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pepguardi Thu 14-Mar-19 07:22:53

Hi All.

I wonder if anyone could give any suggestions for gifts for the following people at an intimate 20 guest wedding:

Mother of bride / groom
Father of bride / groom
Best man

General favours for the other guests


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pepguardi Thu 14-Mar-19 10:01:47


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Jackshouse Fri 15-Mar-19 20:02:50

Depends on what they like? Flowers are tradition for mother’s. Honestly I wouldn’t bother with favours.

FrozenMargarita17 Fri 15-Mar-19 20:06:20


For bridesmaids we did earrings for each of them.

Best man & Groomsmen got a pocket watch that was engraved but your fiancé might have an idea for them.

MoB & MoG were flowers

Favours we did a box of sweeties with a scratch card, and a little packet of seeds with our initials on the outside. You can get loads of these things on eBay.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 15-Mar-19 20:06:55

I don't know if this would interest you but our local hospice do wedding favours, in fact I think most hospices do smile

Jakadaal Fri 15-Mar-19 20:08:40

Mums - flowers usually traditional or maybe a photo frame (for your wedding pic!) or vase
Dad's - cufflinks, tie pin, depends really on their likes and dislikes
Best man - cufflinks
Bridesmaid - jewellery
General favours - anything goes ... wildflower seeds, one friend had handmade shortbread, miniature bottles of gin/whiskey, lottery ticket??!

Depends on the style of your wedding, what you like etc

pepguardi Fri 15-Mar-19 20:11:38

@JiltedJohnsJulie oh really?! That's lovely. Thank you

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pepguardi Fri 15-Mar-19 20:14:19

Thank you everyone.

Really struggling with bridesmaid as she's not the "girliest" and doesn't really wear jewellery or that would absolutely have been the choice.

I've got everyone a place card with a thank you message on and some DIY little boxes which have our initials and the date. I was going to put some lindor Choc in but didn't know if this would be enough

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Jakadaal Fri 15-Mar-19 20:18:34

Does your bridesmaid drink? One of my fave Christmas presents was an engraved gin glass!

pepguardi Fri 15-Mar-19 20:23:37

I like that idea @Jakadaal !!

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SheWoreBlueVelvet Sat 16-Mar-19 09:38:17

Confetti had lovely holdall weekend bags that you could get initials on ( around £25 each).They were perfect for my wedding as it was abroad. However they didn’t have the colour I wanted so I ended up buying a Michael Kor gift sets of earring and bracket that were £30 from the outlet store.
All the bridesmaids and my mother got hangers with the date and names on ( eBay) and the obligatory dressing gown.
Best man got a new price if equipment for his work that he had been fussing over.
Not sure we bothered with other gifts.

catmumof1 Wed 20-Mar-19 12:28:41

I've gone a bit OTT ...
Bridesmaids: Pyjamas and flip flops for the morning, flat shoes for the evening, earrings, glass and small prosecco with metal straw, sweets, and perfume (got a pack of 4 mini marc jacobs!).
Bestman/Groomsmen: Bottle of booze and Ted Baker hip flask, custom pop vinyl (they're both really into them), cufflinks and tie clips and socks
Mum and MIL: dressing gown for the morning (might get slippers also), glass and some jewellery that I'll choose when I know what they're wearing.
My dad: embroidered hankerchief with soppy message and pocket watch
FIL: compass

Everyone has the personalised hangers

katmarie Wed 20-Mar-19 12:44:23

Our adult bridesmaids had a necklace with a design based on the flower we had as our main flower in our bouquets (a protea, as husband is south african) and an engraved champagne glass. I also did them a wedding day survival kit with gel shoe pads, paracetamol, plasters, moisturiser, lip balm, hair grips, mini hair spray, hankies etc.

The flower girls got a necklace with a rose and their initial (roses made up the rest of our flower arrangements). The boys got Lego, and mum had a big bunch of flowers and a silver necklace, dad had an engraved standard (family tradition).

CurbsideProphet Wed 20-Mar-19 12:52:42

We're not planning on doing favours, as most weddings I've been to (4 in the past year and another 3 to go before my own) the favours get left on the tables. One less thing to worry about / spend money on!

I don't think we'll be giving out the presents during speeches, as it adds so much time and guests get fidgety / bored.

My bridesmaids aren't really the jewelry type either, so I'm planning to get them locally made gin or something similar.

Cravingcake Sat 23-Mar-19 18:06:59

We gave our Best Man & ushers a ‘day out for the guys’ experience (they are all our good friends). They haven’t actually done it yet but they will all go away for a night out, or a day of go-karting or similar.

I went to one wedding where the B& G gave their mums/parents a hamper of local posh food. They also gave perfume to the bridesmaids which was nice (if you know them well enough).

I can’t actually remember what I gave my bridesmaids blush

Cravingcake Sat 23-Mar-19 18:09:46

I did get my DH a pair of boxers with Property of the new Mrs Cake & our wedding date printed on them. And a pair of socks that said In Case You Get Cold Feet.

I arranged for the venue where he was staying to leave a little gift bag with this in his room for him the night before. It made him smile & was very us.

pepguardi Sat 23-Mar-19 20:05:33

@Cravingcake I love those ideas! The perfume in particular

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