Nothing Better Than Donna Morgan!

With this gloomy day, let's have some wedding talk to brighten it up a little bit! Brides are wanting their bridesmaids to look just as fabulous as they do, I mean the better everyone looks the better your pictures will turn out! So the obvious option to make this happen is Donna Morgan dresses because one word, beauties! We are obsessing over Donna Morgan's new Serenity Collection which features a variety of different styles and hues including champagne, amber, pale pinks, grey, lavender, light blue, midnight blue, and florals. Tulle, chiffon, lace, and sequin embellishments are even more reasons this collection is a must have! 

Not only are these gorgeous dresses just to die for, but they are also affordable and have an awesome turnaround time! So if you want dresses in a hurry that your girls will still look fabulous in, these are the ones for you. If you have more than enough time to order, these are still the dresses for you because of how absolutely perfect the entire collection is. So many options!! Let us know which of these dresses are your favs, we'd love to hear from you! :) 

 

 

The Perfect Gifts For Your Bridesmaids!

Want to thank your bridesmaids for all their help and support in preparations of the big day? Well you’ve come to the right place! I’ve created a list for you to show your girls how much you appreciate them and everything they do for you! Just one, or a mix & match of any of these, would be the perfect gift!

 

1. Jewelry: because what's a better way to a girls heart than something that shines and sparkles!

These Bourbon & Bowetie bangles are too perfect! Wearing just one, or stacking multiple will make your outfit look complete! And guess what! You can find these at our store so come check out our selection of Bourbon & Bowetie bangles! 

These Bourbon & Bowetie bangles are too perfect! Wearing just one, or stacking multiple will make your outfit look complete! And guess what! You can find these at our store so come check out our selection of Bourbon & Bowetie bangles! 

2. Monogrammed Totes: is it even yours if it's not monogrammed? 

How cute are these Ballard Design totes! This is a perfect idea for your bridesmaids to carry their stuff during wedding activities and even to use anytime after! Best part is these are on sale right now! It's a steal for such an adorable tote! Click here to buy it now! 

How cute are these Ballard Design totes! This is a perfect idea for your bridesmaids to carry their stuff during wedding activities and even to use anytime after! Best part is these are on sale right now! It's a steal for such an adorable tote! Click here to buy it now! 

3. Satin Robes: being comfy and looking absolutely adorable while getting ready on the morning of the wedding, what could be better!

You can personalize these with the bridesmaids initials and they come in a variety of colors! These are also budget friendly! Shop these robes now! 

You can personalize these with the bridesmaids initials and they come in a variety of colors! These are also budget friendly! Shop these robes now! 

4. Personalized Tumblers: thinking of something that could be for everyday use? Well then these are a great gift! 

Linked here are several different designs by Lyla Bug Designs and I must say they are ADORABLE! 

Linked here are several different designs by Lyla Bug Designs and I must say they are ADORABLE! 

5. Tickets

Buy concert tickets for you all to go together or you can even buy tickets specific for each bride and what they like, concert tickets, sporting events, anything! 

Buy concert tickets for you all to go together or you can even buy tickets specific for each bride and what they like, concert tickets, sporting events, anything! 

6. Desk Accessories/Personal Stationery: everyone needs a little love for their desk, so why not give it to them with these Kate Spade Accessories! 

Kate Spade Desk Accessories: Shop here now! You can even personalize some stationery for each individual bridesmaids style because what's cuter than getting some stationery with something like your monogram on it! I've linked here some stationery from Zazzle.com. There's so many options to choose from you'll be in heaven! 

Kate Spade Desk Accessories: Shop here now!

You can even personalize some stationery for each individual bridesmaids style because what's cuter than getting some stationery with something like your monogram on it! I've linked here some stationery from Zazzle.com. There's so many options to choose from you'll be in heaven! 

7. Perfume: who doesn't love to smell good? And I'm sure the groomsmen will be swooning over these delicious smelling bridesmaids too! 

(Via Lexia Frank Photography) 

(Via Lexia Frank Photography) 

8. Candles

Not only do these candles smell delicious but how cute are they! They would look perfect in any bridesmaids living room and I'm sure she will thank you for how awesome it makes her house smell! These Monique Lhuillier candles are available at Big Rock Bridal Atelier! 

