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Beautiful, bridesmaid

Asking your friend to be your bridesmaid or maid of honour is a memorable moment, here are some great ideas to make it even more special

Unique asking ideas from Sepia Smiles at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SepiaSmiles

Too pretty! We love this illustrated card from Emma Moore Illustration and Design at  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmmaMooreID

Vintage style cards from From Leoni With Love at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FromLeoniWithLove

Fun and unique cards from Pretty Lane Weddings at  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PrettyLaneWeddings

The dresses - you want your bridesmaids to look beautiful, feel comfortable but most of all to be able to throw some shapes with you on the dance floor and help you go to the loo, finding a dress that ticks all the boxes is difficult, but hopefully we can help!

Stunning bridesmaid gowns from Elliot Claire Dresses at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ElliotClaireDresses

We love these 1950's inspired, handmade bridesmade dresses from Badly Behaved Betty. Absolutely gorgeous and a bargin too! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BadlyBehavedBetty

Having a vintage wedding? Have a look at these beautiful dresses from Ryley and Flynn Vintage at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RyleyandFlynnVintage

How pretty are these bridesmaid dresses from Alex and Raking Design at   www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alexandrakingdesign

Bright, 1950's inspired bridesmaid dresses from Helen Du Prez at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HelenDuPrez

There are so many pretty dresses available at Lumina but we particularly love this blue polka dot dress.


Want something a bit different? The Wardrobe Door has some fantastic and unique dresses at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Thewardrobedoor1

Lovely lace in blush pink, this gorgeous dress from Cyanide Kiss x is sure to keep your bridesmaids happy!  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Cyanidekissx

To complete the look a girls got to have accessories 

Pearl and gold earrings from MoMo Jewellery at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MoMoJewellery

Star sign constellation earrings, simple, sweet and personal from S Jegan at  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sjegan

Gorgeous floral headdresses fro, Little Willow and Co at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittleWillowandCo

Personalised, dainty jewellery from Joulberry at www.joulberry.com

Inspired by nature, Magnolia Restrepo creates beautiful earrings, necklaces and bracelets.   http://magnoliarestrepo.com/

How do you thank your bestest friends in all the world for sticking bows on handmade invites, helping fill 200 sweet jars, going to countless dress fittings, organising a fab hen party, dabbing your mascara when you cry, holding up your dress up while you pee and just generally being the bestest friends in all the world? Here's how!

Oh so cute prints, thank you cards and tags from Pretty Lane Weddings at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PrettyLaneWeddings

Cheeky and cute cards from My Little Shop of Wonder at www.etsy.com/mylittleshopofwonder

Yummy scrummy treats from Didi's Cookies, every girl loves something pretty and sweet! www.didiscookies.co.uk/

Pink hues

The Contemporary Hen Party

The Contemporary Hen Party