This one is for the Girls-Bridesmaids Gifts

Hello lovelies! I hope the beginning of your week is  smooth sailing thus far. Are you planning your wedding or know a friend planning a wedding? I am sure one of the things on your (or your friends) to-do list is to get your(or their) bridesmaids a gift.

Your bridesmaids are your special gal pals. During the wedding planning process they have been through a lot with you: engagement parities, bridal showers, bachelorette parties etc. Not to mention the DIY projects that you have enlisted them to do. You have shared laughs & sometimes tears. Bottom line is these are your girls, your ride or dies. Yes, this is you & your significant others special day but you asked these females to stand up in front of a crowd with you. It would be nice if you made them feel a little special too!

I gave my girls sterling silver nautical knot bracelets from the etsy store BoxingFashion and bought their shoes for the wedding at DSW. Check the list below for other fabulous bridesmaids gift ideas.

  1. Jewelry- I think this is the most traditional gift! This can be earrings, necklace, or bracelet.
  2. Pay for Pampering- Hair, nails, makeup can be a lot. If you have the money in your budget it maybe nice to pay for your girls to get one of these done.
  3. Robes-I am sure by now you have seen the pictures on pintrest of girls getting ready in matching robes. This could make a nice gift that they will be able to use again. You can even get them monogramed.
  4. Drinking Utensil- I use the word utensil because this could be a wine glass, coffee mug, tumblr, water bottle, or travel mug! These will definitely make a nice personalized gift.
  5. Bag- This bag could be a clutch for the big day, a beach tote, or a cosmetic bag!
  6. Hanger- Get them each a special hanger with their name spelt out in wire.

As you have been on your wedding planning journey I am sure that you have discovered that etsy will become your best friend, a lot of these ideas can be found there.

Well fash dolls till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

Bridesmaids Dress Shopping

You got the man, you have a wedding date, you have your wedding dress, but what about your girls? Don't get me wrong the day is all about you & your other half but keep in mind you asked your bridesmaids to be apart of your special day they should look & feel good too!
We got our bridesmaids dresses at David's bridal. I had one out of state bridesmaid but it made it easy to get all the same color because they had a large variety to chose from. You could also go to any bridal salon to find your girls dresses. No matter how big or small your bridal party is there is a few concepts you can dress them in.
The first & most traditional is to have all your girls wear the same dress & color. This creates a unified look which is a positive. But keep in mind it is hard to find something that looks good on all different body types.
The second option would be to pick one color & have the bridesmaids pick which dress they would like (with your approval). This is the way I went. I wanted the girls to get something they would wear again & was unique to them. But if you would like a more unified symmetric look go the more traditional route.
Lastly a trend I've noticed is picking  a color & ombre the dresses meaning each dress is a shade of that color from light to dark. This is defiantly a unique concept but super cool.
I remember I wanted to get everyone to go together which could be difficult to coordinate with your bridesmaid depending on their schedule. Also keep in mind that you are with a group of girls & that is a lot of estrogen. Everyone has different opinions. Stay true to your vision but try to have some consideration for your friends & family.
Happy Planning! Till next time dolls!
Stay Sassy + God Bless.
xo Gigi

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

FullSizeRender Yes, I am the weirdo on the far left that had found the perfect dress for my fiancé and I's upcoming June 2016 wedding. I am accompanied by some of my lovely bridesmaids! Based on my wedding dress shopping experience here are my tips. Whether you have been dreaming of your ideal wedding since you were a little girl or are single I hope that you find these tips helpful for yourself or a friend.

Research!

When it comes to anything wedding related or making any major life purchase it is key to always do some research. I would first start by defining a budget. There is nothing worse than falling in love with something you can't afford. Next I would look to Pinterest for inspiration! Have an idea of what looks good on you and what style you are interested in. Look for particular designers you are fond of within your budget and the bridal shops that sell them.

Who Should you Bring?

Who and how many people you want to bring is entirely up to you! If you can handle a lot of different opinions open it up to your bridal party, sisters, mum, mother-in-law, and whoever else you want to bring. Maybe you would like a smaller entourage, your mum and sister(s) I feel like are always a must! It is what YOU are comfortable with, this should be a fun time.

Where Should I Go?

You remember that research you did? Use it! Set up appointments with bridal boutiques you found that carry the designers you are interested in. Maybe you want to go to "Say Yes to the Dress" NYC's salon Kleinfeld or maybe you want to stay local. It is your experience! I would suggest making at least 3 appointments with different salons. Avoid overwhelming yourself by only trying 8/10 max dresses for each appointment.

Keep an Open Mind!

Try to keep an open mind when you are shopping. I thought that I definitely needed buttons on my dress but, the gown I fell in love with didn't have buttons. Maybe you thought you had your heart set on a certain shape but, you might try another style that looks even better. You will know when you have found the dress.

Decide and Celebrate!

Say yes to the dress already! I literally found my dress at the first store that I had gone to. I went to another bridal salon after to try more and I still couldn't get my dress out of my head. Go with your gut and choose what makes you feel gorgeous! And of course don't forget to celebrate. Pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy the fact you checked another big to do off of your list :)

I hope this helps! Till next time dolls. 

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo