Before the wedding, a bride will have several events where (at least in the south) it is normal for her to get the chance to gift those who throw these events with special things to express her gratitude. For me, I had a couple showers leading up to the wedding and a bridal brunch the day before the wedding– all thrown by friends of my mom or Sam’s mom. For these events, I wanted to gift things that I knew they would love! Whether it was a candle and prayer book or a piece of jewelry, I wanted to gather gifts that were personalized to their tastes.
I am obsessed with THESE new candles at Kendra Scott so I knew these were a must! I added a piece of jewelry for each, to make it personalized. Here were a few of the pieces I added to their gifts:
For my mom I did THIS Henri Bendel bag she had been eyeing all Spring– its currently on SALE! Its an out of the box gift for the mother of the bride, but I wanted to make sure I got her something she would love and use! I filled it with a letter from me, a picture frame with a photo of us and a customized handkerchief for her to keep with her on the day of the wedding (found on Etsy). I also love THIS bright tote option and THIS structured mini bag.
All of my bridesmaids spent the night with me the night before the wedding, so I wanted to gift them something “slumber party” themed. I put these together with the gals at @toandfromgifts and I couldnt have loved them more… and I think they knew it because they even sent me THIS tote with my new initials & THIS custom sleep mask!! OBSESSED. Anyway, since we were also all getting ready together the morning of– I wanted to make sure they all had *black, of course* matching pajamas… and I was in white.. I wore THESE and they wore THESE. It was a perfect morning with my best gals and LOTS of coffee.