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I have heard some brides say that they aren't giving a gift to the bridesmaids. I don't agree especially when you can get really pretty gifts that aren't expensive. It creates good will and says thank you for them buying the dress, giving you a shower and going with you to pick out a gown and what ever else they are doing.
Rules for Bridesmaid Gift Giving
First, it’s important to understand why to give a gift. A bridesmaid gift is a way to say thank you for being a part of your wedding. When you’re a bridesmaid, you give a lot of time, attention, and money to make the wedding perfect for the bride. This can include helping with the shower, planning the bachelorette party, answering a million questions from the bride, and spending money on things like a bridesmaid dress, hair, makeup, shoes, and gifts for the shower, bachelorette, and wedding. That’s a lot of work! Give your bridesmaid (or Maid of Honor) a gift that is both thoughtful and sincere – she’ll appreciate it!
Rule #1: Know your wedding parties personalities.
First you need to decide if you should buy all the girls the same gift. Do you have bridesmaids that would get jealous and pick as to why you gave this one that gift but hers wasn't as good. If they are not the jealous type then you can actually give each girl a gift that would mean something really special to her.
If you’re buying online, look at reviews of items before buying; understand the store’s return policy before making your purchase. Buy them soon enough that you can exchange them if they aren't what you wanted. Some ideas include a massage, piece of nice costume jewelry, a robe, cute purse the ideas are really endless.
Rule #2: The Bridesmaid Gift to Avoid
While popular, gifts that say ‘bridesmaid’ are great for giving to bridesmaids as an additional gift item – not the main gift. This is because a robe, sweatshirt, t-shirt, piece of jewelry, or bag that reads ‘bridesmaid’ will only be used for the wedding or just before; afterward, you can bet they won’t use it. If you want to give your bridal party those bridesmaid inspired gifts, be sure to include a hand-picked gift with it just for her.
Rule #3: The Best Time for Bridesmaid Gift Giving
The best time to give your bridesmaid gift is the morning of the wedding, either while getting ready or sometime before the ceremony especially if the gift is for getting ready (a robe), carried (a clutch), or worn (jewelry). If the gift is for the home or hobby-related, give the gift at the rehearsal dinner so she doesn’t have to carry it around or find a place to store it at the wedding.
Rule #4: Include a hand-written card with your gift.
Always include a hand-written card and wrap the gift. Say thank you for standing up in your wedding, be specific about why you value your friendship, and be sincere. She’ll love the gift, but she’ll really appreciate your sincerity.
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