Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Best Bridesmaid Gifts of 2014

BridesmaidsIt’s wedding week here on Dear Wendy, and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. A popular convention around bridesmaids’ gifts is to give something that you’d like your bridesmaids to wear during the wedding, like matching necklaces or fascinators. Boo, I say. The point of a gift is to give something you think the recipient would enjoy and appreciate… and maybe use beyond the occasion of your wedding. With that in mind, here are some of my favorite bridesmaid gift ideas of 2014 — gifts your bridesmaids will actually like receiving. Unless they hate awesome stuff.
 

il_570xN.581710929_c41sInitial bracelet
These beautiful and personal initial bracelets can be worn at the wedding for a uniform look, but they aren’t so precious looking that your bridesmaids won’t love wearing them long after your nuptials are over and done.

 

Clinique-Full-Potential-Lips-Plum-and-Shine-Mini-Duo-10-piece-Set-9abb6e8e-be48-4526-91dc-e5dd1e2cac7c_320Clinique Full Potential Lips Mini Duo Collection 5 Piece Set
This is my favorite lip gloss collection — I have them in random coat pockets and various purses and bags — and this set is unique in that there are two universally-flattering colors in each tube, giving your bridesmaids lots of different options.

 

il_570xN.522541460_hk07Pretty little stash box
Just a cute little box to stash jewelry, love notes, a lover’s lock of hair. You know, the usual.

 

 

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Lavender Apple Bliss Gift Set

My favorite scent of hand lotion, hands down. This collection comes in a beautiful gift box and includes all the stuff. All of it.

 

 

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Another place to stash your jewelry, glasses, morning vitamins, and lover’s lock of hair. What? Doesn’t anyone keep lovers’ locks of hair anymore?

 

 

51pdSgOW98L._SX425_7-Piece Stainless Steep Martini Set (plus chocolate-covered olive almonds)
This is the kind of gift you might see more of on a groomsman list, but why should they have all the fun? Plus, you guys, the olives are actually chocolate-covered almonds! SQUEE!

 

 
15012772_201402041755Orla Kiely Poppy Bag Collection
Target has a adorably collection of Orla Kiely bags in various colors that would make fantastic gifts on their own. If you want to personalize them, you could fill each bag with some of your favorite bath and beauty items, like clear lipgloss (I love Elizabeth Arden’s), Lush bath bombs, fancy hand lotion, a small perfume sample (my current fave is See By Chloe), and maybe a small travel candle.

 

il_570xN.483138055_mbnyPainted Wooden Vase and Candle Holder
How pretty are these? SO PRETTY!

 

 

 

il_570xN.487757090_4vlsLeather Wristlet
If you decide to give these gorgeous leather wristlets to your bridesmaids, can I be an honorary one? I will wear whatever you tell me to and do my hair in whatever fashion and I’ll even put on tight shoes if it will score me a clutch as sweet as this one. Thanks.

 

59142014306Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve
Don’t forget to include a bottle of bubbly!

 

 

 

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  • LlamaPajamas

    LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 1:11 pm

    Dear LBH, is it cool if I make Wendy a bridesmaid? Do you want to be a bridesmaid, too? I mean, I was just going to have my sister stand with me but you’re already going to be drinking and body glittering with us the night before the wedding and now I have to include Wendy since I totally want these wristlets, so just let me know. XOXO

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      No Pants May 1, 2014, 1:30 pm

      I feel as though I missed so much yesterday while we were swimming in the basement.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 1:36 pm

        This happened in the comments section of the post about wedding nights. I said I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the night before my wedding with my sister or Llama Guy, and everyone voted for my sister. Then LBH said we should drink lots of champagne and snack and play with body glitter and invited herself over. My real wedding is not going to be able to compete with the pretend DW plans I’ve made.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy May 1, 2014, 1:38 pm

        But your real wedding is going to have a llama, so…

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      • Portia

        Portia May 1, 2014, 1:58 pm

        I think what we’ve learned from all this is that the annual DW Central Park picnic should have a llama.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 2:02 pm

        Oh geez, I’m already so jealous of everyone who gets to go to the Central Park meetup. It’d be unbearable if I knew I was missing out on a llama, too.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 1, 2014, 2:28 pm

        I missed all of this. Maaaaan.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:57 pm

        Me too :/

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      lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 1:35 pm

      Llama, its YOUR day. YOU are the princess. NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE else matters. My advice is to invite Wendy along, but be sure to specifically send both of us a list of your demands for gifts.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 1:48 pm

        1. Only pet the llama if I’m not petting him or on my way to pet him.
        2. Don’t get between me and the cake. I must have direct access to the cake at all times or I’ll have a meltdown that will put a toddler to shame.
        3. Make sure AP is there to braid my hair because the only hair style I can comfortably do myself is a ponytail and I really, really want a braided updo.
        4. Bring treats for the llama. Llama Guy and I don’t need anything, but the llama will probably be hungry because I’m not sharing my cake with him.
        5. That’s all for now but I reserve the right to make changes.

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray May 1, 2014, 2:27 pm

      Hold the phone, you are now asking Wendy and LBH to be in your wedding?! …. Whatever, that’s cool, I’m breezy!

