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How to Save Money as a Bridesmaid

How to Save Money as a Bridesmaid

How to Save Money as a Bridesmaid

How to Save Money as a Bridesmaid

I was asked months ago to be a bridesmaid for my best friend’s wedding but I never knew what to expect. I mean I’ve never been a bridesmaid before so this was new to me. I figured I’d spend a little chunk of change for her big day but never wrote down what I though my responsibilities would include or the average amount I anticipated on spending. The infograph from Mint.com below shows the breakdown of what it costs to be a bridesmaid:

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A Personalized Bridesmaid Proposal

How I Asked My Bridesmaids

“When thinking of what I wanted to gift my bridesmaids when asking them to be a part of my day, I knew I wanted it to be personal and heartfelt. I wanted to give them things they would use repeatedly and get them excited for the big day!”

This past Fall, we collaborated with fashion and lifestyle blogger Reagan of BraysWay.com to help her propose to her bridesmaids in a heartfelt and personalized way.

Read on to see how Reagan put together an incredibly cute proposal for each of her bridesmaids!

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Drafting Your Team: Choosing Your Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids

football inspired wedding party

via Bridal Guide

 

A Football Lover’s Guide to Picking Your Bridesmaids

He proposed! Now that you’ve picked the man you want to spend your life with, it’s time to choose the ladies in your life that will stand by you on the big day. Totally overwhelmed with the task? Check out these tips to help you select your #teambride.  Get ready for the bridesmaid draft!

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Matching Robes for Flower Girls and Junior Bridesmaids

Don’t Forget Your Flower Girl!

Your flower girl will feel all grown up getting ready with you and your bridesmaids. Now you can include your flower girl in the matching robe trend, with mini robes for flower girls and junior bridesmaids! Our flower girl robes are available in the following floral patterns: ivory, coral, purple, blue, light blue, pink, and black.

Our mini robes are available for toddlers through pre-teens (sizes 4, 8, and 12). You can see our sizing recommendations in the shop.

Shop our Flower Girl Robes Now!

Ivory Toddler Robe

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Wedding Color Inspiration: Rose Gold

rose gold wedding color inspiration

Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration

Is anyone else as obsessed with rose gold as I am?! It’s elegant and glitzy without being over the top, making it a perfect color palette for your wedding. Plus, it’s universally flattering, so it would be gorgeous for your bridesmaid dresses!

See all of our golden picks, after the jump!

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Fabulous Gifts for the Girl Who Loves Cocktails

Cocktail Lover Gift Guide

Gift Guide for the Friend who Loves Cocktails

We all have a friend that’s always down to grab a drink no matter what. Who actually knows what they’re doing when they’re sipping wine at a tasting (clearly we don’t). Spoil her with these cocktail-themed goodies that we’ve rounded up for this gift guide!

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How to Give a Kick Ass Maid of Honor Toast

Tips for Giving a Memorable Maid of Honor Toast

Taking the pressure out of the Maid of Honor Toast

Being the Maid of Honor in a friend’s wedding is so much fun and such a special honor. When I was my sister’s Maid of Honor there was so much that went into preparing for the wedding alongside my sister: dress shopping, planning the bachelorette party, organizing all of the bridesmaids. But I’ll be honest, nothing scared me more or caused me more stress than preparing for my wedding toast! Public speaking may come easily to some people, but my guess is that most of us are going to experience some level of anxiety over writing and giving the perfect toast. So much pressure!

We’ve compiled some tips and ideas to help you write your perfect toast and show your love for the bride and groom!

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Four Seasons of Mimosas

Four Seasons of Mimosas

Mimosa Recipes for your Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party or Morning of your Wedding!

It’s a mimosa kind of morning! We’ve rounded up four of our favorite mimosa recipes for you and your bridesmaids, one for each season! If these mimosa ideas for the bridal shower, bachelorette party, or A.M. of wedding day, don’t stop you from hitting snooze, I don’t know what will.

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DIY How to Make Flower Crowns

How to Make Flower Crowns Tutorial

DIY How to Make Flower Crowns

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that floral crowns are everywhere right now (hello Pinterest!). While preparing for a recent bridal brunch, we decided to make our own for all of the girls. They were such a hit that we wanted to share a step by step tutorial with you for making your own flower crowns! Whether it’s for a bachelorette bash or going out to brunch with your girlfriends, these crowns are so whimsical and are our go-to accessory of the moment. Plus, they’re like 10x cuter than the Snapchat filter!
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Bridesmaid Craft Party with the Gild Collective

Wedding Bags Bridesmaid Craft Party

 

Bridesmaid Craft Party with the Gild Collective

Bridesmaid Craft Party with Wedding Bags and the Gild Collective

Bridesmaid Craft Party with Wedding Bags and the Gild Collective

This summer, we have been working on putting together fun events for brides and their bridesmaids in the Cincinnati area. So often, wedding planning can be a stressful whirlwind for everyone involved and we wanted to provide an opportunity for brides and their closest girlfriends to slow down and enjoy the process. For our first event, we partnered with the ladies at the Gild Collective to put on a bridesmaid craft party at the amazing Rhinegeist Brewery. (Side note: if you aren’t familiar with the Gild Collective, I highly recommend you check them out. Rachel and Kelsey put together ridiculously fun craft parties for you and your friends. They design the DIY projects from start to finish and provide all of the supplies and instruction you need to create something beautiful.)

Gild Collective Morse Code Necklace

Gild Collective Morse Code Necklace

At the event, each person got everything they needed to make a Morse Code Necklace, on which they could spell out anything they wanted. It was the perfect gift for bridal parties and is such a fun alternative to initial necklaces that are so popular for bridesmaid gifts. Partygoers each also received one of our Pop the Bubbly totes and a choice of delicious beer from Rhinegeist Brewery. Brides and their bridal parties were able to drink, mingle and enjoy some tasty treats from Cate’s Cookie Kitchen and Happy Chicks Bakery while they worked on their crafts!

Pop the Bubbly Totes

Everyone got their own “Pop the Bubbly” Tote

We had so much fun and we are hoping to host more events like this in the future for brides and their girls to celebrate before the big day. What kinds of crafts or workshops would you be interested in seeing?

Check out the gallery of photos from Okota Wedding Photography from the event below. We hope to see you at our next party!

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