Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bridesmaid Inspiration

Has anyone ever noticed that there are a ton of wedding magazines and wedding websites, but there really aren't any sites that are great references for bridesmaids? Most sites have bridesmaid sections, but I'd like more. Being a first time bridesmaid, I have a really hard time finding resources. I have ended up using typical wedding resources, but there just isn't much geared specifically towards bridesmaids. It would be awesome to have a place to go and chat with other bridesmaids, have shower and bachelorette ideas and inspiration. I wonder if something like that would actually work? Do you think a lot of bridesmaids actually put a lot of time and effort into researching ideas for these events? Have you done a lot of research when you were a bridesmaid?

Well while I think of that, I thought I'd share some of the places I go to for bridesmaid inspiration:

1. Hostess with the Mostess:

I love this site because it gives ideas for tabletop, decor, photo inspiration, you can also search for recipes. The Entertaining section gives hostessing tips, such as how to set a table. It's great not just for Bridal shower inspiration, but also baby showers, holiday parties and more.
The photo below is from the "Something Blue" Bridal Shower.
2. Weddingbee: I pretty much go to Weddingbee for anything wedding related and that includes bridesmaid tips. I like going to the Wiki to look up shower games and ideas, or search bridal shower and see what I come up with. It's fun to see showers the bee's post because they always tend to be real creative.

I loved this one posted by Miss Duckling, the Shower was a "perfect pair" theme. I love all the shoe details. 3. Martha Stewart: I think Martha is the queen of crafting and entertaining, so she is always an obvious choice when it comes to party planning and creative ideas.

If you search "Bridal Shower", many articles and photos will come up. Like the one below in the pink Bridal Shower gallery:

4. The Partea Planner: This site is so fun for Tea party inspiration. I love all the details, so it can also be inspiring or non-tea events, too.

Here is a party she did for a Birthday:

Where do you go for Bridesmaid inspiration, whether it be tips, bridal shower or bachelorette related?


Nicole-Lynn said...

Love all of your suggestions.. I too love all of them! I especially loved that "perfect pair" bridal shower theme when I saw it on WB. Being a bridesmaid can be fun, my favorite part is helping to plan all the fun events for the bride and helping make it special :)

Newport Nuptials said...

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