$10 and $25 Gifts for Bridesmaids

by Jenny Bryde 2. July 2010 01:03

Lately I have been thinking a lot about MOI.  My hair, my flowers, my decorations...so just in time before I become totally self-consumed, my to-do list reminded me that I should be looking around for gifts for my wedding party.  We have a pretty average sized wedding party with four girls and four guys and two flower girls.  I've told my fiance that he needs to be in charge of the guys' gifts, but as my man is a big fan of shopping for Christmas at 4pm on December 24th, I may need to nudge him.  For now though, I'll leave the boys alone, and I'll get to some cute gifts for your flowergirls and ringbearers down the road as well...

Today I'd like to feature gifts for bridesmaids in the $10 and $25 price points.  Down the road we'll look at the $50 and $100 gift pricepoints as well as the gifts for the flower girls, ring bearers, and groomsmen! 

First off are the steal of a deal $10 gifts for Bridesmaids:

Everygirl needs to touch up her lipgloss or make sure she doesn't have any boogers (yup, I went there...).  This light up compact from Embroidery By Melissa will do the trick!

Lighted Mirror Compact
This lip stain from Herbal Minerals will stay on for hours longer than a gloss or a lipstick and won't be sticky or goopy!  A great idea for any girl going to a wedding! 
Rosy Lip Butter - lip tint lip stain
These tres chic earrings from Joies Jewels will dangle from her ears on many occasions! 
Snowdrop
So cute you'll want it for yourself, this flowered headband from Flower Nation will be a great accent piece to your bridesmaid's outfit!
Athina Flower Headband
After wearing her ouchie shoes, your bridesmaid will be so thankful to have these cute flip flops from Leisa Lovely available so she can continue to get her dance on! 
Monogrammed Women and Children Flip Flops-

$25 Gifts for Bridesmaids:

Check out this adorable leather journal from Wee Bindery:

Butterscotch Leather - Handmade Book / Notebook / Journal
Perfect for make up, bandaids, cell phones, etc, this personalized clutch from Chamberry Cherry can come in over 250 fabrics with your bridesmaid's name embroidered on it!
Cosmetic clutch, monogram included, Bridesmaid, you choose  from over 200 fabrics
Your bridesmaid will always remember you when she sends her very own personalized notecards from Margot Madison.
Set of Ten Personalized MStudio Yellow Diamond notecards
Give your bridesmaids a gift that they can wear on your wedding day!  Look at these beautiful earrings from Dal Mare
Green Pearl Earrings
Your bridesmaids will love it if you give them this mineral make up kit from Pure Natural Minerals so that they can do a little touch up after dancing! 
Light foundation set natural mineral makeup

 Not bad, eh?  What great find gifts have you found at these price points?  Share!

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Mis-matching Maids?

by Jenny Bryde 28. July 2009 13:46

So ladies, I need your feedback on a recent decision I made regarding my bridesmaids...and maybe one of you is in the same dilemma in your own planning.

Here's the background information:

1) I have 4 bridesmaids that are all different shapes and sizes with different tastes and style. Also, one of them just had a baby and has told me in the past that she wants her very own army of children, so she may very well be prego again soon. Another one is currently pregnant, and so shopping for form fitting dresses is NOT her favorite activity.

2) I do not care for shopping. Gasp! The horror! I know. I have shopping anxiety and often will pick up an article of clothing, carry it around for a couple of hours, and then discard it as an "I don't really need this" item. This is everyday shopping...for me. So you can imagine that picking out one style of dress for someone who isn't even me is killing me.

So I decided to let my ladies and my anxiety off the hook and let them pick their own dresses. Their instruction was..."Get a yellow dress." Other than that, they have free reign to pick out what they want. I don't care if the lengths, fabric, neckline, style, or patterns are the same. I really don't.

Check out these pictures of bridesmaids who appear to also have had some creative control over their wedding wear:

found via PerfectBound

Photo by GwynethColleen found via OffBeatBride

Found via FarFlugFiancee

Picture by SugarLoveWeddings found via GreyLikesWeddings

The results of my release of control?  Peace of mind.  At least for me.  It has taken some convicing for my bridesmaids to believe that I will not employ veto power if they show up in a dress that I don't like.  I told them they could show up in a neon yellow hoopskirt with a straw brim hat escorting a sheep down the aisle, and I will keep my bride lips buttoned.  I have full confidence that they will go forth and find beautiful dresses that fit their style and budget.  

Has anyone else gone this route?  How did it work out?  We'd love to see pictures!  

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