Category: bridesmaid

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

Planning a beach bachelorette party? Here’s the perfect gift idea! Be sure you’re signed up for updates so you stay in the loop.

Spring and summer are right around the corner, which means lazy days on the beach are finally on the way! If you’re planning a bachelorette bash at the beach, you’ll love this DIY bridesmaid beach bag gift idea. We’ve pieced together our favorite essentials for your girls including an essential tote bag, sunnies, flip flops, an adorable sun hat, beauty products, and more. Enjoy!

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

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What’s in the Bag

Tote Bag

We love this new canvas tote with aqua stripes. It has enough room for her swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and everything you see here. By Thirty One Gifts, where you can get it embroidered, too.

LOVE Bracelet

This gold jewelry piece is simple and oh-so-sweet. It’s the perfect everyday bracelet she can wear to the beach — and beyond. By Ava Hope Designs.

Embroidered Towels

She can lay out in style on her own personalized beach towel. These are by Memento.

Bridesmaid Sunglasses

These fun bridesmaid sunglasses can be worn on the beach + at the wedding! Spotted here.

Flip Flops

These aren’t just ANY old flip flops. They have custom sayings that leave your mark in the sand! Our fave for this bag? “Follow me, bring wine”. There are more available, too! By Sand Imprint Sandals.

Floppy Sun Hat

I’m ordering this one stat. If you need a floppy hat (I mean, really, who doesn’t?) then this is one that’s inexpensive AND adorable. Spotted here.

Beauty Products

Fill a wristlet (we spotted the one shown from Thirty One Gifts) with some favorite beauty products, like nail polish, a stick of sunblock, waterproof mascara (this one is from Pürminerals), and her all-in-one makeup solution in a compact form (also from Pü The lip balm is ultra-nourishing and essential because, hot pink. From Maybelline.

Book to Read

And, last but not least, throw in a book she can read on the beach. I recommend Yes Please, but that’s because Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. Yours might be Tina Fey, in which case this would be an awesome choice. Or Mindy Kaling’s book which was so funny I laughed out loud (and I was sort of bummed when I finished reading it). Another favorite? This book by Ellen Degeneres. Pick any book she’d like (but we recommend something funny and entertaining). I mean, a dramatic book is just a little too serious for a relaxing bach weekend, ya know?

♥ | ♥ | ♥

She’ll L O V E this gift. Promise. I know I would!


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This post is sponsored by Thirty One Gifts and PurMinerals.

Giveaway: Love You to the Moon and Back Bracelet

Ready for a brand new giveaway? You’ve come to the right place! If you’re new here, don’t forget to bookmark our site or subscribe: we are the handmade wedding blog and we’re chock full of delightful wedding giveaways! This week, we’re giving away this I Love You to the Moon and Back bracelet from Lucky Horn Gifts. This is a beautiful gift idea for your mom, sister, Maid of Honor, bridesmaid, or perhaps as a gift idea from the groom to his bride. Find out more about this jewelry piece and see how you can enter below!

Love You to the Moon and Back Bracelet

This bangle bracelet features one moon charm and the words, “I love you to the moon and back” hand stamped on a stainless steel disc. This snag-less silver plated bangle bracelet is made of 14 gauge sturdy wire. One size fits all (and is adjustable!)

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o Enter between 3/9/15-3/15/15 (11:59pm EST).
o Prize: One (1) love you to the moon and back bracelet from Lucky Horn Gifts
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!


Bridesmaid Dress Worn Different Ways? – Ask Emmaline

Picking out a bridesmaid dress can be tough work. You want to please everyone, fit everyone’s budget, and pick something they’ll love as much as you do. That’s why today’s post is going to help you out so much. And, we’re also helping bride-to-be, Amy, who wrote us with this question:

Hi Emmaline. I saw a wedding where the bridesmaids wore the same bridesmaid dress different ways (with unique necklines), but they all wore the same color. The dresses were short and flowy. Any tips on where to find them?

Great question, Amy! The term for a bridesmaid dress worn different ways is a convertible dress (sometimes called an infinity dress, too!) A bridesmaid dress worn different ways (but in the same color) is a smart choice for your bridesmaid attire, and today we’re telling you five reasons why. But first… check out this adorable example of bridesmaids wearing the convertible dresses. We love how the bride chose navy blue convertible dresses, but then had her girls accentuate their look with brightly-colored heels and bright blooms.

navy blue bridesmaid convertible dresses | via | love the shoes!

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But first, here’s an example of convertible dresses in action:

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Convertible Bridesmaid Dress Worn Different Ways

1. They are available in different colors.

There’s bound to be a color that coordinates with your color palette perfectly.

2. She’ll ACTUALLY wear it again.

Oh, we’ve heard it all before. “You’ll totally want to wear the dress again!” These dresses are made of jersey material that’s totally comfortable, so you can bet she’ll wear it again. Plus, if you choose a more neutral tone (black, grey, or navy, just to name a few) you’ll be positively sure she’ll actually wear her dress again.

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3. This style is easy to accessorize.

Just as you saw in the first image in this article, you can really let each bridesmaid’s personality shine with colorful accessories, whether matching or not. Shoes, statement necklaces, hair accessories, a clutch purse, or earrings are just ways to play up the color.

4. She can pick a neckline that flatters her body.

Each bridesmaid’s body type is different; why stick every woman in the same exact dress? Instead, she can wear her dress in any neckline style she chooses, whether that is strapless or halter or one-shoulder, just to name a few.

5. These dresses are actually affordable!

Many of the dresses shown here are $75, which is an awesome price point. And, each dress is handmade, right here in the USA.

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purple bridesmaid convertible dress | via

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pink bridesmaid dresses

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I mean, just look at the many ways this dress can be worn!

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To find out more, check out The Jerseymaid shop for dress styles, colors, and more.


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