Seagulls and Eagles cards, $10 for both. This adorable stationery set includes two cards: one that's black and white with a herringbone-like pattern that resembles eagles, and one that's sky blue and white and looks like seagulls. They make incredibly special thank-you notes for the people who helped make your wedding memorable, like your planner and officiant.
Liven up your big day with one (or a few) of these mossy initials, $35 -- they'd look beautiful at an outdoor wedding or in a rustic reception space. The moss will dry over time, but it will retain its shape in color -- which means you can also find a place for it in your home or garden.
These little paper lollipop jackets make the perfect addition to your candy favors. Each one can be customized with an initial or personalized message, and there's a wide variety of papers and colors to choose from. Add $5 to your order, and she'll include lollipops and assembly, too! Custom lollipop favors, $8.50 for 12.
Not exactly the traditional type? Deck out your bridesmaids in these retro pink dresses. They're made from 100% cotton, so not only are they incredibly comfortable, but they're perfect for warm-weather weddings. And since they're not overly dressy, your girls will be able to wear them again. Pink party dress with bow, $70.
Need uniquely printed favor tags? Save the dates? Place cards? Even invitations or envelopes? You've come to the right place. Work with the artist to come up with an original font and design, and she'll happily hand-calligraph exactly what you need just in time for your big day. Custom calligraphy $25 and up.
Classic pink umbrella, $25. Everyone needs a good umbrella -- especially your bridesmaids. Say thank you by giving them one of these in a color that matches your palette (we're partial to this cheery flamingo!). If your big day is a rainy one and your guests need to travel from your ceremony to the reception, you can also have a few at the ready for empty-handed guests.
Custom wedding map, $2.25 each. Rather than leaving your guests to find your wedding location on their own, send each of them one of these hand-drawn maps. Simply choose a 5x5" or 5x7" style, pick a border (eyelet-cut or clean) and provide your directions. Your guests will appreciate the extra effort and attention to detail. Don't forget to keep one for yourself!
Letterpress printed Brooklyn Bridge theme wedding invitations, $600/set of 100. If you're a Brooklyn bride (or just love the borough) these are the invites for you! Each set of these letterpress suites includes a 2-color, 5x7" invitation, a 4-bar reply card, and matching envelopes for (complete with letterpress printed return and reply addresses). Simply pick your typeface and colors from the site's wide-ranging selection, and leave the rest up to the artist.
Handmade paper fleur, $55. This oversized paper flower would look gorgeous grouped en masse at your guestbook table, perched alone at the top of your cake, or, with a bit of creative engineering, used as a ring pillow. It's beautiful enough to display in your home long after the big day, and you'll want to pass it down to a daughter or sister.
Margaux classic A-line dress, $32. Sick of flower girl dresses with poufy sleeves and overblown bows? We don't blame you. This sweet sundress makes the perfect gift for your flower girl -- she'll look adorable walking down the aisle, and her mom will appreciate the fact that she can wear it all summer long. The best part? The price tag!
Strawberry raspberry jam, $7 each. A chunky spread chock-full of farm-fresh strawberries and raspberries makes the perfect favor -- especially at a countryside or outdoor wedding. For a finishing touch, put the jar in a little gingham bag with homemade shortbread cookies or a wedge of local cheese, and tie it with a bow that matches your decor.
Personalized lanterns, $110. We can't think of a better way to celebrate your wedding day than by hanging a strand of these softly-glowing lanterns in your reception space that reads, "Just Married!" Of course, the artist will write whatever you choose, up to 20 letters long, and you can also add a variety of shapes and designs.
Wedding boutonniere or corsage, $15. If the traditional floral boutonniere choices don't thrill you, work with this artist to create something truly unique that represents your eclectic taste. She'll draw from a wide variety of bits and pieces ranging from feathers to fruit, and she can make larger items -- like corsages -- too.
Mini circus decoration, $6/yard. Each of these tiny flags is just a half-inch long, but they make a big -- and festive -- impact when wound around a plain white cake or used to trim a table. The best part is that no two strands are alike, as each flag is made from tiny pieces of festive, colorful paper.
Marine hanging mobile, $115. A beautifully inspired wedding calls for some out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to your decor. Made from translucent polypropylene, thin steel wire, and fishing line, this mobile will lend a colorful, contemporary vibe to your reception. Hang it over your cake table to make an impression your guests will never forget.
