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When do you give gifts to your wedding party?

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#1 cheese_diva

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    Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:31 PM

    Do you give them to the girls/guys before you leave for the wedding or while you're there?
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    #2 JulieG

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      Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:33 PM

      Originally Posted by cheese_diva
      Do you give them to the girls/guys before you leave for the wedding or while you're there?
      I am wondering the same thing. Do I carry all the stuff with me, or give it out in advance and chance that they don't bring it along?

      #3 CourtneyV

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        Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:48 PM

        I guess it depends on what you're giving them. If it's a pain in the @ss for you to get it there, then it'll be a pain for them to get it home; at that point, is it important you bring it with you? I think you could give it ahead of time, or even afterwards as a "phew, we made it - thanks for your help" thing. If it's jewelry or something they might use while they're there, then why not give it to them the day of?

        The gifts I'll be giving are quite large, so I won't be bringing them to Cabo with me. I can't decide if I should arrange to give them to my BMs ahead of time or afterwards... probably afterwards, but I'm not sure if that's considered rude waiting so long?
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        #4 Rachelle E.

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          Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:20 PM

          I agree...if it's going to be a pain to transport then neither you or your BM/GM should have to worry about that.

          But I think traditionally the gifts are given at either the bridesmaids luncheon (uber traditional) or at the rehearsal dinner. That's when I did mine. The RD is usually smallish and festive...a great time to hand out gifts to attendants, parents etc.

          #5 NHPT

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            Posted 05 June 2007 - 05:26 PM

            well my bridesmaids are just my 2 sisters- i got them these big bags with their initials embroidered with a bunch of stuff in them- since it was so much stuff i mailed it to them. but i also have a small gift- tiffanys earrings- that i am giving them down there. i really spoiled my sisters!
            also we mailed the groomsmen their stuff too- we got them bags too- and they were too big to bring with us
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            #6 Christine

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            Posted 05 June 2007 - 05:28 PM

            I am having my girls meet me for brunch on the day of the rehearsal and I think I will give them there stuff then. I got them necklaces and earrings for the day of the wedding.
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            #7 BayBug

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              Posted 05 June 2007 - 05:29 PM

              That is a good question! I was planning on giving them their gifts before we leave. Just incase they don't want their gifts there.

              #8 RaydensMama

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                Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:51 PM

                If its something really big/heavy, I would do it before you went, but if its say jewelrey or something small like that, then I would wait till you got there.

                #9 dragonfly

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                  Posted 09 June 2007 - 04:01 AM

                  Our wedding party are our 5 children. I got the 3 girls these beautiful charm neclaces. they each have a birthstone crystal, a chinese symbol for love on a small round pendant, and a round larger pendant which say, for Nicole-Hope, for Kenda- Dream, and for Bria-Luck (she's a gymnast).

                  For Timothy and Liam, it is proving to be more difficult, we are thinking i.d bracelets.

                  Because they are our children we are going to give them their gifts after we are all dressed for the wedding.

                  Traditionally I think the rehersal party is where the gifts are usually distributed.


                  #10 RAENJAY

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                  Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:07 AM

                  We gave the guys their gifts already ~ we bought their suits. Enough done there.

                  I am giving the girls pearl earrings, and they will get them the day of the wedding as we are getting ready.
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