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A Unique Wedding Day Task For Your Bridesmaids: Instagram Story Takeover

Lauren Giraldo and her husband walking down the street in a white dress, performing their wedding day task.

Weddings can be a whirlwind of tasks and responsibilities that are necessary to make the day perfect. When you’re busy getting ready to walk down the aisle, it’s easy to forget to capture the candid and goofy moments with your loved ones. While professional photographers and videographers ensure magazine-worthy shots, they might miss the real chaos and shenanigans that happen behind the scenes. A fun way to capture those candid moments on your wedding day is to have your bridesmaids do an Instagram Story Takeover!

Recently, we saw Instagram Influencer, @laurengiraldo, completely hand over her Instagram account to one of her besties during her wedding! Throughout the day, her friends uploaded lighthearted pictures and videos. Everyone following Lauren, including family members that couldn’t attend, were able to still feel like they were there. Plus, the Instagram story takeover was a unique way to capture the days events that gave the bride and groom a different perspective to remember their big day.

Wedding Day Task: Maid of Media

Ready to make your wedding day unforgettable on Insta?📸 First, pick a friend who is Instagram-savy and appoint them as your Maid of Media. They’ll be in charge of capturing behind-the-scenes content of the entire wedding weekend. Creating stories on Instagram is simple, so there are really no instructions needed! Just give them a heads-up if there are certain things that are off-limits and to ask guests for permission before sharing candid snaps. All that’s left to do is log them into your Instagram account and let them post away. You’ll feel like a real IG Influencer knowing that your special day is virtually being shared to all your loved ones, whether they’re there in person or cheering you on from afar!

Take inspiration from @laurengiraldo, who had her best friends handle her Instagram Stories throughout her destination wedding in Columbia. Everyone following Lauren, including loved ones that couldn’t attend, watched her getting ready in the bridal suite with her bridesmaids, applying her wedding day accessories, and eventually celebrating her new title as Mrs. Lago. The content was full of smiles, cheering, and joyous tears that, by the end, had everyone reaching for a tissue.

Pro Tips for Instagram Stories:

To help your friends with the Wedding Day Instagram Takeover, we’ve put together a few social media tips that you can share with your Maid Of Media.

  • Start the takeover by letting your followers know that you’ll be handing over the phone to your Maid of Media for an IG takeover. Show it with a video story for a personal touch!
  • Use one hashtag that encapsulates the day throughout your stories.
    ex: #________isgettingmarried, #mrandmrs________, #________inlove, etc.
  • Have your bridesmaids film the day before (or days leading up to) the wedding. Capture videos and pictures of everyone arriving and any fun pre-wedding events like the welcome lunch or rehearsal dinner.
  • Add a countdown button 12hrs before on Instragram stories to notify the audience when the wedding starts!
  • Instagram lets you save your stories in a special bubble called “Highlights” on your profile. You can save all your wedding day stories there so people can continue to enjoy the content even after the 24-hour stories disappear!
  • Pass the phone to each bridesmaid and ask which part of the day they are looking forward to the most. 
  • Have the bridal party and guests take a selfie video and leave a surprise message for the bride & groom.
  • Try utilizing captions, polls, stickers, and gifs, to spice up your stories and engage with your followers.

Let The Instagram Party Begin

There you have it! Planning an Instagram Story Takeover for your wedding is the ultimate recipe for fun and unforgettable memories! Let your bridesmaids work their magic, capturing all the candid craziness and heartwarming moments. Your special day will be an Insta-hit, and your friends and family, near or far, can join in on the special day.

So, go ahead and snap, post, and celebrate like never before. It’s time to make your wedding an epic story worth sharing! Make sure to tag @weddingfavorites so we can “be there” with you too.

Summer Bridesmaid Gifts

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Summer Bridesmaid Gifts

The sun is out, and we are loving it! If you are looking for fun and practical bridesmaid gifts to thank your bridal party, we have you covered! After all, our new tropical beach collection is now available with beautiful summer bridesmaid gifts in fun colors and designs you and your bridal party will adore. In addition, we’ll go over practical gifts, summer bachelorette themed parties, and packaging ideas that will make your bridesmaids fall in love!

