- Small wooden crates with handles (Michael's)
- White, coral, and peach paint (Hobby Lobby)
- Mint tissue paper (Hobby Lobby)
- Rolls of burlap and lace (Hobby Lobby)
- Gold sunflowers, stems removed (Hobby Lobby)
- Jute Twine(Hobby Lobby)
- Burlap banner cut-outs (Hobby Lobby)
- Beige name tags with hole punch (Hobby Lobby)
- Mini wooden clothespins (Hobby Lobby)
- Blush Pink and Gold tulle (Hobby Lobby)
- Mint cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
- Mini pearl stick-ons (Hobby Lobby)
- Mason jars (collect spaghetti jars)
- Mini Sutter Home's White Zinfandel wine bottles (Wal-Mart)
- Gold paint marker (Wal-Mart)
- Ferrero Rocher chocolates (Wal-Mart)
- Paint chips of wedding color palette (Lowe's)
Before you even start designing your bridesmaids' boxes or buying materials for them, make sure you have the colors of your wedding picked out first. I also have a themed wedding- we are going for a rustic country chic look. So that really helped in making my decisions for materials.
My weddings colors are mint, blush rose, and golds with a touch of neutral tones & peach. Accents are burlap, lace, and pearls.
You can represent your wedding colors in different ways- cloth pieces, nail polishes, and so forth. I chose to do paint chips because they are just as effective in representing the colors and, even better, they're free!!! This really helped since I had to make 7 of these boxes…!
The only thing I had to do with the paint chips is layer them, as shown above, and tape the back of them to each other so they stay in place. I added a touch of jute twine, just to add some cuteness! This part is done. Easy, peasy.
I bought mini White Zinfandel bottles to represent the pinks that will be a part of the wedding. PLus, what girl doesn't like wine?! The sunflower was a nice touch since the center of it is gold and it's a good flower to represent the time of year we are getting married- the summer time! I also bought Ferrero Rocher chocolates- to represent the gold- and filled them inside the mason jar. I cut square pieces of burlap and pink tulle, laid it over the open mason jar, then recapped the jar with its original lid. Simple & cost-effective.
As you can see, I made four different notes for the bridesmaids. Each had a particular set of information that is important for the bridesmaid.
Note #1:"I'm Getting' Hitched!" announces the engagement of me and my fiancé.
Note #2: "Your Special Part" is personalized for each bridesmaid. I wrote about how their friendship is special to me, what it means to me to have them in my life, some favorite memories- things like that. Then I asked if they would be there for my big day.
Note #3: "Your Yes to the Dress" describes the dress that they will be wearing on the big day- color, type, pricing, etc.
Note #4: "Let's All Be Friends!" is a note that has a list of all the bridesmaids, their emails, and phone numbers. This will come in handy when they need to touch base with each other for planning, events, and so forth. I thought this was a great idea so they feel like they can talk to each other as easily as I can talk to each one of them.