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Gift ideas for Bridemaids and Groomsmen...

I'm looking for suggestions on gifts for both sides of the bridal party... My fiancee and I are lost and don't really have family that have been helping us with all this wedding etiquette...

Does the maid of honor/ best man get something different than the rest??

Suggestions????

Re: Gift ideas for Bridemaids and Groomsmen...

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    Please scroll down and read the other posts on this board asking the same question. The answer will be the same.
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    Thanks for the info.... theres about 5000 posts regarding this topic. Was simply looking for some help n suggestions, and they may not be the same... not a smart ass answer...

    Feel free to go through them all and fwd them to me if you'd like :-)

    I think i just realized why I don't use these forums/chat rooms .....
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    I am still deciding but we are thinking about getting them all engraved mugs/wine glasses or soemthing of that sort to use at the reception, plus something that is unique to them.

     I know my MOH loves coach, so I am getting her a wristlet. 2 of my BM's are in college and money is tight so I am paying for some of the expenses for them as their gift. I am looking at them all as individuals so I am getting them a gift unique to them. Oh and I am getting all the girls monogramed totes so everyone's stuff doesn't get crazy mixed up the day of.

    For the grooms men we are asking that they buy black suits, iinstead of renting a tux because it is about the same amount of money or could be cheaper so we are buying them their ties for the wedding and then a little something extra as well. I am waiting for FI to make up his mind on that.

    HTH!
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    Get them each something that they'd like and that you can afford.


    The gifts should not be themed/centered around your wedding - jewelry, purses, the shoes they'll wear, hair and makeup payments, etc. If you want to buy them jewelry, etc., to use for the wedding or treat them to hair/makeup then that's fine, but don't make that THE gift. Pair it with at least one personal thing for them that isn't just about your wedding. (And if you're requiring pro hair and makeup, then you have to pay, and it doesn't count as a treat/gift since you'd be demanding it.) If you're choosing a color for the gift, then get it in THEIR favorite colors, not your wedding colors (for example, someone said a while back that she wanted to give MP3 players in the same color as their dresses ... what if they don't particularly like that color?).

    They all don't need to get the same thing. And if you feel like getting someone (MOH and Best Man, for example) something more than the others, then you should probably do it in private.

    And like PP said, scroll down and read a while and you can find posts on the same topic, so you can get ideas. Pretend it's their birthdays or Christmas ... pick out things that you know they will use and enjoy.

    Also, she did not give you a "smartass answer." She gave you a very good starting point. If you want help here, it would be wise not to insult the people giving it.
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    Ditto PP.  You wouldn't ask complete strangers what to get your friends for their birthday or Christmas, so why would you do it now?  You know your bridal party, get them what you think they would like.
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    Why did you think you were going to get specific suggestions, when every single time this gets posted, the answers are always, "You know these people better than we do, shop like it's their brithday"?  It's not our job to sum up previous posts for you, especially when they're all summed up so nicely in the post at the top.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_gift-ideas-bridemaids-groomsmen?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:b74a8734-0dff-448c-8778-d2e47a979f88Post:f81e7d23-63a9-4852-b44b-a04ad942c52e">Re: Gift ideas for Bridemaids and Groomsmen...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks for the info.... theres about 5000 posts regarding this topic. Was simply looking for some help n suggestions, and they may not be the same... not a smart ass answer... Feel free to go through them all and fwd them to me if you'd like :-) I think i just realized why I don't use these forums/chat rooms .....
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_gift-ideas-bridemaids-groomsmen?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:b74a8734-0dff-448c-8778-d2e47a979f88Post:f81e7d23-63a9-4852-b44b-a04ad942c52e">Re: Gift ideas for Bridemaids and Groomsmen...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks for the info.... theres about 5000 posts regarding this topic. Was simply looking for some help n suggestions, and they may not be the same... not a smart ass answer... Feel free to go through them all and fwd them to me if you'd like :-) I think i just realized why I don't use these forums/chat rooms .....
    Posted by salba[/QUOTE]


    Salba, it was not a smartass answer, but yours was.  IF you had lurked just a little bit and checked out posts, you would have seen the same answer over and over and over and over and over. 

    That's because it's a very good answer.  FWIW:  It's not a great idea to come onto a board and start out by throwing out insults at anyone, particularly regulars.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    I got one bridesmaid comfy sweatpants and a winter hat from Pink, another pajama pants from Gap and gloves from Pink, and another a hoodie and sweatpants from Aerie. I tried to go to their favorite stores to get them something that was all along the same line, but wasn't the same. And I also stuck the gift receipts in the bag in case I got their tastes completely wrong.
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    I got my MOH concert tickets to see Eddie Veder.  My wine lover BM got a nice bottle of wine with some cute glasses.  My beach lover BM got flip flops, a beach bag, a beach towel, and some sunglasses.

    Since you want specific suggestions and can't be bothered to give any individual thought to your BMs tastes and preferences, but just want specific suggestions, you can copy my ideas.  I'm sure my friends and your friends have exactly the same tastes and interests. 
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    Hahaha, I said in the last post on this topic that I was going to start using that answer, and I did - OP, if you'd read through them, you might have seen that ;)

    When the answer is as general as "shop like you would for any other occasion," I genuinely don't understand why that would possibly not be the same answer people would give to you.
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