9 Super Sweet Ideas for the Bridal Party

If you want to make a bit of a fuss over the bride or maids on the morning of the wedding, these 9 sweet ideas are guaranteed to make them feel loved!

Matching Robes


We love a good robe here in weddingsonline – if you and the girls are after something lovely to wrap yourselves in on the wedding morning as you all get glammed up, a robe or a pair of PJs is the perfect pressie and solution. You can pick up pretty floral prints in high street or department stores or if you’re looking for something a little more personal, you can get robes with Bride or Bridesmaid embroidered on the back here or on the likes of Etsy.

Image by Christie Graham Photography via Bridal Musings

Bridal Hangers


We’re a tad obsessed with bridal hangers at the mo – there is nothing prettier than a gorgeous dress perched on a hanger that does it justice! And these pretty sparkly ones (similar to the ones you get from Pearls & Pastries on Etsy) are sure to add a little sparkle to the bridal suite. They’re the perfect way to display the bride and bridesmaid dresses and you can even pop a little note on it to say thanks. There are so many pretty varieties available – if you’re looking for a super personal touch you can get wire versions over on NotontheHighstreet with your friend’s name or ‘bridesmaid’ on it.

Image by Troy Grovers Photography via Wedding Chicks

Bridal Sign


If you’re looking for a cute way to surprise the bride on the wedding morning, popping a ‘Bride’ sign on her bedroom door or a cute frame with ‘you’re getting married today’ by her bedside locker is sure to do it. This Bride sign is from NotontheHighstreet and would be a lovely keepsake idea too.

Image via NotontheHighstreet | Image by OneLove Photography via Style Me Pretty

Tears of Joy Hankies


Weddings are emotional stuff – especially for those closest to you. Which is why tears of joy hankies are a little stroke of wedding genius. Give each of your maids a pretty hankie embroidered with a message just for them and watch the tears flow. You can pick them up on the likes of BHLDN, Wedding Chicks or some pretty vintage inspired ones or hilarious ‘ No Ugly Crying’ ones over on Etsy.

Image by Anneli Marinovich Photography via Wedding Chicks | Image by Kendra Michelle Photograpy

Message on Shoes


This idea is for the brave or those that just know their ladies won’t blink an eye at their precious shoes getting a bit of a sole makeover (it can be for either the bride or the bridesmaids). The idea here is to scribble a heartfelt message on the sole of the shoes and to surprise them with it on the wedding morning. It can also be a great way to incorporate a something blue for brides – just use a blue pen!

Image by Max Wagner via 100 Layer Cake

Personalised Cups


We love the idea of personalised mugs for the bride and her ladies! Pop each lady’s title for the day on a cardboard coffee sleeve (Elli have a pretty free printable for an extra cute touch) and surprise them with a cuppa. Or if you’re after something that will stand the test of time, NotontheHighstreet have these fab Bridesmaid mugs that would work as a great gift.

Images via (left) Brandon|Kidd Photography | (top right) Elli | (bottom right) NotontheHighstreet

First Look


Usually a first look refers to the couple getting their first peek of each other but why not involve your family and friends in the idea of a ‘First Look’ as well? Your ladies will only be dying to see you in your dream wedding dress so have the photographer on standby to catch their reaction as they get their first glimpse of you in all your wedding finery. It will be a special moment you will be so glad you have a memory of!

Image by Brita Photography

Bridal Balloons


How fun is this? Bridal balloons! This sweet idea starts at the hen party or a girly get-together – get the girls’ to write something lovely on a balloon! Blow them up and use them to decorate the room the bride-to-be will be getting ready in to create a fun, loved up celebratory air… this way she will have lots of sweet messages waiting for her as she gets ready to don the dress!

Image by You Look Lovely Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Pre-wedding Playlist


If you’re looking to create a bit of a party atmosphere for the bride as she gets ready, think a pre-wedding playlist! Fill it with all her favourite tunes and some fun wedding songs so that you can all get ready and have a bit of a sing along too. And the songs will remind her of this happy morning beyond the Big Day too.

Image by CJ Williams Photography via Bridal Musings

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Pamela Mahon

Pamela Mahon

weddingsonline.ie Editor Pam enjoys writing about all things décor (she loves buying it too!) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery. Her favourite section on the site is the galleries and she can often be found lurking in the fashion and beauty forums as well.
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