Planning a wedding can be daunting because there are so many things to think about – from the venue to the catering to the guest list. But a bridal party is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. They’re responsible for helping the bride get ready on the big day and supporting her throughout the festivities. So what do you need to make sure your bridal party is perfect? Read on for our list of 6 essential items!Continue reading From Decor To Gifts: 6 Items Every Perfect Bridal Party Needs
As a bridesmaid, you’re part of a long history of wedding traditions. Here’s what’s expected of you and how to make the bridal party successful and fun.
Wedding traditions have long dictated the roles of bridesmaids and maids of honour, changing from bride to bride. Here are the general expectations of the bridal party.Continue reading How To Be a Bridesmaid in a Wedding Party: The General Expectations of a Key Member of the Bridal Party
Your Big Day is approaching rapidly – and while you’ve already decided on the venue, picked your menu and set your eyes on that dreamy gown, your To-Do List is nowhere near done. From curating the perfect playlist to deciding on the centerpieces, the next few months are certainly looking packed. Next, we’re helping you tackle the challenge of shopping for bridesmaid gifts – and we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful & sweet little presents that will go straight to your besties’ hearts.
Shimmery, sparkly bling makes the best gift for your bridesmaids – and you simply can’t go wrong when sticking to these next gorgeous picks – from the gems of the sea to crystals and gold-dipped lace.
What works better with a plethora of pastel-hued dresses than a pair of classic pearl earrings? Dainty and discreet, Freshwater pearls make the best bridesmaid accessories – and the best part of it all is that they come in pastel overtones, from peach to pink. Gift your bridesmaids a pair of these 7mm Freshwater Pearl Studs, ideal for lacey, flowy gowns in soft and feminine shades.
When in doubt, opt for the classics… with a twist! If you’re on the lookout for a gift that is symbolic, memorable and unique, stick with what works and offer your bestie an elegant Tie the Knot bracelet.
Tip: Avoid the predictable and forgo the sturdy bangle-type bracelet in favor of something on-trend for 2020: a dainty chain tie the knot bracelet with a fixed bow pendant.
When handmade and unique are on your list, this next creation ticks all the right boxes. Opt for a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece – one that merges romantic vibes with vintage appeal. This stunner is crafted from vintage lace, dipped in copper and bright 24K gold – a true piece of wearable art.
Tip: Romance-infused jewelry pieces make the best bridesmaid presents, as they are perfect for the love-centered occasion, symbolic and meaningful, with a touch of whimsical appeal.
You can’t miss the mark when you’re merging bling with a personalized touch. A dainty necklace in shimmery gold makes an adorable gift for your friends – and it’s the type of jewelry piece they can wear on your Big Day, as well as every day post your memorable nuptials. Ideal for layering, this personalized day-to-night piece is a more modern alternative to the classic pearl jewelry and perfectly suitable for a casual-boho wedding theme.
Tip: Wear the gold initial necklace layered with other dainty gold chains and pendants at different lengths for a chic and modern take on bridesmaid jewelry.
This Etsy bestseller is popular for a reason: crystals, geodes, and rocks in pretty pastel hues are more than just perfectly shimmery – the natural gemstones channel positive energy and bring the widest range of benefits to the wearer. Crafted from natural raw Druzy Quartz gemstones, these lavender and lilac-hued creations make the best accessory for bridesmaid dresses in purple tones.
Tip: For a truly memorable and perfectly curated gift, pair these quartz earrings with a handmade Will You Be My Bridesmaid card in matching pastel tones with gold accents.
Sentimental and romance-infused gifts might be lovely, but you’re on the market for items that your bridesmaids can use day after day. If functionality is what you’re after, these next picks make excellent alternatives that merge great design with practicality.
If you’ve got functionality on your mind, then forgo the sweet and symbolic gifts in favor of an everyday tote. It doesn’t hurt that this adorable dip-dyed canvas bag comes in the prettiest shade of blush, aka the number one choice for bridesmaid dresses.
Tip: Gift the gift of goodies and fill this canvas tote with anything and everything from their favorite make-up products to gourmet candy, mini travel beauty products, and pastel-colored nail polish.
Whether you go all out and send a surprise gift box accompanied by the mandatory Will You Be My Bridesmaid card or you are hunting for something dainty and symbolic, there’s no chance of going wrong when choosing customized gifts. Personalized with her initials and crafted from mother-of-pearl and abalone shell within white marble, these coasters are on top of our list.
Tip: If you’re looking for a more complex gift, offer her these coasters together with a bottle of her favorite drink.
A joyful occasion like yours calls for pre-celebration festivities. And celebrating in style has never looked cuter than with this monogrammed acrylic tray in a geo marble print, perfect for you and your bestie’s favorite drinks.
Tip: Accompany your gift with the ideal celebratory treat that will look perfect displayed in a bowl on your bridesmaid’s new tray: a flavorful delight from our section below!
When functionality trumps all, an innovative water bottle in a chic design is all you need to make your bridesmaid remember you – with every single zip. It doesn’t hurt that this sleek bottle comes in a perfectly appropriate color: metallic rose!
Tip: Make this glossy water bottle a part of a themed gift basket, curated by you. Possible themes: Fitness Fanatic or Wellness Diva.
When your besties are fans of bling and you’re hunting for unique, personalized gifts, it doesn’t get better than this: a ring dish (or dainty necklace/bracelet, earring dish) with your friend’s name in lustrous gold. Handmade, unique and elegant, this sweet gift ticks all the boxes: it’s personalized, thoughtful and functional to boot.
Tip: Take the extra step and add a pair of pearl or crystal geode earrings to go with your gift.
Flavors & Fragrances
When you’re forgoing the bling and ditching the functionality, it’s settled: fragrances and flavors are your go-to! From gummies to perfume and from bath bombs to calming salts, these next gifts are all about indulging the senses.
