Bridesmaids gifts are a great idea.  It’s a great way to ask them to be in your wedding party.  Here are some tips:

Don’t Rush!

Don’t rush out and asked your bestie right away.  Take some time to make the right decision.  Here’s a blog post that can help you with that decision.

When Should You Get Them?

There no particular timeframe for getting and giving bridesmaid gifts.  Aim for no later than one to two months before your wedding, since the last thing you want to do the week before your wedding is shop for presents. You can wait for seasonal sales or search for the perfect gift.  

How Much Should You Spend?

Consider two main things when budgeting for bridesmaid gifts:

  • how much your wedding budget will allow
  • how much your bridesmaids are spending to be in your wedding.

The first question is obvious, spend what you can.  Remember that it’s how thoughtful the gift is not how much you spend.

The second one is a little trickier.  Keep in mind that your bridesmaids are spending money to be in your wedding.  Think of the parties leading up to the wedding, sometime travel and hotel and the wedding attire also.   $50 and $150 is a typical budget.

The maid of honor typically gets something a bit more special and don’t forget flower girls, and junior bridesmaids.

When do you give them?

There are a couple ways to give them:

  • Give part of the gift or the whole gift when you ask them to be in your wedding
  • Give them at the rehearsal dinner
  • Give them the morning of your wedding when you are getting ready
  • Create a bridal party luncheon a few weeks before the wedding and give them then

Note: While I chose these gifts as things I would personally give, some of these links are affiliate links where if you purchase, you won’t pay more but I’ll get a tiny stipend.  

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3 Ways To Cut Costs When Wedding Planning

3 Ways To Cut Costs When Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding can be an exciting and memorable experience, but it can also be a significant financial burden. With the average cost of a wedding in the US for 2023 being around $29,000, it’s essential to be mindful of expenses and cut costs wherever possible. In addition to shortening your guest list, there are other practical ways to reduce wedding costs. For example, consider simplifying your floral budget, choosing a practical time of year, and being mindful of peak wedding season. By making smart financial choices early on, you can ensure that your special day is not only beautiful and memorable but also financially manageable.

The Best Wedding Emergency Kit List for Brides | Jen Vazquez Photography

The Best Wedding Emergency Kit List for Brides | Jen Vazquez Photography

Wedding planning can be a challenging task, and even the most meticulous planning may not prevent unforeseen emergencies. That’s why having an emergency kit can be helpful on your wedding day. It’s like insurance for the unexpected. While not all items on the list are necessary, it’s best to be prepared for any situation that may arise. The list includes items that have been commonly used by brides over the past 10 years, and these kits are also great to keep in your car after the wedding. The emergency kit can also be divided amongst your bridesmaids for added convenience. The list contains items that cover touch-ups, wellness, wardrobe malfunctions, toiletries, and miscellaneous items. Don’t forget to print out the image provided to use as a shopping list and consider purchasing from affiliate links or dollar stores to save money. On your big day, remember to enjoy the moment and cherish the fact that you’re marrying your best friend!

Wedding Trends according to Pinterest

Wedding Trends according to Pinterest

Wedding Trends according to PinterestRecently, Pinterest published this blog “Wedding season is back and Pinterest is inspiring a new look to walking down the aisle”.  Let’s hit the highlights.  We all know that people on Pinterest “Pinners” look to Pinterest for...