Etsy.com was a source of inspiration as well as a place where I could find everything custom made that I needed for the wedding. Here is what I used from Etsy for bridesmaids gifts and the stores I got them from! Each vendor was great to work with!
shortly after josh and I got engaged and started wedding planning I knew I wanted to get my girls 3 specific things:
1. a clutch
2. earrings (for the wedding)
3. a fun something to wear in their hair (possibly for the wedding).
Here is what I went with:
For the clutch...I wanted something simple that could be unique to each girls' taste but also practical. I found this shop with clutches and LOVED them!!!
For the earrings...I knew I would be wearing pearls for part of my jewelery and so I wanted my girls to coordinate with me. I figured most would be wearing their hair down so maybe something with a little dangle would be nice? I found this shop with these earrings that turned out great! she even included an extra pair for me with a matching necklace!
For the Hairpieces...I knew had lots of talented friends who could help me make these themselves, but since most of those friends were actual bridesmaids and I kind of wanted everything to be a surprise...I looked to etsy once again. I found this shop with these options of hair flowers:
(even though the group of 3 is blue...i got them in the grey)
half the girls got the set of 2 flowers and half got the smaller flowers w the set of 3. I think they looked pretty darn cute. I wanted everything about my wedding to be very timeless and classy, however I wanted a small reminder of "the days" we got married in. I thought these flowers would be something cute, but still pretty.
now...I had already gotten the girls the clutches shown above. I bought those probably back in june (helloooo over achiever!) as the wedding got closer and closer I really wanted something pretty and classy they could bring and use for the wedding. also, the ones above were more what I would call "pocket clutches" and I wanted something a bit larger...still special but more uniform. So a late minute decision was to add these and I am SO.GLAD.I.DID!!! I LLOOOVVEED and I'm sad I didn't get one for myself.
This great shop was great to work with on a very limited time constraint.
I picked these clutches:
then you could customize the exterior fabric and the color of the bow/sash.
I chose ivory for the outside and navy for the bow to match the bridesmaid dresses.
then you got to pick the interior fabric.
I choose the optic blossom b/c the yellow and grey accented my other wedding colors:
(all photos courtesy of esty shop owner)
Everything turned out super cute!!! I loved each gift! I also included some lip gloss...always a great addition and another something special that gets its own blog coming soon!
stayed tuned for that and more etsy wedding finds!