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TIPS | ESSENTIAL MUST-HAVES FOR THE BRIDAL SUITE

Hello Everyone! No matter were your bridal suite is located - whether at a hotel, venue or someone's home, it's important to have your room set with a few wedding day essentials that compliment your style. This will be your area to prepare, relax and get ready for one of the best days of your life. Take a look at what we believe will make your time in the bridal suite all that more comfortable!

GOOD ENERGY

PICTURE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS

MIMOSA BAR

DETAILS

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TIPS | CREATIVE WAYS TO ASK YOUR MAIDS

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TIPS | CREATIVE WAYS TO ASK YOUR MAIDS

Congrats girl, you're engaged!! Let the wedding planning begin! There are lots of details to start considering and plenty of work to be done, but one of the best parts of the whole process is having your best gals (or guys!) by your side. So how will you pop the question? We’ve helped by gathering a few unique and creative ways to ask your maids!

1. Give JOY! Who doesn’t need a little French macaron action in their life? JOY Macarons is a specialty bakery in Dallas, Texas that handcrafts small batches of French macarons. They're light, delicious and perfect just the way they are, but let’s take it a step further and customize! For DIY brides, Michael’s sells an edible metallic candy paint that would be perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to the top of each macaron.

PHOTO |  JOY Macarons

PHOTO | JOY Macarons

2.     Thanks for the memories! Parabo Press offers a customizable accordion fold zine that can display 14 different photos, so scroll through that Facebook timeline and Instagram feed and select the best photos that sum up your friendship. The zine is a great option to show your bridesmaid that you really took time to think of them and create something special that will last.

PHOTO |  Personal Wine

3.     Ladies Night! This last idea is more of an experience and has two main components: dinner reservations and wine. First step, grab a great bottle of wine and design a personalized label. It's easier than you think! Personal Wine has so many great options for creating a customized label. You can select a photo, add text, and even have the bottle engraved with a message for each bridesmaid. Etsy has pre-made labels for wine or beer bottles and they are super cute! The second step is to plan dinner for your friend(s) and bring the bottle! If you go out to a restaurant, ask the waiter to serve the bottle as an added surprise!

We're pretty sure all of these options would put a smile on any bridesmaid’s face and have them thinking you’re creative AF. Go ahead and check "Ask Bridesmaids" off your wedding to do list! 

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INSPIRATION | POPPING THE QUESTION TO YOUR MAIDS

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INSPIRATION | POPPING THE QUESTION TO YOUR MAIDS

It's engagement season and we're so freakin' excited for all the new brides and grooms out there! If you're in Dallas, come meet us at the Swoon Event on January 28th! We can talk floral designs, planning dilemmas, or just say hello! You can get your tickets here and hurry because they always sell out!
xo, Megan + Caitlin

After a proposal from your fiancé, the most important question you will ever ask is, "Will you be my bridesmaid/man?" While you can go a more conservative approach and ask your squad all at once say over brunch, we believe in making every moment of your wedding experience magical. So let's pop some champagne and roll out the carpet, it's time to wow your gang.

Photo |   Petite 25

Photo | Petite 25

If your friends are anything like mine, they won't turn down sweets. So tuck your proposal inside sugary confections like these hot pink fortune cookies or pie in a jar!

Photo |  The Party Posse

Get literal and pop the question using a balloon. Stash your secret question inside a balloon and blow your bridesmaids away!

If your friends would be sorted into Ravenclaw, try a puzzle or riddle for your proposal. Nothing says, "I'd love to stand next to you at the alter" quite like a completed 50 piece puzzle. You can even customize the puzzle to include a picture of you + your fiancee or you and the friend you are courting.

Go more traditional and create a custom package for your bridesmaids/groomsman. You can even use the items in the package to reveal your wedding theme, colors, or venue location.

Photo | Stamped Macarons from  Etsy

Photo | Stamped Macarons from Etsy

For all the sassy maids [and men], you can't go wrong with these witty macaroons and cards! How will you ask your crew? 

