Yesterday I told you about gifts for groomsmen. Today I’m going to tell you about bridesmaids gifts. Bridesmaids help the bride plan the many aspects of her wedding, from the wedding theme to the wording of invitations to seating arrangements during the ceremony itself. Some will go so far as to say that bridesmaids work harder than the bride herself! Show those poor, tired bridesmaids that you really appreciate them and are grateful for all that they have done for you by presenting them with some lovely bridesmaids gifts.
As My Bridesmaids Gifts shows, there are hundreds of gift ideas for bridesmaids! From purses to tote bags to unique pieces of women’s personalized jewelry, there is no shortage of available gifts for bridesmaids!
If you’re planning a wedding, then you should know that the groomsmen you choose to be a part of the wedding party will play a very important role. They will not only stand up with your groom at the wedding ceremony — they’ll help out before and afterwards! Groomsmen play a vital role in assisting with seating arrangements and directing guests to seats at the wedding ceremony and at the reception. They help to set up and tear down various stands and other heavy, awkward items at the wedding party. And in general, they’re there to assist your groom with planning out everything for the wedding, and keeping him as calm, cool and collected as possible.
If you’re going to have groomsmen, then you will definitely want to have groomsmen gifts. Show your groomsmen how much you appreciate their help by picking out gifts for them! Gifts show them you appreciate and value them and their time enough to take up some of your time looking for the perfect gift. Ideas for groomsmen gifts include ties, tie clips, cuff links, wallets, and even small electronic items. Check out American Bridal for some great ideas!
I have fond childhood memories of accompanying my mother and grandmother to the local flea market. Vendors and people would set up their stands at 6:00am ($25 got you a table and a parking spot to set it up in), and the flea market would open promptly at 7:00am. We’d show up not long after, with one of those wheeled wagons / laundry baskets in tow, as we always found all sorts of crap to take home with us. Some of the better things we found on the cheap include:
I don’t shop at consignment shops or flea markets these days, simply because I’m too busy to get down to one, but I can’t recommend them enough. There are SO many potential things to find there!
Visions of wedding favors and bridesmaids gifts have been dancing through my head during the last few days, due to my husband being a groomsmen for his best friend, whose wedding is tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow. Last week I ran around like an idiot looking for a potential outfit to wear to the wedding. After I hit up five different stores and finally settle on a dress that only makes me look slightly pregnant and a pair of black shoes that won’t leave blisters any bigger than quarters behind, I’m told that I’m also expected to attend the wedding rehearsal dinner. The dinner is tonight, and I was informed of it last night. Argh!
So this morning I got up, threw myself in the shower, and then ran out to Fashion Bug to see what I could dig up. Initially I planned on wearing all black, but after being unable to find a black skirt and feeling put-off by a black wrap being lighter in color than a pair of black capris, I settled on a cute brown shirt that’ll go quite well with my embroidered-pocket jeans and a pair of brown wedge slingbacks. Yes, I am wearing jeans to a wedding rehearsal dinner. I like to rock out like that.
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! For those who aren’t familiar, Memorial Day is a United States holiday, during which we honor all of the members of the military that were killed during war. For most people, at least part of the day includes a barbecue of sorts. For us, we’re going swimming and having a barbecue. I think we’re also going to go with my mother to visit my grandfather’s grave site. He wasn’t killed during duty, but he was a war vet, and so it is important for us to acknowledge that part of his life, even though he is no longer here with us.
It’s funny and sad, however, how every holiday we have becomes an excuse for commercialism. When it comes to clothes, such as kids clothes, stores are all about creating patriotic colors and styles for both Memorial Day and Labor Day, and of course July 4th itself.
How does this relate to blogging? I don’t know… but it gave me something to talk about, heh.