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by Rachel Brantley

During the busy engagement season it’s easy to forget about scheduling time with your closest friends. Planning a bridesmaids’ luncheon is a great way for the women in your life to gather in celebration one last time.

A bridesmaids’ luncheon can be an elaborate party or a simple get-together. It’s typically a brunch, luncheon, or an afternoon tea. The luncheon is a special time to reminisce over sweet memories with your bridesmaids.

Who hosts it?
Traditionally the bridesmaids’ luncheon was either hosted by the bridesmaids honoring the bride, or by the bride honoring the bridesmaids. Today though the luncheon is almost always hosted by the bride and her mother as a thank-you to the bridesmaids.

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by Kelly Curtis

Your Wedding Wednesday Question

What is the proper etiquette of bridesmaids' gifts?


Normally, you gift your bridesmaids with gifts to show appreciation at the fact that they were there to share your special day with you. As far as price range goes, stick to what's in your budget. It maybe jewelry they can wear with their bridesmaids dress, a robe they can get ready in or a special picture of the two of you. There are many ideas out there, just find the one that is best suited for you and your bridesmaid.

by Tanya Giraldo

Every bride knows how important it is to have your girls by your side on your special day. From helping you choose the perfect dress to wearing whatever you pick out for her, a true friend will be there in every wedding meltdown and smile. Show your bridesmaids how much you appreciate them with a thoughtful gift! Wedding and Party Network has the top five trending bridesmaid gifts that your girls will love.

1. Locket
Bring on the bling-bling in a very special way. Personalize a locket with their initial and the date of your wedding.

2. Jewelry Box
A vintage jewelry box is the perfect gift for your sophisticated chicas. Add a personalized touch by engraving the inside or bottom of the box.

3. Bottle of Wine
For those wine lovers, make your own labels with funny quotes or a picture of you and each bridesmaid. Make it extra special and tell them to save the bottle until the day they tell you they are engaged.

4. Lipstick
Who doesn't need more makeup? A little bit of lipstick or lipgloss will remind them of the laughs you shared on your special day.

5. Clutch
For the fashionistas, a small purse or clutch will bring a smile to their faces. Want to make it extra special? Sew a little tag on the inside thanking them for making your day perfect.

Whatever gift you decide, your bridesmaids will love to have a little reminder of the memories you shared on your wedding day. Check back with Wedding and Party Network for more ideas and tips.

by Shelbi Raysor

Whoohoo, it’s almost six months until my wedding! It’s flying by! I waited until May to ask my bridesmaids which is apparently weird, but I’m super into suspense. Ok. Ok. We were just swamped with school! I waited until after finals to ask my closest friends to be a part of my big day with a spa basket drenched with blush and gold.

You get it finals are stressful? Spa basket? I totally thought it was cute and so did these girls! It’s a super easy and fun way to ask your girls to be your bridesmaid! So, here's a how to on creating a spa basket.

Inside the box I placed a cute white coffee cup, a small box of different flavored tea, a nice blush and gold wrapped soap, an owl loofa and a white tea small candle that smelled like heaven.

I had to really try hard to find 7 of all the smell good soaps and tea boxes, but the boxes I found at Hobby Lobby under photo organizers. The packing paper I actually got at Dollar General and it really gave it a full, spa like look. The coffee cup I actually found in a small shop, but you could find similar cups at IKEA.

The cards used in the pictures are actually decorative cards from TJ Maxx and I used gold paint marker (it took a lot of practice cards) to cursively pop the question!

So, when you are looking for the perfect way to pop the question to your bridesmaids look for something that spoils them! A glass of wine, their favorite movie and popcorn or new yoga mat and yoga pants! Whatever their personality, popping the question is just as fun as creating the perfect gift! Have fun, it only happens once, right!

by Kelly Curtis

Having your best friends in your wedding means you want to truly share this special occasion with them and are extremely grateful you have them in your life. What better way to say thanks than with a special gift? Wedding and Party Network has our top gift picks for your bridesmaids that they'll love.

