Weddings are unique, couples are unique, and so are all their loved ones. So why would you give a gift to your bridesmaids, best friends or happy couple that thousands have shared?
Now, you might call us biased because this talented lady is actually our lovely mum, however, we wouldn't share her beautiful products with you if we didn't believe they were wonderful. Paint Me New remasters tired and unloved vintage items into something unique, bespoke and personalised. Using Annie Sloan's famous chalk paint, a range of stunning fabrics or decoupage and personal touches, Paint Me New transforms these items into reflections of the recipient or ready-made items produced with her creative eye.
We love the idea of creating a bespoke jewellery box for each of your bridesmaids. Not only can you choose the colour and fabric to sing your friend's style, but a little shabby chic heart can be adorned with their initials. Or, if you think this little blue beauty is perfect for your pal, you can buy it here.
A range of intricate stencils can also be applied, like this little copper bee above, adding a little shimmering modern touch to something vintage.
Everyone's seen the traditional miniature postbox, or repurposed Fortnum's hamper... Knowing your wedding decor has been lovingly crafted and not produced for the masses adds another dimension to the day. This card display box is perfect for a barn wedding, with a dainty little heart sign. This can also be personalised to suit your theme or feel and the reverse of the heart can feature the couple's initials and special day.
On the hunt for the perfect bespoke gift? Browse the website for inspiration.
We know your time is precious when you're in the depths of wedding planning. That's why we've had a good old trawl around Etsy for some bridesmaid gift ideas to give you a little inspiration! From bespoke botanical necklaces to personalised robes, we've selected a number of pieces that we think you'll love as much as we do.
We like to support small creative businesses so all the items we've featured are handmade by a charming bunch of Etsy sellers right here in the UK. Enjoy!
Personalised Birth Flower Necklace
We love the idea of symbolising a birthday with something botanical. Our birth flower is the Delphinium, which is actually a flower we love - bright, bold and a nod to the Summer months! This unique birth flower necklace collection features extremely delicate and dainty floral designs which draw inspiration from vintage illustrations. Aren't they beautiful?
The designs are stamped on a small disc which then hangs from a fine 14k gold filled chain. Such a unique handmade gift for your bridesmaids to treasure.
Created by 'A Box For My Treasure' on Etsy - Shop Now
Customised Up-cycled Jewellery Box
Call us biased all you like but we think our Mum's up-cycled jewellery boxes make the perfect gift whatever the occasion. She takes tired, old-fashioned pieces and transforms them into bespoke works of art, bringing them back to life and subsequently reducing wastage!
Customising these antique delights is no easy task, however Mandy lovingly renews every aspect to suit her customer's taste and style. For your bridesmaids you could include a fabric in the same colour as their dresses, embellished with an initialled wooden heart for a finishing touch!
Created by 'Paint Me New Shop' on Etsy - Shop Now
Hen Party City Map Print
Did you go on a city break for your hen do? Why not reminisce with a modern, illustrated print gifted to your best gal pals? Alex Foster creates a range of cute and quirky limited edition prints, this Paris poster is one of our favourites!
Created by 'Alex Foster Illo' on Etsy - Shop Now
Handmade Silver Jewellery
Again, you might call us biased here but actually we have some very creative loved ones here at Wedding Shed. One of them is our childhood friend Megan Smith who makes silver jewellery inspired by her amazing art degree sculptures.
One of our favourite pieces of Megan's is this unusual little squiggle ring. Jasmine actually has one of her own and it looks fab solo or as part of a combination of silver rings. A thoughtful gift that your bridesmaids can cherish for years to come.
Created by 'Megan Smith Jewellery' on Etsy - Shop Now
Personalised Satin-Style Gowns
A photo of your bride tribe in matching gowns is an absolute must-have for your wedding album! There is quite an abundance of choice out there, however we found these matte satin robes much more tasteful than some other options on Etsy. As well as the floral wreath and personalisation on the back, they have lovely lace detail to the sleeves and hem, adding an elegant touch.
Created by 'Unique Art Craft UK' on Etsy - Shop Now
Personalised White Round Coasters
Instead of gifting just one item to your bridesmaids, you could create a hamper of thoughtful gifts to spoil them. This handmade clay coaster is 10cm x 10cm and features an adorable little cut out heart above any name or phrase you wish to feature. You could even incorporate them as your wedding favours and place cards, popping them on your wedding tables for a decorative touch.
Created by 'Holly Emily Designs' on Etsy - Shop Now
Calligraphy Script Trinket Dishes
Swoon alert! How gorgeous are these little hand crafted trinket dishes? Their minimalist design makes them fitting for any dressing table set up. As well as these personalised calligraphy designs, WILONNE has a range of unique options and if you buy 5 or more you get 15% off - perfect for you lot shopping for your bridesmaids. You're welcome!
Created by 'WILONNE' on Etsy - Shop Now
Silver Triangle Initial Ring
Boho babes, these will be right up your street. These initial rings are satisfyingly shiny and are stamped with a bold chunky letter. They look quite delicate and feminine on their own or can be stacked for more of a statement look.
Created by 'House of Fifi' on Etsy - Shop Now
Rose Quartz Hair Pins
Add a touch of subtle sparkle to your bridesmaids' look with these elegant pale blush hair pins. Whether you're opting for an up-do or cascading curls, these cute accessories will add ethereal interest to any look.
These cluster pins are made from a collection of clear diamante stones, pretty pink Rose Quartz gemstones and Swarovski crystal pearls in white.
Created by 'Melissa Morgan Designs' on Etsy - Shop Now
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