(Closed) When to give BM their presents

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
2963 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

usually bridal party gifts are given the day before the weddding at the rehearsal dinner, but you can do it sooner if you really want to

Post # 3
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Usually they are given at the rehearsal dinner. Although I did give an extra gift to one person which I gave separately at a later date so as not to appear unfair.

Post # 4
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Im in the UK and we don’t really do a rehersal dinner here. I will still be giving my BM’s their gifts with a card to thank them for all their help the day before the wedding once we’ve finished running around and doing last minute bits. I have been to weddings where BM’s recieve their gifts during the reception on the day itself but I have also heard of people giving their gifts multiple days before their big day.

I don’t think there is any set rule so do what you feel is best. Your idea sounds lovely and Im sure your gifts and cards will be appreciated whenever you choose to give them! 🙂

Post # 6
35 posts

If you want them to wear them on the wedding day, I’d wait until the rehearsal dinner so they don’t lose/forget to pack the item 🙂 Giving it to them ahead of time may leave them waiting for possibly another gift at the rehearsal dinner, since that’s the traditional time to thank them.

Post # 7
528 posts
Busy bee

My gifts had nothing at all to do with the wedding and I gave them to my BM’s just after we finished the rehearsal.  Everyone in our wedding party was staying at the B&B where the wedding and rehearsal was and we wanted to give them their stuff there so they could put it in their rooms before we left for the rehearsal dinner (and so no one had to deal with the gifts at the restaurant).  I agree with a PP that your girls may be a little confused if you give them earlier.  Especially if your Fiance is planning on giving his side of the wedding party their gifts at the Rehearsal Dinner.

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