Post # 1
So we have gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen and for our parents. I figured we’d present them at the rehearsal dinner, will it be awkward for the people not receiving gifts? Dates of the bridal party and grandmas??! If you think it will be strange, when do you think I should give them? Thanks!
Post # 3
I don’t think it will be strange. That is when I plan to give my bridal party their gifts.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I think they are usually presented at the rehearsal dinner. I think it’s common knowledge that only the bridal party/parents receive gifts during that time, since they are standing up for you guys. If you are uncomfortable about it, you can present them on the day of while you’re getting ready. 🙂
Post # 5
I felt the same way as you. I pulled my bridesmaids off to the side the night before to give them their gifts. We didn’t have a big, formal rehearsal dinner though.
Post # 6
I plan on giving my BMs their gifts when I take them to lunch a few days before the wedding, but we’ll likely give our parents their gifts on the day of the wedding. I’m not sure about when Fiance will give the GMs and our officiant their gifts.
Post # 7
We’ll be giving bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts before the rehearsal dinner at another event. We’ll be giving hostess gifts and flower girl and ring bearer gifts at the rehearsal dinner. Parents gifts we will give the day of.
Post # 8
i totally thought i’d give them at the rehearsal dinner and now I’m like ah, maybe not?! The closer I get to the wedding, the more I stress about the little things lol
I was thinking of giving the girls their presents the morning before the wedding while we go get our nails done! I figured I could do the same thing for our moms, but I don’t want my Fi to miss his moms reaction. Maybe I’ll give the girls theirs while they get their nails done, he can give his groomsmen their gifts while they’re hanging out the day before and we can just give our parents gifts at the rehearsal dinner… I’m mainly concerned about the grandmas feeling left out ..thanks so much for your guys’ input!!
Post # 9
I felt awkward about it too especially because it felt like I was giving something physically much smaller to my bridesmaids (custom necklaces for the day) as what the groomsmen were getting (vest and tie). They were the same price but the necklaces were in much smaller boxes. Instead, we both gave them to the guys and gals as we were getting ready on the day itself, since the gifts were to be worn with their outfits anyway.
Post # 10
Ya, the girls are getting gift bags filled with all sorts of fun girly stuff and the guys are getting fancy engraved pocket knives… so in our case its reversed, it looks like the girls are getting more even though we spent a little bit more on the guys gifts lol
Post # 11
Rehearsl dinner for us. I want the girls gifts to be seen by everyone cause i worked so hard on them! Lol
Post # 12
haha that’s kind of how I feel about our parents gifts, I’m like look at how great these are!! (by the way I see you’re a fellow March Vegas bride)
Post # 13
My sister gave us ours the morning of while we were getting ready! It made the day that more special!
Post # 14
@MrsRichard: I gave my BMs their gifts at the Bridesmaid’s luncheon I threw for them. We gave our parent’s gifts on the wedding day and DH gave his gifts to his Groomsmen on the wedding day.
It’s not strange to do it at the rehearsal. However, if you have readers or program attendants, you may want to consider giving them a gift, too.
Post # 15
that sounds good too! I think I’ll stick to giving parents gifts at rehearsal and give bridal party theirs either the morning of the wedding or the morning before :))
Post # 16
I’m going to give it to my girls on the morning of the wedding. I want my photographer to capture the moment 🙂 And their gifts are going to be used while getting ready (custom champagne glasses/mini bottles of champagne and satin Victoria’s Secret robes) so I thought it would be perfect