Post # 1
What is (or was) your budget for bridesmaids’ gifts? Please include the number of Bridesmaid or Best Man. I searched past posts, but it was hard to tell what people are really spending because those giving bigger gifts might only have 2 attendants. I have 6. Thank you for your help!
1. Amount you’re spending per Bridesmaid or Best Man
2. Number of Bridesmaid or Best Man
Post # 3
I have 7 and I am planning to spend around $100 on each of them.
Post # 4
I have 3 bridesmaids. Money is really tight since Fiance and I are paying for the wedding ourselves. Im paying for $50 towards their hair. I’m also getting them something small from St.Lucia.
Post # 5
I hope to keep it under $50 each for 6 BMs.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
1. Amount you’re spending per Bridesmaid or Best Man – $50
2. Number of Bridesmaid or Best Man – 3
Post # 7
I think I spent about $750-800 total for 8 bridesmaids.
Post # 8
$200 for each of my 4 bridesmaids, and paid for their hair and makeup (additional $150/person)
Post # 9
@marilen: I am only spending about $40 on each. I am getting them a silk robe and then having a hair and makeup girl at the venue in case they want to get their hair done, but they don’t have too…
But I am also supplying mimosa’s and a catered lunch for the day of the wedding, as well as a bridesmaid luncheon with champagne.
I guess I am spending the lowerend of what someone would spend on bridesmaids, but I am paying for really big full bridesmaid bouquets for them to hold and keep and that is cutting into the budget a bit
Post # 10
I have 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsman. Our total budget for their gifts is $700. It’s not going to be exactly even though.
Post # 11
@marilen: I have 3 (two bridesmaids and one MOH). I’m paying for each of their hair day of (which will be around $60/each) and I plan to spend an additional $75 on my Maid/Matron of Honor and $50 on each Bridesmaid or Best Man. I will probably also take them to get their nails done the day before if time permits.
Post # 12
@marilen: I am already married. I spent $80 per bridesmaid and had 7 of them, but I really wanted to give them the thing I gave them. I also took my sister (MOH) out for drinks.
ETA: No one in my bridal party got their hair or nails done, they are not super girly like that. we’re all a paint-your-own-nails type of crowd. I paid for myself, mom and sister (MOH) to get our nails done 2 days before the wedding. One of my bridesmaids offered to provide food for the girls while they got ready.
Post # 13
mine ended up being around $100 per bridesmaid. I had 6, plus 2 jr bridesmaids
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn
@marilen: I have 7 & I have spent around $75 on them so far, planning on getting them each a $25 gift card to some place specific to their likes too as the wedding gets closer. Plus my mom will be paying for us to get mani/pedis the day before the wedding & hotel rooms the night before the wedding.
Post # 15
@MrsSweetT: Yes, that is definitely a factor. We are also paying for own wedding. If we weren’t, I would totally splurge. Luckily I am pretty good at finding good deals on nice things. Will definitely be on the lookout for sales, and this post will help me refine my budget.
Post # 16
$100 on gifts, plus I paid for their hair which was about $50 each.
And I had 4 bridesmaids.