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Gift Ideas for Your Wedding Party

We know that planning something as monumental as a wedding can be extremely stressful and unfortunately, as close as we come, event planners can’t do it all! Luckily, you can enlist the help of your wedding party to organize your bachelor and bachelorette parties and the bridal shower. However, it’s custom to give a thank you gift to your party for their help ensuring all of your festivities go smoothly. We have a few great gift ideas for your bridesmaids and groomsmen to make this process as quick and easy as possible for you.

 Breathe by Jessi

Breathe by Jessi

Accessories for Everyone

Jewelry is a classic gift for bridesmaids but it can be useful the groomsman too! When it comes to your girls, something that they can wear for your wedding, like a necklace, is always a smart idea. Take it a step further by getting something monogrammed so it’s more personal for them, this way, they will want to wear it long after your special day is over. We love a simple necklace that can be engraved with initials, a name or a date that is special to them. Another option is getting jewelry that doesn’t need to be worn for your wedding. While it may take more shopping around time, you can get a bit more personal by simply gifting a piece you know your girls will love.

For the guys, also think of items that can be used on your wedding day. Something like a watch, tie, tie bar or cufflinks are perfect for the occasion and, like the bridesmaids’ jewelry, will be used after the wedding for other special events.

 Christy Ofria Photography

Christy Ofria Photography

Pro tip: Jewelry is the perfect present when your bridesmaids and groomsmen aren’t in matching outfits. This way their looks are all tied together with a simple accessory.

Sunglasses for the Whole Party

If you are having a destination wedding or one that is sure to be on a sunny day, gift your whole wedding party stylish and high quality sunglasses. Now we’re not talking about those cheap plastic ones that you could give to every wedding guest just to be trashed during the reception. Take the time to pick out a pair that will complement each person’s style. That way you know that you are offering them a gift that will be used for years to come. Plus, bulk ordering on e-commerce sites like Warby Parker makes it easy for you to buy for the women and the men in one purchase and it can also save you money and time. You can order gender neutral frames that will tie together your whole party and you do this all in the comfort of your own home. It’s that simple!

 Jensen Larson Photography

Jensen Larson Photography

Bridesmaids Clutches

I think we all know how excited women got when their dresses happen to have pockets in them! However, it isn’t always easy to find bridesmaids’ dresses with such a luxury. Instead, gift the girls matching clutches that they can hold during your ceremony to keep all of the essentials like their cell phone, any emergency items for the bride and some tissues. Sticking with something simple is best here so you know that no matter the style of each person in your wedding that they will be sure to use it again.

 Kristiina Taylor

Kristiina Taylor

Personalized Growlers

If you have a group of groomsmen that’s filled with beer aficionados and then give them one-of-a-kind glasses or growlers. These can be personalized with their name, your wedding date, and even their favorite color. However, you don’t have to focus it on your wedding you can choose to personalize it with just their name to make it an exciting piece to add to their collection!

 Etsy

Etsy

Hopefully you have an awesome group of loved ones supporting you and your fiancé through every step of wedding planning! If so, consider one of these unique gifts to say thank you to your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

-The Just Save The Date Girls










Saying Yes to Wedding Insurance Again {Ask a Wedding Planner}

Today, we are pulling another one from the archives! Normally, we are not ones to recycle information that we have already put out there, but because it is something that we answer on daily basis, especially since Hurricane Irma blew thru last year at the beginning of Wedding Season, we figured it was time to revisit the super important topic of Wedding Insurance this month…just in time for 2018 Hurricane Season!  One of our most important jobs as Wedding Planners is to inform and educate the client and after speaking with a current client the other day who was thoroughly misinformed, we figured this topic could stand to be repeated and refreshed.  

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Megan & Austin {Real Wedding}


May 19, 2017 ~ Key West, FL

Officiant: Steve Torrence

Floral & Linen: Milan Event

Photographer: Lavryk Photography

Hair & Makeup: Bella Luxe

~ The Just Save the Date Girls

Christin & Tim {Real Wedding}


November 04, 2018 ~ Key West, FL

Reception Venue: Roof Top Cafe

Photographer: Lavryk Photography

Hair & Makeup: Key West Hair and Makeup

~The Just Save the Date Girls

Lauren & Brandon {Real Wedding}


December 05, 2015 ~ Islamorada, FL

Music & Photo Booth: Event My Way

Floral: Floral Fantasy

Hair & Makeup: Bella Luxe

~ The Just Save the Date Girls

Lindsey & Clay {Real Wedding}


April 22, 2017 ~ Key West, FL

~The Just Save the Date Girls

Emily & Pat {Real Wedding}


May 06, 2017 ~ Key West, FL

Music: Key Lime Pirates

Photographer: Freas Photography

Makeup: Bella Luxe

Venue: Ocean Key Resort

Floral, Decor, & Linens: Milan Event

Cake: Key West Cakes

We enjoyed working with Emily & Pat to make their Key West wedding a dream come true.  They knew they wanted a true destination wedding, complete with a bright, citrus palette and classic, yacht club chicness, all encompassing the true Key West vibe.  Since the couple was located in Kansas City, most of the planning was done from afar with the help of lots of inspiration provided by location and the bride.  Emily was looking for something a little different….a little bold, a little bright and just the right touch of classic.  With the help of a few inspiration photos provided by the bride, Kelly and Peter from Milan Event worked hand in hand with the couple to create a new twist on an old favorite.  Using a dark navy seersucker stripe linen, a classic charger and white hemstitch napkins, lots of color was brought in with the floral in hues of fuchsia, orange, yellow and lime.  Peter also used accent linens in bold hues of fuchsia and orange for the cocktail hour with moroccan-style lanterns.  Emily and Pat also infused actual citrus with touches of limes in some of the arrangement as well as the place cards.
The wedding kicked off with Cinco de Mayo Rehearsal Dinner by Great Events complete with a taco and nacho bar, Mexican-style desserts and margaritas and Mexican beers.  The party continued on the wedding day with lots of family and friends traveling from all over to celebrate Emily & Pat.  The bridesmaids wore custom fuchsia skirts and white tanks with gold jewelry and the guys wore linen pants and white shirts and all of the guests wore lots of bright, tropical hues, perfectly complementing the decor.  The dance floor was packed all night long thanks to the help the Key Lime Pirates.

~ The Just Save the Date Girls

Jessica & Dan {Real Wedding}


February 25, 2017 ~ Key West, FL

Venue: Casa Marina Resort

Rentals: Prestige

Photographer: Stephanie Smith

Hair & Makeup: Bella Luxe

Sand Sculpture: Sand Isle

~The Just Save the Date Girls

Dawn & Matt {Real Wedding}


July 17, 2017 ~ Key West, FL

Officiant: Conch Concierge

Photographer: Freas Photography

Cake: Cakes by Karol

Hair & Makeup: Bella Luxe

Venue: Southernmost Beach Resort

Musician: Josh Southwick

Floral & Decor: Milan Event

Rentals & Lighting: Prestige Party Rentals

~ The Just Save the Date Girls

Ariana & Brandon {Real Wedding}


May 06, 2017 ~ Key West, FL

Officiant: John Hernandez

Reception Music: Event My Way, Inc.

Videography: Jim Banks

Venue: Casa Marina

Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Chris Thomas

Photography: Solaris Photography

Floral: Karro Events & Floral

~ The Just Save the Date Girls