What else should I get them?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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225 posts
Helper bee

That already sounds like a lot to me, but if you wanted to get them something else I would suggest choosing something personal to each one of them rather than an identical ‘bridesmaids gift’ to fill up a monogrammed tote. Shop like you would if it was their birthday, and get them each something that they would actually really appreciate and is meaningful to them. A mongrammed tote & cup, wedding jewelry etc. is all lovely, but fairly standard. 
The way you’ve approached your bridesman seems perfect, choosing things he will enjoy, so follow that idea through to your bridesmaids 🙂 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think that will be absolutely enough gifts for your bridesmaids, if you still want to do something for them and have the budget I would suggest covering other wedding related costs for them (hotel rooms, transportation, hair and makeup, dress, shoes, etc.). As a bridesmaid I would appreciate that even more.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

That’s a lot! You don’t need to do more other than help out people with hotel or travel or dress expenses if someone is struggling financially.

And I second sapphire27‘s suggestion – honestly instead of gifts I wish I had just paid for my maids’ dresses and/or hotel rooms. It would have made life TONS simpler and they would have appreciated one big thing more than a bunch of little things. Plus, that way you don’t get fussiness about the dress you picked and you will have everyone together in your room the night before your wedding instead of staying spread out in different places 🙂

Post # 5
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I bought each of my bridesmaids a gift card to a place I know they like (Panera Bread, Starbucks, Bed Bath and Beyond) Put it in a “Thank You” Card and called it a day. I plan to hand them the card in person at the wedding rehearsal.

If I had enough money I also would have bought their dresses. I gave each of them a $50 gift card for David’s bridal to go towards their dress though which cut the cost in half. And I told them to wear whatever dress shoes they already owned and was willing to pay for their hair/make-up but none of them wanted their hair/make-up done.

I agree that you should treat it like shopping for their birthday. And I think that gift cards are always good. I know I love getting them. 😊

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

When I was a bridesmaid, the bride gave us bags and I really appreciated having a snack in it!! They were just granola bars, but on a long and very busy day, they were so clutch!

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