Wedding Details: The Gifts

14 Aug

This post is the third & final in my Wedding Details “series.” This post was written prior to my wedding & honeymoon for readers to enjoy while Chris & I are in Disney. I’ll begin recapping our special day once we’re back & settled from our trip.

Edited to Add – Obviously, the “Wedding Details” posts didn’t go up while I was gone. Please enjoy them as Chris & I settle in, & I’ll be back to “regular” blogging soon!

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Bridesmaids’ Gifts

I had a total of 6 bridesmaids & 1 flower girl in my wedding party.

For the bridesmaids, I ordered bracelets from Beaded Jewelry for You on Etsy.

Bracelet Bracelet

I loved the way these bracelets turned out & they matched the girls’ dresses perfectly!

Additionally, I purchased personalized robes for each of the girls, also through Etsy (by Embroidery by Melissa). I chose cream-colored robes with purple embroidery to go with the wedding colors!

RobesWrapped bracelets Robe Wrapped & ready

For my flower girl, I purchased a small Vera Bradley bag, a small bracelet (same as this one) & a book, Flower Girl, by Gail Herman.

Parent Gifts

These were the gifts that I struggled with the most. I appreciated everything both my & Chris’s parents did for us, & both Chris & I wanted to make sure we found the perfect gifts.

For my parents, we purchased two tickets for a hot air balloon ride!

For Chris’s parents, we purchased a gift certificate to a bed & breakfast & included enough for them to purchase tickets for a local wine tour.

Additionally, I ordered personalized handkerchiefs from Weddings by Molly & Mom (also on Etsy) for both of my parents & Chris’s mom.

Chris’s Gift

This gift was a special project for me! (I probably should have said this before, but I love giving gifts & always try to think of the perfect thing.)

Last summer, I went on a tour of a local art gallery, Goggleworks. As I was touring the building & peeking into the different artist studios, the idea came to me. I decided to commission an artist to paint a picture of Chris’s yellow lab, Chance.

Chris had mentioned several times how hard it will be to be away from Chance (even though we’re only a 10 minute drive) & I thought this would be a fun way to always keep him with us!

Chris’s mom & sister gathered some pictures for me, I contacted an artist, & a few weeks later, I was presented with the final product. I love the way it turned out!

Chance paintingDo you consider yourself a good “gift giver”? I like to think I am! I put a lot of thought into what to get people!

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2 Responses to “Wedding Details: The Gifts”

  1. Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl August 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    I LOVE the bracelets! What an excellent and unique gift! Also, who doesn’t love a bathrobe?!

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