Post # 1
Well I am not sure what I got my bridesmaid is enough!
here is what I got!
Pearl Jewlery set for the day of the wedding (not real pearls)
A floral kimono robe to wear the day of the wedding and to keep
A bridesmaid surival kit in a black back with lip gloss, chocolates, mints, tide, nail file, tums, advil, bandaids
A bridesmaid koozie
And I am personalizing Champagne glasses with their initals for the moringing of the wedding
I feel like i got everything at good prices and dont feel like I am giving them enough!
what did you get?
Post # 3
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
Woah! More than enough! You’re very generous. I think I need to step up my game 🙂
Post # 5
Def. enough. Yoiur girls should be rather happy with that much.
Post # 7
Those are wonderful gifts; you are so thoughtful!
Post # 8
I think everything sounds amazing!! I would love to be one of those lucky girls!
Post # 9
I think those gifts sounds great!
Post # 10
@kmcnamara: Where did you get the champagne glasses? I like that idea!
Post # 11
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
@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
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
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.
Post # 15
Great gifts and def enough!!
Post # 16
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.