First up, we decided not to do corsages for our moms. I was concerned about a pinned corsage since my mom planned to make a jacket out of very delicate fabric and my mom didn’t want to wear anything on her wrist. I asked if she’d like to carry a tussy mussy (which I’d never heard of until wedding planning) but she said she’d prefer to keep her hands free. So, instead I decided to gift both of our moms with something that I think may be a bit more useful after the wedding – a Coach wristlet. Hopefully they like them!
To say thank you to the Gazelle Girls I wanted to gift them with things that I love, so things I hope that they will love too! First up, I love Philosophy’s body washes, so they will get a small bottle of lollipop scented shower gel.
Image via Philosophy
Next up, my favourite tea mug, the Monogrammed Mug from Anthropologie.
Image via Anthropologie
I also really wanted to gift the girls a necklace. I looked for some fun, statement necklaces that I thought would go well with their bridesmaid dresses (which are still a work in progress but look awesome). I wasn’t sure if those necklaces would really be their style so instead I opted for something simple that they can choose to wear for the wedding if they like, but one that I think they would love to wear every day. The Love necklace from Piano Bench Designs.
Image via Piano Bench Designs
And finally, I decided to do something I have never done before. I wanted to learn how to sew so I could make them a fun shoe bag. My mom showed me the ropes on how to use the sewing machine and serger and I cut out fabric in the same size as one of my shoe bags. I sewed a line down the center of the bag to keep each shoe separate. I had hoped to make a trial bag and then one out of some fun shoe printed fabric that my mom found but I just ran out of time.Sorry ladies, shoes not included. Maggie, the family Scottish Terrier, decided to come over and check my handiwork.Luckily no shoes were harmed during the inspection.Aw Maggie, I think she maybe just wanted to photo bomb the picture!Did you decide to learn a new skill in order to gift something handmade to your bridal party?