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Hi!

 

I just wanted to share the idea I came up with for gifts for the Bridal Party.

 

I decided to go with some jewelery from 'Stella and Dot' for the girls.  There are some really pretty earrings, rings and bangles that would match, but not be the exact same.  They're turquoise, so they'll match really well with the white, turquoise and orange dresses they have as bridesmaids dresses (http://www.sears.ca/product/jolietm-mc-floral-party-dress/648-000260133-4887)

 

For the guys, since we're also asking them to purchase matching pants and shirts, we're going to buy them a really nice pair of leather sandals. 

 

I think that since we're taking the guests on a catamaran tour, we won't be doing any other type of oot bag.

 

 

What are other people doing for the bridal party?

 

Does it seem unfair to ask our bridal party to buy their own outfit, even though we're asking them to match?

 

Thanks,

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First I want to say, those dresses are so cute!  I love them!  I haven't decided what I'm doing for gifts yet.  I'm only having my best friend as a Matron of Honor, and there will only be a Best Man as well.  I understand your concern in asking them to purchase their own outfit.  In fact, my Matron of Honor has a dress already that we may just go with, so she doesn't have to buy another one.  Its hot pink, and I wasn't actually planning on having pink as one of my colors, but I also fell in love with a bouquet that has a couple hot pink accents.  Anyways... back to your questions lol, I'm trying to help out so she doesn't have to buy her outfit.  But she has also made it very clear that she would go out tomorrow and buy a dress in a color I wanted if I decided I didn't want the pink.  So I would think your bridal party had already had an idea that they would have to buy their dress or shirts or whatnot anyway. 

 

I think its really nice that you are treating them to a catamaran tour, so you are obviously providing them with experiences as part of their gifts.  And the shoes and jewelry are a great gift they can use again, not just for this one time event!  I was thinking about getting my MOH jewelry as well but I also want to do something extra special for her and the Best Man since they are the only two in our party.

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There is a thread dedicated to bridal party gifts, I'll come back in a few hours when I have some time to update and give you the link.

 

LOVE those dresses.  My wedding was orange and turquoise also, with a splash of pink, so obviously, I love your colors!

 

And our entire bridal party paid for their own clothing, just as they would in a non-DW wedding.

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We bought our bridesmaids dresses and our groomsmen's suits as their gifts, but I should caveat that: we only had 2 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen, so there were less people to satisfy.  I also let my bridesmaids pick both the color and style of dress.  I am also giving each of them silver picture frames with photos of themselves and their significant others after the fact.

 

I realize this is a nontraditional route, but we sat down and had a frank discussion and everyone agreed that they would rather not have to worry about purchasing their own attire than to have some sort of trinket (they don't know they're getting the frames yet, though; I just thought it would something nice for them to have).

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I have 5 girls.  They all bought their own dresses they were $50 on sale at Jacob.

 

I bought them each an Itsa Bag http://www.theitsa.com/classic-luxury-itsa.asp

 

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And I also bought them all custom made clay necklaces.

 

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They will also get a special OOT Bag. So on top of the Playing cards and word find/crossword, First Aid kit, meds (advil, pepto, imodium, tums), Kleenex, wet wipes, shout wipes, tide packs and hand sanitizer. (everyone else will be getting)

 

My ladies get get Dry shampoo, SPF 30, Charmed Life B&BW Lotion and Pocket-Bac, sewing kit from Michaels, Nail File & nail polish remover pad and travel candle.

 

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Boys get a little more of a "guys" themed OOT bag that I am still putting together.

 

The guys are also getting Multi Tool collar stays.  I love them they are soo awesome....

 

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That mutli tool collar stay is so unique.  I already got my FI personalized stays as a gift but this is such a great idea that I might have to add this too.

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