Not only do these candles smell delicious but how cute are they! They would look perfect in any bridesmaids living room and I'm sure she will thank you for how awesome it makes her house smell! These Monique Lhuillier candles are available at Big Rock Bridal Atelier! 

9. Makeup Bag

A perfect gift for your bridesmaids to carry their makeup in on the wedding day, and even every day after that! You can even fill the bags with makeup products for the girls to use on the big day! I’ve linked here multiple makeup bags to choose from on Etsy. You can pick one style for everyone, or pick and choose bags for each girls certain style! 

A perfect gift for your bridesmaids to carry their makeup in on the wedding day, and even every day after that! You can even fill the bags with makeup products for the girls to use on the big day! I’ve linked here multiple makeup bags to choose from on Etsy. You can pick one style for everyone, or pick and choose bags for each girls certain style! 

10. Gift Bag: use a combination of these or make up your own ideas of what to put in the gift bag. I’m sure whatever you put in, your girls will be happy!

(Via Harmony Creative Studio) 

(Via Harmony Creative Studio) 

You know your girls better than anyone, so think outside the box when it comes to their bridesmaids gifts! You want them to know you actually put some thought into their gift, because you are so thankful for them. You don't even have to get everyone the same gift, make it personal! Also, gift them something that's practical and that they can use more than one time! 

I'd love for you all to share ideas by commenting below of what you have given bridesmaids as gifts or what you have received as a bridesmaids! 

Keeping Your Bridesmaids Happy!

Through all the wedding madness, it can get pretty crazy and stressful. Nevertheless, this is supposed to be one of those times where you look back on, years from now and think about how wonderful it was. Your bridesmaids are there to help you feel at ease about the whole wedding planning thing, however, that doesn’t mean you should boss everyone around. No one likes a bridezilla! If you treat your bridesmaids’ right, I’m sure they’ll treat you even better, I mean it’s YOUR big day and they all love you!

So here are some tips on how to keep your bridesmaids happy!!

1. Realize that your wedding isn’t the only thing on your girls’ plates. They have their own lives, jobs, and relationships and quite frankly, your wedding isn’t their number one priority. This doesn’t mean they don’t love you, they just have a lot more to worry about at the moment, but when your big day comes I can guarantee all the attention will be on you

2. Let them know ahead of time what you would like for them to do. Don’t just tell them; ask them if they would be willing to help. More than likely, they’d be more than happy to help if you asked nicely. Also, it’ll make a much happier bridesmaid if you don’t ask last minute and then hold a grudge against them for not being able to help. Remember that this isn’t their wedding, it’s yours. So don’t be expecting everyone to do everything for you just because you ask. 

3. Keep costs down. Not only paying their own bills but between the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, and the actual wedding, costs can really add up. If you can make it happen, pay for part of their dresses or let them know that because of all their help, it’s not necessary for them to get you a wedding gift. I’m sure all of your bridesmaids will appreciate the gesture.

4. Let them pick out their dresses or have somewhat of a say. If you are super set on them wearing Jenny Yoo’s Skylar dress in blush, let them pick out the shoes or jewelry. If you’re not completely set on a dress, choose flattering dresses for everyone, mix-and-match them so everyone looks great on the big day!

5. Avoid bridal drama. If everyone doesn’t know each other, introduce them. Plan outings for you all to attend to get to know each other so it’s not awkward when it gets closer to all the wedding events. Also, don’t let your bridesmaids compete for attention. You chose everyone to be your bridesmaids for a reason, so let them all know how special they are to you.

6. Talk about stuff other than the wedding. I know you’re super excited and there’s so much to talk about but just because you have cake toppers and favors on your mind doesn’t mean everyone else does. Make time to talk and do other things that aren’t wedding related. Trust me, it’ll keep you and your bridesmaids sane.

7. Show how much you appreciate them. Give them a special gift at the rehearsal dinner. Actually put some thought into it, don’t forget about it and then scramble last minute to find something mediocre. You want them to know how thankful you are for them and all the help they’ve been to make your big day amazing.

