As I'm writing this post the week before our wedding, I can't believe we will be on a beach in Mexico when it goes live. Where in the world did this past year go?! I will be totally unplugged for our honeymoon so Abby is going to post this while I'm gone :)
Even though I've had the bridal party gifts for quite some time (this was one of my favorite parts to plan!), I wanted them to be a surprise for the bridal party so I needed to wait until after the wedding to share with you guys. For the bridesmaids, I gave them cute PJs to get ready in, earrings to wear on the wedding day, and a makeup pouch with a quote from Mean Girls (I've linked them all below!).
You know I couldn't pass on an opportunity to DIY so I decided to transfer the earrings from their boring plastic backing onto white leather. All you need is a piece of scrap leather (I found mine from Hobby Lobby), a safety pin, and permanent marker.
I simply cut out squares to hold the earrings, used the safety pin to make holes to put the earrings through, and used the Sharpie to draw a little heart on top. I originally planned to cut the heart out but all the stamps I tried were not able to get through the leather. Oh well!
To top it all off, I purchased the cutest gift boxes from the Target x Sugar Paper LA collaboration last winter (the same style as the boxes I used to ask them to be my bridesmaids! DIY can be found here), blush tissue paper, white ribbon, and tags, and you're done!
The groomsmen gifts were even easier: I purchased socks for them to wear on the wedding day and customized flasks, because you can never go wrong with men + alcohol ;)
I can't wait to give the gifts to our wedding party on Friday and for the girls to get some getting ready shots in the PJs this weekend! As we get our wedding video and photos, I'll be sharing them over the coming weeks!