(Closed) What’s the best bridesmaid gift you’ve given or received?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The best bridesmaid gift (OK, the only bridesmaid gift) I’ve ever received was actually initially a bit of a mixup. She’s a jeweler, and she gave us all beautiful gold earrings that were tiny discs with our monogrammed initials on them. Only problem is…I don’t have pierced ears. But! She remade them into a necklace charm (one and a back up) for me, and I wear it ALL the time, especially now that I have a yellow gold ring. It’s small and classy, but it is REALLY shiny, and makes work outfits look really nice. 🙂 Anyway, I’m taking her lead and giving my ladies initial necklaces with a tiny gemstone and pearl charm added as well. I’m sure that your gifts will be lovely!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m planning on getting my bridesmaids those silky kimono robes from Victoria’s Secret. I’ve always wanted one and it’s my excuse to buy one for myself too! haha

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve have never got a Bridesmaid or Best Man gift that I really liked. At all. For my one girlfriends wedding, she just got us the jewelry and it was red and crystal and pretty ugly. I never wear it, in fact I don’t even think I have it any longer. Then my cousin got us Coach wristlets which is super sweet, but I never use it. And we had to pay for our own jewelry, hair, and make up and as had to pay $235 for our dresses so I felt sort of shafted, I guess?Like the gift wasn’t enough for all we had to do for her wedding. That may sound bratty, but it’s the truth.

I already bought my BM’s their jewelry. It’s sterling silver earrings and necklace with little white gemstones, it’s so pretty and dainty. I got them teal make up bags to match my wedding color and they have Bath and Body Works travel spray,body lotion, and shower gel. And then I just ordered them all white TOMS for the reception! I will probably still get them a each something small that I think they would like. I found a journal and the cover is an old Vogue cover form the ’60’s that I know my Maid/Matron of Honor would love.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s hard. Because everyone’s taste is so different. As long as your girls love them that’s all that matter. I put SO much thought into my gifts but I highly doubt they still use them.

Like I would LOVE a coach wristlet but I know my Maid/Matron of Honor would have hate that and my other two have WAY more expensive bags I can afford…LVs so Coach wristlet is pointless for them!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

None of my Bridesmaid or Best Man are getting the same thing. 1 is getting a bikini of her favorite sports team. 1 is getting a shopping gift card and 1 specifically requested no gift and to use the money towards her makeup.

None of them are getting hair and makeup by me, and they’re not required to if they don’t want it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never been a bridesmaid, but I’m getting my girls necklaces from etsy. They’ll all be different styles and hopefully each one’s taste!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For the weddings I’ve been in, I got jewelry and bath and body works stuff. For my wedding, I gave each of my girls a necklace and earrings for the wedding from Etsy, bath and body works lotion and body wash. I also paid for nails, hair, and for one to get her eye makeup done (she really wanted it). Oh, and I bought their shoes.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A friend gave us all a pearl necklace. I’ve been able to use it a lot since. Every woman needs a good string of pearls.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I gave them each a cotton robe, which we wore the morning of the wedding. I also gave each one a different piece of jewelry from Kate Spade that I thought matched their taste. The jewelry actually wasn’t that expensive, like $35-45 for each piece! I have seen all of my bridesmaids wear the jewelry since the wedding, so I know they liked it. 🙂 Plus it came in a super cute box.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Krostom: & @mexicanabeibi: I got my silky robe from Fredricks and I was so excited when I got it, but now its just a decoration on the back of my bathroom door; drives me insane, its so silky it doesn’t stay on!! I’d consider other materials ex. Cotton, Plush? Just MY opinion though. Best of luck!

@village_skeptic: would you mind my asking where your getting your girls’ necklaces? I love the pearl and initial idea! I think every lady needs at least ONE pearl in her life!

So far for my girls I’ve gotten them each a red Cardigan to wear pre & post ceremony & the DVD Bridesmaids, want to make them each a little goodie basket, so definitely watching this thread for ideas! =)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - The castle at stagecoach

i dont really have money for bridesmaids gifts….i already having trouble paying for my wedding—- i know this sounds weird but i was thinking of govogn each of them like 3 bars since i have a script. and they are always asking for them….

 

 

i know that probably sounds super strange…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - The castle at stagecoach

but there are nine of them there is no way i can afford 9 gifts im having trouble paying for thier boquets already!

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