Wildflowers calendar print, $50. These prints infuse any space with a bit of feminine charm, which is exactly why they make great bridesmaids gifts. Each page is hand screen-printed on recycled paper, and each print is completely unique. Buy a different one for each of your friends, frame them, and voila! The perfect thank-you.
Celebrate Wedding Topper, $199. This 17" topper is truly a masterpiece. Made from German glass glitter, vintage music sheets, paper hydrangeas, silk ribbon, and an image of a 1920s style bride and groom, it can also be used as a stand-alone centerpiece. While the bottom opens up to store keepsakes, the piece itself is a treasure you'll want to cherish.
Porcelain "Slice" dish, $70. We flipped for this porcelain "take-out container," and your bridesmaids will, too. The retro colors are fun and punchy, and the design is a sure-fire conversation starter. Wrap one up for each maid -- and to make your thank-you extra special, throw in an invitation for a girls-only take-out night after the wedding.
Brass buttercup earrings, $16. These brass and freshwater pearl earrings would look fabulous with a vintage-inspired dress -- but if that's not your style, they'd make gorgeous bridesmaids gifts, too. Each pair is completely hand-made with 8-9mm apricot-hued freshwater pearls, flower-shaped bead caps, and brass wire.
Lady Catherine gown, $5,000. If you're in the market for a gown that's truly one-of-a-kind, consider this two-piece ball gown. The halter-top is spun from French lace and cinched in at the waist, and while the full skirt of billowing silk-satin is traditional, the romantic hand-painted roses are anything but.
Kiss felted magnets, $14. These magnetic wool balls are adorably attached at the lips. Give them as favors or use them to decorate your bar or guest book table -- or get really creative and use them as a cake-topper! Each pair is hand-felted with super-strong magnets on the inside and glass bead eyes and cross-stitched mouths on the outside.
Sophia in Pink painting, $60. If you're the quirky kind of bride, you'll appreciate this adorable painting -- and your bridesmaids will, too. Buy a bunch of them, frame them yourself, and give one to each of your maids to hang in her home. Not only will she own a piece of original art, but she'll think of you and your special day every time she sees it.
Floating Leaves clutch, $52. This clutch's ivory, black, charcoal, and sliver palette is chic, modern and neutral -- perfect for your bridesmaids, no matter their taste. Each clutch is custom made with a solid-hued dupioni silk lining, and we love the idea of making each one unique by choosing a different shade for every maid.
Customizable cufflinks, $24.99. If your fiance finds the idea of giving cufflinks as groomsman gifts a little cliche, he clearly hasn't been to this site. It offers everything from Mr. T to vintage Back To The Future designs -- and if he still can't find what he's looking for, he can send in a picture of his own and have it made into wearable art.
Crushed vanilla bean fleur de sel caramels, $8.50/0.5lbs. Infused with vanilla bean and finished off with a sprinkle of sea salt, these caramels are rich, creamy, and truly delicious. Each batch is made to order, which makes them even more special -- but they do take time, so summer brides should be sure to get their requests in ASAP!
Favor Boxes, $7 for 10. These colorful favor boxes prove that sometimes, simple statements are best. We're big fans of these little boxes that boast clean lines and straightforward design. Just choose a hue that corresponds with your wedding decor, then fold the form into a box, fill it with candy of your choice, and tie it together.
Harold and Elaine Invitation, $4 to get started. The adorable love bus had us at hello, but the customization is what's truly noteworthy about this suite. You design the wording, info, and colors, and voila! -- a one-of-a-kind set of invitations, envelopes, and response cards arrives at your door.
20 mini trapezoid gift boxes, $4. Each of these uniquely-shaped favor boxes hold up to 18 Hershey's Kisses (we can't think of a better way to measure them!). They arrive flat and fold easily into shape, and they're available in a wide range of hues. Want even more variety? They can be mixed and matched with any of the other favor boxes or bags in the artist's collection.
Sophie Liberty Lawn earrings, $8. Available in both pierced and clip-on styles, these oversize earrings are perfect for a colorful garden wedding. Wear them with your gown or incorporate them into your bridesmaids' thank-you gifts. Each pair comes beautifully boxed -- you can even choose a color that matches your palette -- and ready for gifting.
