Friday, March 23, 2012

Bridal Party Gifts Part 1

Like I mentioned before, we completely forgot to give out the gifts that we had put together for our wedding party the night of the rehearsal. Oops again! We did end up giving them out the next morning though.

When I started thinking about what I wanted to give my girls, I really wanted it to be things that they would eventually use again. I put a lot of thought into their gifts and a lot of time. And so did my Mom! My Mom is freaking amazing and really stepped up and helped me with something that was totally unique and something that all of my girls absolutely loved! My Mom crocheted each girl in my wedding party a pair of Mary Jane slippers.

The girls absolutely loved them!! They loved them so much that almost all of them decided to wear these during the ceremony and the reception instead of the shoes that they had bought. They are pretty damn comfy if I do say so myself! And I just have to say that my Mom is a bad ass! I love her and I am so thankful that she was willing to do these for me. Love you Mom!

Along with the slippers, I also decided that I wanted to give each one of my girls a tote bag so that they had something to carry all of their stuff in through out the day to the different places we went. I really had my heart set on making these myself, but I just didn't have the time or the sewing skills(I am still learning.) So, I improvised. I bought a bag that I liked and I added some embellishments if you will!

Everyone seemed to love the bags that I made for them and I have even seen a few of my girls using them since the wedding! And that is exactly what I intended to happen with these so I am glad that they are getting great use out of them. 

I also wanted to give my girls each a pair of comfy shoes to wear for the reception. Little did I know, they were going to be wearing their slippers the whole night or I wouldn't have done these, but I figure they will eventually wear them at some point. Laura over at Saying I Do made the cutest flip flops for her girls and after I saw them, I had to make them. I added my own little touch to them so they were a little bit different. I think I was the only one who ended up wearing mine that night (only because my other shoes were soaked, more on that in another post), but again, I am sure they will wear them at some point.

White for me and brown for my girls
I added a cluster of pearls into the middle
of the fabric flower

I had two other gifts for my girls that I put in their bags. I have already told you guys about both of these, but  let me refresh your memory. I bought each girl a necklace and I let them pick between these two;

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Along with their necklaces, I also made a wire name hanger for each of my girls. This is something that I had seen on Etsy and really wanted, but wasn't willing to pay the money for. So, I found a tutorial and made them myself. HERE is my tutorial on how I made these if you are interested in making these yourself.

These were great in theory, but due to the dress that I decided on for my girls for the wedding, they couldn't really hang them on it. I don't know why I didn't think of it before, but oh well. They at least will have them to hang something else on, right?

So that my readers is what I gave my bridal party. I am so glad they they loved their gifts and that they are still getting use out of them. It makes me very happy that all the hard work and time that we put into this stuff isn't going to waste. 

What was your favorite item that I gave my girls? What are you doing for your girls? 


  1. OH my goodness, love the flip flops! :) I really like the attached pearl embellishment in the middle of the flower! I think your gifts are amaaaazing, your girls were certainly lucky ducks! I just learned how to crochet last week...I think that's such a cute idea to crochet little mary janes!

  2. oh man, I thought you bought the totes that way. You are too cute! I am thinking I have a pretty great diapey bag for Luci. ;)

  3. you hooked the girls up!! I gotta myself some sandals :)


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