Hi, loves! Emma here. Today’s handmade-a-day find is a heart shaped ring dish with the word “LOVE”, “XO” or arrows beautifully hand-drawn with gold metallic calligraphy. A ring dish, like this one, is commonly used on your sink to hold your engagement and/or wedding ring while washing your hands, or on your nightstand at night when you go to bed (if you’re someone who does not like to wear jewelry to bed). I wear my rings pretty much all the time, but when I do heavy housecleaning I like to remove them so they don’t get dirty. A ring dish like this would be the perfect place to put them. These are functional, beautifully handmade, and colorful — Susan Gordon Pottery really has thought of everything! This makes a great gift for a newly engaged bride or for a bridesmaid gift. It makes a sweet gift for moms, too.
We’ve talked about horizontal bar necklaces in the past, but a vertical initial necklace is the latest craze! We spotted this gorgeous initial necklace, made of clay and a whole lotta love, from Jill Makes. Take a look and you’ll see why we love it so!
Fall is in the air and this leather wristlet purse is the latest thing! Get inspired below and subscribe here!
Ah, fall. Does it get any better than this, really? Last night I was standing on the porch with Andrew in the middle of the night. We are on parent hours, which means we get an absurdly large amount of things…
Hi, loves! Emma here. It’s Monday Bunday and I’m sitting here with messy bun, sippin’ on (extra) coffee and working on today’s blog post when THIS happened. I spotted these bridesmaid mugs from Melsy’s Illustrations and literally dropped everything to share them with you. And, well, once you see them, you’ll get it…
It’s time for an Ask Emmaline wedding question! Be sure to subscribe for future wedding advice questions like this.
Bride-to-be Elisa wrote us with a question about picking out the perfect bridesmaid gift for her soon-to-be sister-in-law. She says,
“Dear Emmaline, I’m picking out bridesmaid gifts and I am completely stumped on one of my girls, Carrie… she’s my future sister-in-law and we’re not very close yet. We get along great, but we just haven’t really had that much time to get to know each other as much as my other bridesmaids. I want to get her a gift she will like but I don’t want to mess up on style. Do you have any suggestions for jewelry that is great for everyday wear she might like? She wears jewelry a lot so I know she likes it and mostly in silver tones (but she also wears gold sometimes). Any help for a sister-in-law gift she will love?”
Elisa, jewelry is a great gift idea! I love that you included her jewelry preference (mostly silver tones versus gold), as it makes picking out the style a lot easier — silver vs. gold is half the battle! Your email included such a sincere question and I think many brides find themselves in a similar situation. You’re picking out gifts for members of your wedding party, many of whom include family members of your spouse that will soon be a part of your family, too. But it’s not always easy to pick a gift when you aren’t as close (yet!) as you may be with other members of your wedding party. And I wholeheartedly love that you care so much about picking a gift she’ll love, which shows just how lucky she is to be gaining a new sister like you!
To help you pick the perfect versatile bridesmaid gift, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tried-and-true jewelry pieces. If you see one that looks like her style, just click on the photo and you can find out more from the artist directly on their shop (or other similar styles by the artist who designed it). And hopefully one of these finds will be the perfect gift for Carrie. Fingers crossed we have a home-run today with one of these!
Bridesmaid Gifts for Sister in Law
1. This sweet bangle bracelet
It’s sure to bring happy tears to her eyes. It also covers the three S’s: 1) silver-toned, 2) sentimental, 3) sister-in-law geared. Handmade by Honey Thorns.
Hi, loves! Aren’t these hand stitched initial necklaces so cute?
These embroidered necklaces illustrate just how awesome handmade gifts really are. These necklaces feature embroidered initials with each letter carefully stitched by hand. Since each necklace is hand stitched, you can choose how your initial necklace will look, right down to the color threading used for the embroidery.
Happy Wednesday, loves! We have another fabulous wedding giveaway for our readers! We’ve teamed up with Violette & Iris to give away a monogram locket necklace to a lucky winner. This keepsake locket features a pretty watercolor rose wreath and letter monogram of your choice. These make a perfect customized bridesmaid gift for your bridal party. Read on to enter!
It’s time for today’s handmade-a-day pick! This one comes from Jadiecakes, maker of insanely cute burlap clutches and personalized bridesmaid wristlets. These wristlets are customized with each bridesmaid’s initial and can be made in any colors to coordinate with your wedding palette. I love the interior lining, too! Check it out…
Convertible bridesmaid dresses are one of the most popular choices for attire. It’s not just because they’re made with incredibly comfortable and soft fabrics, or the fact that they can be worn a variety of ways. So when we received this Ask Emmaline question from Lauren, we knew other brides would be wondering the very same thing. She asks,
“Hi Emmaline! I have five bridesmaids and I am deciding on dresses right now. I really wanted to go with a convertible dress so they can wear it any way they’d like and hopefully after the wedding, too. I’ve seen many dresses but they’re too expensive (over $200). Do you have any tips on where to find the best convertible bridesmaid dresses? Thanks!”
Great question, Lauren! We’re happy to help you out. In this post, we’ll show you why bridesmaids love these dresses, show you where to buy the best convertible dresses for bridesmaids, and share our favorite finds to inspire you! Enjoy!