 

Burlap Tote Bags

Personalized burlap totes make a great gift bag to give your bridesmaids for your bachelorette weekend! Each tote bag comes with soft cotton handles and is also personalized in a beautiful script font with the name of your choice. Don’t forget to fill them with all your party essentials and fun personalized gifts so your bridal party will always remember and cherish your bachelorette weekend. Want what’s pictured below? We carry tank tops, sunglasses, and luggage tags too! Just click here for matching tropical gifts and goodies your bridesmaids will love!

Personalized Burlap Tote

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Tropical Beach Compacts

Don’t let the long bathroom lines for a quick touch up ruin your bachelorette night! Handy personalized tropical beach compacts will have you and your girls looking great all-night long. Each compact mirror comes in your choice of a gold, silver, or rose gold mirror! In addition, these compact are personalized with a tropical background of your choice and a custom name for a complete summer look! For a fun DIY tip, we recommend including these in your bachelorette survival kits as an essential gift your girls will love and be able to use after the event.

Personalized Tropical Compacts

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Tropical Tumblers

Keep you and your bridal party hydrated on your bachelorette weekend without sacrificing style! Each tropical tumbler comes with a fun design perfect for summer and can be personalized with a name of your choice. Not only do these tropical tumblers not sacrifice style, but they’re also BPA free! Definitely, a must have for any summer bachelorette. For a fun DIY gift idea we suggest making these bottles the packaging for your survival kit by filling them with essential goodies like matching lip balm, sunscreen, and more!

Tropical Tumbler - Tall

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Gold Bridal Party Sunglasses

Sunglasses are essential for any summer bachelorette weekend! Each pair of gold bridal party sunglasses comes personalized in your choice of bride, bride tribe, or squad in black print. Don’t like any of our preset phrases? No problem! We also have these available blank, so you can use them for any event! These glamorous sunglasses are must-haves for survival kits for the day as well as the morning after.

Gold Bachelorette Sunglasses

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Palm Leaf Robes

We’ve saved the best for last! Beautiful palm leaf robes make the perfect getting ready and thank you gift for your bridesmaids. Each delicate robe comes with a fun palm leaf pattern and a matching belt for the outside. Hand them out at your bachelorette or even on the morning of your wedding day! These robes are made of a lightweight cotton material that makes them perfect for summer and your girls will be able to use them after the event! Want them personalized for each girl? We have you covered! Check out our Monogram Palm Leaf Robes for a complete personalized look!

Palm Leaf Robes

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Floral & Vintage Spring Favors

 

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Spring Favors

Still looking for spring favors for your wedding or baby shower? Well, we have you covered! Our Floral Garden Collection is now available with beautiful new color options to suit any spring event! We’ll go over a few spring favor ideas and quick tips on how to fill and assemble our favor containers. Read more below.

 

PERSONALIZED Floral Garden Mini Mint Favors

Floral mint favors are an edible, tasty gift idea that guests will love! Mini mint labels are available in a variety of beautiful floral themes and color options. Each mini mint favor box is filled with approximately 35-50 yummy bite-sized mints and is sugar-free! Just place them on each plate setting and guests can freshen their breath and have a useful favor to take home.                                  www.weddingfavorites.com

 

Personalized Floral Garden Square Candle Tins

Personalized candle tins make great spring favors to thank your guests whether it’s a bridal shower, wedding reception, a baby shower, or any other celebration! Our candles have a subtle floral scent your guests will not be able to put down. Choose from seven color options, five design options, and your own text to truly customize these favors! If you’re looking for something with a bit more flash, we also offer these beautiful floral label designs on chic gold candle tins.

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Personalized Floral Garden Small 4oz Mason Jars

Small personalized mason jars are the perfect container for any type of filling – from candy to sugar scrubs and more! You can even set them up as part of your candy buffet for guests to take a sweet treat home. Add a cute ribbon or baker’s twine to elevate your favor and add a little decorative flair. Choose from a variety of colors and floral themes to match your event.                                  www.weddingfavorites.com

 

Personalized Floral GardenMatchboxes (set of 50)

Matchboxes are a special way to have custom spring favors at your reception, as well as giving something useful for your guests. These personalized matchboxes are available in a variety of colors and designs to match most events! If you are using sparklers at your event, have your guests pick up a personalized matchbox to light them. For a fun and cute message try using one of these phrases for your first line of text: “The Perfect Match”, “You Light Up My Life”, “Let Sparks Fly”.                                  www.weddingfavorites.com

 

Personalized Floral Garden Mini Gable Boxes (set of 12)

Favor boxes make great packaging for your homemade treats and a unique way to thank your guests for attending your event! Fill them with candies, cookies, or other goodies for an unforgettable party favor your guests are sure to enjoy. Choose from a variety of box colors, label colors, and floral themes to match your event. Their small size makes them the perfect portable box.

