Engagement Gifts From Bridesmaids

Hi Annabel,

Recently I was asked to be a bridesmaid in one of my closest friend’s wedding! 🙂 I’m super excited and want to make sure I fulfill all my bridesmaid duties. So I was wondering if it is polite to send more than an engagement card? Should I also send a small gift? I figured you were the best person to pose this etiquette question to…
MB in St. Louis
Dear MB,
How exciting! Just by asking this question, you’ve already demonstrated that you’re going to be a fantastic bridesmaid.
While an engagement gift would surely be welcome, it definitely isn’t required. Being a bridesmaid is an honor, but it’s also an expense. What with the dress, shoes, alterations, beauty treatments, wedding travel, and wedding gift, it all adds up! Chances are you’ll also be attending at least one bridal shower and a bachelorette party, so you’ll have several opportunities to celebrate the bride.
Still, I can understand why you’d want to kick off the fun right away. The “I Do” sole stickers shown here are from ClassyBride.com. You could easily tuck them inside an engagement card and delight the bride-to-be.
You might also consider:
Enjoy this special time with your friend the fiancee!
Graciously yours,
Got an etiquette question? Send it to annabel@annabelmanners.com!
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