(Closed) worst gift you’ve got as a bm

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

A cheap necklace that broke about 5 minutes after I got it the morning of the wedding. I was supposed to wear said necklace at the wedding, and the mother of the bride (who picked out the gifts and vetoed the original gifts the bride wanted to give us) had the audacity to yell at me AT the bridesmaids brunch for breaking it. I literally just touched it and the clasp broke.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

The worst gift was no gift.

The second worst gift was a box of chocolates, which would have been a fabulous idea normally, but they were all nut-filled and I’m allergic to tree nuts. 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

The worst gift I got was an extremely cheap earrings/necklace set that turned my neck green almost immediately.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

wow, NO gift? =(

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

The only bride I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man for gave us all cheap, tacky necklaces that turned my skin green, bath products from Ross that I never used fearing they’d irritate my skin, and a random self-help/inspirational style book (pretty sure she also found this at ross).

Now, I know it could have been worse, but c’mon.  We we all 20-21 and broke. We had to pay for our nails, makeup and hair to be done in addition to our ugly $300 dress.  She could have at least put a little thought into each gift.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Some crappy sale-bin Claire’s earrings. Not good.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The worst one I got was a necklace/earrings set to match the dress… made out of tiny beads, very… interesting, and about 4 inches wide.
It’s.  Special.
The bride loved them though, we wore them for her wedding and she was thrilled.
The wedding itself was the best one I have ever been to – that was the best part, just how much fun it was.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Probably the gift I just got from my MOH’s wedding.  She gave us all make-up bags with our name embroidered on them and a zipper tag that says “Thank you” on it.  Honestly, I know it is a useful gift in the sense that I needed a new make-up bag, but it’s the generic nature (giving the exact same present to all the girls)of the gift that was sort of disappointing. I also recognize this is a popular way to gift your bridesmaids, because people seem to think personalization makes a present personal but this gift is a good example of why that isn’t true.  Having my name printed on something doesn’t make it a thoughtful or personal gift, it just identifies it as mine.  In any case, I love her so much and was so happy to be in her wedding, I really don’t care.  At least I can use it and it didn’t turn any part of me green like some of your gifts, right??

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

This post makes me VERY glad I decided not to get the girls jewelry!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Come to think of it, I don’t think we ever got anything for my cousin’s wedding. That was the first wedding I was ever in, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t get anything!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I really hope that none of your friends read Weddingbee.  Imagine how awful they’d feel!

My worst gift was a pair of earrings, but only because I don’t have pierced ears and my family member should have known that! (We traded it for a beautiful bracelet and had a good laugh so it all worked out in the end).

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Fake gold earrings and necklace that came from claire’s at the mall.  The fake gold rubbed off on my neck during the day and the earrings made my ears infected.  She must have spent $10 on them, if that.  That was all we got and we only got that because she wanted us all to match.  Apparently our own (real) jewellery was not good enough.  The whole wedding was a nightmare.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

A very cheesy black clutch handbag with glued on rhinestones or something like that (think something a pre-teen would use).

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s a matter of opinion. I happen to like personalized gifts. Quite a lot, actually. I like makeup bags too. For my recent wedding, I gave my BMs and Maid/Matron of Honor an expensive customized jewelry bag in our wedding color with their initial embroidered on it, earrings for wedding day (not cheap), a picture frame, photo album, silly purse hook… and my Maid/Matron of Honor got a few special/personal things because well, she was my right hand lady. I’m not sure if my bridal party consisted of extraordinary actors but they all seemed to genuinely love their gifts. I wanted to give them gifts that I would have been thrilled to receive. So, to each their own. It’s the thought that counts, and as a true friend to the people who have asked me to be in their weddings I have appreciated their gestures of gratitude as well.

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