Being a bridesmaid (and a groomsmen) requires a lot of time and more importantly, money. Of course, you love the bride and groom-to-be and want to be there for their big day. But after the engagement parties, bachelorette, and shower, plus endless support during the planning process, what exactly are you responsible for gifting them on the big day? Here the responsibilities of an attendant when it comes to giving the bride and groom a wedding gift.
Being in a wedding party inevitably means shelling out a ton of cash. From your outfit to the slew of parties you have to plan (sometimes host) and the presents you have to gift along the way, when the wedding arrives it might seem frustrating to have to give yet another. But, you wouldn't be a bridesmaid or groomsmen if you didn't truly love the couple. Lucky for you, etiquette dictates that you can all pitch in to give the newly married couple a gift together. That's right, you don't have to fly solo. Etiquette deems that after giving the engagement, shower, and bachelorette gifts, you're totally free to group up to give them one joint (albeit awesome) wedding present. The best part, is that if you choose to group up, you can probably get them one of their more expensive items on the registry that you wouldn't otherwise be able to front. Sounds like a great plan to us!
Brides and grooms don't forget: You're responsible for giving your attendants gifts as a thank for all their hard work too. This should be personal and nice — for bridesmaids jewelry they can wear on their wedding day is always a great choice!