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AIRMANSWIFE21's Photo AIRMANSWIFE21 Posts: 137
3/10/13 6:44 P

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I got my girls a couple of Self-spa things from Michael's. I think I got a loofa, a manicure set, a sleep mask, and something else... can't really remember...

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2/12/13 11:49 A

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I've got mine a make up bag, compact mirror, and pair of flats for the evening! Oh, and I got them little bow necklaces off etsy and the box says 'thank you for helping us tie the knot' :)

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2/3/13 10:31 P

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I don't know what I'll do yet, but my twin sister did personalized tote bags, comfy Velcro towels (they Velcro so you can walk around without holding the towel up) and the necklaces and headbands we wore during her ceremony. Oh, and some chocolate!

She gave them to us the day before her wedding, it was a very nice surprise.

I think I'd like to do something crafty, but I haven't thought that far ahead yet!


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1/18/13 9:23 A

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I'm lucky to have a crafty cousin so she's really helping me with the gifts. She's making all of their jewelry which will be part of their gift. She's also making the wooden hangers with their names spelled across with wire. I'm searching high and low for cheaper red clutch purses, but if I can't find those it will be a small tote bag and flip flops to wear at the reception. Oh! I also got them personalized wine charms from Etsy. Great deals on that site!

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9/12/12 8:00 P

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Only having a MOH, no other bridesmaids. Since she's traveling to be at the wedding, I'm taking care of her dress. Still planning on getting her something though - thinking about a gift certificate to her local spa for a massage or mani/pedi. Thoughts?

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9/11/12 10:35 A

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i really like the idea of giving jewelry, especially earrings, that you could wear the day of the wedding. The jewelry could always be worn again and again and there's added sentimental value to it since it was worn on someone's wedding day.

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8/9/12 11:58 P

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Not sure how crafty you are, but I enjoy making personalized gifts. It usually ends up cheaper than buying something... Just a thought about how to cut on costs. My bridesmaids are buying their dresses, but my mother was a professional seamstress for many years and is making the dresses for them, they just have to pay for the materials... So, the discount is part of our gift to them, but I'm also getting them some other little things...

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8/6/12 11:25 A

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Yes I would say it is tasteless not to give them a gift- something small is just fine, but you have to remember they are dishing out a bunch of money for your wedding too.. Throwing your shower/bachelorette. Buying their dress and shoes paying for their hair. It is not cheap to plan a wedding but it not cheap to be in a wedding either. A small guesture to say thank you is needed

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8/3/12 3:27 P

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I honestly have no idea. Is it completely tasteless to not give them a gift at all? I don't have all that much money as it is...

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7/1/12 8:36 P

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I made my 2 bridesmaids and MOH each a quilted tote bag with lots of pockets. They all love purple and the bags are fairly close to the colors we used in the wedding (Lapis, Light Blue, and Light Green). Inside the tote, I added a little 'Survival Kit' (idea found on Pinterest), a candle, lotion, a drink cup, travel nail clippers/file/toe thing, gel eye mask and the jewelry they'll be wearing for the wedding. We are giving all our gifts to our attendants during the Groom's Dinner. I hope they are happy with what I put together for them!

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6/27/12 6:10 P

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These are all great ideas! I am a HUGE fan of Pinterest and have been checking out a lot of great ideas on there as well. I considered getting custom jewelry for my bride'smaids. I have a little extra $$ cause I only have 4 and I have found a local artist, whom I LOVE, who is willing to sit down and discuss the idea. Even though it may seem costly, her pieces generally only run about $40-60. I thought I could get something that the girls could wear the day of and that they would enjoy after. I am even considering getting a hair piece made, instead of jewelry, that the girls could use to embellish their up-do's.

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6/17/12 8:16 P

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I got mine personalized duffle bag, and I am going to pay for the cost of getting her done for the wedding.

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6/1/12 11:56 A

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I love that idea! im gana start lookin for an outlet- seems like theres alot of good ideas that surround them! lol

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6/1/12 9:49 A

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I'm going to go the the coach outlet and get them the lil zipper bags with the wrist handle on them (forget their name). They are only $29 each at the outlet store :)


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5/31/12 11:58 P

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Thanks for the tips and advice!

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5/31/12 10:41 P

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I got my ladies jewelery rolls with their names embroidered on them (like a silk pouch with lots of compartments to keep all of your jewelery organized while you travel) and a pendant to wear during the wedding. I am giving my gifts during the rehearsal dinner, I've never seen it done at another time. I would imagine if you don't have a rehearsal dinner that you would give them to your ladies at some point leading up to the wedding.

If you go on etsy.com they have a ton of crafty type gifts, also you can google "bridesmaid gift" and get a lot of ideas.

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5/31/12 10:05 P

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Those are great gifts and ideas!! when does one give the gifts to the bridal party- before or after the wedding? * ive never been to a wedding- so i have no idea*

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5/31/12 10:00 P

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I gave all my bridesmaids and MOH a small Vera Bradly jewelry box (I got then at the outlet for like $25 each) and I put the earrings I wanted them to wear in the wedding. Then I went to old Navy and got flips flops for the reception since they were wearing pretty high heels.

For a special thanks you to my MOH I i also gave her a small coach clutch. (I got a good deal on it at the Coach outlet)

Hope that helps!

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5/31/12 9:41 P

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Hey! I dont know where to start to look for gifts for my bridesmaids/ maid of honor- what did you get yours?

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