Quick DIY Tip: Organize a party and invite your friends and loved ones over for an evening of wine, cheese, and sweet treats and dive into putting your favors together. You’ll enjoy a bit of fun and relaxation while getting your favors done in one sitting!

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Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Guide

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Bridesmaid proposal Gift Guide

Not only does the new year mean a new you but it also means it’s time to get a start on your wedding planning! To help ease some of the planning stress, we’ve made a handy shopping guide to our most popular gifts your future bridesmaids will love and cherish. Read below to find out more.

 

Personalized Gift Boxes

You can’t start the gift hunt without the perfect package, so why settle for regular gift boxes when you can add your own personal flair! These adorable gift boxes come personalized with the name of your choice in a beautiful gold vinyl and can double as a keepsake box. Choose to add a card on the inside to either thank or ask your bridal party. Additionally, you can add paper shred to fill in the box for an additional charge. You can find many unique gifts to fill your boxes with including personalized tumblers, ring dishes, sunglasses, bracelets, shirts, and more!

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Bridal Party Cotton Lace Robes

Your bridesmaids will fall in love with these delicate soft robes! Have the bridal party role printed in metallic gold on one of our five beautiful color options, sure to match your wedding theme! Have flower girls in your bridal party? No worries! We also have flower girl robes available in a beautiful blush. Furthermore, they make a perfect addition to getting ready photos or in a thank you gift box.  For a stylish look, roll them up and tie a beautiful bow with the matching belt included with the robe. Quick tip, to get wrinkles out simply iron or steam them on low heat and they’ll be good to go!

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Personalized Journals

Pretty journals make stylish and practical gifts your girls will surely love! Personalized journals come in six color options and you can customize each with a different name – special for each bridesmaid! Your bridesmaids will love being able to keep track of all the wedding planning in their handy personalized notebook. In addition, they can continue to use them long after your big day as a planner, diary or for shopping lists. Add our beautiful glossy monogram pens for a complete look.

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Personalized Stemless Glasses

Finish off your bridesmaid gift box with cute personalized stemless glasses! Choose from mint, pink or clear glasses and add a personalized name or monogram of your choosing in shiny gold vinyl. Add a mini champagne bottle, cheers stirrers, and gold foil straws for a complete look. Additionally, you can take them to your bachelorette, use them with your bridal party in getting ready photos, or put them out for your mimosa bar at your bridal shower!

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Floral Bridal Shower

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Floral Bridal Shower

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Birds are singing and the bite of winter is fading, flowers are blooming and your allergies are acting up! It’s spring time and it’s time to shake off the snuggies, dump the peppermint lattes, and get ready for the vibrant florals of the season! Spring is about flowers and pastel chic and you’d better believe it’s the perfect time for a fairytale wedding. Here’s some ideas for your Floral Bridal Shower!

Floral Monogram Tumbler

You can’t do it without them! Thank your bridesmaids for being there for every melt down, every last minute fitting, and accompanying you on your big day with our Floral Monogram Tumblers! Chic and unique (not to mention useful!) our tumblers are the gift that your girls will really appreciate while they’re running around making your special day perfect!

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Black & White Bridal Shower Invitation

Bright and festive, this wedding invitation is modern and chic and the perfect way to kick off your Floral Bridal Shower!

 

The Flowers

Be absolutely inspired by these Clear Acrylic Box centerpieces. Floral and boho chic, they’re a beautiful way to give guests a 365-degree view of the flower arrangements.

 

Playful and Elegant Southern Blush Wedding

Elegant with a palette of Blush and Gold, this classic wedding is quintessential Southern chic!

 

Flower Crown

These beautiful DIY Flower Crowns are the crowning glory, so to speak, of your floral bridal shower for sure!

 

 

Planning for your party can be a bit strenuous. To make things easier, Wedding Favorites has everything you need to make your event a unique one. Find the latest décor kits, personalized banners, and more!

 

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