If you’re like me, buying the PERFECT gift can be difficult. You know your friends, of course…but do they want another coffee mug with their name on it to sit in the back of their cabinet, or do you go big and buy them the best freaking gift everrrrr!?
You’re thanking your BFFFFFFF for supporting your love & marriage, for taking time off of work to go out of town for your bachelorette party, for helping you choose the perfect song to walk down the isle to, for buying a dress they’ll probably never wear again, and for spending LOTS of money to be by your side as you say, “I DO.”
We’ve chosen some cool gifts that aren’t like the rest, because your bridesmaids aren’t like the rest!
Personalized Wood Bath Caddy $49.99– Who doesn’t love treating themselves to a bath? This is how the ladies in our office reward themselves after a long week of big accomplishments. If you’re looking for less expensive options, Google “wooden bath caddy.” You’ll have caddies galore!
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Lush Bath Bombs – Looking for something to pair with your bath caddy? These bath bombs are RAD! Seriously, forget bubble bath. These bath bombs by Lush are so beautiful to watch dissolve, and they change the entire color of the bath water! They range between $4.50 and
Ulta Gift Card – Do your ladies like makeup!? Ulta Beauty is AMAZING and has a variety of products and a great team always willing to help find the best products for you! Their products range from drugstore cosmetics to high end beauty products. http://www.ulta.com
Bridesmaids Hangers – I wish I would have gotten myself one of these when I was getting married! When your photographer is taking photos of your dress, it help to have a personalized hanger to include in the photos! You can personalize these in so many ways, and they’re a cute gift for your bridesmaids!
Wine Picnic Cooler – $66.50 – Now this is cool! This picnic basket comes with wine glasses, melamine plates, a corkscrew, napkins, a cheese knife, and flatware. My sister gave her bridesmaids one and I LOVE mine! It’s practical and perfect for a nice walk in the park followed by a picnic!
Jewelry – If you have specific jewelry or shoes you’d prefer that they wear, you could gift that to them!
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Different gift certificates for each bridesmaid – If all of your bridesmaids have different tastes, let them choose their own gift, on you! You can never go wrong with gift certificates.
Electric Wine Opener $21.99 – I have one of these and I LOVE IT! I don’t even drink wine very often, but this is great for holidays, gatherings, parties, etc. Instead of spending time opening wine bottles for everyone at your party, this electric wine opener does ALL the work – quickly!
Primula® Classic Tea Maker $24.99 – Have someone in your life that loves tea? This classic tea maker lets you brew tea in a press that makes steeping and serving convenient. It’s made of heat-resistant glass and keeps loose tea out of the cup!
You’ve done your research, you’ve created a Pinterest, you’ve picked up some wedding magazines, you think you’re prepared, but you’re probably not. We’re here to give you tips to help with planning your big day!
STEP 1: Create a NEW email to correspond with your wedding vendors. This will help you keep all of your receipts and inquires separate from your primary email that you’ve had since 5th grade (#bballangel87). It’s a great idea if you and your fiancé or mom, maid of honor, etc. are planning your wedding together. Anyone you need help from can access your wedding email without seeing what you’ve purchased from Amazon 4 years ago. We’ve seen examples such as: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc.
STEP 2: Create a Pinterest if you haven’t already. This will help put all of your ideas in one spot. I shared mine with my mom and bridesmaids so they could see what style I was looking for. They had the option to pin to my board, as well!
STEP 3: Create a Snapchat filter! This is SO COOL! You can create your own Snapchat filter for all of your wedding guests! You can even do this for your bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower! Follow this link for more information: https://www.snapchat.com/geofilters
STEP 4: Create a hashtag for your wedding! Make a sign at your wedding so people know what to hashtag and you can view their photos online before your wedding photos are finished! It will allow you to see how much fun they had when you couldn’t be by each guest’s side all night! You can even document the entire process of your wedding planning if you choose your hashtag early enough! TIP: Make sure the hashtag isn’t taken already by searching for it on Instagram & Twitter!
STEP 5: Begin your wedding budget. This is so crucial to create before you start meeting with your vendors! You don’t want to go into a consultation unprepared. Do some research and find what general prices are for vendors in your area.
STEP 6: Bring everyone to the wedding consultation that is helping you in the decision-making process. You don’t want to waste time going to a consultation, LOVING the caterer, only to find out that your fiancé has already been in contact with a caterer within your wedding budget. This seems obvious because you’re both great at communicating, but you’d be surprised at the things you’ll miss the mark on because you’re planning the biggest celebration party of your life!!
STEP 7: Begin your guest list BEFORE you look at venues! You’ll need to have a general guest count to make sure you can fit all of your guests! When a venue says “200 maximum capacity” they don’t mean 250 guests! The maximum guests count isn’t suggestive. Fire Marshals are no joke.
STEP 8: If you hear a song you love while driving in the car, make sure to Shazam it or write it down! When you’re creating your list of songs for your DJ or band, you’ll want to be prepared instead of thinking about it for weeks because you don’t want to miss anything like I did.
STEP 9: Create a Wedding Wire or Knot profile for you and your fiancé. This isn’t crucial, but really helped us with our out of town guests. You may have guests attending that you haven’t met, so they’ll get to know a bit more about you if you have a wedding website with photos and a short bio. Your wedding website will also have a checklist with most of the things you’ll need to plan included with appropriate due dates. You can add your own list with due dates, as well! You can add where you’re registered and add directions to your page, too!
STEP 10: When you send your Save the Dates (which should be sent out 6 to 12 months in advance), add your hotel accommodations. I’m so happy we did this! We had people coming from out of town, so it helped them book their rooms in advance AND gave us enough notice if we would have a shuttle for the wedding day! Check in with your hotel monthly leading up to your big day to see how many rooms have booked. You may need to push your guests a bit to make their reservations!
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VENUE: The Farm At Dover (26060 Washington Ave. Dover, WI 53139)
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LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER: Cassandra Spiegelhoff (Owner of C.Mae Design LLC)
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Choosing wedding songs can be extremely difficult. Each moment of your
day is worthy of having it’s own special experience. And since every
bride deserves to have her memorable experience as well, we’ve Youtubed,
Googled, and searched countless playlists from Pandora and Spotify to
narrow down some of our favorite wedding songs for your Processional and
First Dance! We’d love for you to comment and add to our list!
Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling in Love
John Legend – You & I
John Legend – All of Me
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man
Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark