Post # 1
I am curious to know what you are giving your bridesmaids?! I think I have decided on individual sparkly earrings to go with their dresses, and a nice bottle of perfume for each! What do you think? I am also giving my sister, Maid/Matron of Honor, a framed picture of us.
My groom is giving Nikes with the guys initials. And for the Moms, photo albums and perfume too…It’s so hard to decide on a gift everyone has done so much for us!
Post # 3
I gave them jewelery from Lia Sophia to wear for the wedding, that they then were able to return and use like a gift card to get something for everyday and tote bags. We gave the boys grill sets and steaks from Omaha Steakhouse
Post # 4
I made all of my bridesmaids matching bracelet and earring sets that went with their dresses. I also bought them all these giant rainbow umbrellas (we had a kind of “Seattle Rain” theme for the wedding). It made some cute photo-ops!
Post # 5
I’m paying for their hair and makeup and getting them nice pashmina shawls.
Post # 6
i’m getting them a hotel room to share the night before the wedding.
i’m also surprising them with massages the morning of the wedding. i hope they’ll like it…
Post # 7
I paid for the girls’ hair and then made them some awesome handkerchiefs with their initials embroidered as well as a personalized hanger. I only spent about $40 on each girl but they enjoyed the hard work and thoughtfulness!
Post # 8
I am paying for their hair and make-up, bought each a personalized wood picture frames that has a picture of their dress, their name, and Bridesmaid or Maid of Honor burned into it, a personalized wine or beer glass that is not wedding related, and a small gift card to their favorite store. My Fiance bought his Groomsmen Leathermans and is getting them engraved with their last names.
Post # 9
We paid for half their dress, got them necklaces and fluffy robes, and had a spa day where we paid 50 dollars towards whatever they wanted. For the guys, we bought them new suits and ties. (not as exciting, but nice gifts I suppose!)
Post # 10
I bought my girls a pashmina that should accent their dresses, along with little clutches from Coach! I managed to find great deals on the pashminas (big sale at J. Crew) and by purchasing from the Coach outlet.
Post # 11
We still have time. I’m planning on flip flops, a make-up bag or Coach wristlet with emergency day-of things, and their jewelry. I’m also making them photo albums of pictures that I have with them in it. I also wanted to make sure I get them something that doesn’t relate to the wedding. I have been changing my mind so many times!
The other thing is almost all of my bridal party will be traveling from out of town (two will fly, two will drive, one is in town), so I want to make sure that the gifts are easily able to travel back home (especially for the ones who are flying).
Post # 12
@Mrs. Meowerson: Really nice, but careful with this! Some people become very dehydrated and lethargic after a massage – might be a little TOO relaxing!
Post # 13
@KateByDesign: the massages are only half hour each…you think that’ll still make them too woozy? i was hoping it would relax them, not comatose them!
Post # 14
@Mrs. Meowerson: half hour should be fine – just make sure the massage isn’t deep tissue and they drink a lot of water before and after! Make sure they watch their alcohol intake as well after the massage.
Post # 15
We bought their Alfred Angelo dresses that they picked out, and I made them a day-of kit with mints, flip flops, tissues, and lotion in a tote bag. I got each of them individual gifts as well: Hello Kitty perfume from Sephora for one; a gift pack of gourmet tea and a box of Belgian chocolates for another; and a Coach wristlet for the last one.
Your gift ideas sound fantastic!
Post # 16
I don’t have it all figured out yet, but I know it will involve the card game Scrabble Slam. It’s so much fun! It can be quick or played for forever, and it’s good with two people all the way up to a larger group.