Calling all bridal babes
April 19, 2018
The season for “tribe” swag, 20+ person Airbnb’s, and dropping some serious cash for those in your inner circle has commenced. It’s also the time for reconnecting with old friends (possibly old flames), celebrating the people you love, and capturing the gushiest pics that will guarantee all the likes. While the focus should be on enjoying those moments, stuff gets in the way. Literal stuff that’s needed to get wedding ready.
As a bride-to-be with five other upcoming nuptials, three bachelorette parties, and countless gatherings, I’ve scoured the neighborhood for the best finds this wedding season that will make life a little easier and the celebrations a little more special.
Inside scoop: many of the brands featured here will be offering up to 20% off next Tuesday, April 24 during Swing into Spring. Stock up.
For the bride tribe
Get the crew in line with super chic apparel without the groans.
These Alice + Olivia tees are a huge upgrade from the typical “with the bride” shirts and are great to sport on their own.
Appropriately made for the beach, vineyard, pool party, or brunch anywhere, by Eberjey.
Make a pact to trade in those daiquiris for dumbbells, even if it’s just for one afternoon, while still banding together with coordinated lululemon leggings.
For the little things
Ideas for eye-roll proof goodies guests will adore. Think party games, favors, and thank-you gifts.
Everyone will thank you! Kiehl’s lip balms are a lifesaver.
To halva and to hold. In need for treats for your people with dietary restrictions, check out Seed + Mill. Also delicious for all taste buds.
Lumas turns photography into art and makes giving art affordable.
Basically anything from Chelsea Market Baskets goes. These chocolate bars are especially cute.
For the overall look and feel
Aesthetics is everything. Here’s some inspo for hosting or planning the next big gathering.
Invitations set the tone for the whole event. Get personal (and handcrafted) with stationery and paper goods from Verrier Handcrafted currently at Artists & Fleas in Chelsea Market.
The finer details matter and doesn’t Blackbarn know it. These recycled glass bottles have been reincarnated and ready to serve at any party.
For more ideas (and major discounts), come down to Meatpacking’s Swing into Spring shopping event on April 24.