It is April and with April comes Bridal Parties and Bridal Party Planning for May. Kind of funny, it gives a new meaning to April Showers,,,,just not rain =0). So while thinking about how to kick off April posts and idea updates I figured why not recommend some of my favorite Bridal Shower Gifts and Bridal Shower Party Favors. I think for this post I am going to make it easy for you all and recommend some of my favorites from the same store so you don’t have to search and shop all over the internet to find the perfect bridal shower gifts or go idea shopping. The store I would like to recommend for today is one of my favorites, Beau Coup (This link takes you to the site and my first bridal gift recommendation).
So this first idea that I love to recommend giving out to your bridemaids at your bridal shower is the personalized bridesmaid picture frame. Now, if you are like most brides, you may not be able to have all your friends and family be bridesmaids in your wedding, but why limit their fun or let them feel left out? Give them each a personailzed bridesmaids picture frame and they too can now be a part of the party and not feel left out.
I love this picture frame and all the wording on it. What says hip young bride more than a picture frame with the words martini, spa, girlfriends, diamonds, trust, wine, memories, one of the girls, etc… It is a sure fire hit and win in my book. Click here to view them and order your personalized bridesmaids frames online.
This is another one that is fantastic if you are the healthy living or fitness crowd. It is personalized Yoga bags for the entire bridal and bridesmaids party. It is a fabulous bridal shower gift and it also helps to encourage fitness and health, not to mention helps to ensure that your maid of honor forces your *ss to the gym so that you fit into your dress or tux on your wedding day. I love the personalized yoga bags and thing it is a great thing to share with the wedding party and a perfect reminder to go to the gym and loose those couple extra pounds to be in absolutely perfect shape for your wedding! Not that curvy and plump is a bad thing, Yoga doesn’t just have to be about loosing weight, it can also be a way to maintain your weight so that you fit perfectly into the perfect outfit you will be fitted or have been fitted for for your big day.
Here is a unique one and oddly enough always a hit at bridal showers….especially if you have a bridezilla brida and need an escape or way to deal with her on her big day. Hell it is also perfect for the anxiety ridden bride or overly nervous bride. It is the pink leather engraved flask. It screams girly or even gay and I love this thing and wish more people would give it a try.
You can have the brides initials monogrammed onto this flask or you can have the link leather engraved flasks monogrammed with all of the lovely ladies and gentlemen at the bridal showers initials on their own so it becomes even more of a custom engraving. As I said, I love the pink leather engraved flasks and think that it is not only functional and unique, but it also makes a great prop and talking piece for everyone at your bridal shower. Hint Hint, Maid of Honor,,,,you may very well need this so I would strongly recommend buying one for yourself at least for the big day.
How about this for a fabulous way to stay warm or go do something adventurous with the girls. I always loved the idea of doing your bridal shower like a spa day where you start out at your house with all the girls having mimosas and bloody mary’s while you wait for a giant stretch limo to pick you up for a full day at the spa or the health club. You are supposed to be 100% relaxed for a spa day and so I love the idea of ordering custom embroidered hoodies for each of the girls with your name and the year on the back. The picture to the left shows Just Married but you could change it to (Your Name) Bridal Takeover or Bridal Shower rampage 2009, etc… That way when you hit the spa like a ton of bricks you are doing it as a team. The custom embroidered hoodies are also perfect if it is going to be chilly, if you rent a beach house for the weekend or do your bridal party in another city. They look hot and you all can travel as a group and show off the blushing bride to be in style on your way to Vega or Cancun or wherever you are hosting your Brdial Party.
Cheesy and Lame but fun at the same time. It is bridal shower bingo and the set comes with 21 bingo cards, you can always order a second set if you need to, although I think that would make two people win at the same time maybe?
This is your classic bingo game with all the bingo pieces and for some reason a black center,,,but hey whatever. You have tuxedos and glasses and brides and grooms and all other types of fun symbols to call on instead of the numbers you may be used to hearing in normal bingo. It is a fun and fabulous way to entertain your guests and pass some time at your bridal shower and party.
I want to finish this off with something so fabulous I just can’t say enough about them. They are the wine cork candle set of 4. These candles are just sooo flipping cool and unique and original. Everyone loves wine and wine says class, fun, relaxation, romance and soo much more so why not step wine up another notch and give away wine cork candle sets to your guests and even buy a few for yourself for your honeymoon night.
I love these and highly recommend them. They come in a set of 4 and they are just fabulous.