(Closed) What do Bridesmaids want most?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I haven’t gotten this far yet in wedding planning, so I would love ideas on bridesmaid gifts!!

Post # 4
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am looking at jewellery that suits each girl, they will not be wearing this on the day. At the moment I am thinking dangly earrings for one, gold hoops for another and a still unsure for the 3rd so far, she like pandora so maybe a nice charm for her??. Also was thinking of an initial pendant for each girl too. I have a budget of about $50 per person for this so depends on what my local jewellers have and how good a deal I can get 🙂

I do have a “gift” for the day of too, I am making them up a survival kit in a clutch handbag that they can use for the day and a customised coat hanger. I didn’t count this in my “gift budget” thou cos they were just cutesy things I wanted to do for the day.

Post # 5
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I plan on taking my girls and me on a much needed spa day after the wedding. Really I want a chance for us to just hang out and relax together and treat them for their help and hard work. With everyone living so far apart and our lives changing due to marriages and families, I like the ability to sit back and gossip about the old days. If you’re on a budget, you can check Groupon or Livingsocial for deals they may have running in your area.

Post # 6
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got the personalized hanger/handkerchief from one bride, and cant remember the others. I would have preferred something useful. Depending upon how much u wana spend- restaurant gift cards, jewelry (if they really like it), pay for their hair/makeup, clothing store gift cards (young girls like to shop!), monogrammed bags… I just know there won’t be a “aw, what a special moment to share bm gifts” like u assume. It’ll be all focused on u. I didn’t even open my gifts til I got home from the girls weddings.

Post # 7
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@annemarr1:  The best gift I’ve gotten as a bridesmaid was a framed photo of me and the bride together and a short note about how much I meant to her, along with a nice pashmina for the wedding day. (The photo + note were the special part, obv – and it was also the cheapest, I’m guessing!)

Post # 8
4485 posts
Honey bee

What do each of them like that fits their everyday individual personalities and interests? Something like that will be much more appreciated than something generic.

Post # 9
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got all of us matching jammies and flip flops to get ready in on the day. I also got them little hand lotions. I’m going to get them all earrings to wear day of. I’m also doing their makeup for them (I’m really REALLY good at makeup) day of. I’m getting them each a special gift around 20 or so dollars too.


For one, I got a pipe. She collects them and this one is teal with swirley liquid glitter inside.

For Future Sister-In-Law is getting a 20-25ish dollar gift card to bath and body works or Bare Minerals-not sure which one yet

And for my Maid/Matron of Honor I think some serious statement earrings.

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