Unboxing Some Bridal inspiration!
I’m not really one of these girls who can spend hours pouring over bridal magazines, websites, and scrapbooking every available option. It’s really not how I work! So when I came across a link to Bridea online it seemed like an interesting option. You pay £12.50 + P&P, which didn’t seem too bad to try on a whim, and a box of wedding goodies is sent to your door. So… I ordered my first Bridea box. It arrived within a few days of ordering and was a cute white box, with its contents surrounded by gorgeous pink tissue paper and a fab leaflet of discount codes for many of the products they link to and provide inside the box. I’ll be honest… I really didn’t expect to get that excited by opening a box of random things but it was really fun!
I could go through all the items hidden inside my box, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone tempted to order one from now on! So I’m just going to highlight a few of my favourite items from the box.
I’m easily tempted by chocolate and these were certainly tempting! Wrapped up in their neat little art deco-esque box, was the trio of chocolate wedding favours from Artisan du Chocolat, based in London. I think I’ve found somewhere new to treat myself to some great chocolate. I also really loved the sweet fortune cookie that had been supplied by Maple Molly’s, based in Leicester. Chocolate covered fortune cookies are a fab idea and they tasted great. Having explored their website they have a number of different options available for wedding favours.
My next major thing in my wedding planning is finding my wedding stationery ready to send out in the new year. All the fab freebies inside the box sent me on a discovery of companies I hadn’t heard of or seen online. Some were quite commercially printed, some were more handmade looking and I’m still confused as to what I want but it was a great chance to have a browse through the different things out there.
There was a great variety of products in the box and for the price, was definitely worth a look! In my box, I had six stationary samples, eleven favours and wedding decoration options, heel stoppers for my wedding shoes (which luckily are the right size for my heels!) and flip-flops! A few of the things that were included are quite Americanised like a neoprene beer cooler koozie (aka a beer bottle cover) and handheld fans personalised with the wedding name and dates.
I also have since looked into a number of the products featured in the coupon book, that aren’t in the box. I really can’t explain how useful having a box of ideas delivered to my door has been. I’ve used it to definitely rule some things out, things I now know aren’t going to be right or financially viable for my wedding day but it’s also given me ideas that I’d love to try and make work. It also put me at ease with the amount of things I can already tick off the Wedding To-Do list… Time is slipping away so quickly.
272 days left and counting!