Post # 1
I was wondering if I could give my Bridesmaid or Best Man their presents earlier prior to the wedding? I bought them all watches, and would like for them to enjoy them! and ofcourse I can not wait to give it to them! My wedding is on August 6th, but I was wondering since they are watches if the girls would be ok with it if we all go for supper one day and I give them to them with a nice card saying “thank you for being my BM” ? I mean theyre doing a lot of planning already and that way it is kind of a thank you in advance.. like thanks for putting up with my crap already lol.. what are you guys’ thoughts? I mean, these watches are not being used for the wedding…..
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
Thanks girls! I bought them cuz I found them and thought they were really nice, but I dont want them to have them for a few months and then they run out of battery.. lol! and I thought that gifts given on the wedding day or the day before were normally gifts what they use for the wedding day itself? Like robes, belts, foot jewelery etc?
Post # 6
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
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.