Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Best Bridesmaid Gift!

As a bride myself, so I am always scouring the internet for the perfect bridesmaid gifts for my girls. I want it to be something meaningful... something they will actually use... and something that well, let's them know how thankful I am for them!

One of our brides, Sarah, came in the other day to reveal a super sweet surprise bridesmaid gift for her girls. They came into the store to get fitted for their bridesmaid dresses, and Sarah surprised them by purchasing their bridesmaid dresses for them!! It was such a cute surprise, and I know it made her bridesmaids' days!

Here is the Jim Hjelm dress Sarah chose for her bridesmaids:


Now I wish I had thought of that when putting together my initial wedding budget!


Krystal said...

What a gorgeous dress!

Miss Gator said...

Another great idea for Bridesmaid Gifts is making the earrings for them yourself. I went to Bead All About It in Thornebrook Village this past weekend and made earrings with some friends and they have a huge selection of beads and crystals, and a staff to help you. It was a lot of fun and super easy (and a good deal!). Plus it is something your bridesmaid's might actually keep because you made it for them.

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.