Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wedding Season: Bridesmaid Gifts
*I'm not a wedding blogger by any means (just a seasoned wedding guest), but with wedding season upon us I thought I'd share a few posts for brides and wedding guests alike. Up first: bridesmaid gifts!*
I'm not sure if it's a broader wedding trend, but among my friends I've noticed a mini-trend (trendlet?) of giving bridesmaids gifts that they can wear during the wedding festivities, of course, but also something they'd love to wear on any old day. My old roommate Megan gave her bridesmaids turquoise earrings, and she chose a few different types to suit her friend's style. And remember my friend Cholie's gorgeous wedding in Ireland? She gave each bridesmaid a cardigan that she customized with different buttons.
So, if you're a bride looking for a gift for your maids, or just looking for some new summer jewelry, here's a few ideas.
A simple, understated necklace. There's tons of these on Etsy, this one is by curious creatures.
A bright bracelet with her initial, like these from C.Wonder.
Lockets! For bridesmaids, it'd be fun to get a different locket for each girl. Again, Etsy is a great place to find these. (Above lockets from here & here.)
Fun, bright earrings. I've recently given and received the bright orange Kate Spade studs, and I'm obsessed with them. And the pop of neon on the brass earrings from curious creatures would be so fun and unexpected at a wedding.
How about you? Have you ever given or received a bridesmaid gift you really loved?
Top image via Paper Crave.