Tag Archives: gift idea

Engagement Gifts

3 Aug

Even before the wedding, there’s the engagement!  These diamond ring measuring spoons and diamond paperweight are cute engagement gifts to give your best friend, sister, work friend, etc. Not only will she have the ring on her finger, but she can have one in the kitchen and at work.

Etsy Find: Mr. & Mrs. Pillows

19 Jul

I love these Mr. & Mrs. pillows I found on Etsy as a wedding or shower gift!  The price is right at just under $62, and it would be a cute addition to any couple’s love seat or bedroom.  The seller is also willing to just create pillow cases for less money. Isn’t the font so whimsical?!

PS: It’s been a while!  Stay tuned tomorrow…. finally posting wedding #1 pics from Saturday, July 9th!

Inspired By: Polka Dots

24 May

Invitation, Frame, Cupcake Cases, Table Setting, Feather Place Setting, Glasses, Straws, Bridesmaids, Dress

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Etsy Find: gifts for the bride

19 May

If you’re like me, you want to give something special and unique to the bride, not just something off her registry. Whether for an engagement, shower, bachelorette, or wedding gift, Etsy is the perfect site to find an array of items handmade, vintage, and memorable.  Here are some recent finds.

Custom Bridal Hanger from Twisted Words– you choose the words, hanger color, wire color, engraving words, hanging jewels, etc. PS: I bought this for one of the 3 brides whose bridal parties I am in- I can’t wait to see it!

Custom Watercolor Portrait via Birds of Ashmae– send any photo in of the happy couple and receive a one-of-a-kind piece of art for just $75. (Found via Effortless Style.)

Handmade Ring Holder via Love and Whiskers- a sweet little dish to hold her most prized jewels.  PS: Do a search on Etsy for “ring tray“, and you find many other options.

Love Birdies Vase via Red Hot Pottery– a sentimental vase for display or to hold anniversary & birthday flowers from her future hubby.

Custom Circle Cursive Stiched Letters via @ Ruggles Stitch– isn’t this just LOVE-ly?

Have you purchased a bridal or wedding gift off of Etsy? If so, what?

Real Bridal Shower: Future Mrs. R

17 May

On Saturday, fellow bridesmaids and I hosted a bridal shower for the bride, the future Mrs. R. She is the first of the 3 weddings I am in this summer.

We used an invitation from Vistaprint.

The tree was used throughout the decor.

A menu of sandwiches, an Italian salad, olive dip & crackers were served along with wine and to finish- cupcakes from Wicked Sweet (vanilla, chocolate, and my fave, strawberry shortcake).

Decor included a DIY banner, peach-y & white mixed flowers in Italian soda bottles, and lanterns.

Opening presents was the main event, and I was in charge of creating the “bowquet”.  It was my pride and joy!

my gift - L.L. Bean tote

The bridal party!

Congrats to the happy couple!

Gift idea: L.L. Bean personalized tote

16 May

For my friend’s bridal shower, which was this weekend, I got her an L.L. Bean tote with her new monogram. I wanted to give her something more personalized than off her registry. I had gotten the idea at another shower I went to last year where all of her friends got one when they got married. A classic tote, it’s perfect for weekend getaways, a beach bag, or in the future, for holding children’s toys/clothes.

I chose the extra large size in regatta blue that closely matches the color dresses us bridesmaids are wearing.

I love monogram gifts- how ’bout you?