Post # 1
We have 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen. For the bridesmaids I was thinking of doing a bracelet (my aunt is gifting them all a necklace), comfy flip flops or flats, nail polish, hair spray, lotion etc. as a survival kit. Is this to cheap? I also bought most of their dresses. (They were supposed to purchase them but when finanical issues arrose I offered to pay.)
I have absolutely no idea what we will do for the groomsmen. They are renting their own tuxs, again with the exception of a few. I was thinking a bottle of liquor and a personalized glass or something like that.
I don’t know, I feel like we will end up spending more on the bridesmaids when we have already spent quite a bit on SOME of them, but not all. I’m in a sticky situation because I have to keep in mind that some people are purchasing their own attire, and I shouldn’t be cheap to them just because the other girls/boys weren’t able to afford it at the moment.. Right?
Post # 3
We spent about $55 each, but since you are paying for their dresses, I absolutely think you can go a little more simple. I think your idea sounds very nice. For those who paid for their own dresses, could you add a nice robe or something? I got some off of Etsy for about $25 each and they are very nice, something the girls will use a long time.
We had a hard time for the groomsmen too. Fiance ended up getting them a humidor and a set of 8 cigars (you could skip the humidor to cut on costs though).
Post # 4
@jennabug: Honestly, I really think it depends on how much your wedding is costing them in time/money and what your budget allows. I spent about $100 per person in our wedding party (the only expense for them was travel), but I only have 4 people to get gifts for (2 on each side). If I had 10 people, I’d only be able to spend $40 per person. As long as it’s a gift they’ll enjoy, cost shouldn’t matter.
Post # 5
We have 6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen and are spending about $50 on each but $80 on the Maid of honor and Best Man. It is difficult in your situation as you have bought some of their attire. If i paid for the girls dresses i would just get them something small.