided which yet.
Post # 14
Mine all got clutches in the style they usually wear 🙂
Post # 15
I’m buying the girls pearl earrings and then 3 of them are getting pearl necklaces and 2 are getting pearl bracelets (based on they’re dress type) personalized robes hangars that show their names and personalized champagne glasses for mimosas while getting ready!
Post # 16
I’m getting mine cute necklaces from Etsy with their initial on it and cute little coin purses.