Post # 1
I’m not sure when to give our bridal party and parents their gifts. I painted wine glasses for my girls and our moms and we bought etched beer mugs for the groomsmen and dads. We also bought etched vases for the girls to put their bouquets in at the wedding. I would like for them to have these things at the reception so should I just have them sitting on the head table then or should I give them to them the night of the rehearsal dinner and ask them to bring them to the reception? My worry is that if we don’t gift them at the rehearsal dinner that they will think we didn’t get them anything.
Oh, we are getting embroidered handkerchiefs for our parents too. Should I give them to them the morning of or at the rehearsal? I never thought I’d have to make so many decisions in my life. *Bride problems* 😉
Post # 3
Rehearsal for all of them.
Post # 4
gifts are given at one of two times, the rehearsal dinner or bride’s luncheon.
the bride’s luncheon is a way to thank those in her bridal party and anyone else who helped along the way. the luncheon (or breakfest or tea, etc) can be from anywhere to a week before to during the getting ready time.
if you would like the girls and guys to use these items at the reception, they are not really gifts. they are props for your wedding that you are giving to the bridal party.
can you give these things the day of and get them some little that is more personal?
Post # 5
I do have other things for the bridesmaids but not the groomsmen. I told my fiance that we should get the groomsmen something else but he said something along the lines of they are guys and they don’t really need anything else.
And I never thought about it before but I guess you’re right. They are sort of props in a sense. I just figured they would get some use out of them immediately if we gave them at the reception. My fiance was the best man in his best man’s wedding and they were given beer mugs as gifts at the reception so that’s how he wants to do it too. The vases are gifts as they have etched quotes personalized for each bridesamaid but they will need something to put their vases in anyway so I figured it was a win-win.