Today I’m so excited to share with you all how I decided to “propose” to my bridesmaids! Putting together these gifts has been one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process so far. I love these girls so much, and I wanted to create a box with items they could cherish and use forever.
First off, as I mentioned in my first wedding post, Connor and I are having a small wedding with just 80 people. We decided to keep our wedding party small as well, so we will have 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen. Since I only have 3 bridesmaids, I decided to spoil them a bit! I know that this isn’t possible for everyone – if I had 10 bridesmaids I definitely would have chosen a different route. But since we are having such an intimate wedding party, I wanted these gifts to be as special as the girls receiving them.
Before I started looking around for gifts, I headed to WeddingWire to get a few ideas. They have tons of articles to help you gather some inspiration, such as this one, and I also loved this fun and interactive quiz. Once I did my research, I had a better idea of what I was looking for. I wanted a piece that was going to be unique to our wedding, and then a piece that would be unique to them and their role as bridesmaids!
The first store I headed to was Anthropologie – they have the best gift section! It was here that I found the cute little NYC trinket dishes. Unfortunately these exact ones are sold out, but they have a similar (and equally cute!) dish available here. This was the piece that’s unique to our wedding since we’re having it here in New York. 2 out of my 3 bridesmaids are traveling from other states, so the wedding is a fun excuse for them to take an NYC vacation! For the piece that’s personal to them, I wanted something monogrammed, and I immediately thought of Henri Bendel – they do the cutest personalization on their bags and wallets. After browsing their site, I found these white card cases. I knew they would be perfect because white is synonymous with weddings, and I was able to have “BM” and “MOH” monogrammed in gold on the front of the cases. I also found the cutest cards (not pictured) from Lola Louie Paperie. The cards are a bit of a splurge at $6 a pop, but it was important to me to have a beautiful place to write my messages!
I had so much fun putting these boxes together, and I can’t wait for the year ahead with these girls!
*** A special thank you to WeddingWire for partnering on this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. ***