Mint and chocolate dot-stripe pillowboxes, $3.99/4. These pretty packages prove that favor boxes don't have to be boring -- they're so adorable that your guests will want to save and reuse them. Fill them with confetti for your guests to toss after you're pronounced hubby and wife, or a pint-sized midnight snack that they can munch on their way home.
Married sign? These banners are made from recycled letterpress calendars, and each letter (you can have up to 20) is just 3 inches tall. Have your wedding party string the banner on the back of your getaway car, or use it to decorate your reception space or post-wedding brunch.
Antique number tags, $4.95 for 10. These table tags are perfect for a vintage-inspired bash. The artist will add hole punches and hang ties at no additional charge, so you can hang one from a chair or branch centerpiece, or simply display them on the tables in antique frames. Be sure to keep them long after the wedding to decorate or organize your home.
Silk flower comb, $25. Add a burst of color to your wedding-day ensemble by adorning your hair with one of these creative combs. Each contains a cluster of vibrant, origami-inspired silk blooms and pretty white pearls. It will fit right in with your sunny garden wedding, and the petals won't wilt in the steamy summer heat.
Large web elm leaf earrings, $22. Made with whisper-thin brass and dipped in 14K yellow gold, these earrings make a perfect bridesmaid gift -- they even come in a gorgeous chocolate brown gift box. Give them to your maids at the rehearsal dinner and ask that they wear them to the wedding, or present them as thank-you gifts after "I Do".
Sand dollar tote in sea spray, $50. Getting married by the shore this summer? Thank your maids for their love and support by gifting each of them with this sturdy silk-screened tote bag. Fill it with flip flops, a towel, and one of your favorite beach reads, and they'll tote it with them to the beach for years to come.
Custom shrug, $120. Available in soft white or ivory and in sizes ranging from XS to XL, these delicate shrugs are spun from layers of soft tulle. Wear yours to cover your shoulders at the ceremony or to add interest to a basic strapless dress -- however you work it, you'll be happy to have it in your clutches.
Yellow and orange paper flowers, $3 each. Nothing screams summer like fiery shades of yellow, orange, and red. If real flowers aren't your thing, consider crafting an everlasting bouquet out of these gorgeous origami-style paper blooms. Order up a bunch in a variety of shades, or stay true to one color to make a truly bold statement. Another thought: Buy just one, and pin it in your hair.
Custom neckties, $90 for 5. Get your groom in on the planning by sending him to this site to pick out ties for his attendants. He'll be able to choose a pattern and color from a variety of options that are sure to fit in with your theme. The best part? Five ties are only $90 -- which is especially nice since they double as groomsmen gifts.
Plum pleated collar dress, $165. A bridesmaid would be plum crazy not to love this adorable dress! The pleated scoop-neck, empire waist, and knee-length hem make this a flattering fit for most shapes, and it's available in a range of hues -- midnight blue, black, espresso, violet, and electric blue -- to complement your palette.
Handmade cake plate, $32. This clever cake plate is constructed from vintage and recycled dishware, with a glass base and a clear knob on top. It lends a thoughtful, vintage vibe to your reception, and it doesn't scream "wedding," which means you'll be able to use it over and over throughout your marriage.
Pair of custom couple portraits, $36. Send the artist two photos -- one of you, and one of your fiance, and she'll send you two picture-perfect digital silhouettes that you can print to your heart's content. Create unique save-the-dates, invitations, or thank you notes, or blow them up big and use them to decorate your reception space.
Silver silk peacock feathers clutch, $105. With its rich, silvery exterior and bold teal lining, this clutch makes a unique and elegant bridesmaid gift. Each one is hand-sewn and embroidered using a mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics, ensuring that no two pieces are alike. Don't love it as a gift idea? Consider carrying it at your reception.
Ring bearer nest, $35. When it comes to ring bearing, consider nests the new pillows. This whimsical keepsake is the perfect place to secure your precious cargo as it makes its way down the aisle. Simply tie your rings to the center during the ceremony, untie them for the ring exchange, and display the nest in your home after you've said I Do.
Clay cake topper, $40. For the couple with a sense of humor, this cake topper depicts an owl groom and his squirrel bride in pure white clay. It looks equally adorable on top of a cake as it does incorporated into a centerpiece at the bride and groom's table. After the wedding, keep it around and pass it on to a little owl or squirrel in your life.
