How to Make Customized Gift Bags for the Bachelorette Party

My best friend Heather is engaged and her wedding is this summer. This is a moment I have envisioned for a long time. The minute she told me the happy news, my head was already spinning with ideas. I started mentally planning her bridal shower and bachelorette, right down to the customized gift bags.

Customized gift bags at a bachelorette party. Sunglasses, koozies, and cups. I do Crew. Bachelorette Beach Bash.

Naturally, I was excited when in January she asked me to be her Matron of Honor. Even before she asked, we had multiple phone conversations revolving around the wedding. We talked about venue contracts, centerpieces, hiring vendors, and all the little details. My favorite discussions, of course, were about the bachelorette.

Heather let me know right away that she didn’t want a crazy weekend away in Atlantic City. (A popular destination for a lot of Jersey brides) Instead, she asked that we rent a house in a place she spent many summers; Belmar, NJ. Very close to the infamous “Jersey Shore” house in Seaside Heights, this beach town has a lot to offer. Including a favorite hangout of the bride-to-be called Djais that overlooks the beach. This gave me the idea to dub her event a “Bachelorette Beach Bash.”

BUILDING YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED GIFT BAGS

Cost Effective Measures

A concern for most bachelorette party guests is the overall cost. Asking the everyone to pay for their share of the trip is typical. This usually includes food, drinks, activities, and accommodations. Often, guests pay a little more to make sure the bride doesn’t have to pay for anything.

The guest bag on the other hand is a gift. If you split costs among multiple bridesmaids it is an easier burden to bear. If there is no formal bridal party, or like in my case you’re the only bridesmaid, get creative.

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This Vineyard Bridal Shower’s Special Guests Will Make You Smile.

Vineyard Bridal Shower

When planning the perfect outdoor bridal shower for your bride-to-be, having the weather fully cooperate is on the top of your wish list. A gorgeous vineyard background to go with your sunny weather? Well that was the case for this vineyard bridal shower, and it was pure perfection.

Welcome table for bride at her vineyard bridal shower. Candy bar and sweet treats favor. Future Mr and Mrs.

This bridal shower at Working Dog Winery in NJ had all the things a bride would want, including a candy bar and sweet treats for guest favors.

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They even had special guests…

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You’ll Love This Colorful Boho Beach Bridal Shower

This beach bridal shower had a boho chic vibe and is the true definition of attention to detail. This day was filled with sun, sand, parasols, a DIY photo booth, hula hooping, a live band, and even a few pooches on hand.

Boho Beach Bridal Shower. Bridesmaids with boho chic dresses and parasols. Nicole Klym Photography. bridesmaidsconfession.com

Comfortable Setup

No boho chic setup would be complete without comfy seating. The use of pallets and pillows is a creative way to get a lounge feel without breaking your budget.

Boho Beach Bridal Shower. Sitting area with pillows on the ground and crates for tables. Nicole Klym Photography. bridesmaidsconfession.com

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Amazingly Fun Pink, Gold, and White Bridal Shower

In today’s digital age, you sometimes get to know people without ever meeting them. In the blink of an eye you decide if you lived closer you’d be best friends. That is what happened to us when we saw the pictures by Nicole Klym Photography for this pretty in pink bridal shower.
Pink, Gold, and White Bridal Shower. Nicole Klym Photography.

The details at this shower are impeccable. From the games, to the food and drink, and all the little things in between. You’ll find so much inspiration from Melissa’s special day.

Bride and her bridesmaids in front of gold balloons spelling out bride. Pink, Gold, and White bridal shower. Nicole Klym Photography

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English Garden Party Bridal Shower – Part 2

My sister’s bridal shower was held recently, and in part 1 the planning process was discussed. A garden party bridal shower is so much fun, and we want to share more details of the day. Plus we want to share how happy the bride was to see everyone. Cause that is what it’s all about right!? A happy bride.

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Guests awaited the arrival of the bride, Christina, with conversation and unlimited mimosas. It is a fact, that you can never, ever go wrong with bottomless mimosas.

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Arrival

Christina arrived, and although she knew about the shower, she did not know the theme. We quickly dressed her with a white fascinator and a bride-to-be sash. We had told her to wear a white dress, so not to spoil the theme, and this made it easy for us to buy complimentary accessories. Continue reading

English Garden Party Bridal Shower – Part 1

My sister’s bridal shower was this past Saturday May 28, 2016. Myself and the other bridesmaids have been planning for months. We’re so excited to share the details of this English garden party theme with you!

The events of the shower will be divided up into two parts. (You can find part 2 here.) This first part will focus on the planning of the shower and give you some tips along the way.

English Garden Party Bridal Shower Tips

We chose Braddock’s Tavern as the venue which was established in 1898. The chandeliers, mirrors, and even the picture frames are ornate with gold coloring making us confident an English Garden Party theme was the way to go. Once the venue was booked we officially moved into the planning stages!

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