bridesmaids Archive

Cute Totes for your Bridesmaids

mason jar and personalized initial tote bag

by iron grillers & co.

One of our favorite functional bridesmaid gift ideas is to fill a personalized tote bag with smaller handpicked gifts such as jewelry, beauty products, a pashmina (like this if getting married in cooler months), cute sweatpants (like these, which are a hit!), or something to wear while getting ready. This makes a wonderful gift for two reasons: 1) your bridesmaid has a convenient carrying bag to tote around her essentials the day of the wedding, and 2) you’re able to fill the tote bag with a fun handpicked gift (or gifts) just for her. Plus, these tote bags we spotted at Iron Grillers & Co. are so cute that your bridesmaids will be using them as beach bags and shopping totes for years to come!

Dried Flower Bouquets for Weddings? – Ask Emmaline

dried flower bouquets | | by the blaithin blair

by the blaithin blair shop, photo: jen ing photography

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question from one of our lovely readers! Amber asks,

“Hi Emmaline! What do you think of dried flower bouquets? I have seen bridesmaids carry them but I’m not sure what the difference is versus fresh flowers. Are they cheaper? Are dried bouquets meant for a certain wedding theme? Thanks!

Great questions, Amber! We’ve been seeing many brides using dried flower bouquets lately. In today’s post, you’ll learn why dried bouquets are so popular right now, find out the best theme to use them, see which elements are included, get helpful tips, and see some stunning examples. Enjoy!

These Initial Necklaces for Bridesmaids Make Great Gifts

Initial necklaces for bridesmaids | by Aristocrafts |

initial necklaces for bridesmaids | by aristocrafts

When you’re looking for the perfect bridesmaid or groomsmen gift, how can you be sure it’s something they don’t already own? Our answer: go handmade — and get it personalized. A personalized item with the recipient’s name or initial on it makes a more meaningful gift, as well as one they’ll be sure to use for years to come. Rather than something that simply states “bridesmaid” or “groomsmen”, which is short-lived just around and on the wedding day, something with their name or initial will be enjoyed for a longer period of time. We spotted these initial necklaces for bridesmaids, initial cuff links for groomsmen, and a variety of personalized handkerchiefs and pocket squares to complete the look from Aristocrafts as a few examples. These gifts are handmade in a studio with two hands, not mass-produced like countless others out there. These particular locket necklaces and cuff links go well with any theme, but they pair especially well with vintage inspired weddings. Ready to take a look? Let’s go!

Cute Flip Flops for Beach Weddings

flip flops beach weddings |

by my dream wedding

Are you dreaming of warmer weather? Me too. I’ve just about had it with snow and ice. I’m looking forward to beautiful spring and summer beach weather! If you’re planning a beach wedding (or you simply want to skip the heels for your outdoor summer wedding, we’ve found some cute flip flops to share with you today! The lovely Ruth over at My Dream Wedding creates some of the prettiest flip flops we’ve seen for the bride and her bridesmaids. Take a look at these colorful combinations!

These Bracelets are Awesome for Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

by the modern bazaar

It’s not always easy picking the perfect bridesmaid gift or groomsmen gift idea they’ll love, especially because you get one shot at it. You want them to have something they’ll love, use, and not already own, right? Well, we have a perfect gift idea for you today! And the best part is, it works well for bridesmaids AND groomsmen. These latitude and longitude bracelets from The Modern Bazaar make a fantastic wedding party gift. Find out why…

Ombre Jewelry for the Bride & Bridesmaids

ombre sapphire jewelry something blue

by laura stark

Do you love ombre? Are you planning an ombre wedding? If so, you’ll love these ombre jewelry pieces spotted at Laura Stark! Laura’s beautiful sapphire ombre necklace has been a favorite of mine for some time; now her sapphire bar earrings, ombre initial bracelets, and colorful green, pink, and brown ombre necklaces have stolen my little handmade heart. Read on to see these pieces from her collection…

Finally… Comfy (+ Cute!) Foldable Ballerina Flats
for the Bride & Bridesmaids

folded ballerina flats

What’s one surefire way to ruin a party? Achy feet from wearing formal shoes for too many hours! When you’re wearing high heels on your wedding day, your feet will most likely start to hurt well before dancing even begins. But we don’t want you (or your bridesmaids) to sit out and miss the fun. What to do? Give these ballerina flats a try! Talaria Flats has seamlessly blended functionality and fashion into one amazing foldable flat, ready to go for dancing, traveling, commuting, or running errands around town. This is one bridesmaid gift they’ll be sure to love and re-use long after the wedding is over. Read on to find out more…

10 Reasons to Love Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

navy bridesmaid dresses with bride by coraliebeatrix

by coralie beatrix | photo by ashley west photography

Hi, loves! Emma here. I am so in love with navy bridesmaid dresses — and not just because they look chic and pulled together, and pretty much rock in wedding photos. In fact, there are ten reasons why navy bridesmaid dresses are an easy choice for both the bride and her bridesmaids. Navy blue is a tried-and-true fashion staple and a classic choice for weddings. If you’re on the fence about what color bridesmaid dress you should pick, these reasons should help you decide (or at least narrow it down a bit). Read on to find out more, along with a few beautiful (and insanely affordable) bridesmaid dresses I know you’ll love. Enjoy!

Comfy Sweatpants for Bridesmaids

adorable name sweats for bridesmaids | by sister9designs | bridesmaid sweatpants gift weddings |

by sister9designs | photo: lindsay madden

When we talked about these getting ready rules recently, we had no idea how many awesome Ask Emmaline questions we’d receive! Today we’re tackling a question from Rachel, who asks,

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Dear Emmaline, I know there are robes, shirts, and other apparel for bridesmaids getting ready. Do you have any suggestions for shorts or sweatpants? I want something my bridesmaids can lounge in around the house that will keep them warm after the wedding. Thanks!


Great question, Rachel! Even if you love button-down shirts or beautiful robes, we know that sweatpants are also a girl’s best friend. If you think your bridesmaids would be more comfortable in a pair of tried-and-true sweats, then these bridesmaid sweatpants from Sister9Designs are a perfect choice! You can even have them personalized with each bridesmaid’s name on the front. Take a look…

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