The Bridesmaid BOXFox Pack
When one sense won’t cut it, aim higher with the Bridesmaid BOXFox pack, designed to cater to all her needs: from helping her achieve brighter skin to satisfying her sweet tooth. The gift pack includes Sugarfina’s Sparkling Rose Bears, a Pearl Face Mask, a Bridesmaid Minimergency Kit, and a handwritten card – the ideal combo for a pampering session before the big festivities.
Tip: When delicacies and flavors are your goals, another great bridesmaid idea is opting for a candy or chocolate subscription – the kind of gift that keeps on giving.
A spa session before the Big Day starts with the Rose Sea Soak Bath Salts – a calming, relaxing salt that’s designed to take away all the stress. Revitalizing and luxurious, the soak is made with six salt varieties and infused with scents of rose and ylang.
Tip: Take her favorite scents into account when shopping for products designed to give her an unforgettable spa-like experience.
There’s no sweeter way to pop the question than with the popular Will You Be My Bridesmaid gift set by Sugarfina. Gourmet candy features pink diamonds, champagne bears and champagne bubbles, perfect for the approaching festive occasion.
Tip: When picking out the perfect sweet gift, go for a celebratory theme and warm shades – think festive flavors, diamonds, roses and pops of red.
It’s not called ‘the gift of relaxation’ for no reason. This Amazon bestseller comes with six different all-natural bath bombs, each designed for a different purpose. From Relaxing Detox to Bedtime ritual, she’s all set to feel and look her best for your Big Day.
Tip: Bridesmaid’s duties can make your friend a tad overwhelmed and stressed, so gifts that are designed to bring on the relaxation and calmness are always welcomed.
For a perfume fanatic, this sampler set feels like Christmas Day. The Pinrose Good Intentions Sampler Kit comes with eight bestselling fragrances, including flirty floral fragrances, nectarine blends, fruity delight, coconut blends, and romantic peonies mixes. Delight all her senses and make picking out her next favorite fragrance a breeze!
Tip: Committing to one single perfume she might or might not enjoy can be a hit or miss, so sample packs like Pinrose’s make excellent choices, especially when you’re purchasing the same present for all your bridesmaids.
Pretty in Pink
When you’re doing some last-minute shopping for your bridesmaids and your inspiration is lacking, stick to the safest choice: anything and everything pink. Pretty in pink products are everywhere – from scented candles to beauty and skincare items to décor and accessories – and due to their lovely hue, they are instantly festive, feminine and suitable for the big occasion.
The Pink Roses Macaron Candle Trio
An aromatherapy session starts with the right kind of candle – or, alternatively, with chic in a pink essential oil diffuser, as we’ll see below. These beauties from Volupsa are definitely a treat. Including rose petal ice-cream fragrances, the trio comes in geometric 3D cube patterns in gorgeous pink hues, from lilac pink to blush rose.
Tip: Stick with the sweet theme and pair this little gift pack with a pack of real macaroons or gourmet cookies in pink for a memorable present that will go straight to her heart.
Convert her home into a fancy spa in just one go with one single product. Serene vibes in a second with this pastel pink essential oil diffuser, designed to fulfill a double purpose: chic decor and a relaxing aromatherapy session from the comfort of her own home.
Tip: Get her started on the right foot on her aromatherapy adventure and add to this gift a selection of natural essential oils, including the popular lavender, rose, citrine, and eucalyptus.
When you’re shopping for your besties and sticking to a limited budget, opt for something pink, sparkly and love-infused. Our pick: these lovely heart-shaped hairpins, perfectly suitable for a bridesmaid dress in matching tones.
Tip: Hair clips make excellent alternatives when other types of jewelry are over your budget. Simply opt for high-quality pieces, items she can wear both at and after the wedding and put extra thought into the packaging and card.
Why settle for cotton when you can have silk – on the go. Treat your besties with this ultra-luxurious slip silk pillowcase in the prettiest shade of pink, beautifully packaged in a matching box. Plus, the slip promises to protect the hair as well as the skin, making sure they retain moisture throughout the night.
Tip: The slip silk pillowcase makes a luxe gift for an avid traveling enthusiast or a career-focused gal that’s always on the go.
When beauty items that are uber-trendy come in the prettiest designs, on top of being delightfully pink, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. This rose quartz heart facial gua sha is everything you want in a skincare product – effective against fine lines and wrinkles and the perfect remedy for loss of firmness and elasticity. Plus, it’s the kind of beauty product you’ll want to leave out instead of pushing it at the back of the closet.
Tip: Quartz and especially rose quartz have been trending for a few years now – and they show no signs of slowing down. Hop on the craze and treat your besties with the rock of the moment.
And there you have it – our top 20 bridesmaid gift ideas that will go straight to her heart. From the bling and the jewels to her favorite scents and treats, you’ve got lots of options when it comes to showing your gratitude and appreciation. Have fun shopping and enjoy your Big Day! You can choose your bridesmaid dresses here.
There is more to bridesmaids’ dresses than just colour and style. The fabric is an equally important factor. The material you choose has a significant impact on the overall effect of how your bridesmaids will look on your wedding day. For example, the same colour can be entirely different when done in two other fabrics. Similarly, the same dress pattern will drape differently depending on how structured or soft the fabric is.
Just like wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses are available in different fabrics. When you know your options, you can find a dress that is better suited for the formality of your wedding. It is equally helpful to know what you will be getting if you are ordering your dresses online or aren’t attending the shopping session.
This primer on bridesmaids’ dress fabrics will provide you with the information you need to make your decision.Continue reading The Bridesmaids Dress Fabric Glossary; In-Depth Guide [Must Read Before Dress Shopping!]