Of course I'm marrying the man of my dreams, but my wedding day wouldn't be my wedding day without my girls. Luckily, these 7 babes said yes to flying all the way out to Hawaii to be by my side at our wedding. (P.S. for all of you that have been asking, YES there will be a full wedding post coming soon!)
Of course, we had to have a little getting ready party, which consisted of the usual things. Scampering around between bathrooms in the villa, swapping makeup and tips, drinking champagne and giving advice on which bra to wear. You know, girl stuff.
Confession, I hadn't fully written my vows until we were getting ready. But in my defense I had thought about them a lot and just needed to get them on paper. Plus, Rich didn't write them at all, so I don't feel too bad about it.
I put together little goodie bags for everyone which included some day of essentials (like a little bottle of champagne) and silk robes so we'd be all cute and matchy for photos. Most of the other little goodies I was able to gather up before we left and ship to Hawaii, because there was no way they were all going to fit in my suitcase. A few odds and ends I got later and ended up having to pack.
01 Solid Colored Satin Robe - AMAZON
Robes are a classic getting ready essential. I went with solid colors to change it up a little from the floral trend, and chose bright pink since it coordinated with the dress colors and looks so fun! I picked a champagne one for myself, which went with the champagne layer on my dress.
02 Mini Bottles of Champagne - Courtage
Every good girl's day needs some bubbly. I love the mini bottles because they're just so cute and fit perfectly in a gift bag.
03 Smooth Stick Lip Balm - EOS
Eos eggs are awesome, but I love a tube of lip balm a lot better. Which is why I was excited to find these EOS tubes. I got sweet mint and pomegranate raspberry. The colors fit my wedding colors, which were coral, dark pink, and light blue.
04 Beachy getting ready essentials
I snagged some skin and hair care items to put in the gift bags and chose the travel size ones since it was a destination wedding. Most of them made it, but some of them were confiscated from my suitcase on the way there my TSA.
05 Birthday Cake Truffles - Godiva
These I mostly bought because they were fun and pink and looked like a party. They did not disappoint.
06 Socks & Stud Earrings
I found some super fun socks (since sold out) from Target that came in assorted packs. They were two-tone and varied in dark pink, light pink, orange, gray and yellow. They also had cute pom poms on the back and looked super adorable with the robes.
I also included a couple pairs of gold and colored studs that they could wear the day of if they wanted to. I actually had these ones from when I used to own my online boutique, so decided to re-gift them in the goodie bags since they were just too cute!
07 Thank you card
I wrote everyone a little personalized note to thank them for being a part of my big day and let them know how much I appreciated their friendship. I snagged some cute stationary from (surprise) target (not available online) that had an adorable floral pattern and some polka dotted envelopes.