On the flip side, if you’re looking for a little something something for yourself and your significant other—or even for a couple you know—their Personalized Wedding collection has a ton of cute, unique ways to commemorate togetherness. You can explore those here. Some of my favorite pieces are this cute tree trunk vase…
November 23rd to 25th
If I have a bride that wants to take her maids out to get their nails done, I always recommend ZaZaZoo. Ever since my first manicure a little over a year and a half ago (thanks Lindsay), I have been hooked. The Bucktown shop is so pretty that it makes the experience a nice treat than the nail shop around the corner. And of course, I wouldn’t come back unless they do good work and leave my nails chip-free.
Imagine my delight when I woke up to find out about the Gilt Groupe Chicago deal! They are offering a spa manicure and pedicure for $30! I checked with Gilt and as long as there is space available, they will accept the deal for a group of girls. ZaZaZoo takes reservations in advance so hopefully, you can take advantage of this offer. Seriously girls, I haven’t had a better manicure/pedicure in the city. They really do a fantastic job.
If you haven’t joined Gilt Groupe, you are, ahem, behind the times. Join. Immediately. Click here for an invitation.
With only two months to go, there are decisions that I have put off for too long! I have told my self that I must purchase bridesmaids gifts by next week, but of course can’t make a decision. I don’t want to give meaningless items that they will never use again, yet I don’t want to brake my bank. I have a few ideas that are from Etsy. I have never bought from the site so that leads to more hesitation. Since I got engaged in the winter and love scarves, I have already bought silver pashminas that I will give the girls to keep warm with, so I am looking to complete my gift.
Option 1: Victoria Secret robes. I think that these would be a fun gift for all the girls to wear while we are getting ready in the hotel. The other benefit is that they can wear them again and again!
Option 3: Clutch fromLeelaPurse on Etsy. I love these clutches! The shop offers multiple different fabrics, bows, and rhinestone broaches so I could make each bag fit the girl’s individual style. They could use it on our wedding day but also again on a night out!
Until June 22nd Erin Gallagher Jewelry is offering a 25% discount on custom jewelry. You can order the pieces online or at the West Loop studio at 1017 W. Lake Street. To order online, use the coupon code “bridalbling” to receive your 25% discount. To make an appointment, call 312.492.7548.
Although I never order online (not here, I just don’t shop online), I love Erin’s website. You can peruse the perfect jewelry by neckline, stone, or color. What more could you ask for? Instead of being overwhelming, the website is really fun and inspiring. I’m not even into jewelry and I just spent an hour designing some pieces for fun.
Here are my top three picks:
Something Blue. Olivia bracelet.
Many brides opt to get their bridemaids a pashima to wear to their early Spring or late Fall wedding. Peach Couture has rayon pashimas starting at $10.
I was wondering if you have suggestions for bridesmaids gifts. I was just in a fabulous wedding as a bridesmaid – and got a monogramed tote bag, 2 fancy bubble baths, fuzzy socks, and nice flannel PJs from VS. My wedding is coming up soon and now I’m nervous that I don’t have enough of a gift for my 6 bridesmaids. We do have a bridesmaids’ luncheon planned (the above bride didn’t have one), are planning on treating them to hairdos with a stylist, and I purchased monogramed robes for them…any other ideas? I figured the robe will be especially nice while they’re getting their hair done 🙂