I'm happy to say that wedding planning is in full swing! Adam and I were engaged for about a year before we started planning anything. A long engagement gave us time to close the chapter of our lives where I was a student, and to budget for the vendors that we really wanted. That being said, the planning process has been fun - and has ignited my desire to get a little crafty!
I am so blessed to have some wonderful women as my friends, and asked six of them to stand with me on the most important day of my life. Most of them live far away from me, so I wanted to send a package of sorts that made them feel special and loved! My main colors will be navy and silver, with pink/coral and navy stripe accents. Sticking with those motifs, I included the following things in each of their boxes:
- Navy Pashmina Scarf: Instead of using tissue in the bottom of each box, I scrunched up a scarf! Pretty and functional :) I found them on eBay for about $2.50 each.
- Glitter Monogram Wine Glasses: The wine glasses came from the dollar store, and my friend Claire made the monogram decals for me. It's kind of hard to tell, but they are silver glitter!
- Barefoot Pink Moscato Champagne: Because all proposals should include bubbly!
- Tiny Prints Fine Roses Note Cards & Glitter Pencils: Each girl got a set of 10 note cards with her name on them. I'm a huge fan of snail mail and personal touches. These cards are even more beautiful in person, and came with pearl-finish envelopes. I included 3 glitter pencils for each girl, which I found at Oriental Trading Company.
- Essie Nail Polish: Keeping with my wedding colors, I included a navy and silver polish for each girl.
- Eos Lip Balm
- Handmade Hair Ties: I bought most of the trims from the Sunshine Shoppe Supply. The trims run about $1.50/yd, and each hair tie takes about 10" of trim. So for 36 hair ties, it cost me about $18 after shipping. I bought heavy weight scrapbook paper to hold the ties.
- Wedding Info Cards: Using PicMonkey, I made a collage of pictures that have inspired me during the planning process. I matted each one onto glitter paper for a little extra sparkle :). In each box, I also included two cards of important info...one for the wedding day (locations, vendors, pricing, etc.) and one with contact info for all members of the bridal party. Let the group texting begin - haha!
- Sugar Paper for J.Crew Cards: These cards were the first thing I bought when Adam proposed. I LOVE the gold details and the polka dots. They were the perfect touch to these boxes!
Finally, I packed everything into white photo storage boxes that I found at the dollar store. They provided a sleek backdrop to everything else going on, including the striped ribbon sash. I created a monogram "seal" for each girl, hot glued it to the striped ribbon, and used a small velcro circle for easy closure. I really loved creating these boxes for my bridesmaid, and am so excited that they have all said "YES"!
Thanks so much for reading, and stay tuned for some more wedding updates in the coming months! Have a good one!