Gift Ideas for everyone in your wedding party

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding what the best gifts are out  there to give to the mother of the bride, bridesmaids, etc. When picking gifts for the most important people in your life, remember what you are thanking them for and what message you want to give. You can also tie the theme of your wedding into your gift. For example an engraved baseball if you’re having a sports themed wedding. Just click any picture to go directly to the link! Comment below with some gift ideas you have and what you like!

Gifts for the Mother of the Bride/ Mother of the Groom:

1.  Jewelry or a keychain:

MOTHER of the BRIDE Gift Mother of the Groom Wedding date pendant necklace or Keychain Beach jewelry Bottle cap Mother Godmother, Wedding     Thank You Mom Infinity  Bracelet - Mother of Bride or Groom, Eternity Bracelet, Wedding Special Gift, Jewelry Card Set  TWO Thank You For Raising the Woman of My Dreams, Man Of My Dreams, Duel For Mother in Laws, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom.

2.  A picture frame with a picture from the wedding:

MOTHER Of THE BRIDE Gift For Mother of the Bride Personalized Picture Frame Wedding Gift Custom 16x16 A Mother Holds Mom Quote Thank You All That I Am, Custom Wedding Frame, Anniversary, Mother Father of the Bride, Wedding Song, Quote, thank you, parents

3. A personalized handkerchief:

2pcs Lady Personalized Wedding Handkerchief Embroideried for Bride's Mom and  Mother in Law  Mother of the Bride Wedding Handkerchief Embroidered Personalized 9201C

4. Personalized glassware:

Mother of the Bride and Groom Wine Glasses Personalized with your wedding date, Set of 2    Wedding parents of the bride and groom personalized glasses.  1 glass for Mother and Father of the Bride and Groom gift.

5. A personalized tote bag:

Personalized Mother of Bride Groom Wedding Tote Bags  Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom Set- Wedding Tote Bags

Gifts for Father of the Bride/ Father of the Groom:

1. Cuff links or a tie clip:

Father of the Bride Cufflinks - Walk Me Down the Aisle - Silver Plated Cufflinks - Gift for Father on Your Wedding Day Father of the Bride White White Calligraphy Cufflinks  - Silver Plated Cufflinks Perfect Gift for Your Wedding Day Father of the Bride Cufflinks - I will be always your little girl I love you dad wedding date - wedding cufflinks Custom quote Custom Color Father of the Bride and Groom Personalized Tie Clips (set of 2) - Hand Stamped Tie Clip - Men's Wedding Accessories - Wedding Party - Custom

2. Picture frame with a picture from the wedding:

Custom Wedding Photo Frame, Today a Bride Tomorrow A Wife, Parent Thank You Gift, Father of the Bride, Dad, Daddy Father Daughter Wedding Frame Bride Walk down the aisle Keepsake Personalize Picture Frame 4x6  Personalized Dad Canvas Art with Photo Art - Perfect for Father's Day, Wedding Father of the Bride gift

3. A personalized handkerchief:

Father of The Bride Handkerchief -Hankie - Hanky - As you walk me down the aisle today - Gift for Father of the Bride - Wedding   Personalized Wedding Gift - Wedding Handkerchief for Father of the Bride  with Gift Box 4B

4. Personalized glassware:

     Father of the Bride and Groom SET OF 2 Personalized Bridesmaid Wedding Bridal Shower Date Groom Groomsman Bachelorette Pilsner Glass Gift  Set of 2 - MOTHER and FATHER Wedding WINE Glasses - Mother of the Bride, Father of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Father of the Groom  2 Father of the Bride and Groom glasses.  Wedding parents of the bride and groom personalized glasses. Parents gift

Gifts for Bridesmaids/ Maid of Honor:

1. Personalized hangers for their dress:

SWEETHEART SALE SALE - Personalized Wedding Hanger / bridesmaid gifts / 44 colors of ribbon to choose from/name hanger/brides hanger/ Deal of the Day Sale Personalized Wedding Dress Hanger Customized with any name for Bride, Bridesmaid, Mother of Bride, Bridal Party

