My mom was a bridesmaid many years back and her bestfriend gave her a beautiful frame with 3 things, a photo from when they were kids, a photo from the wedding and a little personal poem. I love it so much I want to do that for my MOH.
I gave my MOH a travel book and bookmark since she loves travel and reading. I gave another bridesmaid a tea mug with steeper and tea. And the third I gave a wine glass and slushy wine mix. I bought the mug and wine glass at ten thousand villages so they were handmade. I also paid for the deposit for their hair.
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I have to agree with you on this one. I'm not looking for the traditional robes and slippers myself.
Something more personal, something they wouldn't buy for themselves but would love to have.
I'm thinking of get-ready matching robes with their names embroidered, matching gold bracelets from Etsy, a gift box with "thank you for being my..." note, some beauty stuff like face masks and Foreo minis, hair and makeup on the day of
As a token of our bridal party of 2 each MOHs and BM (Best Man) perfume sampler box and Calvin Klein Cologne sets. That was it since it didn't cost us anything as points were used at Shoppers Drug Mart and taxes were the only thing to pay. 3 out of 4 did a lot of us as we requested without any questions. They even came out for the reception entrance practises every Sunday weekend 2 moths prior.
We're gifting our wedding party/parents/VIPs with gifts the night before at the rehearsal dinner. The bridal party is getting:
- a tote bag to carry around their dresses/shoes to the getting ready room - fuzzy socks to wear the morning of/anytime - compact mirror with our date engraved on it: I have a getting-ready photo idea with these - a silver knot bracelet with their initial on it - a thank you note with a photo of me with each girl
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Yeah, that was my thought process as well. I got them all a cute gold knot bracelet with the initial of there first name on it, and then was thinking maybe paying for their wedding shoes or something. I'm still not sure.
I'm thinking of getting my girls personalized leather makeup bags (with their initials) and a reusable stainless steel wine tumbler with their names on them. I don't want to get them anything with "bridesmaid" on it because I want them to be able to reuse their gift. Both found on Etsy.
For their day-of presents I did monogrammed robes, champagne glasses with their names on it, a wooden hanger with their role (Bridesmaid/Maid of Honour), the wedding date and their name on it, as well as a small bottle of JP Chene rose sparkling wine. I tried to stay away from a lot of things that had their role on it so that it could be used after and opted more for things with their name. Except the hangers which their dress can stay on after the wedding.
When I asked mine I got them a little heart necklace with there initial engraved on it, they loved it and are planning on wearing it to the wedding. As the Thank you I'm not to sure yet, might do wine glasses or something like that
I was thinking of getting them bracelets (would get earrings but at least one of them doesn't have her ears pierced...) and then booze and probably some face masks and bath bombs. Oh, and me and my FH were going to be taking them all out for supper prior to the wedding and paying the entire bill.... that will probably be what determines how much we spend on them for the actual day of. We are guesstimating that the bill will be roughly $800 ($50 meal, 3 drinks at $10 = $80X10 people).
I'm going to get jewelry from Bryan Anthony's for two of my girls who are more likely to wear it, for my non-binary best friend who is wearing a suit in the wedding I am getting a nice tie clip to wear.
And for my last bridesmaid I haven't really decided, perhaps something personalized with her name on it since she's going through a transition and changing her name so I think that would be special
I am paying for my girls hair and makeup so that was part of their gift. Also got them personalized water bottles with their names on them so they can use them later. And then those material elastics that say bridesmaid on them.