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The Art of Mixing and Matching with Bari Jay Bridesmaids

You want all of your bridesmaids to feel beautiful on your wedding day, which usually means mixing and matching their dresses. It’s no easy feat to have your bridal party look cohesive while wearing different gowns. Here are a few simple tips from Bari Jay Bridesmaids: 1. Stick to a color palette. Find a set […]
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10 Stunning Sundresses for your Bridesmaids

Summer is here and that means that the days get hotter and the bridesmaids skirts get shorter. Dress your girls to stay cool and show off a little leg with these 10 modern bridesmaid sundresses.    Blushes and pastels have been trending for wedding dresses, so consider dressing your girls in these coordinating light and breezy […]
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Makeup & Beauty Requests for Bridesmaids: What’s Reasonable and What’s Not

You want a bridal party full of your pals looking their best. From their hair to their shoes you want them to shine. However, somehow with one request you seem to have stumbled on a landmine, offending the majority of your bridesmaids. What’s too much to ask? What’s a reasonable beauty request, and what is […]
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DIY Bridesmaids Gifts They’ll Love

Now that you’ve chosen the members of your wedding party and asked those lucky individuals to stand beside you on one of the most important days of your life, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to show your appreciation for their undying love and support. And what better way to say thank you than a present wrapped up with handmade care? Each of these DIY bridesmaid gifts is sure to impress without taking too much time (or destroying your budget). Keep scrolling for creative gift ideas no matter your level of craft expertise.

Gold and white DIY ring dishes

1. Trinket Dishes: These gold and white DIY ring dishes are made with polymer clay, making them a super simple at-home project that’s pretty forgiving for non-DIY experts.

DIY gold foil and leather business card holder

2. Leather Card Holder: Perfect for the career-minded bridesmaid in your life, these gilded leather business card holders at the perfect combination of deconstructed and all glammed up.

DIY gold glitter dipped mug bridesmaid gift

3. Gold-Dipped Mug: Sometimes the best part of waking up…is coffee in a sparkly gold cup. These DIY dipped mugs are a piece of cake, although they do take a while to cure. Just don’t wait until the week before the wedding to make them and you’ll be fine!

DIY gold sequin hanger

4. DIY Dress Hanger: You know a DIY gift is a winner when it only involves three supplies. With a sturdy hanger, some craft glue and a whole lot of sequin-covered elastic trim you can have a bridesmaid gift that will look pretty in photos at your wedding and in your best girls’ closets long after the day.

DIY etched wooden spoons

5. Etched Wooden Spoons: Are any of your bridesmaids kitchen whizzes? These etched spoons, which you can customize with any pattern you can dream up, might just be the cooking utensil they need to add a little extra flair to their kitchen decor.

DIY bridesmaid gift cookie butter

6. DIY Cookie Butter: Okay, so maybe your besties aren’t into their potential as gourmet chefs. But they don’t have to be the master of the kitchen to have good taste…especially when it comes to cookie butter. Because no one can say no to homemade cookie butter.

DIY bridesmaid gift grapefruit sugar scrub recipe

7. Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub: This refreshing citrus scrub is good enough to eat and makes a quick, easy and absolutely luxurious DIY bridesmaid gift. Scoop it into individual jars and don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids to store it in the refrigerator when they’re not using it to attain perfect skin.

DIY wedding party gift of monogrammed leather bags

8. Monogrammed Pouch: A DIY gift that’s practical and personal, these monogrammed leather pouches are at the top of our to-do list for wedding parties of any size.

DIY bridesmaid gift painted canvas tote bags

9. Painted Totes: A girl can never have too many tote bags, especially for wedding events when wedding emergency kits, dresses, makeup and hair tools are all in demand. With some paint and a little elbow grease you can have a colorful canvas bag for each bridesmaid in no time.

DIY bridesmaid gift gold glitter canvas tote

10: Glitter Tote: Seriously, no such thing as too many totes. This one involves a really easy iron-on approach.

DIY leather and gold bracelets

11. Simple Leather Bracelets: Another DIY from the ladies at A Beautiful Mess, this project is a perfect introduction to DIY jewelry making and a fun addition to bridesmaid gift bags.

DIY bridesmaid gift ombre journals

12. Ombre Journals: This easy project is ideal for any bridesmaids with a tendency toward journaling. It’s also great for the ones who simply love a bright pop of color.

DIY wooden

13. “Crystal” Necklace: Inspired by natural quartz necklace trends, this wooden version is a little more technical (it involves a few wood-working tools) but very straightforward. We love the delicate details and slightly boho vibe.

DIY spa bridesmaid gift

14. Mini Pamper Package: Packed with all kinds of spa-inspired goodies, this DIY bridesmaid gift is a wonderful way to encourage your closest friends to spend a little time focused on themselves and thank them for all the energy they’re pouring into your celebration.

DIY lavender soap

15. Lavender Soap: Just in case you want to put a little extra love in that mini pamper package. Pretty, functional and utterly soothing.

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Stylish Flats and Kitten Heels for Bridesmaids

Stylish Flats and Kitten Heels for Bridesmaids

preppy pink and black flats with chunky bow

Sex and the City was on TV this last weekend, and I’ve got to say, that Carrie Bradshaw must have feet of stone.  Because no one I know can have a schedule like that and wear heels for all of it. There’s certainly a time for pretty, statement heels that jack your height up five inches, but 24/7, 365? No, thankyouverymuch.  The ladies in your bridal party are going to be on their feet all day, from helping you get ready to saying goodbye to the last guests at the reception.  Save their feet with these adorable options for flats and kitten heels.

Preppy weddings are such a popular theme for spring, and thankfully, nothing goes with a preppy bridesmaid dress like a pair of classic flats. Channel your inner Heather with a bow (above) or just a pair of geranium-hues perfection like the Kate Spades below.

sleek and preppy classic flats in geranium pink by Kate Spade


If your preppy palette is all about the navy and forest green, go with a pair of patent leather ankle straps in nude (below). As a bonus, these little cuties will go with just about anything, so your friends can take them from office-to-date long after your wedding.

nude patent leather ankle strap flats


Sparkle isn’t reserved for heels. All that glitters can also look swell in flats and petite heels. Below, these demure black shoes have sparkly black straps.

black kitten heels with sparkly strap


Metallics are still a huge trend for 2015, so if your plan is to cover your wedding in shades of gold, silver, bronze, or copper, why not also incorporate it into your bridesmaids’ shoes?  These black kitten heels with thin gold stripes (below) would ideally complement a gold sequined shift.

black kitten heels with thin gold stripessimple bronze metallic flats


Flats like these bronze (above) and silver jeweled (below) options would be a nice accompaniment to a simple a-line bridesmaid dress, or even a summery romper for those less conventional bridal parties.

silver sparkly ballet flats with small bow


One typical spring and summer wedding trend is a total saturation of color. After months of gray and snow and blah, it’s so refreshing to see pops of bright shades once again. These polka dot slingbacks are divine, right? Pair them with a deliciously retro dress and you are good to go.

polka dot slingback kitten heels in navy and pink


For modern brides with bridesmaids in really simple dresses, a pair of bright shoes can really make the whole ensemble pop. These t-strap flats in cobalt (below) would be pretty alone or with a pair of lightly-colored tights.

cobalt blue t-strap suede flats


LBDs are all the rage for bridal parties. And this is delightful news for those of us who are on the practical side, and only want to buy a dress if we’re going to wear it again.  For an elegant, evening wedding pair your little black dress with a chic d’orsay kitten heel in black, or a simple silvery shoe.

modern black d'orsay kitten heels   metallic silver kitten heels by Michael Kors

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