How To Make Your Own Bridesmaid Box- #AKwartofLove Wedding

Save your coins by creating your OWN bridesmaid boxes.

Edward Gebel Photography

Weddings are joyful celebrations not only for the couple, but also for all of the people who play parts in the wedding celebration. It’s quite common to give your bridesmaids a gift as a token of your appreciation. Many brides prefer to gift their bridesmaids months before the big day, while others prefer to gift them the morning of. Whatever your preference, it’s always heartfelt when you show your bridesmaids that you love them!

I gifted my bridesmaids with items they could actually put to use on the day of the wedding. I came up with the idea to create a wedding survival kit, which included essentials I thought they might need for the entire day. Bridesmaid Boxes can get really expensive. And as a engaged couple responsible for other wedding expenses, the last thing on our priority list was spending $60 plus for each empty bridesmaid box. We made sure to cut costs everywhere we could, and we hope to inspire you to do the same!


Included in the box:

  1. Black Robes
  2. Black Party Dress (to get comfortable and change into for reception)
  3. Recycled bag to add their essentials for the actual reception
  4. Givenchy Earrings for wedding
  5. Old Navy Flip Flops (for the dance floor)
  6. Survival kit which included:
    1. hair comb
    2. intimate wipes
    3. powder
    4. gum
    5. hair pins
    6. deodorant
    7. Victoria Secret underwear (…because things happen- on sale for $2)
    8. safety pins
    9. Bath & Body Works lotion (on sale for $1)
    10. Bath & Body Works body mist (on sale for $1)

How to Make a Bridesmaid Survival Box:

1. The Box

When I researched the price of EMPTY engraved bridesmaid boxes, I was taken aback. The cheapest  ranged from $30 -$50. As an innate researcher, I figured it’ll cost less to make the boxes myself. So that’s exactly what I did.

I ordered (10) 12 x 12 x 4 black corrugated boxes for $30 which averaged to be $3 per box.

Afterwards, I ordered my bridesmaids’ vinyl name decals from Etsy. Once they came in, it was super easy to add them to the boxes, and voila… boxes were done! These decals cost me $6 each.

Total cost of each empty box = $16; which saved me about $15 – $35 per empty box!


The contents of the box were equally as cheap. I ordered most via bulk  on Amazon. Their dresses were about $10 each, Old Navy slippers were about $2 each, and their authentic Givenchy earrings were gifted to me via Century 21! I also saved money on their robes by ordering them from Amazon and deciding not to embroider them. Embroidery work can get really expensive, and I didn’t think it was altogether necessary. After all, my own robe wasn’t embroidered!

Be wise about what you’re splurging on and what you’re saving on for your wedding. While you want it to be memorable, remember it’s only for ONE day! Make it great but make it COST EFFECTIVE. Stay tuned for the next Wedding Day Savings post!



  1. Akwele_Babs
    October 16, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I loved every detail. Thanks for such a wonderful piece of work. I intend to follow the steps you’ve given us to save more but in the same time have a blessed great wedding / event. You looked so gorgeous on your wedding day and I loved all your outfits. Simple, elegant, classy and beautiful. The colour you chose for the bridesmaids was perfect. Africans have the mentality of wearing black to just funerals but for me, black is beautiful and it goes with everything just like white. Have a blessed joyful marriage and May the good Lord be with you, sissy!


  2. Corinne
    October 17, 2018 / 5:05 am

    It is such a good idea Christina!! Just to reduce expenses I did not want the bridesmaids but your idea change my mind lol
    Thank you very much

    Corinne (From France)

  3. Ahema Asare
    October 17, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I viewed your wedding video. I just have two words Elegant and Exquisite. Loved everything. Great job by you, your hubby and your team.

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