Gifts for the Pack

I knew I wanted to gift my girls something awesome. Save my sister, I’ve been in (or will be) in all my ‘maids’ weddings, and they were incredibly generous with their gifts”¦like, really generous. Plus, they took a lot of the good ideas!

First, in lieu of a card, I got everyone a copy of this book:

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(Photo via Deep Discount / Book by Sandol Stoddard Warburg)

We’re using part of it as one of our readings, and I love how it appropriately translates from how I feel about Wolfman to how I feel about my ‘maids. Some sample pages:

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(Page details via Urban Outfitters)

Isn’t that the cutest? I wrote (and colored!) all throughout the text and underlined parts that applied to my relationship with that particular ‘maid. I had a vision that they would read it and then, during the ceremony, recognize that although those words were for Wolfman, they were for them too.

Next, I got them all different necklaces from Edor (the Etsy shop I’m obsessed with, previously mentioned here). I got them in gray/green colors so they could pair them with their dresses if they wanted to.

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(All photos via Edor)

Lastly, I got everyone a nice pair of cashmere gloves:

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(Gloves via Marc Jacobs)

It took me FOREVER to find this last component. I wanted to get something seasonal since it was somewhat unique that I am getting married during the winter. I’m not going to list out the things I was considering in case my ‘maids are bummed this is what they ended up with (kidding), but suffice it to say that I looked at pretty much anything winter related. I saw these and thought they were perfect—they’re Marc Jacobs and cashmere (read: should be hella expensive), but I got them for a steal. Seriously.

I also got each girl (and myself) one of these:

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(Shrug via Target)

I don’t really count it as a gift since it’s not the MOST useful thing ever, and I got them for sort of selfish reasons”¦I want to recreate this picture:

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(Photo via Ruffled / by Christina Szczupak)

This was another item I searched forever for—I didn’t want to spend a ton on them since they’re mostly photo props, so I was really excited to find them at Target. I’m excited to have some “fur” at the Wolf wedding. I plan on giving everything to them after the rehearsal dinner—hopefully they’ll be a hit!

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Mrs. Gray Wolf

Location:
Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013

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    MrsF13 185 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:50 am

    What wonderful gifts!! My best friend bought me I Like You for my birthday and it was so touching to receive it. Great idea for bridesmaids!

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 10:58 am

    Your gifts are absolutely wonderful. That book drives the rest home! What a great idea… I know your girls will love it!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:29 am

    Awh these are adorable!! I love the book idea… I was already considering buying books as gifts since we’re doing a book-themed wedding, but now I really want to write in them too! Not to steal your idea ;)

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    mswallaby 2062 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:35 pm

    Cute ideas!!! Okay, what girl doesn’t want a pair of cashmere MJ gloves? I think you done good :)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:39 pm

    OH WOW, I LOVE the last photo! You and your ladies are gonna look amazing! I also love the book idea, great gifts!

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    mmle 155 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:43 pm

    What a darling idea to give the sweetest book ever in lieu of a card! I just love, love the I Like You book. We used a quote from it on the back of our Save the Date :)
    http://newyorkremix.blogspot.com/

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:35 pm

    I love your gift ideas!! They are all really thoughtful and tasteful. And I bet those shrugs are going to look adorable on your big day.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:37 pm

    I am inlove with that pic, they’re going to look amazing.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:14 pm

    Such great gifts, I love that you made the books personal too!

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    Emma, Guest @ 6:45 pm

    I love that book! My boyfriend and I are long distance, so we both have copies to read together over the phone :)

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    xjamit 42 posts, Newbee @ 9:49 am

    OH WOW, I LOVE the last photo!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:26 pm

    Ooooh, looooove the fur wraps! I would totally wear that again after the wedding.

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    abbyLtib 16 posts, Newbee @ 7:48 pm

    I love that book too, I had the honor of reading that book at my sister’s wedding! It’s so cute.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:29 am

    I love the idea of gifting copies of the book! :) We’re using it as a reading in our wedding and you’re so right that it applies to friendships, as well. So unique and awesome!

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