A big part of wedding planning is sharing all the excitement ( and breakdowns) with your bridesmaids. They help us crazy brides-to-be stay clam and they remind us to enjoy every second of it. I wanted to do something special for my these special ladies in my life. I decided to plan a yummy breakfast at one of my favorite spots and then head out to hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dresses.
I decided to take my bridesmaids, Brandon’s mom and aunt, and my mom and aunt to one of my current favorite spots, Barbaro. They were so accommodating and made sure we had a special time. They helped us coordinate delivery and set up of decorations and were great in recommending a few options we could have ready for the the girls to start enjoying as soon as they got there. This place is small and intimate, perfect for a get-together like this. They have great mimosas and oh so yummy seasonal skillet pancakes, which are great to order for sharing!
I searched forever to find a special gift for the bridesmaids, something they could keep and help them remember these special moments. After so much back-and-forth, I decided to get them a necklace they could also wear at the wedding. When I saw it, I honestly thought it represented me perfectly! A pearl with a gold bow. Yup that’s me alright! I found it at Neiman Marcus and they did such a cute job wrapping them. I made a gift basket for each one. In each basket I included the Neiman Marcus box, a mini bottle of champagne, a vanilla scented soap (my favorite scent), champagne gummy bears, pink macaroons and a custom-made cookie both from Lily’s Cookies! These cookies were perfection… each one was meant to look like each bridesmaid with their name at the bottom.
There were a few bridesmaids missing but having this breakfast was a perfect way to really kick-off the wedding planning and start getting more into the bride-to-be mood. After our tummies were filled with coffee, mimosas and all the deliciousness, we headed to Bella Bridesmaids. I really wanted them to try a few dresses from Hayley Paige Occasions, since they would be an amazing match to my dress. We had so much fun and the girls at the store made sure everyone felt comfortable trying on the options and had fun at the same time.
Hope you enjoy these few highlights of the day. If you are recently engaged I would totally recommend doing this with your closest friends or bridesmaids!