Post # 1
I honestly didn’t even know it was the thing to do, until I started reading these boards! Yikes!
But I figure my gift is that I didn’t require the bridesmaids (my friend and my sister) to buy a dress for the wedding. I told them they could wear whatever wedding appropriate dress they had or could find. My friend already had a beautiful pink chiffon dress that she was going to wear anyway. I just told my sister to coordinate colors with that, if she could, and she found a beautiful navy dress. They won’t be in matching dresses, but I don’t care. I figure that saves them from spending a couple of hundred dollars on a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress they’d never wear again.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
The gift thanks them for standing up for you. It isn’t a way to make up for having asked them to buy a dress. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but you should really consider getting them something to show your appreciation.
Post # 4
I wish I hadn’t spent as much money as I did, since she didn’t really appreciate the gifts I got her, but I wanted to give her something.
Post # 5
I think no matter what you should gift your BMs as appreciation for them being there on your wedding day. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Maybe a picture frame or a robe or a photo album.
Post # 6
@mrsSonthebeach: +1 I’ll also add that a Bridesmaid or Best Man gift is kind of a thank you for the supportive role these women have played in your life to this point, not just in the wedding.
Post # 7
I definitely would get something as a thank you for them being a bridesmaid!
Post # 8
Ok ladies, thanks for your input! I’ve just been looking at the nice robes people have been giving as gifts to their BMs, so I think I may do that.
Post # 9
You really should consider getting them gifts, like PP said its a way to thank them for standing up for you on your big day and helping you with your wedding planning. It doesnt have to be expensive but something thoughtful would be nice. It could be considered rude if you dont…….