Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Bridesmaids' Gifts

One of my most popular posts is the one where I shared bridesmaids' gifts ideas before my own wedding. I've gotten a few requests to share what I actually gave to my girls, so I finally have gotten around to sharing what I picked out in the end. Basically, these were the top things on the list of personalized gifts that I had found while shopping around. 

Bridesmaids gifts are so hard to pick out, and I wanted to make everything personalized, and I wanted it to be done in their favorite colors so they would actually use the items. I asked them ahead of time what their favorite color combinations were, because I wanted to make sure my thoughts were correct.
I had a reason for everything that I picked.

I have more plastic tumblers than one person should own, and I wanted to share that love with my girls.  I thought these multi-colored ones were cute, and I loved that they came with a little matching bow. I bought myself one as well, as I did with all of my gifts. Since it's so hard to pick stuff out, I knew that if I loved it then it at least meant that I put time and thought into picking it out.

The makeup bags were probably my favorite. I bought them a large and a medium sized one that would be perfect for packing their stuff to bring to get ready the next day. Then they could use them for overnights and short trips in the future.

The earrings were what I wanted them to wear for the wedding, and they matched the look I was going for perfectly. I figured if I was going to be specific on jewelry then I should provide it.

And lastly, notepads. Each of these notepads was personalized in the wedding colors and had a magnet on the back. They are the long kind that you can hang on your refrigerator for grocery lists and quick thoughts. I'm a big lover of lists, and I knew that all of my bridesmaids are as well.

I had so much fun picking these items out, and I think my combination of loving the items myself and thinking of ways to make the items unique for each girl helped make my gifts special.

I'm so thankful to my friends for being a part of my big day. 
This post is a bit late, as I got married July 21st of last year, but I did want to share with you what I ended up getting.

What did you get your bridesmaids, or what are you thinking of getting them?
What's your favorite gift you've ever received?

8 comments:

Nichole said...

Deciding what gifts to give my girls was one of the most fun "tasks" of my wedding planning I love the gifts you chose!

Kat @ Sneakers and Fingerpaints said...

Cute! Crazy how fast time flies right?!

Beka said...

Love the gifts! And it's nice that you put thought into them especially for things that they can use over and over - a lot of times the gifts are the last thing on a bride's mind :)

Kayla said...

Adore your bridesmaids gifts. The Kid and I are about to kick wedding planning into high gear - had to get that baby out first - so posts like this have me so thankful!

Memoirs & Mochas

the girl in the red shoes said...

Oh my gosh! These are SO cute!!! Love everything!

Jen said...

The make up bags are cute. My favorite bridesmaid gift I've received I'd a make-up/toiletry bag. It's big and has a waterproof liner on the inside. I use it all the time when I travel

Diana Visk said...

Great gifts!

I got my bridesmaids Coach wristlets and made each of them a unique picture frame and then sent them a picture of us from the wedding to put in it =)

Muhammad Jahid Hossain said...

These are so nice and perfect bridesmaids gifts . Thanks Dear!