Post # 1
One of my good friends just got engaged on Friday and has decided to quickly plan her wedding for this June! I am so excited for her and want to send her a bridal planning survival kit to help her get through the next few weeks.
If you were to add one thing to a bridal planning survival kit, what would you put in it? Any suggestions are welcome!
Post # 3
bridal bargains! And a LOCAL bridal mag (they have great vendors!) some chocolate and a binder with folders and dividers in it, and an expanding folder to hold contracts etc.
Post # 4
Maybe a gift card for a mani/pedi or a massage? For those times when the planning stress just becomes too much! And tickets to an upcoming bridal fair or fashion show.
Post # 5
Hhaa. I love the chocolate suggestion!
If she’s local to you maybe a copy of everything you have assemebled thus far? Venues, vendors, dresses, etc? It’s a lot of legwork cut out!
This is so nice of you!
Post # 6
Just to clarify – I’m in VA, she’s in WI
Post # 7
Hmmm, in that case, maybe coupons to chain stores like Micheal’s, JoAnn’s, BBB, etc…? You could print them off the net or clip them out of your old bridal magazines.
Post # 8
A Bridal inspired day planner. She’s going to need one over the next two (very busy) months!
Post # 9
where in wisconsin, I am there and planning a wedding, depending on where in the state I could give you some info that I have collected.
Post # 10
A sedative? (Just kidding!)
I’ve given several brides subscriptions for bridal magazines- they’re cheap and they just keep on coming!
Post # 12
Ms Peachy — A few suggestions "not bridal mag" related. These are things I found really important when I first got engaged.
- Rubber Gloves — one of the first things I bought, so I could do dishes/clean the bathroom without taking off my ring
- A pack or two of Thank You Cards — She will probably get a few Engagement gifts, and it will be a good way of getting the thanks out right away!
- Nail Polish — So her nails will be pretty when she shows off the ring (you might also want to through in an emery board or other manicure stuff)
- Post-its — to mark her favorite finds in magazines
- A Mini-Address book — to put all her invitees addresses in (separate from an every day address book she might use, this can also be shared with family or friends for showers and other planning purposes)
- Stamps — For invites or Thank Yous (Forever stamps are good)
These are just a few things that she might not think to get for herself, but will also get her through the big day and beyond. Hope that helps! Let us know what you end up sending 🙂
Post # 13
i second the idea of a wedding planning book. In the end we didn’t get one b/c our wedding doesn’t fit well into any of the books we looked, but we pored over them for an afternoon. It was pretty helpful to see breakdowns of what things should cost etc. And if there’s checklists, all the better. With so little time to plan, I think she’ll really appreciate having that leg work done for her.
Maybe, depending on your financial and temporal resources, you could also offer (like a handmade coupon) to fly out for the weekend to help her with stuff (e.g. dress shopping, tasting, whatever). I’m sure she’s a stress case (er, well I would be), and just having a good GF around to do those things and take me for margaritas afterward would make my day. Hey, I’ve got more than 2 mos to go, and it would still make my day:)