Post # 1
hey bees! I’m wondering what else i should get my maids. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve gotten so far:
a nice big beach tote (monogrammed and in their favorite colors)
earrings from pandora (for the wedding but plain enough to wear all the time)
these adorable rompers for getting ready
a canvas makeup bag that I was going to put some sheet masks in (on the outside of the bag says “bag of tricks” I got off amazon)
i was thinking of getting them each a candle from bath and body works (they all love them) and a monogrammed yeti coffee cup (were in our 30s and all need coffee)
im also paying for the it hair to be done
but I don’t feel like it’s enough. Are my ideas silly or do you guys have any other suggestions? One of my maids is flying in so I have to be careful what o give her.
oh! I also got my Maid/Matron of Honor a pandora necklace (not for the wedding, just for her)
Also, my 13 year old son is a brides man so I was going to get him a gift card to game stop and a 5 pound gunmybear (amazon sells them) hes also getting a watch during the ceremony. Any other suggestions??? Help a girl out!
Post # 2
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
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
- 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
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
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!