Monday, July 6, 2015

Bridesmaid Presents

Oh hey there! I figured I would be a little too tired to get a post out today (we just flew back to Chicago last night!) so here's a little previously scheduled goodness for your enjoyment.

I'm not sure I ever consciously thought about what I wanted to get as gifts for all of my bridesmaids, I had a lot of ideas and basically decided to go with all of them.


I started with these cute tote bags from The Knot that I personalized with everyone's first initial. A hint - if you're looking to buy something from The Knot they are almost always having a sale so never pay full price! I stared at these for a while, finally placed an order, and then two days later the price dropped even further. I emailed asking for a price adjustment and they gave it to me even though they're personalized, dropping my cost to way less than half each! I also got these personalized robes on sale from The Knot. The girls got pink robes, and I got a white one for myself with pink writing.


I was on a bit of a personalization kick (could you tell?) and decided to also make these personalized hangers with each of the girls' names to make our getting ready dress pictures a little cuter. I looked for plain hangers all over the place and ended up with these light stained ones from The Container Store. I also bought a gold paint pen to write the names - I ruined a couple hangers while practicing but eventually got all of the names on the hangers in pretty script and ended up with a couple nice new "mistake" hangers in my closet.


I think my favorite thing I got were these necklaces from Stella & Dot. I wanted to get something personalized but since I went a little overboard I decided to keep the necklaces a little more subtle. I love that these don't look like initial necklaces on first glance because of the pattern, but once you realize what they are you can definitely see them. The necklaces were a little more on the expensive side so once again I waited until they were having a Dot Dollars promotion, bought half of the necklaces, and then used the Dot Dollars to get the rest of them for free. There are two boxes because I bought the charms and the chains separately. I also got a necklace for me. I was going to try to wait to wear it until after I gifted out the necklaces to the girls, but then I got antsy. It's even made an appearance on KDTI (whoops!).


To round out the bags, I added a few bridesmaid essentials - water, a little snack bar, and these adorable individual cans of champagne. 

I handed these out before the rehearsal dinner and they were a huge hit. The robes & hangers (ahem, & lots of champagne) ended up in our pictures so you are sure to see more of them as I share some of our wedding photos. 




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8 comments :

  1. These are such cute gifts, I love the robes with the engraved names :)

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  2. I didn't even know you could get sparkling wine in cans! Those are quite the bags you put together. Your bridesmaids are really lucky girls :)

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  3. Those are such great bridesmaid gifts! and they are so cute!
    xo,
    Angela

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  4. How cute! We had similar bags from lands end for my best friend's wedding!

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  5. Lauren ScorzafavaJuly 7, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    These are so cute! I love it!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  6. These bags are super cute! I'm sure your bridesmaids will love them!

    ~Jessica

    Jeans and a Teacup

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  7. I love everything! Those bags are so cute~ I products that have part of my name on it! Thank you for sharing these ^^
    ~Kiyomi <3
    kokorosasa.blogspot.com

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