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Timing for Bridesmaid Gifts

Jessica, on October 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 6
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!


Latest activity by Lady, on October 15, 2019 at 2:38 PM
  • Sarah
    Dedicated October 2020
    Sarah ·
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    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.
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  • Kate
    Devoted November 2019
    Kate ·
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    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!
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I'm planning to give my BMs their gifts on the morning of the wedding!

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    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
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    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.

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  • L
    Lady ·
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    Although many do, you do not have to give gifts just to ask someone to be in your wedding party. Thank you gifts are generally given at the rehearsal dinner or morning of the wedding.

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