“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” ~ Choosing your Bridal Party!

Looking for a creative way to ask you darling friends to be a part of your special day? Here are a few ideas to spark that creative imagination so you can create the perfect gift for your girls.


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First things first… be personal with your gifts!  There is nothing nicer than when a friend smiles because you know them better than they thought.   A few ways to personalize your invitations for your soon-to-be bridesmaids is to embed their name into it! 


Simple and affordable ideas such as wine bottles or mugs with personalized “name” labels are a fun way to ask them and be sure to get them even more excited about your special day than they already are!  You can even add the wedding date!


Another beautiful and creative way to personalize your bridesmaid invitations is by getting crafty and creating lovely boxes or clutches with small gifts inside that are personal to each of your lovely bridesmaids!  It will really show you love them!


Secondly, make sure your gifts are also tied into your colour scheme of your wedding to help your bridesmaids get a feel of the theme of your celebration.   A beautiful example is by putting a flower of the same colour arrangement as your theme. This ties everything in simply and looks elegant all at the same time!  Not only do you want to make these invitations personal and match your vision for your special day but you also want it be something that they can use or wear. This makes your bridesmaid feel more involved in the wedding which makes for a very happy wedding party!


More great ideas are bracelets and necklaces that signify your friendship and show that you’ve gone above and beyond to have them by your side on the day that matters most.


At the end of the day, your bridesmaids are going to love being a part of your celebration regardless, but why not make the wedding planning a little more fun and exciting for everyone involved!  Let your creative juices flow and let your gifts symbolize a small part of your friendship with all of these wonderful girls!

Until next time…


Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

~ Trendy Mondays ~ Bachelorette Gift bags!

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningSo it is your last night of freedom and your girls have arranged your bachelorette party but have they got the gift bag/survival kit sorted? They may well have but if you as the bride want to put something together to say thank you for all their hard work why not try some of these ideas.

You can probably easily order a package on-line but we love to go the extra mile with a DIY project to add a personal touch. After all who knows your girls better than you! Items included are normally associated with kicking off the night to a good start and remedies for the morning after all the crazy antics you managed to get up to! 

All things pink and girlie are dominant staples within these gift bags. To make sure the girls are looking their best, provide them with the bare essentials: a manicure set, lipstick/gloss, perfume, and those refreshing mints which also come in handy the next day. Complete the gift set with energy bars or supplements and Advil. (They will thank you!)

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You can be location specific to the suit the theme of your party. For example if you are going to a hot location, sun lotion or a beach hat might be appropriate. Camping in the woods, bug spray and all the goodies to make smores! (You get the idea!)

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningSee what Libby James put in her bags:

 - a bottle of water (with coozie)

 - mini wine

 - pair of socks

 - Barbie-esque sunglasses

 - Barbie necklace

 - Advil

 - Ring Pop


This bride opted for a tote bag, customised it with a red heart and filled the bag with: a mini champagne, lolita glasses, confetti and her favorite lipstick.

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There are so many ways to present and customise these gift bags. Find a style that suits you and your group and the activities you have planned. Plenty of small gifts that have a meaning or purpose for the night and or morning after is the way to go. 

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Have a great bachelorette party! 



Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

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~Trendy Mondays~ Will you be my Bridesmaid?

One way to start off the wedding planning process is to pop the question and ask your "girls" if they would like to be a part of your journey!  I'm sure that you've probably already decided who those special girls will be (admit it ...some of you even knew before you became engaged!).  Whatever the case, you can approach asking them in some very unique and fun ways!

To start the juices flowing...here are some ideas that we've found in our travels!  Make it something they will never forget!




Our personal favourite... 

Whichever way you decide to "pop the question", have some fun with it!  You will love the look on their faces!

Happy Planning Ladies!