weddings are synonymous with an insane amount of decisions. and when you seek guidance, all can be answered with “whatever makes you happy”. oh thanks, that helps. [insert: sarcasm].
I decided on the bridesmaid dresses fairly quickly. almost too quick, so the second guessing began. but after a little reassuring from
the girls who will be wearing the dresses my bridesmaids, I made the final decision. picture this: white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and sapphire blue long strapless bridesmaid gowns.
next decision to be made: jewelry to perfectly complement said gowns + sandy beaches.
thank you to the bauble bar for instantly easing my mind + helping.
I sent a request to their SWAT* team with details of the dresses + what I envisioned. and was quickly greeted by
my hero erin, who put together this pinterest board based on the info I provided for her. a couple yes & no’s later, erin created 5 potential looks for my bridesmaids.
which way do I go?
I love the idea of a statement necklace with the strapless dresses. but on the flip-side, I love the simplicity of no necklace, just gorgeous drop earrings.
the girls that stand beside you on your wedding day. the ones who share your first toast of the day over mimosas + pampering. the girls who promise to be by your side on the dance floor. but importantly, the ones who have always been there. and will now be bridesmaids on your big day.
I want “my day” to be as fun for them as it is for me.
a weekender tote for all of their essentials.
a bauble bar statement necklace + stud earrings.
a kate spade best friend bangle.
a colorful jersey knit robe for our morning of pampering.
bright lipstick + nail polish.
the prettiest, sparkly sandals.
a minimergency kit. for just in case.
and a flask. because why not?
being a bridesmaid can be stressful + demanding, make it fun for the girls that mean the most in your life. enjoy the day together.
I am the ultimate procrastinator. it’s built into my DNA to wait until the last possible minute to do anything. and this becomes oh so much worse during the holidays. I think denial is partially to blame. they always come much quicker than expected. well, I’m making a valiant effort to turn a new leaf this year. [hence all the holiday talk on the blog lately].
my biggest pitfall during the holidays is absolutely purchasing gifts in advance. I never do it. you can find me online shopping the week of christmas, writing cards to my loved ones saying their gifts are in the mail. and I always feel so bad, for obvious reasons.
hello new leaf.
I’m making gift guides for all the important people in my life. in advance. and sharing them with all of you, just in case you suffer from my
little holiday issue. let’s get our shopping done by december 11th! [two weeks before christmas day].
since it’s wedding wednesday, it only seemed appropriate to share my gift guide for my bridesmaids, who also happen to be my best friends.
1 // essie 5 piece holiday nail polish set.
2 // love ring.
3 // solid knit infinity scarf.
4 // crystal statement necklace.
5 // mini emergency kit.
6 // revlon lip stain.
7 // copper mug. ideal for moscow mules.
8 // mustache coffee mug.
9 // fliptop gloves.
10 // bow bracelet.
11 // rewined chardonnay candle.
12 // kate spade stud earrings. come in a ton of colors!!