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Jewelry for Sister-in-Law Bridesmaid Gift? – Ask Emmaline

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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.

i gained a sister when i married your brother

bracelet: honey thorns

Hand Stitched Initial Necklaces — Handmade-a-Day

Hand stitched initial necklaces are today’s handmade-a-day pick! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss upcoming posts like these.

Hi, loves! Aren’t these hand stitched initial necklaces so cute?

initial necklaces hand embroidered | Hand Stitched Initial Necklaces - http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/hand-stitched-initial-necklaces/

by skrynka

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.

Best Convertible Dress for Bridesmaids? – Ask Emmaline

best convertible dresses for bridesmaids

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!

Vintage Style Bridesmaid Earrings Under $20

magenta flower earrings

by jacaranda designs

Hi, lovelies! Have you been searching for beautiful earrings for your bridesmaids, but you’re on a budget? You’ll love these vintage style earrings we’ve found for you! These unique vintage style earrings are handmade by Jacaranda Designs and they’re bursting with bright pops of color. As a bonus, they just *happen* to be priced right under $20 each, which is great news for brides on a budget. Read on to see our favorites from this truly inspiring collection…

“Bridesmaid Clutches Instead of Flowers?” – Ask Emmaline

clutches with bridesmaids names inside | bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaid/clutches-instead-of-flowers/

by bella fiore, photo: made u look photography

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. One of our latest Ask Emmaline questions really inspired me the other day because it’s not only a fantastic idea, but it also saves some money in the process. Rachelle wrote to us about bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers — as in, nixing the bouquets altogether and having her bridesmaids walk down the aisle carrying a pretty bag instead of a bouquet. She writes,

Dear Emmaline, I want to give my bridesmaids clutches instead of flowers (bouquets) as gifts. I don’t have a budget that allows for the cost of a clutch AND a bouquet for each bridesmaid, so I have to either pick a less expensive bridesmaid gift or skip bouquets altogether. I have seen other weddings where bridesmaids have walked down the aisle with a clutch purse, but is it proper etiquette to do so? Also, do you have any tips on what kind of clutches would suffice? Thank you!

Hi Rachelle! Not only is this a great question, but bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers is a brilliant idea for a variety of reasons. Find out why we love (and recommend) this option…

These Wine Charms Make Beautiful Gifts for Weddings

breakfast at tiffanys wine charms

by bling on the wine

Are you planning a wine themed wedding? Perhaps a wine tasting bachelorette party? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun gift idea for your bridesmaids? Then you’ll love these wine charms we have to share with you today! We’re excited to introduce you to your new BFF in wine charms, also known as Bling On The Wine. Find out what makes these charms so beautiful, particularly for weddings… plus, get a special discount code!