2. Jewelry:

Monogram Ring, Initial Ring, Personalized Ring, Engraved Ring Bridesmaids Ring Monogrammed Necklace in Sterling Silver for Women or Bridesmaid Present Infinity bracelet - bridesmaid gift infinity pearl bracelet, infinity gift bracelet for BFF, wife and girlfriend Silver Initial Bracelet, Handstamped Custom Initial and Pearl Bracelet, Simple, Everyday Jewelry, Bridesmaid Gift

3. A purse/ clutch for the night with goodies like lip gloss, nail polish, Advil, etc.:

7th Bag is FREE- Fall Wedding Bridesmaid Clutch Purse, Linen, Bridesmaids Gift, Wedding - Set of 7  view larger picture Bridesmaid's Survival Kit 7 Bridesmaid Gift Monogrammed Personalized Tote Bag Wedding Party

4. Personalized glassware:

Quantity 8 Bridal Party gift Personalized acrylic tumbler 16oz w/ lid and straw - Bridesmaid, bride, Flower girl dress, name or monogram  Custom painted Bridesmaid Wine glasses ( set of 4 ) - bridal party gifts - hand painted 20 oz  Bridesmaids Lips Flasks for Wedding Favors Women Maid of Honor 6oz and 8oz Sizes

5. Personalized shirts/ raincoat / robe:

Monogrammed Rain Jacket Personalized Bridesmaids Gifts-Adult Sizes 5 Bridesmaid Tank Top Shirt. Bridal Party Lace Tank Top. Bride Tank Top Shirt. Maid of Honor. Mother of the Bride. Wedding Party Clothes.  Bridesmaid Silk Satin Kimono Robe - HANDMADE TO ORDER

Gifts for Groomsmen/ Best Man:

1. Glassware:

Personalized Beer Mugs - New Font - Perfect for Groomsmen  8 Etched Groomsman flask, 6 ounce, stainless steel personalized flask.  Groomsmen and Best Man giftPersonalized Aluminum Koozies Faux Blue Barnsiding for Groomsmen Wedding Party or Gift

2. Toiletry/ Shaving bag:

Personalized Toiletry Shaving Bag Faux Calf Groomsmen Wedding Party Gift Best Man Groomsmen

3.  Bottle opener:

Hand-forged Bottle Openers as Groomsmen Gifts, Wedding Favors or Custom gifts - Personalized Beer Tools Forged by a Blacksmith 6 Personalized Keychain Bottle Openers, Groomsmen gifts, Bridesmaids gifts, Blacksmith made Personalized Bottle Opener Key Chain - Perfect Groomsmen Gift, Wedding, Beer Lover Gift, Custom Key Chain, Valentine's Day Gift - TOP SELLER

4. Pocket knives:

Hunting Knife,Engraved Groomsmen Gift, Engraved Rosewood Hunting Knife with LED Light, Personalized Groomsmen Gift, Gift for Groomsman Engraved Monogrammed Pocket Knife - Single Blade Gift for Men Groomsmen Gifts for Him

Gifts for the Flower Girl:

1. Tote/ bag:

Personalized Flower Girl Tote Flower Girl Twill Tote

2.  Jewelry/ jewelry box:

Silver-plated Heart Jewelry BoxDBK10496P p882-z-15bx

3. Stuffed animal:

Gifts for the Ring Bearer:

1. Misc. :

   0008-404Ring Bearer T-Shirt Gift Set

2. Jersey/ t-shirt:



What dress is best for your body type?

Every bride wants to look perfect on the big day. Here is a great list of the best tips on what is going to flatter or hide your little imperfections on the day of the wedding to make you feel confident and beautiful!

1. Small bust- If you have a small bust you want to avoid very loose fitting tops. Create an illusion with a sweetheart neckline and/or a halter (like this Allure style 8821).  Also embroidery or beadwork on the top of the dress will flatter your bust. You can also ask your seamstress to sew bra cups into the dress as well to feel more comfortable the whole night.


2. Large bust- Make sure to get a dress with a lot of structure and support.Dresses with corsets and coverage are best. Avoid a lot of beading and detail. (Style pictured: Jasmine F22)


3. Broad shoulders- For broad shoulders STAY AWAY FROM STRAPS. Go strapless. Straps will draw more attention to your shoulders.

4.  Tall brides- Ballgowns are great! They make your waist look small without adding height like the Allure style 8858 pictured below.

5. Short bride- Try a more fitted style like mermaid or sheath and avoid ball gowns. Ball gowns will make you appear shorter.


