What did you give your bridesmaids on your wedding day?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I gave mine their gifts the night before at the rehearsal dinner. They each got a personalized Tervis tumblr, a personalized necklace from an Etsy shop that makes jewelry based on classic books, a small stuffed animal of their favorite animal, and hair ties (also from Etsy) that were wrapped around a little piece of cardboard that said “Thanks for helping me tie the knot!”

This was in addition to paying for their dresses and HMU the day of the wedding. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Coming from a different perspective, since I’m not having BMs. I can tell you what my favorite gifts have been when I’ve been one though! I’ve gotten gift bags/baskets at the rehearsal dinner that have included:

itenerary for the wedding day, personalized hangers, a piece of jewelry to wear on the wedding day, monogrammed water bottle, monogrammed tote bag, supply kit for day (advil, bandaids, chapstick, mini champagne bottle, straw, mints). 

That’s a combination of things, not necessarily all from one bride. Hope this helps!

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I gave all my bm’s robes, earrings for the wedding day (but pretty enough to wear outside the wedding too!), shoe cloth bag, paid for their hair & makeup.  I also gave an extra piece of gift just to my Maid/Matron of Honor – a ‘love’ bracelet from tiffany’s.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

leelee93 :  I gave them each individual gifts based on their personality, like a birthday or Christmas gift. 

Examples one Bridesmaid or Best Man was obsessed with tea so I got her a really nice tea set, another a specific brand of shoes, another jewelry, another personalized stationery, another ‘party girl essentials’… and so on. Everyone seemed to appreciate it a lot, and most importantly, use it! 

 

I also gave each Bridesmaid or Best Man a bracelet to wear day of and paid for everyone’s hair. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m having a hard time with this too! I want to get them their jewelry for the day of but I know a lot of people don’t consider that a gift so I’m also doing personalized champagne flutes for getting ready. I also want to do personalized tote bags, a pashmina, and I am trying to think of something else that is wedding unrelated. Not sure if your maids are like mine and all have totally different taste and style so i was trying to think of individual gifts too

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I gave mine robes (not a gift since they were for pics), each a pretty tea/coffee cup, earrings (didn’t have to wear for wedding), some chocolate, and they each got a gift certificate to wherever they liked best. Ulta for one, a boutique for another, etc…that was their “big” gift.

Having been a bridesmaid, personally I don’t care for the personalized hangers or anything that screams bridesmaid.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I gave them their gifts at the rehearsal dinner.  I only had 2 in my bridal party.

keepsake wooden hangers to hang their dresses on that had their name and role and the date.

a romper to wear while getting ready

a Kate Spade Knot bracelet to wear the day of and has a keepsake.  Our hashtag was #knottinghill so it felt fitting!

A bag of bath bombs

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

For my shower thank you gift I got them a little gift bag with a mini bottle of pink champagne, a thank you card, and a small candle.

On the night on my rehearsal dinner, I got them a canvas tote bag with their wedding jewelry, an additional personal piece of jewelry (one got a Kate Spade necklace, the other a Kate Spade bracelet), body butter, a scarf, and a mini perfume rollerball

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

My bridesmaids have told me they think most traditional bridesmaid gifts are a waste of money and that they would prefer nothing, or if I insist, cash. So I’ll pay for their hair and makeup and then get them something small and edible, like chocolate. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I paid for their hotel rooms, hair and makeup, earrings, and snacks day of! I also wrote them each a big note.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I’m doing the same as sbottoms – I am covering their hair and makeup, which is +$200. I havent decided on any jewelry yet. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I got a gift set from Bath and Body Works with the featured scent of “Beautiful Day,” with a card that thanked her for participating in my beautiful day.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Grief.

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