Personalization – What girl doesn't love having something personalized? You can have just about anything personalized now. Bags, robes, jewelry, wine glasses, button up shirts. Iphone cases, art, or photo frames. Having an item personalized is such a great idea. All your bridesmaids will love it.

Can't say I do without you – Put together little kits for your girls that feature chocolate, miniature drinks, mints, personlized shirt, wine glass, picture frame, and travel toiletries all wrapped up in a  beautiful box makes for a lovely bridesmaid kit.

A trip down memory lane – Wouldn't it be such a cute idea to include some of your favorite things that you share together? Maybe you love a certain band, television show, color, store, or an inside joke. Try to include those items in a gift. It makes it much more personalized and you can enjoy the details of your friendship.

There are many great ideas for bridesmaid gifts. However, these are a bit more personalized and heart-felt. The girls will absolutely love their presents, whatever you go with.


by Kelly Curtis

You love receiving gifts on your wedding day, however, you also have to plan out gifts to give as well. Your wedding party has stuck by your side throughout the entire planning process, so getting them something special is a must. Make sure your bridesmaids shine on your wedding day as well with these well gifted bridesmaid gifts.

A Good Photo Op – You and your girls will be taking a ton of pictures on your wedding day. Gift them something that will make for a good photo-op, like monogrammed button up shirts. Not only do these make great photos, but they're extremely comfortable to get ready in and won't mess up the hair or makeup.

Personalized Painting – Something truly unique that your bridesmaids will absolutely love is personalized canvases. A caricature of them would be extremely great to give as a gift. Plus, it will make for a fun photo-op as well by holding them in front of their faces. You can do something fun or even do another portrait of lets say their pet or something they love.

Monogrammed Robes – These always make great gifts. You can choose whatever colors you want with various patterns and have their names embroidered onto them. Again, these make great gifts to get ready in and a cute photo of all the bridesmaids and bride.

Perfume Bar – If your wedding is a night wedding, plan an activity for you and your bridesmaids during the day while everyone is getting ready. One thing that comes to mind is a perfume bar. Your bridesmaids can create their own fragrance and wear it on your wedding day. It's also a fun activity that provides some girl bonding time.

Schedule It – There are many things that go on during your wedding day. Create a personalized schedule for your girls to let them know what their day will consist of. Along with this personalized schedule, include a bridesmaid emergency kit, chocolates, perfume or makeup.

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes – A lot of girls have a hard time finding shoes or if you pick one not all of them are satisfied. Therefore, give them shoes that you have a bit of input in, yet they still love them as well. You can find websites or even visit your bridal store that lets you create shoes.

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Create a personalized box for each of your bridesmaids. Fill it with special mementos, photos, sweet treats and a letter to them saying you can't tie the knot without them.

Gifts show that you are truly thankful that they are apart of your wedding day, so make it special for them as well.

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by Kelly Curtis

You've asked your friends and family to be apart of your wedding. They've been there for you through your tearful moments, "bridezilla" moments and your happy moments. You've went to them for advice and just to vent to through all your wedding stress. Now, how do you say thank you in style. Showing them that you are truly thankful and wouldn't had known what to do without them is a must. Let Wedding and Party Network offer some tips and ideas to show them that you are truly thankful. Of course, show them this through stylish gifts is a must!

First thing you must do is set a budget. As much as you want to show them that you care, you must first decide how much you can spend on each one. You may want to spend a little bit more on your maid of honor or get them different things to suit their personality or get them matching gifts. The main wedding tip is to set this into your wedding  budget.

Now, here are our top picks for wedding attendant gifts!

Wedding Jewelry: You'll absolutely never go wrong with jewelry. That way, your bridesmaids will be able to wear it during your wedding. Consider the style of your wedding, if you're keeping it simple and elegant, you may want to go with a simple pearl necklace, bracelet or earrings.

However, if you're mixing it up a bit, a fun statement necklace would be great! You can get them jewelry to match their personal style, if you don't want them to wear it in the wedding. Just pick something out that you know they can wear again.

