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#1 meagan

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    Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:46 AM

    I know this is early, but it's just the type of person I am. Oh well...I was thinking about what gift to get my bridesmaids for the wedding. I have a small wedding party. Its my 2 sisters (maid and matron of honor) and my 2 nieces as junior bridesmaids (they are 10 and 12 years old). I was going to get them the starfish necklaces from Tiffany. They are kinda cute and I though it would go with the theme.

    Tiffany & Co. | Item | Elsa Peretti® Starfish pendant in sterling silver, mini. | United States

    I was going to get my sisters the mini (I havent seen them in person, but I figured the mini might be cute. Who wants a huge starfish around their neck) I thought I would get my nieces the mini mini.

    Anyway...the mini's are $260 each = $520
    the mini mini's are $216 = $432

    so in total it's $952 + tax. (Holy ! Its the first time I added that up)

    Am I being stupid to spend that much, or is it normal? What is everyone else giving? I need ideas! I liked this idea, but budget is also important.

    HELP!!

    #2 *Casey*

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      Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:52 AM

      Wow! You're willing to spend way more than me on the BM gifts. I know that it's fun to get that little blue box, but would they care if they didn't? Check out this link... you may find something more affordable.

      Unique Bridesmaid Gifts - Bridesmaid Gift Ideas - Sterling Silver Bridesmaid Gifts)

      #3 Lillie09

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        Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:54 AM

        Hi! I'm getting married the same day and I'm thinking of everything now. I don't think it's too early!

        I'm also having a small wedding party. My sister and 2 flower girls ages 7 and 2. Try the website KendraScott.com..beautiful jewelry and Loveivy.com for the flower girls. Hope this helps. I was going to get something from Tiffany too but its too expensive for me and my sister has so much from there. I thought these two websites had different stuff!

        #4 catandcleo

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          Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:05 PM

          i think it is possible to find something truly fabulous and unique for quite a bit less than what you would spend at Tiffany's.

          I only have one BM who lives in NY and already has all the Tiffany's stuff she could want, so i went with something handmade over at Etsy. It's a great place for unique items. (Granted some of the stuff isn't the quality you would want to give for an event like this, but some of it is wonderful. You're just not paying the "corporate" or image costs associated with a place like Tiffany's.)

          This is the big part of my BM gift. There will be a few other small things thrown in... I think it was roughly $100 and looks so much better in person that i have already teased her that if she doesn't like her gift, i am keeping it! (And it will look stunning with her dress for the wedding.)

          Etsy :: SkyDreams :: Your Signature London Blue Necklace

          #5 ss_islamorada

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            Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:20 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by meagan
            I know this is early, but it's just the type of person I am. Oh well...I was thinking about what gift to get my bridesmaids for the wedding. I have a small wedding party. Its my 2 sisters (maid and matron of honor) and my 2 nieces as junior bridesmaids (they are 10 and 12 years old). I was going to get them the starfish necklaces from Tiffany. They are kinda cute and I though it would go with the theme.

            Tiffany & Co. | Item | Elsa Peretti® Starfish pendant in sterling silver, mini. | United States

            I was going to get my sisters the mini (I havent seen them in person, but I figured the mini might be cute. Who wants a huge starfish around their neck) I thought I would get my nieces the mini mini.

            Anyway...the mini's are $260 each = $520
            the mini mini's are $216 = $432

            so in total it's $952 + tax. (Holy ! Its the first time I added that up)

            Am I being stupid to spend that much, or is it normal? What is everyone else giving? I need ideas! I liked this idea, but budget is also important.

            HELP!!

            try eve's addiction Sterling Silver Jewelry - Tiffany Inspired Sterling Silver Starfish Necklace

            #6 Alyssa

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              Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:34 PM

              ok - this is just my opinion so no offense to anyone else but i wouldn't appreciate that gift at all for the cost of it - what i mean by that is that Tiffany's (to me) is not that special and way, way, way overpriced -it is all about the blue box.

              you can get them super fabulous gifts for way less money!

              what about this:

              personalized tote bags
              massage GC at your resort
              spa robes with their initial monogram
              framed pics of all 3 sisters
              a nice journal / bookmark
              some other odds and ends

              if you want to do jewlery, there are some great handmade jewelry vendors on Etsy and even one on this forum (Agape Jems).

              personally, i would appreciate something one of kind and unique (even if it was $10) over a starfish necklace from Tiffany's that is $150.

              sorry guys!

              #7 bridget917

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                Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:39 PM

                Kohl's sells a sterling silver starfish necklace...I think it is about $25. Unless someone was absolutely crazy about Tiffany's, I don't think I'd spend that much on a necklace!

                #8 EricaG

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                  Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:48 PM

                  I got some nice necklaces and pendants off ebay actually and it cost me next to nothing. I don't think that I could justify spending that much on my bridal party and only having the one thing to give them!
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                  #9 Davematthews16

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                    Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:36 PM

                    It's completely up to you on how much you spend on the BM gifts. I am spending about $150.00 for each BM. (I bought them engraved necklaces for the wedding and a gift certificate to the resort spa once we get to Mexico.

                    #10 catandcleo

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                      Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:19 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Alyssa
                      if you want to do jewlery, there are some great handmade jewelry vendors on Etsy and even one on this forum (Agape Jems).

                      sorry guys!
                      I just went over there and she has this lovely piece, if you want starfish...

                      Etsy :: agapegems :: Eden- Starfish Necklace

                      (I admit it - i'm a bit of an Etsy-holic - i can't wait til i can start spending all of my spare cash on there again instead of wedding stuff!)




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