If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Instagram, you might have seen that I was recently a bridesmaid in my friend Tracy’s wedding. The bachelorette party was fab and I loved the bridesmaid dress, but I don’t think I ever told you guys what I got her for her bridal shower. I should have shared this very significant detail earlier because it’s a great idea for a bridal shower gift or even a bachelorette party favor.
I wanted to get her something fun and original. So I opted for an off registry gift – a Black Sequin and Pom Custom Floppy Sun Hat from the HatsByOlivia store on Etsy. Here she is sporting her custom “Just Married” sun hat on her honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Her husband (who is also her Instagram husband) snapped this photo of her and of course I had to share it.
When it comes to weddings and bridal showers, I personally like to get an off registry gift for the shower and give something from the registry or cash at the wedding. This custom sun hat was an unexpected, yet welcome surprise and like love, I like my bridal shower gifts to be unexpected. It was so great to see her wear it on her honeymoon. If you’re planning on surprising a bride-to-be, a birthday girl or whoever, a custom floppy hat just might be the way to go!
I am by no means anywhere close to getting married or even engaged. However, being the organized efficient socialite that I am, I’m all about planning ahead. So today, I decided to go bridal and plan out the perfect bridal shower/engagement party outfit. All that’s missing is my future Harry Winston sparkler.
2. kate spade new york Bridal Passport Holder: It’s never too early to find that perfect something blue for the wedding. Plus, you’ll obviously need a stylish passport holder for your honeymoon getaway. Love the golden detail celebrating your newlywed life.
3. Lovely Lace Dress: This ivory-toned lace jersey dress with white lining and ruching on the skirt will give your guests a preview of the blushing bride in white without giving too much away.