Friday, August 29, 2014

Wedding DIY: Bridesmaid Gift


So for my bridesmaids presents I got them a little gift bag FULL of goodies!  I started gathering things months before when they would go on sale or when I found something cute.

I had so much fun making these and I loved seeing their faces when they opened them on the morning of the wedding before we got ready.

So here is a breakdown of their gifts:

I started with a monogrammed tote from The Knot.  It's called the Everyday Tote Bag and you can get it personalized for free right now!  It comes in black and brown and has a zip pocket on the front, two side pockets and two slip pockets on the inside.  It's big enough to fit a magazine inside and everything else you need.  I loved them so much I bought one for myself and used it for my "wedding bag" to carry all my planning information to and from venues/vendors.

I also got them a necklace and earrings to wear with their dresses but I don't have a picture of it :(


Inside the bags I stuffed them full with all kinds of goodies that I picked up over a span of months before the wedding.  Here's what I had but you could put any number of things in the bag:

-candy (I did this specific to the girl's favorite candy)
-face mask
-band-aids
-snacks
-notepad
-tissues
-hair ties
-hair spray
-socks
-lotion
-shower gel 
-makeup (I got mine from elf)
-liquid container travel set (I got these from Michael's on sale for $0.50!
-nail file
-advil
-tums
-oil wipes
-deodorant
-Colgate wisps
-Shout wipes
-tampons
-makeup remover wipes
-bobby pins

I got the mini travel versions of all of these things if available and tried to get things geared towards getting ready for the wedding or things they could use to relax after the wedding.  It was a little wedding day survival kit.   

I got a lot of my items at Wal-Mart but I found cheaper versions at Big Lots.  If you plan early you can catch things on sale/clearance and stock up!

 

I got these cute little tampon/liner set from Target on clearance and they were adorable! 

I picked up the mini shower gels when Bath and Bodyworks had their big sale.

I put all the little stuff in these little bags that I got off eBay.  They make really cute makeup pouches.  


I also used this note as a guideline for my goodies and I recreated it and put it in each bag...I thought it was absolutely adorable! 






All my beautiful ladies opening their gifts! 

Hope you got some ideas for your bridesmaid/any other gifts.  Let me know if you put anything different in yours!

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