Save your coins by creating your OWN bridesmaid boxes.
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:
- Black Robes
- Black Party Dress (to get comfortable and change into for reception)
- Recycled bag to add their essentials for the actual reception
- Givenchy Earrings for wedding
- Old Navy Flip Flops (for the dance floor)
- Survival kit which included:
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!