I had a hard time with this at first! I have a hard time with people doing things for me, and really wanted this to be something they would all be happy with! We have 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 1 Junior bridesmaid, 1 junior groomsmen, 1 flower girl and 1 ringbearer.
Bridesmaids – $100/ea budget … original plan was to order a few months of a monthly subsrcription box suited to each girls personality (ie, a few would get beauty boxes, 1 a foody, 1 a coffee etc etc). But THEN i found an awesome sale at Kate Spade outlet and was able to get a fabulous basic neutral colored purse in budget and even with differnet personalities, they will all love it. Cant wait to give it to them!
Maid/Matron of Honor – my maid of honor planned the whole shower herself (along with my mom!) with very little help from the rest and also organized my bachelorette on top of everything else she did to support me as a friend…so i got her a separate thank you gift i gave her at the shower… Makeup from Sephora that i thought she would like (knowing they have amazing policy for returns and she shops there 24/7)!
Junior Bridesmaid – $50 budget…picked up a Kate Spade wristlet and earrings at the same sale
Groomsmen – $100/ea budget.. Fiance decided to buy them their shoes for day of (White adidas runners, they all love and will wear again) and a nice leather belt (same, will all wear again)….they were all happy with that!
Junior groomsmen – $50/budget He is a soccer fanatic, 14 year old… and has been recently bugging his mom for a set of weights…so this is what he will get 😉
Flower girl – $50 budget..had a custom handmade gold necklace with her initial on the front and Love, ‘J&J’ on the back (our intitials)
Ringbearer – $50 budget …still sorting this one out… in his culture, they get a lot of gold jewelry when they are born so that would be a moot point. Thinking an engraved piggy bank with money in it to start his savings.
MOB – $100 budget (but went slighhhtly over)So my mom has been quite honestly the best part of the wedding process (helped my Maid/Matron of Honor with the shower and threw me a separate bachelorette with her friends)…I surprised her with a Kate spade purse as well as a thank you.
Personalized – i did a few of these but didnt count as gifts… Bridesmaid shirts were given in bridesmaid proposal boxes.. Flower girl/ring bearer plastic straw cups will be extra on day of… Matching plaid shirts (red for girls, white for me) will be given day of and probably hangers, but these are all photo props so i didnt count as part of their gift budget, that came out of my decor budget.
I also gave all the girls who attended my bachelorette (some BMs some not) a fluffy white blanket as a thank you and at the one my mom threw cute little faux lavender plants.