Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out when you give my Girls their gift. A bracelet I made them to wear on the wedding day, matches the dress and all.
I’m not having a traditional wedding rehearsal but a BBQ the day before the Ceremony so I guess its the same in my opinion. But then i would be gifting in front of everyone family friends everyone…
Or should I give them the gift the day of the ceremony when we’re all getting ready.
Maybe I should give it to them a few weeks to a month before the wedding so they can coordinate their accessories with the bracelet I made them for the wedding.
Post # 3
Why not find a time to pull them aside individually before/after the BBQ? That’s what my friend did for her wedding and it felt really nice that way. It felt like she was stopping right before the big day and recognizing us individually.
Post # 4
I think at the bbq in front of everyone is a bit much. Like my other girl friends, I am gifting them their presents the day of while we are hanging out and getting pretty.
Post # 5
I gave mine out at our rehearsal dinner but it was just the bridal party and spouses along with parents. You could try to pull them aside at the BBQ and do it privately, but I think most people will understand that the gifts are for the wedding party and not get offended.
Post # 6
A friend of mine gave out gifts to the attendants and special people during the rehearsal dinner and instructed them to open them up during their thank you speech. This was in front of 50 friends and family. It wasn’t awkward or anything.
Post # 7
no problem doing it in front of others. or take them a side during the bbq and do it privately. i would’t wait until the day of, i think it will be busy enough.
Post # 8
The best friend for whom I was maid of honour gave us our bridesmaid gifts during the speeches when they were thanking everyone, but if you’d like them to wear it during you wedding day, I’d go for giving it to them as you’re all getting ready together it the morning because it’s a special time to share with these ladies who are close to you and to show them a token of your thanks and frienship (unless you’re concerned with them already wearing their own jewellery that day?).
Post # 9
Traditionally, a Bride-2-B would host an event for her Attendants to thank them… either a Tea or a Luncheon… in the days or weeks just prior to the Wedding, and that is when you’d make the Presentations of their Gifts.
But it is also quite acceptable (as per Peggy Post *Wedding Etiquette*) to give the gifts at the Rehearsal Dinner, or if there is no Rehearsal Dinner planned, then following the Rehearsal itself.
And if it is a time when a whole lot of people are about, I’d take them aside privately so as not to embarass them or yourself (embarassing to you, because you obviously won’t have gifts for everyone in attendance)
Hope this helps,