Post # 1
Two of my bridesmaids are from out of town, and I am having two showers – one in my hometown and one in my current city. I’m also having a bachelorette party. My four bridesmaids will not be all together in any of these get-togethers. At least one will be missing at each of them.
So. When should I give my bridesmaids their gifts? Individually or together?
I could do the rehearsal dinner, but I was thinking of putting their jewelry for the wedding in as part of the present. The rehearsal dinner is what I’m thinking right now, but I also wouldn’t want anyone to feel slighted if they don’t get their gift right then and there. For example, we’re planning on doing wedding albums for our parents, but we won’t be able to present it to them until our photos come back.
Post # 3
I had lunch with my BMs the day before the wedding, and this is when I handed out their gifts. I don’t like giving presents away in front of people who aren’t getting gifts, so I didn’t do it at the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 3
@romanticone5555: I gave mine their jewelery for the day as part of their present too. I gave them their presents after the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 4
@CatyLady: I like that idea. Thanks!
Post # 5
I have always, when I was in weddings been given them at the rehearsal dinner. I am thinking of giving them out while we are getting ready as I plan on writing a personal note with each one and I feel that when they were given out at the dinner they were just kinda toss or thrown my way in a rush, especially since there were so many people there.
Post # 6
I gave my girls necklaces and we gave it to them at the rehearsal dinner. Our parents we also gave albums (great minds thing alike! ) and what we did was give them the empty albums.. and told them we would fill them once we had the pictures back from the photographer.