I know there are a lot of discussions about WHAT to give your bridesmaids as gifts, but I struggled to find any clear answers on WHEN to give your bridesmaids gifts. As a young bride who has never been a bridesmaid, I’m a bit confused on the timing. Do I give gifts when I ask girls to be in my wedding party? Do I wait until the rehearsal dinner? Do I give gifts on multiple occasions? I know there won’t be one totally correct answer, but I’d love to know what you fellow brides/bridesmaids have experienced!
Some people gift a gift as a bridesmaids proposal, so when they ask the girls to be in their wedding party they also get them something. Some also get gifts for the girls at the bachelorette if you want to. The main gift though is for being in the wedding and you would give those gifts to your girls at the rehearsal dinner or if your not having a rehearsal dinner the morning of.
I didn't give my bridesmaids anything when I asked them to be in the wedding (they all live out of state, so this would have been really challenging for me). I am giving them their gifts at the rehearsal dinner, along with a thank you note to each girl!
I gave mine gifts after the bridal shower for thanking them for hosting it. I have given them something after my bachelorette for coming and planning it. I also gave them something for rehearsal dinner as a general thank you for being in the party
We gave everyone their wedding gifts at our rehearsal dinner (parents, groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower children). We also gave proposal gifts about a year out, and favors at the bachelor/bachelorette party.