8. The wedding day can be chaotic at times, and relaxing is much better than being stressed, so make sure all your bridesmaids are nice and relaxed so everyone can celebrate the big day together and enjoy themselves. Snacks, drinks, music and a little extra pampering never hurt anyone!

 (Photo Credit: Bre Thurson)

 (Photo Credit: Bre Thurson)

(Photo Credit: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography)

(Photo Credit: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography)

9. Say thank you. A lot. Seriously, a simple thank you can go a long way. Often times brides are so deep into the wedding, they forget all the people they have helping them out. Saying thank you will let your bridesmaids know, “I appreciate you and all you do for me.

And last but definitely not least, never ever let the bridezilla take over you. Yes, there will be those moments when you have a breakdown over the tiniest thing, and your bridesmaids will expect a breakdown every here and there, but don't make it a reoccurring thing. 

Your Go-To List for Bridesmaids Proposals

Woo! It’s Friday! It’s always a nice feeling knowing that the weekend is here, even though for us in the bridal industry, the weekend means busy! But hey, helping our brides pick their dresses for their big day keeps us busy and we love that!

So here you are, engaged because your guy has finally popped the question. You’re planning your wedding and some of you may have already planned it all out from the perfect dress all the way to the place cards on the tables. I’m sure we can thank Pinterest for that, it’s addicting!

But today, lets talk about the girls who are by your side throughout the whole wedding madness, your bridesmaids. If you already know who your bridesmaids will be, great! If not, you have some time to figure it out so don’t sweat it and maybe this post will even help you decide!

These days people are being so creative with their weddings. So why not make your favorite girls feel special and ask them in a creative way to be your bridesmaids?  I’ve created the ultimate list of bridesmaids’ proposals for you to do just that!  

Alright, here we go! 

Want something small, but still cute? This one's for you then! 

Put a ring pop inside the box with a note that says, “Now it’s my turn to pop the question, will you be my bridesmaid?” It’ll be sure to make your girls smile, and it’s even a tasty treat! 

Put a ring pop inside the box with a note that says, “Now it’s my turn to pop the question, will you be my bridesmaid?” It’ll be sure to make your girls smile, and it’s even a tasty treat! 

Want to make them laugh? A witty card seems like the perfect idea for that! 

 

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy 

Available on Etsy 

Photo via JulieAnnArt

Photo via JulieAnnArt

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

What about some jewelry to make them sparkle and shine? You can even have all the girls wear it on your wedding day! 

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Want to ask them in a really sweet way? This one not only does that but it's a sweet treat for them to eat after they say yes! 

Via MarryThis
Via TheKnot

What them to definitely say yes? This box of goodies will give them lots of reasons to! 

Caroline Joy Photography via Style Me Pretty

Caroline Joy Photography via Style Me Pretty

Want something for your wine loving girls? These are just absolutely perfect for them!! 

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Available on Etsy

Or maybe your girls will need something a little stronger? 

 

So many choices, I know, but any of these would be perfect for you to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids! So which one of these do you brides out there just love? Share with us, by commenting below how you asked your girls to be your bridesmaids! 

 

Sparkles, Sparkles, and More Sparkles!

Metallic gold and silver embellishments have been making a major impact this season, creating a non-traditional look with tonal white and translucent finishes with beads placed in geometric patterns. Not only are sparkles perfect for your wedding dress but they are perfect for your bridesmaid dresses! There’s nothing like shimmering metallic and glittery sequins to make your girls’ sparkle and shine.

(Photography by: Andria Lindquist) 

(Photography by: Andria Lindquist) 

 So Big News!!

We are thrilled to announce that we will now be carrying Adrianna Papell bridesmaid dresses!! If you don’t know about Adrianna Papell, you need to check her out. Adrianna Papell prides their company in offering an exquisite sense of style, exceptional elegance and quality craftsmanship. With the glitz and glam trend streaming through the bridal market, her collection is absolutely flawless for your girls to look fabulous. The line is picture-perfect and all your girls can be seen wearing the same dress or even mixing and matching. You can even just have one for your maid of honor to stand out! 

(Adrianna Papell Collection)

 

You need to check out these dresses! Check out our website, schedule an appointment, come with your girls to browse the styles we have, and try these beauties on! Click here to set up an appointment. 

 

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