There were no penis necklaces or cheesy bridesmaid gear here.
When one of my closest friends asked me to become her bridesmaid, I was thrilled and immediately said yes! My excitement level rose when I found out her bachelorette party was in Vegas. The city of Elvis chapels and bright lights; Sin City is often portrayed “Hangover” style with nights filled with debauchery and hard liquor. When perusing the Bachelorette/party aisles in stores, I found out there was a lot of penis motifs (not surprising) and hot pink…lots of it.
Being a huge DIY/Pinterest addict, I took it upon myself to create custom (and classy) party favors for the girls. I settled on black and gold theme colors. There would be no hot pink in this group. The bride would don a black sash with “Bride” embellished in silver. The rest of the girls would each receive a rosette pin, each with a different label or saying. Some examples include: vixen, flirt and coquette.
You will need:
- 2.5 – 3in silk ribbon
- Bridal applique
- Sewing needle and thread
- Bow or matching accessory *optional
- Measure out . The sash should sit comfortably on your body, with a little room to breathe. Move your arms and body around to make sure the sash will not hinder the bride.
- Cut the ribbon to the measured length.
- Iron out the ribbon (if needed) and iron on the applique according to the product instructions.
- Sew the ends of the sash by hand or machine. Alternatively you can just safety pin the edges together.
- Attach a safety pin on the back part of the sash and anywhere else. This will provide extra security!
- Sew or glue on any accessories or additional bling.
Bridesmaid Rosette Pins
You will need:
- Craft foam
- Hot glue gun
- Flat back pins
- Acrylic paint and brushes
- Silver sharpie
- Draw a circle and rosette pin onto craft foam.
- Paint the craft foam.
- Each rosette is made up of 2 circular layers with the ribbon ends sandwiched in the middle. Assemble everything together with hot glue.
- Use a silver sharpie to write the words on the rosette centers.
- Glue the pin on the back. Add an extra piece of foam for more security.
So if you can’t find the perfect accessories for wedding or party, I would suggest looking up tutorials or browsing through Etsy, if you’re not crafty. Pinterest is a gold mine of inspiration and information. Think about your bride and her aesthetic. Is she more quirky or girly? Edgy or classic? Try to keep your color and design choices simple. My advice is to limit your color choices to 2-3 options. Stay away from complicated or cheesy fonts. Less is definitely more!
Announcement: I will be reducing this blog to post once a week, instead of biweekly. My new job makes it’s harder to post often so expect posts every Wednesday. There will be occasional posts on Monday if I have more time!