Bridal Party Gift Ideas: Bridesmaids (1 of 2)

Your bridal party consists of the people that have supported you the most. Each person has sacrificed their time and money to be there for you during one of the most important times of your life. What better way to show your appreciation than with a gift! Today, we’re sharing our favorite gift ideas for your bridesmaids!

Each of these ideas are gifts that your bridesmaids can not only use on your wedding day, but ones that they can use long after as well!

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To make these fun robes even more special, have each of them monogrammed with the bridesmaid’s initials.

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A unique idea is to have samples of different perfumes for each bridesmaid to choose from for the day of the wedding. As a gift, include a gift certificate for each bridesmaid to buy the full size bottle of their favorite scent.

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Personalized hangers are one of our absolute favorite gift ideas! It is such a fun, inexpensive way to make each of your bridesmaids feel special.

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What girl wouldn’t love a pair of earrings or a pretty necklace? Jewelry is always a safe gift that is sure to have all of your bridesmaids squealing with glee!

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This is a more unconventional idea, but we love it just the same! Buy each of your bridesmaids a polaroid camera with some film. This is a fun way for each of the girls to capture your day, and a sweet treat for them to take home as well!

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Bridesmaid Proposal Printables

After the big proposal, it’s time for you to make a proposal of your own…to your bridesmaids! Who you choose to be your bridesmaid is a very important part of your wedding day, because they will be there for you every step of the way – even all the way up to the altar! Therefore, it’s only fitting to ask them “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in a truly memorable way.

That’s why FTD created these 6 creative printables to help you craft the perfect bridesmaid proposal. From custom wine labels for the wine-lover to a unique candle tag that’ll brighten up anyone’s day, your bridesmaid will certainly say “Yes!” to being a part of your special day.

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https://www.ftd.com/blog/

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Choosing your best maids can be as tricky as finding the perfect dress or man.  Although we can’t pick your bridal entourage, we can help you propose to them.  From a thoughtful card to a celebratory brunch, we’ve compiled a few ways to ask your closest friends to stand next to you on your special day.  

Custom Card

A watercolor card, quirky puzzle or dainty piece of jewelry is the perfectly thoughtful way to ask your bridesmaids to take part in your special day.  

Bridesmaid Box

DIY bridesmaid boxes are a great way to reach out to bridesmaids near and far about your upcoming ceremony.  Consider catering the box to your theme, such as a boho mixture of beauty products and candles perfect for a whimsical wedding, or a combination of your bridesmaid’s favorite things such as a photo, calendar and nail polish.  

Celebratory Brunch

If all of your bridesmaids are in town, why not bring them together for a pre-engagement celebration?  A Sunday brunch is the perfect way to introduce all of your bridesmaids, share the exciting news and catch up on each other’s hectic lives.  Consider popping the question with a bottle of bubbly or a custom coffee mug to commemorate your celebration.  

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Sit Back and Relax: DIY Spa Day

As the big day approaches, things can get a little stressful.  A couple weeks before the wedding, treat yourself and your bridal party to a DIY Spa Day.

  1. Create a relaxing playlist to set the mood.
  2. Serve mimosas or your favorite cocktail or other beverage.
  3. Create a tasty chocolate facial scrub:
    • Add 1 spoon of olive oil, 1 spoon of brown sugar, and a few drops of vanilla extract (optional) to cocoa powder (about 1.5 spoons).
    • Mix these well together.
    • Scrub your face in a circular motion to remove all dead cells.
  4. Paint each other’s nails for the wedding.
  5. Smile and don’t stress about the wedding, this is your girl time!

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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/61009769926292560/

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/5-chocolate-face-masks-with-detailed-steps-and-pictures/

Bridesmaids: Showing your Appreciation (3 of 3)

Your bridesmaids are sure to be excited, but there is a lot of work that goes behind their job too. In return for making your wedding journey as enjoyable and easy as possible, make sure you show them your appreciation! A classic way to say thank you is with jewelry. One cute option is rings with initials to wear on their right hand to show that they’re your “right hand ladies.” Another idea is to incorporate a bow so you can thank them for helping you “tie the knot.” Whether it be jewelry, a hand written card, or even a framed picture from the wedding, don’t forget to thank your bridal party!

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Bridesmaids: Popping the Question (1 of 3)

Asking your closest friends and loved ones to share your wedding day is a big deal—make sure you ask them in a way that makes them feel special!

1. The simplest way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid is with a card. You can make it personalized and sweet to match the relationship you have with your bridesmaids!

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2. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show your bridesmaids you care. A cute way to pop the question is with a ring pop! This is perfect for a crafty bride.

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3. Looking for something even more special? Take each bridesmaid’s favorite bottle of wine or champagne and add a personalized label. They’re sure to love it!

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The It Bag: Maid of Honor Must Have

Every Maid of Honor needs to have an ‘It Bag.’  This ‘bag of tricks’ essentially keeps the bride in top form and holds the wedding together.  From tears, to tears, to spills—you will be 100% prepared. 

What you need: 

-A Bag

A cute bag that will be light enough to carry around all night, but that will hold everything you need. 

-A Bottle of Mini Hairspray, a Comb, and Bobby Pins. 

Theres bound to be some type of hair malfunction, but with the It Bag, youll be prepared. 

-Waterproof Mascara and Kleenex 

Weddings are full of emotion, so be prepared for the waterworks.  

-Cover Up

You never know when a pimple might put a sneak attack on the bride, you or anyone else in the bridal party.  Get ready to fight back!

-Sunscreen and a Fan 

If it is a hot summer day, a simple paper fan will cool of the bride.  Also, you dont want the beautiful bride to be burning up, so a travel-sized sunscreen    would do the trick.  The bride needs a warm glow, not red face.

-Deodorant and Body Spray 

Running around all day, the bride (and you) may get a little sweaty.  Be prepared with some deodorant and a spritz of body spray to freshen up. 

-Tide-to-Go 

Oh no, the bride spilled a little red wine on her dress! Luckily, youll have a Tide-to-Go pen to help.

-Mini Sewing Kit

Heaven forbid there should be a tear, but if there is one, youll be ready to stitch it up!  (Sew handy!)

-Ibuprofen

Weddings can create some chaos, so the bride (or anyone in the bridal party) may start to get a headache, having a some pain reliever in your It Bag will come in handy!

-A Snack

Fruit snacks, crackers, pretzels, you name it.  Having a snack on hand will help calm the nerves. 

Now that you have the essential It Bag; you will be the most prepared and the best maid of honor a bride could ask for.  The greatest part is, when you work with CBE, we will provide you an emergency kit with all of these essential items!  

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