How to: Gift your Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids have been there for you during this whole crazy process that is wedding planning. Everything from your late night breakdowns over the font on your invitations to popping bottles at the bachelorette party: they have been there through it all! And now it’s time for you to say thanks! These girls are some of your best friends, and deserve the best gift that you can give them (within budget of course!). We’ve collected a list of some of the hottest gifts brides are giving this season just for you. If you’re in a giving mood, also check out our ideas on how to gift your guests from out of town!

Monogrammed Water Bottles

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Swell bottles are all anyone is using these days to drink on the go! Get your girls something they will love to use after the wedding is over- with a personal touch of a monogram!

Custom Candles

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Nothing smells sweeter than a candle gifted by your favorite bride! Help your friends unwind after a stressful day with these custom candles, which you could also monogram for more personalization.

Gift Basket

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We know it takes a village to get through the wedding day. If you have some money in your budget to spoil your bridesmaids, give them a gift basket with all kinds of goodies like nail polish, jewelry, candy, or mini hangover kits!

Mini Champagne

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Everyone loves a little bubbly- especially at a wedding! Treat your friends to some treats before the wedding to get everyone in the partying mood.

Robes

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This is the gift perfect for brides who want matching pictures in their bridal suites as they get ready for the big day! Added bonus: the bridesmaids get to take them home and use them again and again.

Day-of Jewelry

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Want to ensure a cohesive look among your bridesmaids on your wedding day? Gift them a piece of jewelry that they will wear on your day. One less thing for them to worry about purchasing!

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Holiday Gift Tags

If you’re a fan of our blog, you know that The Dandelion Patch knows weddings. That’s because most of our clients are brides, and we LOVE creating invitations. The Dandelion Patch is your one-stop shop for all pretty paper though! We’re always here to lend a helping hand, especially during the holiday season. From corporate holiday cards to festive stationery, we do it all! Gift tags are one of our favorite types of pretty paper for the holidays. They’re so sweet on big boxes and perfect for mason jar treats! Today, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday jar, DIY gifts to tie a tag around:

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We love a cute holiday tag pun!

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You can also add a recipe to your tags!

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Spice up the holiday with a drink in a jar kit like this Bloody Mary DIY!

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How fun is this Santa look?

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Finally, we’re suckers for anything s’mores! Yum!

If you need any holiday help, please make an appointment with one of our lovely Patchettes! You can also find us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more holiday cheer!

Monday Funday: Summer Wedding Favors

The summer solstice was yesterday which means it is finally summer! Summer weddings are so popular–and for great reason! We love a good summer wedding, and so will your guests. These guests deserve a fun thank you for attending, so here’s a few summery ideas for your favors!

A personalized bottle of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic drink is a fun gift for your guests to take home and enjoy. The anchors in these favors add a nautical touch, a go-to summer wedding theme! 

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Anchor Drink

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Soda Drink

Flowers are a classic way of saying thank you. Go the traditional route and give your guests a small bouquet, or try one of these unique ideas: a hand decorated bag of lavender potpourri, or this creative dahlia bulb wrapped inside of a paper dahlia. 

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Potpourri

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Dahlia

Personalized cookies work for a wedding of any season. This artist hand paints cookies to mimic your wedding flowers, a fun way to add in a summer element. You can also match your cookie favors to your wedding colors for another cohesive element!

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Floral Cookies

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Macaron

Fruit may not be the first thing you think of as a gift… but when displayed correctly, look how cute! This works especially well for a wedding in a location where the fruit will be fresh and local.

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Fruit Collage

This popcorn is decorated perfectly for a summer wedding favor!

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Popcorn

Honey is a trending wedding favor. What a sweet way to say thank you!

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When in doubt, say thank you with a pun like this one! Your guests will appreciate the humor.

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Spice

And of course, the summer wedding classic. Sunglasses! How fun is this heart shape? Plus, this couple even included a disposable camera. 

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Heart Glasses

What were your summer wedding favors? Share them with us on Facebook, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram/Pinterest!

-Jessica