21 New Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids That Will Make Them Smile

Stumped on bridesmaid gift ideas? We’ve honed in on the best gifts that always make them happy! See our guide below to the seven best gift ideas that your bridesmaids will be glad to receive. And be sure to subscribe for more fun posts like this! P.S. On Thursday, we’re doing a Groomsmen Gift feature to mirror this, so don’t miss it!

Your bridesmaids are your BFFs. Side-kicks. Sisters.

Bridesmaids and Bride photo by Wild Whim | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/bridesmaid-gift-ideas/

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Today we’re helping you pick out a perfect gift to give them on your wedding day they’ll absolutely love.

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How do you pick between the dozens of bridesmaid gift ideas to find that one thing that will make them absolutely happy? That’s where we come in! You only get one shot at giving the perfect bridesmaid gift — and we’re helping you make it A M A Z I N G and totally fun. Read on to see which seven types of bridesmaid gift ideas made the list, see over twenty hand-picked finds, and learn why these are ALWAYS a perfect idea. Enjoy!

Why These Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Always Work

So, why did we pick these seven ideas specifically? Two reasons:

1) they are unique, so she won’t have it already
2) these handpicked ideas are versatile to enjoy forever

Handmade Bridesmaid Gifts and Ideas

1. A clutch / tote / or purse of some kind

One of the go-to bridesmaid gift ideas is a clutch purse, tote bag, or a purse of some kind. This doesn’t mean just any bag: for gift giving points, look for something that’s a) definitely her style, b) features her name or initial, and c) is designed for either formal or casual everyday use.

Try something personalized…

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… something colorful + fun…

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… a little rustic…

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… or something fancy…

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… or something with her name right on it!

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There are hundreds of styles and patterns to choose from, but we’ve made it easy on you by pulling together the best in The Marketplace.

2. A personalized dress hanger

A dress hanger is a hot trend right now, but we’re also digging it long-term! Here’s why: it is a place for her bridesmaid dress to hang on the wedding day (and make for some super-cute photos for you). And, it goes right into her closet to display her favorite piece of clothing. She’ll look back on it every time she goes to her closet and she’ll love that it has her name beautifully scrolled across it.

Here is an example of some pretty hangers, custom-made by Get Hung Up:

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3. A customized art print she can hang in her bedroom or office

Like this sweet one which says, “There were never such devoted sisters” by Little Leaf Prints

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Or a pretty monogram artwork from Golden Paisley

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Or something with added whimsy, like a personalized embroidery hoop art THAT LOOKS LIKE HER. I mean, she doesn’t have one of those, that’s for sure. By Stitch Folks:

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Even a simple initial will do!

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These are just some examples; you can see a ton of other inspiring wall art finds right here.

4. A piece of personalized jewelry

Select a bracelet or necklace she’ll love to wear again and again. One of my favorites? This gem from Ava Hope Designs.

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A gold bar necklace is always a classic choice. This one is from Vintage Stamp Jewels:

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3 BHLDN Decor Ideas That Will Look Stunning for Weddings

Happy Tuesday, loves! Today we’re collaborating with the team over at BHLDN to share decor trends for a vintage inspired wedding theme. In this collection, you’ll see an inspiring floral centerpiece, hanging paper garlands and paper fans, metallic-infused decorations, an instant photo booth backdrop, fine china inspired cake plates and napkins, and balloons with bits of gold confetti inside! There’s also confetti, gold-dipped place cards, table numbers… and more! Oh, there’s so much loveliness inside… enjoy!

Floral inspired decorations | via BHLDN Decor Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/vintage/bhldn-decor-ideas-weddings/

BHLDN Decor Ideas for Weddings

1. These floral inspired ideas

The La Vie en Rose collection is inspired by French flower markets from the early 20th century. BHLDN’s curated an assortment of floral decorations and centerpieces will transform a wedding reception into a vintage-inspired botanical garden.

When it comes to decorating with flowers, the most obvious place to start is with your wedding centerpieces. A traditional display is lovely, but don’t be afraid to think outside the vase. Try hanging the Crystalline Chandelier over the table or cluster the Nightfall Votives together and fill them with blooms for a unique wedding centerpiece look.

The Conservatory Envelope Holder is not just for cards. Use it as a centerpiece for the sweetheart table, or as pretty storage for wedding favors. Then, after the big day it becomes a glass display for your preserved bridal bouquet or bridal keepsakes.

