I’ve been talking about doing this post for at least 7 months – I know! It’s bad! On the plus side though I’ll finally be sharing with you the gifts I’ve given my bridesmaids. Firstly, stop expecting extravagant gifts, because that’s not happening – wedding budget is a real thing! Secondly, I went for local options instead of pricier items. And if all goes according to plan they’ll each be getting a Smashbox Liquid Lipstick on the wedding day. Fingers crossed.
Over the last few years I’ve seen the ‘normal’ amount of bridesmaids go from 4 to 10. I don’t even think I like 10 people so choosing my bridesmaids was surprisingly easy. Obviously my sister is my maid of honour (she’s my favourite person baring Sean) and then I chose my three closes friends. These are the people that if anything happens in life, big or small, I would want to call them first.
So for gifts I didn’t go overboard because a) I don’t have the money to and b) I’m pretty sure they all knew they were bridesmaids without me asking. In fact, I still haven’t asked two of them – it’s bad, I know!
I got them each something from Zana, which I thought they would appreciate & love. Meeka got a Crazy Cat Lady purse because well it’s pretty self-explanatory. The notebooks & gift tags are from a brand called Mocho Loco, they create cool stationery & do some amazing graphic design work too. All chocolates are from Honest Chocolate & the frames are from Nifty250.
I just wanted to give them something to show them that I appreciate the effort they’ve made and to just to invite them to do the journey with me.
If you have any cool ideas and stories of gifts you gave to your bridesmaids or even gifts you gave on your wedding day, leave them in the comments below.