Monday, October 26, 2015

Married Monday: Bridesmaids' Gifts

Hi everyone! I'm back, what a crazy month and a half it's been!  I'm officially a married lady now!  The shot above was taken by one of my bridesmaids, Katie, toward the end of the night! The wedding was wonderful and I will be sharing TONS of photos and details with you as soon I get all the shots back from the photographer.  It should be very soon!  I thought it would be fun to start a new series called "Married Monday" on the blog where I will discuss different aspects of my wedding and planning process.  I know I loved reading (and still love reading) posts about weddings and thought this would be helpful to all you engaged girls out there.  Or just the girls who love weddings!  
For my first post, I'm going to show you all what I gifted my bridesmaids!  

This is a quick look at what I gave them, I'll break it all down for you and list links to buy the products or similar options below!  The first items I picked up where the Lilly Pulitzer market totes.  I knew right away I wanted to use these instead of the conventional gift bag because they can be reused and it wouldn't be my wedding without a little Lilly thrown in!  Each of my three girls, my Mom and Mother-in-law received a bag in a different print.  They were a hit!

Now for what was inside!  I gave each girl a monogrammed robe for getting ready.  They received a light blue robe with their monogram in navy blue (our wedding color), I had a white robe with a navy monogram.  I'll include a picture from my Instagram below.  I bought the robes at Target and had them monogrammed at a local shop, the Shirt Shack.  I found this adorable navy and white anchor ribbon at Michael's and tied each robe up!

Me in my white version of the robe! Check out my IG here!

Each girl also received a mini bottle of my favorite wine, Pink Moscato by Barefoot with a navy and white paper straw attached with another anchor ribbon from Michael's.  Lastly, the little brown box, again tied up with an anchor bow and Lilly for Target nail file held the jewelry for the day!  Each girl was gifted a gold, anchor bangle with a monogrammed tag to wear with their dresses!  These were gifted by the lovely Alicia Renee Obsessions, please check out her adorable boutique and Instagram!

Here is a shot of the bracelets together.  They are more stunning in person!  You will be seeing more of these when the photos come back!  The girls really loved them! I wanted to gift items that my friends could really enjoy, not just on my wedding day but after.  Hopefully I succeeded in that!

As promised, here are links to everything I could find:

Robes: Target with monogram done locally (I had white and the girls had ballad blue)
Monogrammed Anchor Bracelets: Alicia Renee Obsessions
Nail File: Lilly Pulitzer (similar here)
Ribbons: Navy (in-store, similar here), Cranberry
Straws: Target

Thank you all so much for the support throughout my whole wedding process, you all are truly the sweetest!  I'll be back soon with an outfit post!