- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I am elbow deep in wedding plans and with a few days off that means it’s CRAFT NIGHT!
I started working on my Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts! First of all I want to make some of thier gifts so that they are that much more special. Plus, I enjoy crafting and its saving me lots of money!
Secondly I want their gifts to be useful on the day of the wedding as well as something they could possibly use afterwards. I know I sound like every bride on the planet….”This bright orange full length taffeta gown with a huge bow on the butt and puffy sleeves is toatlly something you could wear again” Just kidding I’m not that bad an neither are any of my friends….but really I do want my maids to enjoy their gifts. I’m opting not to write Maid of Honor or Bridesmaid on things other than cards and such because then they really arent useful after the wedding… I LOVED getting things that said Bridesmaid on them when my Future Sister-In-Law got mairred but I really cant use them now…I want them to be useful on the day of but not only on that day…. Here’s what I have come up with…..I think they all fit in with our southern glamour theme <3
I didn’t originally plan to give these out but I had a stroke of genious (or what my Fiance calls an impulsive moment) in the craft section at Wally word…. These are too cute and will come in handy when it’s time to send in dress measurments sence my maids all live out of state. Plus they are pink and were only $1! I am not a strong enough woman to resist those circumstances…. Once I got these puppies home I added each girl’s initial thanks to my stock pile of scrap booking supplies…I am sending them out with sweet notes today! Total price….$1 each plus a stamp 🙂
I definitely want a photo of my dress hanging with my maids dresses on the day of so these hangers will help make it a good photo and help the maids keep track of whose dress is whose….I’m not sure how useful this wil be after the wedding but it might be a cute keepsake to hang something special on in thier closet….
I have ordered small vinyl monograms from an amazing shop on Esty to go on these bad boys… they should be here any day now 🙂
The hangers cost less than $1 each at Target and the monograms cost $2.75 each…the buttons cost $0.75 each (sold in sets of three at walmart) and the ribbon I had already stock piled….Cost per hanger is about $5.00 including the ribbon….
I thought that these might be nice for getting ready so we don’t have to worry about spilling on our dresses… I have ordered 4″ vinyl monograms for these for $3.50 and the cups are from the dollar tree! I cant wait to get them so I can finish these and my hangers!
The total cost for these is about $5.25….You can buy them pre-made on etsy without the bow or button for $20
I also ordered these for my miads feet when they get tired of wearing their heels…
They are only $5 each and are super cute! They are great for wearing barefoot or with pumps or ballet flats…. here’s the link..they are sometimes out of stock but get restocked quickly…
For my maid’s bouquets, I am having my Maid/Matron of Honor pick these up at Hobby Lobby (we dont have one) for $2.99 a peice…. This will help keep the bouquets organized plus they add a special touch and will make a cute keepsake for each girl…
So far I have spent just less than $20 a peice on my girls but don’t worry I have a few mor tricks up my sleeve….