I was super-inspired by Offbeat Bride's post about the “Bridal Sidekick” boxes. The term is perfect for my bridal party because I have a guy in the party, and I wanted to stay gender neutral so everyone feels loved.
I also wanted the box to exemplify the tone of the wedding, so I added:
- A book of Mad Libs
- Some snarky candy
- A custom bottle of wine
- A hot pink cork-screw
- A flask that corresponded with each personality (important for sneaking booze into my wine and beer wedding)
- And a scroll containing a FAQ sheet about the wedding, and a page with a picture of each Bridal Sidekick with a paragraph about why they are awesome.
- I also included tickets I bought them for the Lovesick Expo. [Editor's Note: Not too late to take your bridal party to the Lovesick's in Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver!]
I spent months searching for the perfect flasks for each person. The hardest one to find was a manatee flask for the Maid of Honor. I was lucky to find them all on Etsy, many of them one of a kind and hand made.
For the wine bottles, I was inspired by this post, and used Oxy Clean to remove the label, and a glue stick to adhere my home printed label. It came out marvelous.
I was excited that they all happily accepted and we emptied all six wine bottles to celebrate.