I Come Bearing Gifts

Dearest Hive,

I owe you an apology! What a fair-weather bee I have been! I’m sorry that I disappeared on you there, as life got a little crazy in Tiramisu land, but if you’ll allow me, I’m back for good now. Well, at least for the next two weeks until the wedding- uh- HOLY CRAP did I just say two weeks? I better get down to business then… and since I was a bad little bee I brought some gifts with me for my return. Unfortunately they’re for my bridesmaids, but I thought you might like to see them anyway. 😉

*Beautiful bridesmaids! Here is where you run away from the computer screen!*
I had so much fun shopping for the seven most fabulous friends and sisters in my life… here’s what they’ll be opening up the night before our wedding…

Blue Topaz Earrings

SandySimone custom made these gorgeous and delicate blue topaz and sterling silver earrings. She was great to work with, gave me a discount for an order of seven, and packaged these earrings beautifully.

Blue Beaded Necklaces

Purchased on sale from Ann Taylor.

Silver Pashminas

I am pretty impressed with the quality and softness of these, seeing that I got them on ebay, and they weren’t very expensive. And as it’s damn near impossible to judge the color online, it’s a miracle that they match the bridesmaids heels exactly.

Dancing Shoes

I’ve been a bridesmaid twice, and both times was given flip flops as a gift to change into at the reception. Totally appreciated, and made me a way more fun friend on the dancefloor. I thought I’d do the same for my friends.

Sheila D Bags

You might recognize these– I love this company for their fun and reasonably priced bags of all sizes.

Body Wash

I picked these up on sale at Victoria’s Secret in Raspberry Cosmo and Cherry Bellini- they smell delicious. I’m still looking for a non-alcoholic version for bridesmaid #7- my 12 year-old sis 😉

Personalized Gocco’ed Notecards

I made ten of each of the three designs for each girl.

Mini Photo Albums

Yet another fabulous etsy find. I purchased these from etsy seller smbriones. They’re reconstructed from larger photo albums, and I’ve filled them with a few pictures of my bridesmaids and me.


Their final gift is that we’re paying for half of the cost of our bridal party’s lodging for the weekend at the home we’re renting for our reception (it’s a separate rental from the lawn). We wish we could swing the whole thing, but we hope they’ll appreciate us meeting them halfway! It’s a cool old house with a lot of character, but the best part is that we’ll get to spend a little extra time with them by having them all together there.

Next up- flower girl gifts!


Mrs. Tiramisu

Annapolis, MD/Maine
Wedding Date:
July 2008
A Mexican Wedding
I Never Claimed I Wasn't a Tease

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    Lauren, Guest @ 10:46 am

    Wow! What fun gifts! I know they’ll be thrilled. Can you give us a price breakdown? I’m curious about what the average bride spends on these. Also, what gifts are your groom giving his men? Thanks so much!

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    MissDolce 28 posts, Newbee @ 11:23 am

    Oooh Miss Tiramisu, I love all the thoughtful little details you’ve put into this wedding, bridesmaids gifts included. I would love to receive all of these things as a bridesmaid gift! Good luck with everything in the next few weeks. :-)

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    tiramisu 390 posts, Helper bee @ 12:00 pm

    @Lauren: I’ve picked these up over the past year, so some of these are estimates…
    Earrings: $12 each
    Necklaces: $24 each
    Pashminas: $7.50 each
    Flip flops: $11 each
    Bags: $12 each
    Body wash: $3 each
    Notecards (including supplies): $4.80 each
    Photo Albums and photos: $5 each
    Mr. Tiramisu has purchased vintage style Wrangler shirts for his groomsmen (which is sort of a joke because he wears the shirts so often), and having them embroidered with each person’s nickname. We’re also purchasing their ties for the wedding day, and half lodging.

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    Lea, Guest @ 12:12 pm

    I love these gifts! Where did you order the pashminas from?!

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    Lea, Guest @ 12:13 pm

    Oh! I see it says Ebay…would you mind sharing the seller’s name?

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    MissyJenn 99 posts, Worker bee @ 12:23 pm

    You are so generous with your gifts! I only wish I were one of your bms!

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    Becky, Guest @ 12:25 pm

    The last few weeks are just crazy! Enjoy yoursself and try to blog… it will help you remember the details later!
    :) Becky

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    JoieDeVie 95 posts, Worker bee @ 12:32 pm

    great job on all the gifts…. it appears we’ll be giving very similar gifts to our BMs!… however, i need help, where did you get the plastic covers for the gocco’d notecards? i too have made them for my girls but haven’t found a way to keep them together (other than tying a ribbon around them)…. any clue/ help would be much appreciated

    and good luck with the next 2 weeks, i just hit the 1 month mark and about flipped (realizing i still have lot’s of DIYing to do!)

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    tiramisu 390 posts, Helper bee @ 12:38 pm

    @Lea: Yes, it was heidi-nj: http://stores.ebay.com/heidi-nj I contacted her and got a bulk price/shipping discount. I know they’re not real pashminas, but I think the quality is great!

    @JoieDeVie: I ordered them through ebay seller uniquepacking: http://stores.ebay.com/uniquepacking I wish they were a little wider though, I can only fit about 10 cards in each one. Good luck with all your DIY’ing!

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    QueenoftheClick 94 posts, Worker bee @ 5:37 pm

    Wow you put together a very nice bag for your girls. I love that you added little personal touches with the cards you made and you put together a nice little photo album for them. I’ve been in plenty of weddings and have never received so much stuff (and good stuff too).

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    Mrs. SKI, Guest @ 5:26 am

    Where did you get the flip flops from? I totally love them!

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    tiramisu 390 posts, Helper bee @ 7:35 am

    @Mrs. SKI: Target!

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    tiramisu 390 posts, Helper bee @ 7:36 am

    @Mrs. SKI: Sorry! Wrong post… I got the flower girl flip flops at Target… these are from J.Crew. (Miss Tiramisu is a little sleep deprived!)

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    Jacqueline, Guest @ 10:18 am

    Wonderful. I love Sandy’s work!!

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    Allie, Guest @ 1:41 pm

    The SandySimone earrings are super cute! Congrats on your nuptials!

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