Images: Cynthia Shipp Photography
Sharing a sweet & simple DIY post today thanks to one of our favorite area photographers, Cynthia Shipp Photography (ps check out her STUNNING new website – including an adorable video). Her friend asked her to be a bridesmaid in her wedding with a special “DIY Bridesmaid Box” after seeing the idea originally on Wedding Chicks. I thought this was such a fun idea because it not only served a purpose, but could also be a gift to your wedding party attendants and a keepsake that they will actually use. Check out the details!
From Cynthia’s friend (and bride-to-be):
So… about the bridesmaid box. I knew I wanted to do something cute to ask my most special women to be involved in my wedding. I wanted them all to feel special and really, truly appreciated. Then I found this DIY bridesmaid box via Pinterest. Loved it! So I took the idea and made it my own.
First stop was Michaels – I found these cute wooden boxes for just a few bucks apiece. I bought some sandpaper to smooth down the edges and some simple “antique white” spray paint. A little sanding, a couple layers of paint, a little more sanding and voila! A pretty, polished box!
Next, a wrote up little cards with the information I wanted to share, like when and where the wedding would be, who was involved, criteria for choosing a bridesmaid dress and a little about the bridesmaid tradition. I was pleased with how they turned out. :)
Next, just a little gift. I bought a nail polish for us all to wear, but honestly, I think most of us totally forgot about it! In retrospect, I would have done perhaps a lip gloss or a pair of earrings. I do really love this nailpolish though – L’Oreal Sweet Nothings. It’s the perfect soft pink for natural-looking nails!
Next, to pull it all together! I added a tiny clothespin to hold my cards together and some simple brown tissue paper to fill in the empty space. Finally, I tied up the boxes with a little twine and added a paint swatch in one of my wedding colors. I wanted the boxes to convey the style of the wedding – simple, natural and a little bit vintage. These were lots of fun to put together and really got me into the DIY wedding mood!
Voila! A perfect DIY bridesmaid gift that doesn’t break the bank, is completely reusable, and provides a personalized touched to asking some of the most important people in your life, to be a part of your wedding day! Thanks again to Cynthia Shipp Photography for sharing & capturing such being images of the box.