A Lovely Gift Guide for the Bride-to-Be (+ a giveaway!)

The holidays are upon us, friends, and we're feeling it in a major way! Maybe it's the extra twinkle lights, our love of cheesy Hallmark movies or the excuse to have an extra glass of champagne, but we can't get enough of this time of year! The only thing that can make the Holidays a little more magical? The joy of a new engagement! 

With engagement season in full swing, we're sharing a gift guide full of ideas for the bride-to-be in your life! Whether you're the Maid of Honor, Mother of the Bride, or just looking to add a items to your own wishlist, we've rounded up some of our favorite products that are perfect for the soon-to-be mrs. 

PS: If you're a bride-to-be, you will want to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post! We promise it's worth it! 

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Number One

We can't say enough good things about the this wedding planner! Whether you know a bride-to-be who just started her planning journey and is looking to get organized, or you want to gift a bride-to-be more of a wedding planning scrapbook, this wedding planner fits the bill. It's a can't miss item for the bride who just said "yes"!

 

Number Two

We have a sweet spot for adorable getting ready shots from the wedding morning. Gift the bride-to-be the perfect bridal white robe that she'll be able to use well after the big day. 

 

Number Three

Sentimental ornaments will forever trump the color-coordinated set that can be purchased at Target. We love this hand calligraphed ornament from Etsy and it will certainly be a treasured memory every Christmas. 

 

Number Four

Once you're engaged, there's a sudden slue of events to attend which can leave even the chicest of ladies struggling to find something to wear. Sounds like the perfect reason to gift these simple but statement-making studs. These beautiful pearl and gold earrings will give the bride a little bit of sparkle that can be worn from the engagement party to the rehearsal dinner.  

 

Number Five

Dress fittings, cake tastings, floral appointments -- oh, and the rest of your life too! There's nothing like getting married to make your schedule even more packed than you thought possible, and a great day planner can be a game changer. The Simplified Planner from Emily Ley is the daily planning tool that we swear by - it has space for appointments, to-do lists, meal planning and other notes - the perfect gift for a Type A bride. We're also loving this elegant leather planner from Inslee - I mean we can never get enough Bridal White! 

 

Number Six

A hanger. It may not seem like the most charming of gifts, but we can't tell you how many brides get to the two week mark and realize the only hanger to hold the most special of dresses on their wedding morning is the plastic hanger from the bridal salon. We love this gold bow hanger as an alternative to the wire hangers you see all over Pinterest. 

 

Number Seven

Details make the difference on wedding day, and we've never met a photographer who doesn't love a good ring box. We love to gift these velvet ring boxes (they can even be monogrammed!) in a shade of the bride's wedding colors. 

 

Number Eight

We believe that one of the beautiful parts of the season of engagement is planning for a meaningful marriage. Gift the newly engaged couple in your life this book that encourages them to continue to learn more about one another. We love that the journal spans three years - allowing couples to see life grow from engagement to marriage and beyond! 

 

Number Nine

The number of pictures you take once you're engaged seems to multiply exponentially. Help the bride beautifully display engagement and wedding photos throughout the house with these timeless brushed Crate & Barrel frames. We also love these Target dupes at a more affordable price point. 

 

Number Ten

Whether you're engaged or not, we can all agree that there is no gift more valued than the gift of relaxation. Gift this unique set of face masks, along with her favorite candle, to encourage the bride-to-be to take a little time for self-care. 

 

And now we've got something for you!

 
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We love presents, friends. Getting them is nice, but giving them is always better! In that spirit, we're hosting our first ever giveaway (and we couldn't be more excited)! To celebrate our two favorite seasons: engagement and Holiday, we're giving one lucky bride-to-be a few of our favorite goodies: The Joyful Wedding Planner, a Volcano candle, some sweets from Sugarfina, and a coffee mug! 

Interested in entering? It's easy! Here's what you've got to do:

  1. Head over to Instagram and follow us (if you don't already)
  2. Sign up to receive our love letter!
  3. Drop a comment in this morning's IG post + tag a sweet bride friend once you're done!

We'll announce the winner in our newsletter this Friday, so the giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on Thursday! Have any questions? Send us a note!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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