Brunch with the Bride
As you can probably guess I will be sharing with you how I asked my bridesmaids at my Brunch with the Bride. I was so excited!! It was a struggle to figure out exactly what I wanted to get them because I wanted to do so much. I used pieces that I felt stayed in theme of the wedding and the colors as well as something they would hopefully use even after the wedding.
Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor Boxes
So to give you a little background, my wedding colors are purple, silver and gray with touches of white. This could possibly change, but purple is a definite. I chose to go with crates because I felt they would be more useful and durable than a box would be. I will have 6 bridesmaid and 1 maid of honor. Let’s get into the crate:
- Bridesmaid/ Maid of Honor T-Shirt; They each got a purple shirt with bridesmaid/maid of honor on it.
- Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor Tumbler: Instead of saying bridesmaid, I had the tumblers monogrammed with their names and a heart at the end.
- Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer: I mean you can never have too many of these around
- BridesTribe Pouch: I couldn’t resist having this added to the box.I wish I would have gotten my hashtag added to the pouches, but it was too late.
- Super Soft Wonder Blender: Majority of my girls like make-up and I heard really great things about the blender. I hid this inside of the brides tribe pouch because it didn’t flow with the wedding colors.
- Maid of Honor Coffee Mug: I knew I needed my sister to have at least one gift that was different. I loved it the minute I saw it. She loved it too her tears said so :).
- Ring Dishes: The ring dishes had the first letter of their names in them. Although I’m the one getting married, I knew the dish could come in handy for jewelry.
- Will you….? Card: Everyone got a card with a different question on the front. I wrote in each of the cards to personalize them.
I had my Brunch with the Bride the first Sunday in October. I was a little stressed about the planning, but it actually came out better than I anticipated. The decision to do the brunch at my parent’s house was because I wanted something that we didn’t usually do. Sunday morning I woke up helped set up the tent and prepared for the day. It was definitely a hectic morning trying to prepare everything, but it was worth it. I was so glad my bridesmaid that were able to make it loved the brunch. I received nothing but compliments from them.
The food consisted of fruit tray, chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits. I definitely have to give a huge thanks to the cooks because it definitely was great! We also mixed cider with orange juice for a tasty drink. The dessert was a strawberry and caramel cheesecake.
During the bridal brunch the main conversation was time. Everyone kept saying how time would fly and before I know it, the wedding date would be here. It definitely made me nervous.
So tell me, how late is too late to start planning your wedding?
If you haven’t already, check out my proposal story here 🙂