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Naomi
Curious September 2018 British Columbia

Gifts for the Bridesmaids

Naomi, on July 29, 2018 at 10:03 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 10
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40 days until the wedding, and I'm still can't decide on gifts for my bridesmaids! Would a gift certificate for their favourite shop be too "cheap"?


I was thinking of a $50 gift certificate to their favourite store, and then they'll be spending the night of the wedding in the hotel suite that I've rented for getting ready ($200+ for the night).

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Latest activity by Geneviève, on August 3, 2018 at 00:03
  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    There's nothing wrong with that, especially since you've got the suite paid for. Usually a little something to commemorate their help and appreciate them is plenty.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    I think that seems like a lovely gift!

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Gift card is good enough since your paying the getting ready suite. Exceeding the budget shouldn't break your bank at the samw time.
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  • Fiorina
    Curious July 2018 Ontario
    Fiorina ·
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    That seems like plenty! I went a little overboard with gifts for the girls but I only had four lol I paid for hair day off and got them all getting ready robes as well as necklaces from wedding star.com
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  • Maria
    Beginner April 2023 Quebec
    Maria ·
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    Maybe you can get them some pretty earrings from pandora! They ususl’y Have sales like buy 2 get 1 free. Or Alex and ani has cute bridesmaid bracelets and are super in right now!
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Dont worry too much about it! Renting them the room the night before is already a lot! This is what I'm doing:
    - gift will have a bottle of our homemade wine for the wedding, getting ready robe, a mini wedding emergency kit. I will be paying for their hair and MAYBE makeup for day of wedding! Depending on the price I might offer a $50 coupon to their hair and makeup if they dont mind paying the remainder... but again it depends on the cost of it!

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  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    My understanding of bridesmaid gifts is that they are for the wedding in one way or another. You pay for the jewelry that they are going to wear, or for them to get their hair done on the day of. Maybe I am super cheap, but my budget is like $20 per bridesmaid!

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    I think that is fine. Especially since you have already done stuff for them. Maybe personalize how you present it? Write them each a note/letter thanking them, specifically for things they did, stick the gift card inside.
    If they are all to their favourite stores, and they can see they got different ones, they'll know you put effort and thought into it.
    Personally I'd rather put $50 towards some new stuff I picked out than a gift I may never wear or use again.
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  • Julie
    Expert March 2019 Ontario
    Julie ·
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    I am doing gift cards for our 2 Ushers. For my bridesmaids I think I'll get them earrings and a necklace to wear with their dress or because they all have a Pandora bracelet, I've thought of getting them the bridesmaid charm. I think it's a personal choice.
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  • M
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
    Megis ·
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    Gift certificates are fine. Usually though the bridesmaids gifts are tailored for the individual. Ie personalized with their own names etc. I think you should take time and get gifts you know they would enjoy. Or just keep it simple. I got my bridesmaids a set of bracelets and pixel heart candy.
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