We’re thrilled to have Sarah and Justin’s wedding featured on Boston Weddings this past week! Read on for all of the details!
If you’re a summer bride looking to spice things up for your wedding party, you may be starting to think of unique gifts to your bridesmaids or groomsmen. Lucky for you, the experts at Brilliant Event Planning have found some of the trendiest items for gift giving. Whether you’re popping the question or sharing a special day-of touch, we’ll show you how to ‘wow’ your wedding party!
Who said girls can't have a little fun with 'proposing'? Ladies, if you're looking to bring a smile to your bridesmaid-to-be's face, try giving her a custom charm necklace or bracelet. Every time your lucky lady looks at this special gift, she'll think of the bond you two share and of course about your wedding day! For the grooms, we suggest a gift that makes their best men and groomsmen recognizable by all the rest of the wedding. We especially love these "Best Man" monogramed cufflinks, which come in many labels, including "Father of the Bride" and "Usher".
Perfect in a Pinch
A great gift for wedding party guests that is both cute and functional is a customized cosmetic bag, available from many pricy brands and artisan shops. However, our favorite pouches for the wedding party to be able to use on your wedding day are these 'minimergency' kits by Pinch Provisions. Perfect for any day-of mishaps or traveling needs. They even come in Bride, Bridesmaid, and Groom versions; oh and did we mention you can even build your own custom kit on their website? With so many colors and iconic charms, you can't go wrong!
Bring on the Bubbly!
Your wedding party has no doubt been working very hard to make your special day the absolute best, why not reward them with a cocktail or two? There are many websites that offer customized champagne labels for the ladies, including ones that ask "Will you be my bridesmaid?" For the men we suggest customized flasks or mugs, with each man's name on it and perhaps your wedding date. Both gifts leave a lasting impression, and ensure your wedding day is off to a great start.
Sweep them off their feet
On your wedding day, you and your girls will be dressed to the nine's, we're guessing with some sky-high shoes included -- but every girl knows just how great it feels to kick off her heels at the end of a long day. Brides, give the gift of comfort and try providing these packable, wearable flats for your bridesmaid to change into during the receptions, we bet they'll be thanking you later. For the groomsmen, we love the idea of having all members wear the same socks, that the groom has personally picked out! The labels are customizable, and the matching scheme makes for adorable wedding photos.
Your wedding day is all about having fun and celebrating with the people you hold most near and dear. Show your special someone's your appreciation with a one-of-a-kind gift, we promise your own personalization of whatever gift you choose will make for a truly *brilliant* affair.
Have a Plan
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important to have a backup that is both thoughtful and feasible. Before you even sign the contract with your venue, make sure that your Plan B can be executed by your venue, and is a scenario that honors the vision of your big day. When rain pours down, it’s very possible that your Plan B will quickly become Plan A, make sure it’s something you love!
Know When to make the Rain Call
Weather forecasts can often be fickle, making it difficult to know when you should move your outdoor ceremony indoors. Most assume that you can make the Rain Call within a half hour before the start of the ceremony, but this can lead to all kinds of problems with vendors: florists and rental companies need to know in advance where to set up, and some may even require a 24-hour advanced notice. Check with your vendors and set a deadline for yourself for when to make the call, and be ready to stick to it!
Whether you have to move your location from outdoors, or already planned an indoor wedding, keep in mind that rainfall does stop. If you’re feeling adventurous, snag those few minutes of sunshine and take some outdoor wedding photos that are sure to be memorable.
Bring the Rainwear
If you know in advance that your wedding day forecast calls for a drizzle, perhaps you’ll want to go ahead with the outdoor ceremony and add a twist! Surprise and delight your guests with rain boots and umbrellas as unique wedding favors, that are both useful and adorable!
Whatever your preference may be for your big day, don’t the let weather put a damper. Take control and plan ahead, and you're sure to have a truly *brilliant* wedding!
A big thank you to Ryan Brenizer Photography for the beautiful photography of Kelly and Zack's wedding!
Additional photo by Crown Photography as featured on The Knot.