Unique Gift Ideas Your Bridesmaids Will Love

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If you’re getting married soon, there’s a chance you’ve already asked a group of your best girls to be a part of your bridal party. These girls are wonderful women who you have known for years, and maybe one in-law you’ve known for a few months. But, regardless of how long you’ve known your bridesmaids, they’ve made such an impact on your life. Enough of an impact for you to ask them to be a part of your special day.

As a bride, you’ve probably gotten so used to being showered with gifts over the past few months. But now it’s time for a few other people to get something special. Typically, brides give their bridesmaids a gift on the day of the wedding, and if you’re struggling to think of what to give your girls, here are a few unique gift ideas your bridesmaids will love.

Stylish Nightshirts for Getting Ready

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Getting ready for a night you and your bridesmaids will never forget in these stylish, luxuriously soft nightshirts from Jacaranda Living

 

Here’s something your bridesmaids will love to wear long after your special wedding day – stylish, white cotton nightshirts. These white sleep dresses are the perfect piece for those coveted wedding photos you and your girls will take while getting ready. Plus, they’re breathable and liberating, so your friends will spend their morning in comfort.

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Also available for custom monogramming – “bridesmaid” and “bride”

After your special day, anytime your friend puts one of the white cotton dresses on before bed, they’re going to remember those special memories they had from wearing these special matching nightshirts. They might even be inclined to buy the same white cotton dresses for their bridesmaids in the future.

Beautiful Glassware

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Getting ready is fun with unique and memorable glassware.

If you and your girls are experiencing the pre-wedding jitters, you’re probably all going to indulge in an alcoholic beverage or two. Typically, the bride and her party will sip on champagne while getting ready, but what about a Moscow Mule? They’re a unique drink and you can gift your girls with their very own Moscow Mule mug to drink out of on the big day. You can also have the mugs monogrammed for an extra special touch. It is a cute way to make the day more fun. Cheers to the beautiful bride-to-be and her special bridesmaids!

Monogrammed Slippers

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Treat your bridesmaids to ultra-soft waffle weave slippers so their feet feel comfortable before the party begins!

We all know how unbearable it can be to wear heels for hours at a long wedding. These soft slippers will be perfect for your bridesmaids to wear while getting ready. The amount of time your bridesmaids will spend getting ready and helping you look your best will be worth it, and these slippers will just make running around that much pleasurable. Open-toed or close-toed waffle weave slippers by Jacaranda Living are available, and special monogramming upon request! Your girls and their feet will thank you.

If you’re looking for a gift for your bridesmaids that’s a bit unique, take a look at the suggestions above. Hope they help you and your best girlfriends enjoy the party that much more!

Cute and Elegant Ideas for Flower Girls from Jacaranda Living

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase bridal party? Bridal showers? Getaway weekends? Bachelorette parties? It keeps everyone pretty busy in the weeks (and months) leading up to that big day. But if your bridal party includes a flower girl or two (or three) why not include them in your planning? And give some extra thought to making them look oh so sweet when it comes to the big day?

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Sweet embroidery on delicate cotton is perfect for a flower girl

What Does a Flower Girl Do?

Asking someone to be a flower girl  is the first step. But knowing what they’re supposed to do can help make that question (and your choice of little girl) an easier one. According to The Knot, flower girls are usually three – eight years old.  Their primary duty is to walk down the bridal path (or aisle). They traditionally walk ahead of the Maid of Honor, scattering flower petals. For a change of pace, consider having her walk just ahead of the bride, or hand in hand with the ring bearer. Just remember the most important requirement of a flower girl: she needs to be able to follow direction, and not be so overcome with stage fright that she dumps the basket and runs. (Don’t laugh, it’s happened more than once!). You want it to be a fun (and successful) day for both of you!

Flower girls carrying rose petals
Dainty flower girls

Traditions for the Flower Girl

According to BrassPaperClip, the tradition of flower girls started back in ancient Rome with young girls carrying sheaves of wheat and herbs to ensure blessings of prosperity and fertility. You can bring this tradition to today’s modern wedding with a pretty basket of lavender, or a small bouquet of wheat. OR, have a dainty lavender and wheat circlet made for your flower girl to wear on her head. Mix in a bit of baby’s breath to give a natural organic feel to her ensemble.

Closeup of embroidery on our little flower girls Sweet Pea dress
Dainty embroidery is perfect for a flower girls ensemble

This fits in well with pretty cotton girl’s dresses from Jacaranda Living. Detailed with dainty embroidered daisies and butterflies, your little flower girl will be sweet for the ceremony and look darling in group photos or candid shots.

Perfect for DIY Brides and Bridesmaids

If you’re a crafty bride or have a friend who loves to create, consider the step-by-step directions providing by A Practical Wedding and create your own floral crown for the flower girl in your wedding party. Just make sure its sturdy enough to withstand an active little girl enjoying the day.

Involving Younger Bridal Party Members

When it comes to weddings, traditional bachelorette parties, and bridal party getaway weekends may not be appropriate for flower girls or junior bridesmaids, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be a part of the pre-wedding celebration.

Consider including them in pre-wedding spa appointments. Manicures, pedicures, and maybe a little cosmetic bag gift with lip balm, tissues, and scented hand cream would make your big day a day they remember for a very long time.

Cotton cosmetic bag with our bee embroidery is perfect for the flower girls in your wedding.
The perfect gift for a flower girl or junior bridesmaid

Alternative Ideas for Flower Girls

Not sure you like the idea of a Flower girl throwing petals, and carrying a basket? A Style of Living suggests these alternatives:

Balloons – For an outdoor wedding helium filled heart shaped balloons could be very pretty. Just make certain to tie them tightly to tiny wrists so they don’t blow away.

Bubbles – As a change of pace, have flower girls blow bubbles, with fun themed bubble wands. These are very cute for photos and video.

Lacy parasol –  These can be very sweet for an outdoor summer wedding. Consider matching fabrics to gowns, or contrast to give the bridal party a bit of a color splash. The bride and bridesmaids may even want one for photos!

Pets – Including your pet in the wedding party? Consider having a flower girl walk the pet down the aisle in a covered leash.

Floral Garlands – If you’re having multiple flower girls, or a combination of flower girls and junior bridesmaid, they can carry pretty floral garlands.

Bouquet of Individual Flowers – These can be handed out to guests as she walks down the aisle.

Herb/Flower Decorated Lantern – Beautiful for a candlelit wedding. You can use battery-operated tealight candles to keep everyone safe!

Your wedding should be as unique as you are. Every member of the bridal party, even the smallest will play a part in making that happen. Jacaranda Living offers dainty embroidered dresses and sweet cotton embroidered pant sets for little girls. They’re the perfect way to dress up a young child in comfort and elegance.

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Cute embroidered pant set. Perfect for a country wedding.
Sources

https://www.theknot.com/content/flower-girl-duties-in-detail

https://apracticalwedding.com/how-to-make-a-floral-crown-for-wedding/

http://brasspaperclip.typepad.com/brass_paperclip/2010/04/wedding-history-101-flower-girl-customs-traditions.html

http://astyleofliving.com/2014/08/20-ideas-accessorises-flowergirls-can-carry-aisle.html