6. Large tummy- ruching is always flattering. Also try an empire waist dress. Like style above or style below.


7. Big booty bride- Go for a low back and a fuller skirt. A- line dresses with more detail on top. Stay away from form fitting if you don’t want to show it off. Style pictured: La Sposa- Salsa 

8. Long legs- To show off those gorgeous legs, you can try a short dress or a mermaid style.


9. Back- if you don’t like your back to show because of a scar, mole or tattoo, try illusion tops, more coverage or even wearing your hair down with a veil! Style shown: La Spoa- Marian

10. Pregnant bride- Chiffon empire waist dresses are best. See if your bridal shop has a pregnant belly sample to try on with dresses. Know that you will probably have to order a dress totally outside of your normal size and get it taken in. Listen to the professionals! Style previewed- Alfred Angelo 2174

The perfect gown for every body type: A-line!!! Ultimately go with the dress that you feel comfortable and beautiful in!

* All of the gowns pictured may be ordered at B.B. Bridal in Boise. Call to make an appointment at (208)322-3945 or online at

** Some ideas received from Say Yes to the Dress Randy Knows Best, Premier Bride of Idaho, and my personal experience.

Groom 101

After all, it’s his day too! Here is a great website for the groom before the big day. How to get more involved in the planning process, bachelor party ideas, gifts and more.

The Man Registry

My favorites include:

1. Gifts-

2. Bachelor party ideas-

3. How to pop the question-

4. Tuxedo renting tips-

5. The groom’s cake-

6. Wedding day transportation-

7. How to select your groomsmen-

8. What does the groom pay for?-

9. General blog-

16 of the Cheapest Overwater Resorts. Honeymoon location anyone?

16 of the Cheapest Overwater Resorts. Honeymoon location anyone?

Check out this link to 16 of the cheapest and most breathtaking overwater bungalow resorts. Perfect for your honeymoon location! Ranging from $106 a night to $318 a night. Tahiti to the Maldives. These locations are gorgeous!

Golden Palm Tree Resort

Top Wedding Dress Trends for This Year

Many of the trends this year are being taken from celebrity inspiration, from the red carpet to famous weddings. Here are the top trends for this year:

1. BLUSHing bride: Blush is becoming the new ivory. Celebrity inspiration, Jessica Beil in her wedding to superstar Justin Timberlake (see below). Pink and other colored dresses like (champagne, gold, and red) are going to be huge this year!

2. Soft romantic: Very flowy lace dresses are becoming more popular. Lace was a huge trend of 2012 and it’s only going to get more popular but with a more subtle look (see below).

3. Old Victorian: Keeping with the lace theme, old Victorian style dresses are coming back in style. Lace dresses with high neck collars as shown below.

High Neck Fit And Long Lace Sleeves

4. Classic sleeves: Like the old Victorian style, long sleeves are in! Especially illusion sleeves like the La Sposa dress style Montani as pictured below.

5. Simplicity/ minimal: Dresses with very little detail but with a great shape are headed to be a top trend this year. Can be glammed up with nice jewelry and accessories. Try this Alfred Angelo dress style 1148.

6. Glamor/ Old Hollywood: Glamorous dresses have been an ongoing trend and are continuing to be popular. Mostly silk/ satin dresses with some glitz as the Allure dress 878 pictured below.

7. Floral: Either floral print (like the David’s Bridal gown pictured bottom left) or flower appliques (like Jasmine style F473 below right), flowers are making a big appearance this year. Especially for garden and other outdoor weddings.


8. Veil trains: Veil trains are a recent trend that is bound to be very popular this year in the bridal industry. These dresses have a separate over layer that has the same appearance as a veil attached to the back of the dress. My favorite dress with this style is the La Sposa- Denia dress pictured below.

9. Peplum: Peplum is a short skirt-like piece of fabric that attaches at the waist of a long dress (as seen below). We have already seen many celebrities in peplum dresses walking the red carpet so it is going to be a huge trend this year for bridal wear.

* Allure, Alfred Angelo, La Sposa, and Jasmine gowns can all be ordered at B.B. Bridal in Boise. Call now or go online to set up an appointment. (208)322-3945 or

* Some ideas gotten from Bride Magazine Winter 2013.