Sunday, January 30

Gifts for my 'Maids

So I've started thinking about what I'd like to gift my girls for taking part in our wedding. But first...

I have a few things in mind so far, but am looking for more ideas, so if anyone has any suggestions, please share!

So, first of all, I've seen a lot of brides buy cheap, cute flip flops and bedazzle them up a bit so the bridesmaids have something comfortable to change into at the end of the night. As much as I love this idea, I know that personally I have about a zillion pairs of flip flops, and there are cuter options out there! Such as...

1. Fold-Up Ballet Flats

There are a ton of these products on the market right now: CitySlips, FootzyRolls, DamnHeels, and the better priced Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats. They are all pretty similar in style, and range from $10 - $30 in price. Has anyone ever tried these? I never have, so I don't know which ones are best. I guess I'll have to find some reviews online.

2. A cute clutch/wristlet

There are a lot of options out there! Again, I'm not quite sure what I want to get, but I don't want to spend a ton of money on them - so that Coach wristlet is probably out of the question. There are tons of great finds on Etsy, so I will probably have something custom made on there.

3. Necklaces

Pearl and Initial Personalized Sterling Silver Petite Disc Necklace with Freshwater Pearl and Oval Link Chain

White Rose Cabochon and Pearl Bridal Necklace

Swarovski Crystal And Sterling Silver Butterfly Necklace

The Sterling Bar OR The Golden Bar - Very Elegant and Delicate Necklace- By Simag

All photos from here.

Again, I haven't chosen anything yet. I think I will wait and see what dresses my girls choose, and then try to buy necklaces that match their dress and overall personal style. I will probably buy something different for each of my girls based on their style. I don't want to buy them some random necklace they'll never wear again. Also, I am not going to require them to wear the necklaces to the wedding, but they definitely can if they would like to!

4. Bridesmaid Tanks

I found this amazingly cute tutorial over on Weddingbee, so I am definitely going to add this to my list of DIY projects. I think they are so cute and this will be the perfect this to wear the morning of the wedding while we all get ready. (Of course, I'm going to make myself one as well!) So I am on the hunt for cute, inexpensive tanks to use and a bit of fabric or ribbon to craft the flowers. Question - Should I try and work this in to our wedding colour scheme, or not worry about it? I was thinking a white tank for me, and yellow ones for my maids... They are all brunette and can definitely pull yellow off. I guess we'll see what kind of tanks I can find and go from there.

5. Wedding Day Hair

That's right, Taylor Swift is one of my Maids!

Last but not least, I am going to pay for my girls to get their hair done for the wedding, should they choose. It's totally up to them if they want it done on the day of - I know sometimes people are more comfortable doing their own hair, or don't necessarily want it done by a stranger, so that's fine by me.

So far, that's it. Is that enough? I'll probably add little things here and there as I come across them, and probably find a cute reusable tote to put everything in. But if anyone has any suggestions, or if you think these gifts suck, please let me know!

What did you end up getting your bridesmaids to say Thank You?


  1. Hehehe. The shirts are from my tutorial on the Bee :D Thanks for the LOVE...

    I love the idea of the fold-up ballet flats for my bridesmaids or the jewelry. I really want to give bridesmaids something personalized, that they will be able to use not only on the big day but for years to come...

  2. Well, a big shout out to you, Miss JD! (Or should I say Pancakes!) - They are totally cute, so once I find the perfect tanks this project is on.

    BTW, Pancakes totally would have been my Bee moniker... I was sooo jealous when you picked it!