Asking my bridesmaids to stand next to me on my wedding day was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning by far! I love surprises and giving gifts and so I was able to do both of those things when I ‘proposed’ to my bridesmaids! I am so blessed to have five awesome ladies in my life who I can count on to be genuinely happy for me and support me on my big day! Our wedding is going to be fairly small and intimate anyway, so five bridesmaids and groomsmen seemed like a perfect number to us!
All five of my bridesmaids are so very very special to me and I figured it was the least I could do to show them how much I appreciate them, so I got them all gift boxes filled with goodies like BabyLips lip balm, monogrammed coozies, face masks, etc.! Each box was from Etsy and was tied with white ribbon and had a custom sticker with our wedding date and “Will you be my bridesmaid?” written on it. Etsy was totally my go-to resource for these boxes! There is so much cute stuff on there and the sellers get really creative with personalizations for things like this.
The box also included Bride Tribe stadium cups, Wedding Cake-scented candles (these are seriously amazing and I want them in my house!), custom hair-ties, and of course these things were all pink and white and the theme was tied together with pink tissue paper! I also made sure to include a swatch of the bridesmaid dress color and name so that each girl would have one for reference.
I am also putting together the gifts for my bridesmaids that they will be receiving on my wedding day! As for those gifts, I want them to remain a surprise, but I can share that they will be getting something to get ready in and something to wear in the wedding! My MOH got married a couple of weeks ago and we got the cutest gifts ever! She gave us white t-shirts with our titles on them, seersucker pajama shorts (also with our monogram!), white monogrammed button-up shirts, pink bow slippers, Kendra Scott earrings, and gold flip flops to change into for dancing at the wedding! All our gifts were so adorable and we all felt so appreciated and special as bridesmaids that day! Plus they made for the sweetest photos!
Keep in mind that if you’re on a tighter budget there is nothing wrong with a sweet card and a note as you ask your friends to be bridesmaids, and if you wanted to wait and give your bridesmaids their gifts on your actual wedding day, that’s totally fine too!
Remember, when it comes to your bridesmaids, they are there for YOU! They are going to be so flattered you asked them to be bridesmaids that they truly won’t care if you give them a gift or not. Fun gifts and trinkets may make for awesome photo opportunities, but never lose sight of the true reason for why you are doing what you’re doing! Don’t let your most important friendships in one of the most important seasons of your life be negatively affected by the notion that you have to live up to the “Instagram standard” of being a bride! The most important thing is that you have fun with it, no matter what you do!
I’ll be doing ‘Meet the Maids’ posts later on, and I can’t wait for you to meet all my special ladies! 🙂
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