bridesmaids gifts

  • Bridesmaids Tips ~ Before you Say YES!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bridesmaids!!!!!

     

    Many things come to mind when we think about bridesmaids; giggling girlfriends shopping for dresses, a lot of elegant bridal parties in preparation for the bride's big day, a luxurious and exciting bachelorette party -- fun, fun and more fun!!! It is such an honor to be asked, especially if you are being asked by a dear friend or close family member to be one of her bridesmaids. You may be willing to invest much more time and money than if the bride is one of best friends -- but what if she isn't? Either way, before you say "YES!" you'll definitely want to consider some very important things first, and on the Charming Chick blog today we want to give future bridesmaids the information they need.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Weddings are  time to celebrate love, friendship and all of the wonderful joys that uniting two people and two families can bring. However, there are other things that can throw a bit of a wrench into all the joy. If you are prepared for the things that can happen, then you'll know how to deal with it and whether or not you are up to taking on the duties and costs associated with becoming a bridesmaid.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The High Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

     

    Bridesmaids to have to pay their way for a lot of things, so being a bridesmaid can get expensive. You may think you'll only be out the price of a dress (which can cost a fortune if you have a bride with expensive taste) and shoes -- but there is so many other things to consider. Here is a list of potential items bridesmaids may have to pay for:

     

    *dress

    *shoes

    *accessories

    *hair

    *makeup

    *bridal shower

    *bachelorette party

    *wedding gift

    *travel and lodging expenses

    *and more....

     

    This can add up to be $1500 but often more! If your friend is frugal or at least conscious of trying to keep the costs low for the wedding party -- give her a BIG hug and tell her thank you. Spending $1500-$3000 might not seem like much to you, especially if you are headed for a tropical destination wedding but for many bridesmaids that is a huge expense. That being said, there are some very generous brides who will pay for many things for their bridesmaids, but that is the exception and not the rule.

     

    Communicate openly about your budget restrictions and if you don't want to go into debt -- well, gracefully and humbly bow out. There are always other duties you can help out with.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bridesmaids Have Many Duties

     

    As a bridesmaid you do need to know that you will expected to help out with some of the wedding activities. You must show up to all the pre-wedding parties and you will also be expected to help plan some of them, especially if you are the Maid of Honor. You will also be expected to assist the bride in any way possible the day of her wedding but she may also ask for your help in putting some wedding projects together as well.  After the wedding you may need to help gather the gifts, the bride's dress, tuxedos, etc. If you don't think you have enough time to commit to such things you might want to consider declining the invitation to serve. However, if the bride means a lot to you -- you can probably find the time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Being a bridesmaid is both an honor and a lot of fun. Just make sure you are comfortable with the financial and time commitments involved before you say yes. If you think about things things before being asked then you won't have that awkward silence that can make you both uncomfortable and potentially strain your friendship.

  • Your Wedding Budget - Save at Charming Chick

     

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    Did you get engaged over the holiday? Have you started to plan your wedding day? Have you also begun to think about your wedding budget and now realize how expensive things can be? It's true, making your wedding day perfect does cost a lot of money - money well spent - but still it's a lot.  We have great news for you though. Now through January 31st Charming Chick is having a fantastic sale and we have included many of our beautiful wedding items. So now is the time to start planning. Even if your wedding day is a year away, it's best to start getting things little by little so it's not such a financial strain so close to your big day. Take your time to look through all of our reasonably price wedding accessories. Even at their regular prices they can work well with your wedding budget -- but that fact that many items are on sale make those prices so much sweeter.

     

     

     

    If your wedding day includes a ceremony on the beach, on a boat or you just want to have a nautical theme, this white satin garter will be an nice touch. Now through January 31st, 2012 it is on sale for ONLY $7.99. This is an absolute steal for a garter of this quality. It features a nautical bow and a gold star fish.  One size fits most.

     

     

     

     

    Many brides like to give their bridesmaids a special gift that can be worn on the day of the wedding. This personalized pearl necklace and earring set makes an absolutely stunning gift!  This set will look perfect with any dress style and it is something your girls can cherish for years to come. You can be sure that they will always be reminded of you and your special day every time they put it on. This set is on sale  now through January 31st 2012 an at this low price won't put a huge dent in your budget. You can even pick one up for your mother and/or grandmothers to wear.

     

     

    Top your cake off right with this beautiful cake topper. Even if you don't have to watch every penny of your wedding budget, you'll still appreciate the uniqueness that this photo cake topper has to offer --- and at an unbelievable price. Going on now through January 31, 2012 this cake topper is on sale for only $16.99! This topper is crafted of sturdy acrylic and makes a wonderful keepsake that you can enjoy for many years to come.

     

     

     

    You'll definitely need  some champagne flutes to make a toast with and these elegant glasses are just perfect -- and on sale! The flutes are crafted of hand blown glass and will ensure that you will make your wedding day toast in style. The great sale price also means you can keep within your wedding budget.

     

     

     

    You simply cannot pass up the deal on this gorgeous flower girl basket! At the time of this posting it is listed at only $9.99 -- very affordable! It's so affordable in fact that you could buy several to use to hold candy, favors or flowers to decorate on the tables at your reception. There are so many things you could do with these -- you just have to let your creativity soar!

     

    These are just a few of the wedding items that we have on sale right now. Again, all you have to do is peruse our affordable wedding items to see the other things we have on sale. Shop Charming Chick and you'll be able to stick with your wedding budget while shopping for wedding decor, favors accessories and more

     

    Happy Planning!!! 

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