Hello, friends! Wow, what a weekend–the weather was (mostly) perfect and we had a super sparkly and emotional wedding (on many levels) this past Saturday at the Canfield Casino. It was also our last wedding with our AMAZING intern, Kelly (aka “Frenchie” because she’s from France)! I’m getting emotional thinking about it, but she’s been an incredible addition to the KOWE team and we’re going to miss her SO MUCH! Let me tell you, our next intern has some big shoes to fill!

But we’re back on the blog and how better to set your week off then with a fun post for the brides out there looking for some great gift ideas for their bridesmaids!

The first item I want to share will come in handy for those couples who are recently engaged and want a special way to ask someone to be a part of their bridal party. The Pink Orange has designed these elegant and simple cards for brides (or grooms) to assemble their bridal party–I don’y know about you, but I LOVE sending and receiving cards, so I really like this! Card2 95923 1369241726 1000 1000

I’ve recently seen a lot of brides give their bridesmaids kimonos–I think that this is not only a great gift, but it’s super comfortable to wear while you’re getting ready and it makes for some amazing pictures! Check out this image of recent Katie O’ bride, Kat, and her maids. Awesome–I love all of the color!

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Tote bags are also a great (and functional) gift for bridal attendants. Katie O’ bride, Carloyn, gave her maid of honor (and her Mom and herself) these fun tote bags. I really like the color and script on these totes!

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I found a similar suite of bags over on Etsy from a shop called Dance on the Table. You can either buy these individually or as a set! Not as colorful, but definitely cute (and you can have fun filling them with goodies)!

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We also LOVE to support local business and right here in Latham, NY you can shop for som fun gifts at Clearly Yours, located in Newton Plaza.  Check out some of the fun items we found on a recent visit…

A lot of brides love the personalized hanger for wedding day!  It can be customized just for you!

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Another unique and fun idea are customized monogramed iPhone cases for your girls…

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Last, this super simple and sweet knot ring is from Philadelphia based designer, Bario Neal. I love, love, love the rose gold (but it  comes in yellow gold and silver, too).

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Being a bridesmaid isn’t easy these days–so a nice gift is a great way to show your attendants how much you appreciate their time and dedication to your wedding. Would you consider any of these gifts for your maids? If you’re already married, what did you give your bridal party? Let me know in the comments!

Keep sparkling–