Card |  C  atch22 Cards

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INSPIRATION | WHITE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

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INSPIRATION | WHITE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

What comes to mind when you think of a chic and elegant wedding? An all-white wedding, of course! When we say an all-white wedding, we mean an ALL-white wedding. This includes bridesmaid dresses. Wait a second...we know what you’re thinking: most bridesmaids wear a different color than the bride. It’s like.. a rule, right? No!

Not only are white dresses universally flattering, but it’s a perfect color for all types of weddings – from a relaxed beach wedding to a fancy country club wedding.

Normally, bridesmaids wear a different color for the bride’s fear of blending in with her girls, but we all know the bride ALWAYS stands out. If that’s one of your reasons for not considering outfitting your bridesmaids in white there are a few things to keep in mind.

Your bridesmaids dresses can be a different length than your dress. If you have a floor-length dress your girls’ dresses can be knee-length, for example. Their dresses can be made of a different fabric or have a unique texture. Having different necklines will also help you stand out. If your dress is strapless your bridesmaids can opt to wear a V-neck or one-shouldered dress.

There is so much versatility when it comes to choosing white bridesmaid dresses.

Photo |  Brad and Jen

Photo | Brad and Jen

Photo |  Rebeca Hollis
Photo |  Rebecca Arthurs

A classic and timeless all-white wedding will always be 'in'. Have you considered dressing your Maids in white?

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Gift Ideas for Your Squad

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Gift Ideas for Your Squad

image via  Style Me Pretty

image via Style Me Pretty

From the ‘he proposed and I said yes’ text, the engagement party, several trips to different bridal stores to the awesome bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and finally your wedding day, your bridesmaids are the ones, along with your groom, by your side during this special time. There are so much that they do, and you can’t imagine getting through the whole wedding planning journey without them. You are so grateful to have such amazing friends not only in your wedding day, but also in your life. To say “thank you” to your best girls, picking out thoughtful bridesmaid gifts is the perfect way.

Picking the perfect gift is no easy feat! Although they will appreciate any gesture, different bridesmaids want different thing because of their unique personality. And you want them to absolutely love their gift. To make your planning process a little easier, we have come up with some cool bridesmaid gift ideas for you.

  1. Jewelry – Elegant necklaces, bracelets or earrings with a personal touch (i.e. her initials, an engraved message) will be a great token of your friendship.
  2. Robe – Dress her up in a pretty Moroccan-inspired robe as she gets ready with you for your wedding day.
  3. Shoes – A pair of shoes that matches her bridesmaid dress and will help her shine at the dance floor at your reception.
  4. Monogrammed tote bag – Who would say no to a personalized bag filled with amazing skin care products? Some guys maybe, but definitely no girl!
  5. Her favorite drink and personalized drinkware – If your girl can not get through a day without (at least) a cup of coffee, you know her favorite coffee and a mug with her initial will definitely put a smile to her lovely face. If she’s more into wine, her favorite wine paired with wine glasses is perfect for a sleepover party, sipping and talking about life.
  6. A makeup bag filled with her must-have beauty products – Lip sticks, blushes, eye shadows, nail polishes and so on, all things that make her feel the prettiest.
  7. A handmade gift – Soaps, candles, or a scrapbook, a picture frame with a photo of you and her, anything handmade by you will touch her heart.
  8. A class – Cooking class, dance class, photography lesson, calligraphy lesson, or any cool skills she has always wanted to learn.
  9. An experience – Skydiving, camping, skiing, or rock climbing, an adventure that will excite your active best friend and strengthen your bond.
  10. A mini vacation – After a cheerful but also stressful months of planning your wedding, you and your lady deserve some relaxation. A trip to a spa or a nearby resort will surely treat you well.

If you are still unsure of what gifts to get, take a moment and think about your bridesmaids. Who are they? What do they like? What do they usually do in their spare time? Do they need anything specific at the moment? Once you find the answers for these questions, you’ll know what you’re looking for. Finding the perfect gift isn’t just about the gift itself, it's also the thought that counts.

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