Post # 1
So, I have no idea what to get my bridesmaids for their gifts. I have 6 maids and they all have completely different tastes and styles. I want to get them something I can afford, but also nice.
Also, is it okay to give the Maid/Matron of Honor a different and maybe even more expensive gift? My Maid/Matron of Honor is very hard working and dedicated.
Any gift ideas??
Post # 3
You don’t have to get them all the same thing! Do differnet things within the same price range that compliments each girl. Try to get stuff that they can use AFTER the wedding…..
necklace and earring set — check out etsy.com (I’m in love w/ this website)
personalized LL Bean tote bag — can costumize them, color, monogram
wristlets — as part of my BMs gifts I got them a coach wristlet in one of my wedding colors….$35 at the outlets (had a 20% off coupon too)
Gift certificate to their favorite restaurnat and a bottle of wine
Post # 4
I got my girls little silver jewelry boxes on the knot for 6bucks. I was on an extreme budget. You can engrave their name for like 6 more dollars which would look sooooooo cute!! I didnt engrave them am i kinda regret it. But im going to see if i can find a place that will do it.
Post # 5
I was also going to recommend jewelry in their taste or personalized bags
A few others:
gift cert to favorite store or for a pedi or mani
coach bags bought at the outlet
flip flops or a beach bag with some beach things (i’m considering this because I have a seaside theme wedding :D)
customized robes to wear
scrapbook of your favorite memories together…keepsake
I think it is fine to get the Maid/Matron of Honor something different. I play on getting mine (who happen to be my sis) a necklace of pearls that are expensive because she has wanted them for forever and can use them for the wedding.
Post # 6
This is what I got my bridesmaids. Hopefully it will help give you some ideas!
Post # 7
@FutureKMM! Please tell me where you got the wine glasses and purse hangars! The wine glasses are perfect for me to give my BMs. Well…maybe not. It’s ME who is the wine drinker, they really aren’t, as much. But it might still be neat to give that to them? I love the purse hanger because they make fun of me for mine!
Post # 8
@love: things remembered engraves stuff for cheap!
Post # 9
I found the wine glasses on Etsy! They are awesome. Totally going to do that. Hopefully there is enough time to get these for my wedding!
Post # 10
The best advice I’ve heard is to sit down and make a list of what you’d get them for christmas, or their birthday. Then get it. haha.
They’d appreiciate a personal pick 10XXXX more than a generic gift
Post # 11
@Misstnt: Sounds like you may have already found them but the wine glasses are from ETSY seller FizzyArtist. She also has her own website here: http://www.fizzyartist.com/WEDDINGS.html
The purse hangers I got from here: http://www.theweddingfavorbar.com/15017na.html They are only $5.25 each!
Post # 12
I got mine a compact with those Swar. crystals on it; a Nalgene Bottle with “skin” that was a picture of the location we were getting married (New River Gorge Bridge) with the city, state, and date on it, no names; and a necklace which was different for each bridesmaid. They’re all different, but they all loved the Nalgene which was about $20 each.
Post # 13
I plan to purchase my girls jewlery and shoes for the wedding. I’m also considering something like a gift card to their fav restaurant or a gas card (wedding is not local). I have been a bridesmaid in several weddings, and I have gotten some random gifts before. The best thing I have gotten as a bridesmaid was a monogramed bag. I carry it all the time!! I also received slippers/flip flops to wear at the reception and loved them. I’ve also gotten things like candles, painted vases and a poem. They were really nice gifts but honestly they are still packed up in a box from my last move. As a bridesmaid, you spend so much money and time for someone else’s day. You love them and don’t mind it, but it still ads up. I would rather spend the money giving my Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts they will actually use vs something they won’t ever look again. Also it is totally ok to give each girl a different gift. Find something that fits their personalities, they will appreciate the thought!
Post # 14
The best gift I got was personalized. And you can certainly give your Maid/Matron of Honor something more. My sister gave me more as her Maid/Matron of Honor and I will do the same.
This is going to look crazy but I got them each a sequined tank for the reception to wear with leggings. Bridesmaid or Best Man C joked about it but was serious because she loves sequins. I turned her down but then bought one for both of them to change into for the entrance to the reception. I’m not sure Bridesmaid or Best Man C will change back but she’ll be happy. I also bought them silver/grey pashminas to wear with their dresses since it will be cold.
For a personalized gift to Maid/Matron of Honor T I also bought a headband for her to wear for the wedding so that she will stand out as Maid/Matron of Honor. It is a headband she’s had her eye on for awhile. I also bought her two tickets for this local group that does a circus taster. They’ll teach how to do the trapeze and how to wrap up in the aerial silks. I said it was crazy but my sister will be ecstatic! She loves doing stuff like that.
For a personalized gift to Bridesmaid or Best Man C I bought rings. The Cullen crest because she loves Twilight and the anchor because her husband is in the navy and she’s been wanting to get an anchor tattoo.
Post # 15
I got each of my bridesmaids a different mannequin jewelry tree.
Post # 16
I don’t have a pic, but I got each of my Bridesmaid or Best Man charm bracelets.
I picked special memories, or trips we took together, or something they love and bought 5 charms (different for each girl of course) and wrote in their card, why I picked each charm. The 6th charm was the same for every girl which was a cowboy boot for them being in my wedding in Texas.
My girls loved them! It brought back memories & tears were flowing! Also, I took my favorite charm from each one of the girls and put them on my bouquet!