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Who says you can’t propose to your bridesmaids?  After all, they have been your ride or dies for years.  Being a wedding photographer, we get an inside scoop on the newest trends and ideas brides are using to create their special day.  We know how stressful it can be to pull off the best day, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 ideas to help make some of your wedding planning a little easier.

Especially when it comes to Bridesmaid proposals, the number one thing brides and bridesmaids have conveyed to us is although there was so much thought into the gifts brides give their bridesmaids, they are dated.  Not dated in the sense of tacky or out of style though, but in the sense that they are very limited to the event.  For that reason, this list is comprised of timeless options that can be personalized to the person and the event, so they may get use out of it long after the wedding.  However, if you like the idea of everything saying “bridesmaid” all of these have that option as well (trust me, we’ve got you covered!)

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  1. Lavishly Lux Bridesmaid Cards

As with any gift, the introduction is the card.  Which is why Lavishly Lux has created its own line of greeting cards.  Our illustrated cards are multicultural to allow brides to sketch a picture of themselves with each of their bridesmaids.  Our cards include a variety of skin tone, hair color and style options to create the most lifelike look.  We also have cards for Maids and Matrons of Honor.  By asking in the card first, calls for double the excitement – the first for the card and the question and second for the gift itself!  Plus who wouldn’t want to keep this gorgeous piece of art as a keepsake? Take a look at our shop here.

  1. Survival kits


In our opinion, every female needs a survival kit for those, well, unexpected moments.  This one includes everything you could possibly need for the day of your wedding and/or beyond.  Unlike most survival kits that are very minimal, these have you covered for most female emergencies.  The bags themselves are super durable and hold much more than you think.  Imagine asking your best girlfriend the question with our card and then handing them the ultimate kit – what could any girl ask for.  Shop it on Etsy.

  1. Personalized Jewelry


These dainty initial necklaces are a great addition to any collection.  They come in both gold and silver and feature a letter on one side with “one in a million” on the other.  These necklaces look great on their own, as a layering piece and I’d be willing to bet they’d be a great piece to add to your bridesmaids ensemble.  Shop them at Nordstrom.

  1. Personalized Wine Glasses


These personal etched wine glasses are a great alternative to the standard “bridesmaid” glass.  They are both classy, elegant and timeless and for $30 for a set of 4, they are quite the deal!  Since they are etched they require no maintenance and are dishwasher safe, in addition to coming in a variety of fonts.  Shop them on Etsy here.

  1. Dana’s Bakery Macarons


Dana’s are masters of the macaron (so much so they even offer classes)!  In addition to your Lavishly Lux card, why not include some sweet treats?  Whether you are sending to yourself or directly to your friend, with Dana’s fast shipping and shipped chilled so rest assured the taste will not be sacrificed.  These handmade “I can’t believe they are gluten free” champagne and strawberry sweets are a great choice (however we could eat any of them up).  See what we are talking about at their shop.

  1. Personalized champagne flutes


These stemless champagne flutes are a perfect way to acknowledge your celebratory event!  Coming in a variety of colors and fonts, these glasses can be personalized however you desire.  As it’s such a multi use gift, these glasses could be featured at all of your bridal events as well as in the future.  They look so perfect with our greeting card too, what a pair!  Shop them on Etsy.

  1. One Hope box


This box includes a bottle of champagne, confetti and a set of flutes, so right after you pop the question you can celebrate.  The best part about One Hope (in our opinion) is that this box supports the fight to end hunger.  For every box sold, 10 meals are giving to a child who doesn’t know where his next meal will come from.  If Rose is more your juice, rest assured that One Hope has you covered – their Rose box donates to women and education.  In fact, all of their boxes contribute to a cause.  In the celebration of your wedding, you can feel good about the positive impact your celebration is having on someone else.  Read more about One Hope, this box and their mission here.

  1. Pajama sets/robes

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What girl doesn’t love a good robe or new pajama set to curl up in?  Both of these options are a practical accompaniment to our greeting card and a great addition to your wedding.  In addition to making a super cute photo opportunity, they would be great to inspire loads of bridal events (slumber party or spa night anyone?).  Your bridesmaids will think of you and all the memories every time they snuggle up in these.  The pajama set comes in a variety of lengths and the robe is just as customizable. 

  1. Birchbox


Beauty subscription boxes are a great way to get a taste for what else the beauty world has.  For just $30 you can give each of your bridesmaids 3 MONTHS worth of Birchbox!  Can you imagine getting a box of beauty samples every month?  Who knows, maybe your bridesmaids will find some killer products for the wedding.  Our greeting card would be a great way to pop the question and tell them the big news!  If you want to see all their gifting options, check out their site here.

  1. Foxblossom Co. Boxes


Lavishly Lux is a proud customer of Foxblossom Co.  Once an Etsy shop, Fox Blossom was so successful they outgrew the platform.  Foxblossom allows you to create gift boxes for each of your bridesmaids to be delivered right to their door (or to your own if you prefer).  They offer custom and curated boxes to best suit your shopping experience, plus their customer service is stellar!  Check them out here.