Get Personal: Personalization is a huge trend. A lot of brides are having bags or jewelry personalized towards their bridesmaids. You can have their initials or name embroidered on a bag in your wedding colors or their favorite colors. You can do overnight bags, cosmetic bags or wallets that your girls will be able to use within their everyday life.

If you are considering jewelry, you could have their named hand stamped or engraved into a necklace or bracelet. For example, a charm bracelet would be ideal for this! That way, if you plan on doing the wedding tradition featuring the cake pulls, they'll be able to add their charm to this bracelet along with their personalized charm too. There are lots of ways that you can add personalization to anything that you get them, wine glasses, jewelry, shoes or picture frames and photo albums.

A Girl's Best Friend: Shoes! Girl's love shoes, plus they can wear them in your wedding or at the reception. You can go with heels, flats or sandals that will compliment your wedding. Maybe, you are having your bridesmaids wears heels for your wedding. We all know heels can sometimes be uncomfortable, so give them flip-flops for the wedding reception.

Choose their favorite colors, featured embellishments or you can personalize them too! As much as we love shoes, our feet need a rest. Especially if we plan on dancing the night away, so think comfortable.

Clutch In Style: Another big wedding trend to hit the scene is ditching the bouquets and replacing them with wedding clutches. This can serve as a great gift for your bridesmaids too. Provide them in the colors of your wedding, add embellishments or have the inside of them personalized. Make sure they can use them again, possibly not buying clutches in orange or an off-the-wall color.

It will be a perfect way for your bridesmaids to place touch up makeup, cameras and phones in them as well during the reception. That way, they're not lugging their huge bag around the entire night. Plus, your bridesmaids will be able to carry them during a night out on the town.

Goodie Bag: If you've asked a lot from your bridesmaids, love them to pieces or made them travel for your destination wedding; a gift bag full of goodies might be a great way to go. Maybe you're having a destination wedding on the beach, if so, create a bag with their name on it filled with a beach towel, swim suit and items for the beach.

You can fill their bags up with travel items, jewelry, pajamas, personalized wedding shirt and flip-flops. You can offer all the essentials they'll need for their stay. A goodie bag is a great way to say thank you.

These 5 wedding gift ideas for your bridesmaids are just a start. There are endless possibilities when trying to figure out what to get your bridesmaids. You can cater towards your wedding, their style or both. Making sure they'll absolutely love them and will be able to use them are a must when finding a bridesmaid gift.

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You want to share it with close friends and family to make it that much more memorable. Therefore, your wedding party must mean something to you since you are asking them to stand beside you as your marry the person of your dreams. Why not show them that they mean the world to you and that you want them to share in this special event with you, by asking them in a cute and special way. There are several cute ways to ask your bridesmaids, so choose something that will be meaningful for both you and them. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

A Meaningful Wedding Card

Cards are a meaningful way to ask your bridesmaids if they will be apart of your wedding party. You can write it out, which adds a personal touch and add unique details to make them fit your wedding theme and create personalization. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, you can go to your local stationery store and pick out some simple cards and add embellishments.

A cute bridesmaid dress or a photo of you and the bridesmaid would be a great touch to the card. On the inside of the card, make it personal and heart-felt. Attach a bridesmaid poem on the inside, it will truly make you bridesmaid feel honored to be in your wedding.

Wedding Newsletter

Another fun way of asking your bridesmaids, is creating a wedding newsletter. If you have bridesmaids that are everywhere, this may be the way to go. Your newsletter will consist of all your wedding details. A picture of your dress, their bridesmaid dresses and all the details in between.

You may even want to include their email addresses and phone numbers to make it easy for them to keep in touch. It makes it easier for them to plan your amazing wedding shower! Not only does it make them easier to keep in contact, but lets them feel like they are in the know of your wedding.

You can even send them out monthly or even quarterly to keep them updated on all the plans and changes. By sending your future bridesmaids a newsletter, you are not only asking them in a unique way, but informing them on all the fun wedding details.

