(Closed) What I got for my maids… not sure it is enough

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Im pretty much giving my girls the exact same thing, minus the robe. I’m paying for their makeup also. I feel like its enough and more then what is usually given around here.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Woah! More than enough! You’re very generous. I think I need to step up my game 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Def. enough.  Yoiur girls should be rather happy with that much.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

That’s plenty!! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Those are wonderful gifts; you are so thoughtful!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think everything sounds amazing!!   I would love to be one of those lucky girls!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think those gifts sounds great!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kmcnamara:  Where did you get the champagne glasses? I like that idea!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would add safety pins and hair bobby pins to the supply kit. You honestly never know and these are very helpful.

 

&& if you feel that it is not enough…a mani-pedi spa day with the girls after the honey moon would be nice?? but i think that is enough of what you are doing (if you choose not to do this^)

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kmcnamara:  My only advice about this is that, it’s not really a gift it’s things to use on the wedding day (maybe excluding the robe).
Could you get them each something more personal?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think that’s enough. I am getting my girls monogrammed hangers, flip flops, sunglasses and necklaces. It’s all stuff that they can use on the wedding day and after.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have to say that sometimes I am surprised by the posts I read on the Bee about it not being enough to spend like $100-200 on each maid and then also needing to provide extra gifts also. For a little while, I was feeling guilty, like I wasn’t planning enough, but after discussing it with many people as well as the maid and matron of honor, I no longer feel that way.

 

Many brides are relatively young and in the early stages of life where money isn’t flowing.  Would you be disappointed, even angry, with a friend of yours if she got married and “only” spent a hundred/couple hundred on you, on top of everything else she is spending on the wedding? 

 

I personally made it a point to select a very inexpensive bridesmaids’ dress so they didn’t feel like they were losing a bunch of money to participate in the wedding.  I’m also paying for hair and makeup, and will pick up an additional small keepsake gift, but that’s where it stops.  That alone will be running almost $1000 for everyone, and by many bees’ logic, it wouldn’t be enough.

 

I think what you are planning is awesome, generous and kind, and that they will all be very happy with it.  Full speed ahead, I say! Your bridesmaids are there to celebrate YOU and your marriage; not to rack up gifts.  I recognize that my opinion on this matter might not be popular with everyone, given what I’ve seen in other threads… I just happen to feel that what you are proposing is a thoughtful and generous gift. Laughing

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Great gifts and def enough!!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

that is totally enough! I was thinking of getting just robes for them, lol. I can’t really afford to spend a ton of money on each. I may chip in a bit on each of their dresses to bring the cost down if necessary too.

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