I am seeing contrasting opinions on various etiquette sites.
in my opinion, bridesmaids are already shelling out lots of money on a dress, shoes, and other items relating to the wedding and, often, showers, Bachelorette parties, engagement parties, etc. So, I think that ought to exempt them from any social expectation to also give a gift.
- Bridesmaids should give a gift60% (24)54% (13)58% (37)Vote
- Bridesmaids should not give a gift10% (4)4% (1)8% (5)Vote
- It doesn't matter either way30% (12)42% (10)34% (22)Vote
I have accepted the honour of being a bridesmaid for my brothers fiancee. I have only met her once before when I visited this summer. I live on the other side of the country, meaning my boyfriend and I will be traveling for the wedding. Plane tickets will run us anywhere from $1200-1500 CAD for the two of us round trip. My dress, with alterations, will end up totaling about $300, plus shoes and other related costs. So altogether it's going to run me upwards of $1800 CAD.