A Personalized Bridesmaid Proposal

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 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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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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Wedding Emergency Kit Checklist

Wedding Emergency Kit Checklist Printable

Wedding Emergency Kit Checklist Printable

We recently wrote about bridesmaid emergency kit ideas to help you and your girls be prepared for anything that comes your way on your wedding day. Now we have a printable checklist to help you put together your own emergency kit! There’s even a section for the groom and groomsmen so that they can be prepared too!

Get your bridesmaids together to help put together your kit and package it all up in a cute Wedding Bags tote for the wedding day!

Click to download the checklist: Wedding Emergency Kit Printable

Check out more ideas on our bridesmaid emergency kit Pinterest board!

Gifts for your Bridesmaids

Metallic Gold Tattoos for your Bride Tribe

When gifting Wedding Bags totes to their bridesmaids or bachelorette party attendees, brides rarely give just the bag alone. I get asked quite often for suggestions of what other gifts to fill the personalized totes with. Putting together the gift bags can be such a fun process, as you can make the bags completely tailored to your personal style or the personalities of your girls. Classy, well-made (and affordable) bridesmaid and bachelorette gifts or favors can be pretty hard to find.

I plan to offer a carefully curated collection of classy bridesmaid and bachelorette gifts on the Wedding Bags website this upcoming Spring. You’ll be able to first choose your bag design and then choose the goodies to go inside (how easy is that?!). But wait, there’s more!

My Sister’s Wedding

Beautiful ‘maids in their

bridesmaid robes

and with their personalized totes!

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This past summer, my little sister got married. We’re only a year and half apart in age, so growing up we were really close in age. Sometimes that meant not liking each other a whole lot though. However, we grew a lot closer when we ended up at the same college.
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My First Wedding Bags Order

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Calligraphy tote bags from my first bridal party collection.

My first order for bridesmaid gifts was quite frankly an accident. I had been selling journals and art prints for a while when I decided to try my hand at screen printing. I was fascinated by the entire process of screen printing – creating the design, burning it to a screen, layering the different colors, and the unique creations that could come from it. After a lot of trial and error (read: A LOT), I finally had some tote bags that I felt I could be proud of and might actually sell. I posted it in my online shop, hoping a few people would just look at it. To my shock, I sold two bags in the first 24 hours of the totes being posted. Suddenly I was getting custom requests for all kinds of tote bags. There was one request, though, that really caught my attention. I was asked to create bags for a girl’s bridesmaids for her upcoming wedding. She wanted something that was not only functional, but pretty and fun. But wait, there’s more!