I’m a big fan of getting cool gifts that are not necessarily on the gift registry, especially if you have good taste*….I’m hugely into personalized gifts, and these pillows from K Studio are right up my alley! Who wouldn’t want a conjoined head pillow….a true symbol of 2 becoming one in marriage? And what about a customized family pillow with the couples likeness….you can even add in the family pet in lieu of kids! These are definitely going into my Wishpot list….
[warning: just because you THINK you have good taste, doesn't mean you do! The quality of your taste should be corroborated by at least 3 independent people ]
[images from Branch Home]
I wish we could have used these amazing glasses for our wedding toasts….[by Alissia MT]
[image from Wishingfish]
Nice gift for the newlyweds….heck, might even buy a pair for myself!
[image from Lush Designs]
We thought really long and hard about gifts for our bridal party and parents, and this is what we came up with.
For our parents, we got Jessica Rust family tree platters…at the bottom we had their wedding anniversaries, and one one of the branches, we had ours. We handed them out at the rehearsal dinner and they really enjoyed them!
For the bridesmaids, I collected some of my favorite things from Brooklyn and beyond and tucked them into a Fishes Eddy Brooklyn tote…clockwise from the left: flip and tumble tote, Love coasters from Sesame Letterpress, personalized bowl from Paloma’s Nest, journal from Paper+Cup, and postcards from Simply Photo.
For the groomsmen, Chad bought everyone Faber Castell fountain pens…this black wood finish was really slick. I wouldn’t mind one of these for myself…
[images from Rust Designs, Brooklyn Bride, and Pen Boutique]
Favors: Vosges Chocolates
Vosges has been more than good to me ever since starting Brooklyn Bride, and I couldn’t think of a better favor to give our guests than a pair of their amazing truffles! I was able to use their white favor boxes, and sent them a selection of yellow and green ribbon for them to tie on for me and no extra cost. We also included little Moo card with pictures in and around Brooklyn with a little note from the two of us. They were very accommodating and the truffles were DEE-lish!
1” buttons: Busy Beaver Button Co.
Busy Beaver Button Co. is incredibly easy to work with….I designed the pins according to their template, emailed them over, and had pins less than 2 weeks later! The owner even sent me a sample when I was a little concerned with color matching, but they looked amazing and everyone loved them.
[images by Belathée Photography and Brooklyn Bride]