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Bridal party gifts

Traci, on August 1, 2022 at 2:06 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 18
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Ok... so now that I have an idea what gifts to put in bags, the next question is....when would you give the bridesmaids and groomsmen their gift bags?馃挏

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Latest activity by Leslie, on October 6, 2022 at 9:37 PM
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    Becky
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    We gave ours the day before the wedding, sort of middle of the day. The guys had helped H take stuff to the venue, and the ladies had taken me to get nails done, so everyone was there. I think a lot of people give them their stuff at the rehearsal though.

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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    Ok. Thanks. Lol didn't think this would be something so hard to figure out. 馃き馃挏馃挏
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    Rosebud
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    We are doing it at the rehearsal dinner but you can do it whenever works. Giving gifts is totally my love language (not receiving them I feel so awkward getting them myself haha) but I m constantly picking up little gifts for people so I. m super excited to hand out the gifts to everyone playing a special part in our day. We are getting gifts for the bridal party, our readers, and our parents. Have fun!!!!

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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    Thank you rosebud your the best馃挏
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  • Samantha
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    Samantha
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    We gave our wedding party their thank you gifts after our bachelorette and bachelor parties, about three weeks before our wedding (as we included a few items that they may want to use/wear for our wedding). We gave our parents their gifts at the rehearsal dinner though.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa
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    We gave our wedding party members their gifts at the rehearsal dinner. Other ideas would be giving it to them at the reception, or the morning of the wedding, or at the bachelor/bachelorette parties (if only wedding party is attending).
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    Thanks Samantha, what do you think about the engagement party is that too early?
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    Ok I see if only wedding party is attending.
    All this information is sooooo helpful. Thank you Lisa 馃挏
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  • Samantha
    Expert April 2022
    Samantha
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    Thank you gifts are usually given close to or after your wedding. When is your engagement party?
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  • Samantha
    Expert April 2022
    Samantha
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    I know several brides who did proposal boxes (in addition to more personalized gifts later on) to ask their bridesmaids just before or after their engagement party (I wouldn鈥檛 recommend asking and giving out the boxes at your engagement party if other guests are there, as your potential bridesmaids may feel pressured to say yes and/or others may feel left out). Proposal boxes are a relatively new trend, and often include bridesmaid/wedding-themed items, monogram items, or small gifts. I decided to skip this, as most of these items wouldn鈥檛 be used very often or at all.


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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    Aug 2024馃挏
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  • Stefanie
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    Stefanie
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    I plan on giving them gifts the day of, primarily because I got them matching wine glasses, personalized cookies, etc. and I thought it'd be a fun moment for the photographer to snap photos of. It totally depends on what you're getting them and if you want it to be an intimate moment or a public display of affection 鈾 If intimate, I'd say go with wedding rehearsal or wedding day. If public, then Bachelorette party would work. Hope this helps!
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    It does help I think I'll plan on handing them out at the Bach party. Thank you.
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
    Alisha
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    We have our bridal party their gifts the day of the wedding bc didn鈥檛 have a rehearsal dinner. It worked out for us giving it to them when got together for the getting time for the wedding. My husband didn鈥檛 have a bachelor party bc he really didn鈥檛 want one and he is not a real party man. Also the groomsmen were out of town but my mom did give me a little gathering and I didn鈥檛 think to give to them then. You can give it during rehearsal dinner or bachelor party.
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
    Traci
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    Thanks. I think that's what I'll do.
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
    Alisha
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    Cool! Have a happy, beautiful and blessed wedding day
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle
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    Typically gifts are given at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.
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  • Leslie
    Beginner November 2022
    Leslie
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    I'm curious. what to budget for the gifts? .. I know every wedding comes in different shapes & sizes, but I was just curious on average what people are doing. I don't want it to be too little... but given my love language maybe I'm overdoing it and thinking it's not enough

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