Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Engaged Bridesmaids

When my parents have celebrated a big anniversary in the past I have always thought it is such a coincidence their good friends are celebrating the same anniversary the same year as them.  Now, boy do I get it!  As my wedding approaches in just about 6 months I will stand up for my cousin a few months before and one of my best friends a few months after.  I also have a feeling as soon as the weather heats up there may be a few more best friends jumping on the engaged train.

This means I am going to have several engaged bridesmaids!  This leaves me in an interesting predicament when it comes to bridesmaid gifts.


I am obsessed with monograms and I think they look so cute in wedding pictures.  I have a few ideas of gifts I want to give the girls, but my hope is they will want to reuse them.  If I have a bunch of girls that are about to tie the knot, do they really want their maiden monogram?  How can I give them a new monogram before they are even married?  Do I have to give just an initial or a first name?  WHAT DO I DO?!! I am asking all those brides out there that have been in my shoes to please share with me what they did?  Any engaged girls have a preference on what they would want?

TAKING ALL AND ANY ADVICE OVER HERE PLEASEEE!!

31 comments:

  1. I think that after we get married, we still have our identity..I have no problem wearing my maiden name on anything.. and it will bring memories of before I was married at my best friends wedding..

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  2. I actually agree with this. Because what if your bridesmaids aren't even changing their last names in all senses? Maybe they are keeping their maiden names for work or something. I think the maiden name is definitely still part of the identity and if they are not married by your wedding...there is no harm in using the maiden name monogram.

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  3. For my engaged bridesmaids I am either doing just a single initial (i.e. "R" instead of "RMW" or writing their name out "Rebecca."

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  4. I agree with the first comment .... curious what other responses will be!

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