It’s leap day and once every four years we get a gift of an extra day so today I’ll think about gifts! With the sun shining and spring around the corner, Chicago wedding season is quickly approaching. For all the spring Chicago brides wrapping up their wedding plans it’s time to focus on a few fun last details. Celebrating the women you’ve chosen to stand up with you for your Chicago wedding ceremony is one of those fun details. So on this gift of a day…let’s talk bridesmaids gifts!
BEAUTY: Chicago wedding planners help you plan your whole day… including bridal hair and makeup. Some brides decide they want to treat their bridesmaids to the gift of beauty and pay for these services. Some brides even want to gift their girls with the bridesmaids dresses! This is a very generous gift!
BLING: Something fun to do is surprise your girls with jewelry for your Chicago wedding. That way you can stylize their look a little more. Choose a different piece for each girl for an eclectic look… or a staple piece they will wear everyday.
Riverbend Studio took this Chicago wedding photo of a Big City Bride Chicago wedding where the bridesmaids wore matching bracelets. Bracelets can be worn with any dress style! If you choose un-matching bridesmaid dress styles then coordinated jewelry looks really nice! A Big City Bride found this Kate Spade bracelet which would become any girl’s staple because it’s a reminder she has a “Best friend ever,” a “partner in crime,” you’re “peas in a pod,” “sidekicks,” “birds of a feather,” “two of a kind,” and “perfect pairs.”
COMFY: While you’re spending the morning getting pretty your girls could all looks fabulous in bridesmaids robes. Who knew robes were something you could love so much? With a collection like these at Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie you can buy a customized set for your specific bridesmaids. These make your Chicago wedding photography so bright the morning of your wedding and they will love them for years to come.
GIRL STASH: Women love bags because we love to be prepared for anything! Big City Bride Chicago wedding planners always have our emergency bag of anything needed on wedding day but that doesn’t mean your bridesmaids wouldn’t love their own bag of fun goodies for the day. Give a fun handbag! 1154 Lill Studio is located on Armitage in Lincoln Park (just a few blocks from Big City Bride) and they make beautiful custom bags. Pick a style and fabric that each of your girls will love and not only will it be such a fun bridesmaids gift for them but it will be so much fun for you to design! A fun idea is to fill the bag with your favorite nail polish so all the girls can do nails the morning of your Chicago wedding. Add in a few bobby pins and a hair tie, and maybe even a lip gloss!
WARM & FUZZY: If you’re planning on a Chicago winter wedding and want to take your Chicago wedding photos around the city then maybe you want to prepare for a snow storm! Kim and Chad’s wedding at the Chicago wedding venue of Fulton’s On The River took place the day after a major Chicago snow storm but luckily the bridesmaids were ready with warm and cozy footwear! Kim wanted her girls to wear Uggs and have fun taking their photos with Belen at Geber + Scarpelli.
RELAX: After a Chicago wedding weekend of endless fun perhaps you know your bridesmaids will be in need of a little relaxation. A massage gift card is a really nice gift to treat your bridesmaids to a little peace while you’re off enjoying your honeymoon!
These are of course just a few fun ideas. Saying thank you in any way will mean the world to the women you’ve chosen to share your wedding day!