(CARSA, IF YOU ARE READING THIS please AVERT YOUR EYES...MOVE IT ALONG, MOVE IT ALONG and don't read this post as it pertains to bridesmaid gifts! LOL)...
....anyway, I'm thinking about the bridal party gifts. The sands of the wedding-hourglass just seems to be SPEEDILY falling. This stresses me out. So far, I got each girl a pair of chocolate brown flip flops from Old Navy (to match the dresses) so that way if their feet hurt at the reception they can slip these babies on.
I got myself a COOL gold-ish colored pair that I'm very excited about. (they'll be perfect at the reception when MY feet get tired of heels...as well as on the beaches of Florida, that's for sure!). Did I ever mention that I'm a flip flop-whore? I can never have ENOUGH pairs, in ENOUGH colors. I have lost count of how many I have. Although I do have to retire some this year...they're getting VERY worn. But with how cheap they are at Old Navy, I can re-stock. And since I pretty much LIVE in them all summer, it's money well-spent.
But I digress....
...My other thought was to maybe get the girls a pair of earrings to wear on the wedding day (BUT making sure that they are earrings that they can also wear after the wedding as well). My friend Sarah got her girls (I was one of them) really pretty red danglers to wear in her wedding and I love, love, love them...I wear them often and get many compliments on them. They are made by a company called 1928 Jewelry. I love their style...kind of funky, vintage-y...TOTALLY me! I checked with all the girls (trying to be sneaky of course so they didn't know WHY I was asking) to be sure they all had pierced ears, cuz I know my MOH, April, does not. She will occasionally wear clip-ons. So now I want some opinions...I don't want anything too flashy/glitzy cuz I want them to be able to wear these earrings AGAIN someday.
For my MOH, I'm thinking these...the color will match PERFECTLY the shade of blue that I want the flowers to be (doing blue, chocolate brown and cream colored flowers. Keri and Michele so graciously offered to help me make them and I'm very excited and thankful!!) not only are they clip-ons, but I don't mind getting her pair slightly different, cuz her dress is the same as the bridesmaids, and there is really no other way she stands out as the MOH.
For the rest of the girls, I'm still trying to figure out which I like the best. One of my choices are these little beauties to the left, cuz I think they would tie in both the brown AND the blue color scheme I'm going for.
However, I also like these dangling earrings below...they are all blue and a slightly different shade than the MOH's but oh-so-pretty in my opinion! I am so not sure. Oh! And here's another (below to the right) pair that has both the blue and the brown in them....I'm so confused! LOL
Any opinions are appreciated. And does this sound okay? Earrings and the sandals? I'm not really able to afford much more--I really wish I could. And now I have no idea what we should dor for the groomsmen. I keep asking D what he thinks and he is offering NOTHING, LOL. What's a good gift for a groomsman?????