Floral Inspired Decor | via BHLDN Decor Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/vintage/bhldn-decor-ideas-weddings/

The Petal Push-Pops (filled with real bits of rose, lilac and hydrangea) are a fun (and gorgeous) way to send-off the newlyweds. Better still, toss the Blossom Hearts confetti at the end of the wedding ceremony. The confetti is made of handcrafted seed paper, so they can be planted after the big day and bloom into wildflowers.

Use these confetti push pops at your reception! | via BHLDN Decor Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/vintage/bhldn-decor-ideas-weddings/

Do you love the look of vintage china, but not the price point? The Sunday Paper Plates are the perfect compromise. The rose motif and scalloped edges look delicate and sweet when topped with a generous slice of wedding cake, never giving away their budget friendliness to guests as they Instagram their decadence.

Finally, don’t forget to help guests clean-up! The Sunday Paper Napkins are covered in dainty roses, and perfectly sized for cocktail hour or dessert. The napkins also match the aforementioned cake plates for a cohesive reception look.

In love with these vintage inspired paper plates and matching napkins.  It's the look of old china without the price tag! | via BHLDN Decor Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/vintage/bhldn-decor-ideas-weddings/

2. These jewel toned decor ideas

As wedding celebrations move indoors for fall and winter, reception decorations become increasingly important. This year you’ll see decorations gravitating towards deeper colors and more lavish decor.

Fall inspired jewel tones for your reception decor | via BHLDN Decor Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/vintage/bhldn-decor-ideas-weddings/

The Celebration Crinkle Fans and Just Jewels Garlands are as versatile as they are pretty! Hang them overhead on the reception dance floor, as wedding ceremony decor, or scattered on tabletops for dramatic effect.

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For a playful end to a picture perfect day, have guests throw XO Confetti in the air. Confetti tossed at weddings = a moment no one forgets.

This XO confetti is so cute! | via BHLDN Decor Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/vintage/bhldn-decor-ideas-weddings/

For a vintage wedding decor look try the Teetotum Honeycombs. Reminiscent of a by-gone era, these 3D paper decorations make a statement wherever they are displayed. They can be reused, too: think dinner party decorations, birthday celebrations, and golden anniversaries…

7 Custom Doormats on Etsy That Make Absolutely Great Gifts

Hi, loves! Emma here. Have you seen the new doormat collection over at LoRustique? It’s amazing. And by amazing, I mean that I want all of them. These custom doormat finds from Etsy are perfect gift ideas for the newlyweds. Take a look at a few of our favorites, with this first one handpicked as today’s handmade find! Enjoy!

Custom Doormats Etsy Find

This first doormat is my favorite. It says, “Love is wherever I’m with you”.

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Pssst. It can say ANYTHING! Get creative! I saw one at Clubhouse BFD that said, Holla. I want one just like that. So simple.

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This “Just Married” doormat is cute, too. If you know a couple returning home from their honeymoon, surprise them by leaving this at their front door. (Or pin it and maybe your mom or sister will do it for you!)

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Or one of these…

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This one would look lovely at my own front door.

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I’d probably put this one in front of my garage door: “Bless This Mess”. Ha. Oh, so true. We should really get to cleaning that out one of these days.

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And for our southern brides, this one’s for y’all for front porches with rockers and mason jars full of lemonade. Ah, summertime. :)

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You can see the entire custom doormat collection right here!

xo
-E.

Tracy + Ron’s Key West Wedding in Pink and Navy Blue

Get ready for some gorgeous beach wedding inspiration! Tracy and Ron’s Key Wedding was captured beautifully with Filda Konec Photography behind the lens and planning behind the scenes by Jennifer Levering of We’ve Got the Keys. Tracy and Ron’s wedding took place at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina, a venue which offers a stunning outdoor pier for the ceremony and romantic ocean-side views for dinner. For their beach themed wedding, Tracy and Ron selected a pink and navy color palette — one of our favorites! She chose short light pink bridesmaid dresses for the girls, who had the opportunity to pick a dress they loved in the same color (but in any style they liked best). The men wore navy blue suits paired with Sperry’s top siders. They also wore a coordinating navy and pink bow tie that really pulled together this fun and modern color palette. With this seaside ceremony, romantic dinner, celebration under the stars, and handmade details everywhere you look, this is definitely one of our favorite beach weddings to date! Enjoy!

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We love this “wifey” card given to Tracy by Ron before the ceremony. And we spy some gorgeous Jack Rogers sandals and a fun pair of bride sunglasses, too! The bride’s pink garter was her “something borrowed” from her mom.

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Check out this amazing resort!

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We love this shot of the groom and groomsmen. It looks like he wore some groom sunglasses, too! A must-have for a Key West wedding, we say!

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