WEEKLY WEDDING LINKS

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Weekly Wedding Links

 

It’s almost the weekend! Here are a few of our favourite wedding inspiration and planning links this week – perfect for reading on a lazy Saturday morning…

 

Destination wedding guestbook ideas – love the message in a bottle!

 

All sorts of lovely veils.

 

This balloon arch is kind of amazing – so colourful & fun!

 

A pretty round-up of bridesmaid gift ideas.

 

So many steal-worthy ideas in this inspiration shoot.

 

Some great wedding planning tips.

 

Champagne & popsicles!

 

Craving more wedding fun? Check us out on Pinterest. Have a spectacular weekend!

 

We would love to hear from you – what have you been reading this week?

One Response

  1. Thanks for the link to the Style Me Pretty slideshow of unique bridesmaid gift ideas. It’s refreshing to see a few more practical ideas in circulation and I particularly like the idea of the bride treating her bridesmaids to hair + makeup, or buying the shoes for the big day. It shows a sensitivity to the high cost of joining a wedding party.

    I have to respectfully disagree about their suggestions to buy jewelry, robes, candles, spa items, and glassware that coordinates with the bride’s wedding theme. These are not only extremely overdone these days, but often the wedding themed jewelry is not to the tastes of your maids to wear at other times (unless you go really simple, classic and timeless). A gift should always try to reflect the taste of the recipient, and it should be meaningful to them if at all possible.

    With spa items and candles and even perfume, I find that scents are a very “personal” thing and you have to be careful here as well. Buying her favorite perfume? Go for it. Buying a candle that is uber luxurious so that she can easily gift it if the scent isn’t her style, sure. With these types of items, you can’t just swing by the Body Shop and buy something cute. It needs to be high end and luxurious otherwise it risks being viewed as chintzy and impersonal. With bridesmaids spending upwards of $1500 just to participate in a typical wedding, you can’t afford to look cheap or generic when expressing your gratitude.

    Glassware reeks of our Greek sorority days, is hard to transport, and unless you’re buying her a matching set of elegant wine glasses I just can’t imagine that anyone has much practical use for a single wineglass etched with the monogram of the bride and groom. That thing is going to be buried at the back of the cabinet for a few years and then end up at the local Goodwill.

    On my personal blog, I have taken a stab at highlighting some gifts that are truly creative and unique without breaking the budget (each is under $60), along with some tips for wedding party gift shopping in general. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!

    Lisa, Boss Lady-in-Chief | THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY

    thinklikeabosslady.com

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