Is there any general rule as to how much you should spend on BM's gifts? Based on your overall wedding budget or something?
When I was MOH for my best friend two summers ago, she gave us each the same necklace to wear for the wedding, AND she paid for us all to get manis and pedis. So I'm guessing she spent about $100 on each BM. I have not worn the necklace since her wedding.
I'm not a big jewelry person...I tend to have my favorite pieces and stick with those. I told the BMs they could wear whatever jewelry and shoes they liked. So I'm thinking about getting them each a pullover sweater monogrammed with their initials. (I know a lot of you don't like the monogrammed items, but I know my BMs and know it's something they'd all like.) I also plan to get them each one of those hangers with their names to hang their dresses on. After the wedding I will send them each a framed photo of the two of us, with a thank you note. So I think I'm looking at about $50-$60 each. I might also make some little 'bridesmaid kits' for the day of the wedding with lotions and mints and little bottles of wine, not sure yet though.
Or should I just scrap that idea and take them for manis/pedis? I know some of them don't really care about getting their nails professionally done. In my opinion it means more to have a keepsake (the pullovers) that they can always use. Thoughts?