When we got married I asked my friends to stand up in our wedding at a bar…not a classy bar, either. Think loud music, cheap beer, fried food. And although I wouldn’t change the ladies I chose to stand beside me on my wedding day, I’m glad the method of asking one another has shifted a bit in the last nine (yikes!) years.
The most recent wedding for which I was asked to stand up came with a hand-delivered box of wedding goodies and a heartfelt note. I felt special and immediately involved in the wedding — what a beautiful feeling.
My type A self loves hand-selecting gifts and arranging them and finding packaging that’s an exact fit and figuring out the logistics of how to get them to people, but I’m pretty sure that’s not the norm. So for people who love the idea of a custom box of goodies but don’t have time to shop around or the interest in stockpiling packaging (seriously don’t ask how many mailers and boxes are in my home), there is a great online shop called Bridesmaids Gifts Boutique.
This shop all sorts of gift boxes from self care (my personal favorite) to robes, jewelry, drinkware, shawls, totes, etc. Top points for them go to being affordable and customizable, but my favorite part is the themes. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good theme and following through on a vision from beginning to end — I guess that should be no surprise considering my background in branding. This is the first thing your maids will receive and it sets the tone, whether that’s floral, minimalist, beachy, boho, there’s a little something for everyone.
I love my box with the lavender candle, body butter, and loofah soap — something I’ve always wanted to try. In case you’re looking for a way to show the love during social distancing or starting the wedding planning process, this has been a great company to work with. Be sure to check them out at www.bridesmaidgiftsboutique.com