Sending It With A Flower

Sending a flower to your bridesmaid will be something they truly enjoy. Choose your wedding flower or if you know their favorite flower, send that. Attach a simple, personalized note to it asking them to be your bridesmaid. It's that simple, yet so personal and meaningful. They'll truly enjoy it, especially if you send it to their work or home. Just a great way to ask your bridesmaids if they will be apart of your bridal party.

Wedding Scrapbook

If you're asking someone to be a part of your bridal party, you more than likely have a history with them. Therefore, creating a bridesmaid scrapbook would be ideal. They will be absolutely thrilled when they see a unique scrapbook just for them. Start with a picture of when you first became friends, which will illustrate the beginning of a long-lasting friendship.

Include any other memorable photos that you share and then end it with a recent photo with the caption, "Will you be my bridesmaid?". Even leave a few pages blank, which will let them add photos from your wedding. Such a great gift and an amazing way of asking your friend or family member if they'll be your bridesmaid.

These are just a few ways on how you can ask someone to be apart of your bridal party. They are truly unique and a fun way to ask. A simple, "Hey, will you be my bridesmaid" question just simply won't do. It truly makes your bridesmaid feel like they are apart of something special from the very beginning till the end. They'll truly enjoy being a bridesmaid, and most importantly, your bridesmaid.

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by Brynn Jackson

It's about that time to throw a bachelorette party. All of your girls are lining up dates and times so that you can enjoy a fun night together. This is one of the most fun occasions before the wedding. It is also one of the most memorable.

A really good way to celebrate the chicas in your life is to give them gifts at the bachelorette party. If you want that night to be all about you, consider throwing a bridesmaids party. Not only does this say "thank you" for all the times that they've stuck by you, it gives you a chance to remind them that you'll always be there for them also.

Need some gift ideas for the ladies in your life? Consider the type of woman that she is. This will help tremendously when purchasing bridesmaids gifts. Here are some examples:

The Night Owl: Rarely in bed early, loves going out, seems to watch a lot of infomercials.

Something flashy is probably a safe bet for this woman. A set of colorful cosmetics makes the clubbing makeup more fun. This may be your bridesmaid who is very sedate but likes staying up late at night. If this is the case, try something fun like her favorite movie that no one will watch with her. This time, opt in for the popcorn and film noir.

The Working Mom: Bounces between children and career, the ultimate soccer mom.

A bath set of to calm and relax this busy lady will be appreciated more than words can express. There isn't much left for self after a long day of juggling children, work and husband. Give this mom a reason to put the kids in bed early by giving her a bath kit complete with luxurious bath oils, a loofah, balt salts and perhaps a CD of calming music.

The Girly Girl: Loves shopping, beauty, and is often particular about appearance.

This is the girl for whom manicures and pedicures were invented. Why stray from the tried and true? A girls-day-out at the beauty salon would do this woman's heart good. Join her for a fun getaway after the married life begins. Also consider jewelry or a cute purse that she can carry during the wedding. If your favorite ladies are carrying bridesmaids purses instead of bouquets, give hers some extra attention. This is especially beneficial if she's the maid or matron of honor.

The Contemporary: She would make the perfect city girl, if she isn't already.

The contemporary bridesmaid is familiar with modern styles of decor, fashion, art, cooking and similar things. Technology serves this woman well. She probably has a pda and other gadgets so go one step further with a new mp3 player, digital camera, or earrings that match the color of the ear buds that she rarely removes.

This is the woman that would also benefit from a home decor piece such as bookends, unique candles and candleholders. If this seems like a boring gift, try something like tickets to the theater or the opening of an art show. A very special treat is if you make plans to spend this evening with her.

The Intellectual: Spends time reading, seems to know a little bit about everything.

Go a little bit more in depth than books on tape for this bridesmaid. Gifts for the intellectual bridesmaid should reflect her love of learning and culture. Consider a bottle of wine and a set of barware accessories. If she's not a drinker consider a book with a compilation of photographs by a talented digital photographer such as Margaret Bourke-White. MP3 players and techy gizmos are also perfect for this woman.