Athena pearl necklace, $39. This string of vintage brass leaves is wrapped together with brass wire and dotted with white Swarovski pearls. Need a finishing touch for your wedding day ensemble? It could be just the thing -- and if not, it's a perfect gift that your maids will be honored to wear again and again.
12 cupcake toppers, $15. Nothing screams summer louder than flowers -- especially these flowers, which just happen to be cupcake-toppers. Each bloom is constructed out of hand-folded paper that's been shaped into petals, and each set of twelve contains a colorful variety -- four in pale pink, four in hot pink, and four in red.
French almond nougat candy, $15 per pound. These bite-size morsels of almond nougat are sweet, chewy, and blissfully preservative-free. And unlike other almond candies that are infused with a nutty flavor, these are chock-full of the crunchy, salty nuts themselves. Each batch is made fresh to order, and each piece is individually wrapped to seal in the flavor.
Elle bloom series ring pillow in ivory, $60. Spun from dupioni silk, this ivory pillow is topped with a fabric bloom. Simply tie the rings to the ribbon in the center of the flower to secure them, and untie the ribbon to release them. It's a beautiful, sophisticated pillow that you'll want to display in your home and pass on to your daughter or sister.
Peachy keen dress, $310. Bridesmaids dresses have come a long way since the days of seafoam-green taffeta ball gowns with coordinating floppy hats, but some still have major ick factor. Not this one! Your maids will be smitten with its soft pleating, delicate ruffles, high hemline, and peachy hue -- so much so that they'll want to wear it again and again.
No. 23 self-inking stamp, $38. Why rely on return address labels when custom, self-inking stamps are available? Just provide your and your husband's names and address and choose an ink color, and soon you'll have a beautifully calligraphed stamp that makes addressing thank-you notes and new-address postcards feel more like a pleasure than a chore.
Nymphe D'or headband, $45. This Grecian-inspired headband adds polish and a flash of celebratory gold to any updo. It makes a sophisticated statement, yet it's simple enough that it will complement -- not compete with -- your wedding gown. The best part: Nothing about it screams "bride," so you can wear it long after the wedding winds down.
Dainty diamond band, $380. If you're having a hard time finding a wedding band that's as unique as your love, consider this three-stone ring. Spun from 18K yellow gold with three 1mm pave-set stones, it has the look of an antique family heirloom. And if you prefer white or rose gold, just ask -- she's happy to oblige.
Bone votive, $40. If you're looking for a truly original bridesmaid gift, consider one of these wheel-thrown votives. Each is bone-white ceramic with burnt brown edging and a pale pink glaze inside. Our suggestion for the perfect thank-you-for-being-in-my-wedding gift: one of these votives, a pretty box of matches, and a handful of candles in shades she'll love.
Dreamland bolero, $195. An elegant bolero is the perfect way to cover your shoulders for a traditional church wedding or simply add oomph to a basic strapless dress. This gently ruffled style is both tasteful and modern -- the sheer fabric allows skin to peek through -- and pretty enough to be passed down for generations.
Wordy butterfly mobile, $36. Perfect for writers, editors, or couples who appreciate design that's just a little bit different, this butterfly mobile -- made from vintage dictionary and magazine pages -- makes a beautiful statement hanging over a cake or escort card table. After the wedding, keep the big-day memories alive by finding a spot for it in your home.
Bow tie for little boy, $18.99. It doesn't get much cuter than this pint-size cotton bowtie. We love the adorable red and white polka dot pattern, and we really love the fact that this one clip-on tie fits boys from ages 3-12 -- perfect for all the little men in your wedding. Not a fan of the clip? Simply request a neckstrap (just be sure to have your measurements ready).
Pretty Fall Circles wedding invitation, $5.50 for a sample. When it comes time to search for the perfect wedding invitation, your goal should be to find one that reflects your taste as a couple. This unique invite has a vintage vibe and a circle-inspired design that features two layers -- one in a light cream color with all the ceremony details, and a second in a natural birch hue with the reception information.
Custom guestbook, $45. Standard-issue guest books get the job done, but let's be honest -- they're lacking in the looks department. Enter these customized guestbooks, each of which includes 30 ivory pages and a front cover that's designed with you and your groom's unique taste in mind. Yours will be so beautiful, you'll want to display it in your home for years to come.