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        Banana May 1, 2014, 2:39 pm

        It’s okay, you’re invited to the rival party I’m organizing for all the people who aren’t going to the wedding.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 1, 2014, 2:40 pm

        sweet, i’ll bring wine.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 1, 2014, 2:41 pm

        invite Ramona now before LP gets the big idea to invite her to the wedding. i’ll be damned if they get her and we don’t.

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        Banana May 1, 2014, 2:45 pm

        How about I invite Ramona and everyone else’s husbands?

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 2:51 pm

        I’ve already invited Ramona and everyone else’s husbands and everyone else’s moms because I’M THE BRIDE. Dude, AP, of course you’re invited! So is everyone else! I just want to eat cake and pet the llama and play with my internet friends.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray May 1, 2014, 3:25 pm

        well it wouldn’t hurt to hear you say it…. daily.
        *
        Also I want to officiate the wedding.

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  • veritek33

    veritek33 May 1, 2014, 1:54 pm

    Love the wine sleeve 😉 I’d totally buy those bad boys if I were getting married.

    The greatest bridesmaid gift I ever received was a target gift card and a note that said “Bridesmaids gifts are bullshit, but you’re not, so go knock yourself out at Target!”
    I loved being her bridesmaid.

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 1:57 pm

    Oh I love the little letter dishes! I have a thing with monograms and little dishes to put my jewelry in because I hate washing my hands with my rings on. Drives me nuts.
    These would all be nice hostess gifts too!

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      No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:11 pm

      Same. He Pants drew the line at monogrammed bath towels.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 2:13 pm

        Can you sneak in monogrammed hand towels? haha. We have those, and GGuy doesn’t really notice. He doesn’t love the bags with our last name plastered on the side, but whatevs. they where all gifts to me!

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:18 pm

        I think I can get away with bath and hand towels with just the initial of our last name, versus our couples monogram. He doesn’t hate them, but at the same time he definitely thinks it’s weird. I think that’s the hippie (sp?) scientist in him trying not to conform. I have a ton of monogrammed boat totes and dishes from my sisters-in-law, so hooray for getting these things as gifts! I actually received a monogrammed boat tote as a bridesmaid gift for being in my brother’s wedding and I’ve been using it for almost ten years!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 2:22 pm

        I got a monogramed boat tote as a wedding gift! I love it! I’m pretty hippie-dippie (as I like to call it) but still love a great monogram. On the plus side our last name is only 4 letters, so I can just slap the whole thing on most stuff, and don’t have to do our silly married monogram.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:29 pm

        Yes, me too. I was my parents’ weirdo hippie-goth child, but I have always loved monograms. He Pants says it’s the only part of Connecticut that stayed with me.

        In other news, I like the idea of using your last name. Ours is 6 letters, so I bet I can go that route.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:34 pm

        I love monograms too. Anything with names or initials really. Its annoying that I don’t have the same last name as everyone in my house because I can’t get all those cute signs like “The Jones Family” or whatever.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson May 1, 2014, 2:37 pm

        Well you could just get married and have Peter take your last name. That’s a good compromise for the marriage debate. You’ll get married, but he’s becoming a part of the LBH lil clan.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:44 pm

        That’s as good a reason to marry as any I suppose.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 2:51 pm

        DO IT.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:41 pm

        I have this necklace (but the actual monogram part is black enamel) and I get more compliments on it than anything else I own: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108686165/monogram-necklace-2-inch-personalized?ref=shop_home_active_13

        Can you make your own monogram? With yours and Peter’s and Lil’s first initials?

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:48 pm

        I have our first name initials ALL OVER THE PLACE already. Its starting to look weird in my house. Ok, cute story time! The first Christmas gift (I think xmas, maybe bday) Peter got me was a bracelet – it was silver or something with some diamonds around the rim – and I was like oh, how cute and then he explained that there were 3 diamonds only, one for each of us.
        But anyway, yea, I love initials, I love things in 3s now and I love matching anything.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:48 pm

        Oh and I love that necklace!

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:52 pm

        I love this!!!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 2:50 pm

        I think at LL Bean you can do 6 letters! Time for some new boat totes!

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:52 pm

        Don’t put your name on your backpack! That’s how the kidnappers trick you into thinking they know your parents and you should take them up on their offer to drive you home! Jesus GG, has your mom taught you nothing?!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

        Boat and tote bags silly. I have no backpack ordering plans right now. (And now, 20 years ago when I was in elementary school I didn’t have to worry about that stuff!)

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:01 pm

        ANY BAG GG. You are living dangerously.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:13 pm

        You really think that?? It’s so beyond common in the south to have monograms on like everything. Heck I have monogrammed koozies, totes, hand towels…I’ve been lusting over a raincoat with a monogram and this necklace. It’s everywhere in the south.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:52 pm

        OHHHHHHHHHHH I’m on it!

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:54 pm

        STOP! Read my comment above! Too dangerous!

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:59 pm

        AHHHHHHH I forgot about that. I’m already kinda easily recognizable and have had some issues with randos knowing my name. I’ll just order new boat totes with my new name, Alotta Fagina.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:02 pm

        Who are you???

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:02 pm

        I mean, I don’t think it’s dangerous to get my last name on a tote. It’s super common, and if anyone ever was like “Hey CommonLastName” I wouldn’t stop…so IDK, I don’t think this is a risk for grown ups. I can see how for a child it would be dangerous.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:07 pm

        I’m only kidding GG. 🙂

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:17 pm

        GG, I can’t reply to your comment, but YES it is a huge thing in the South. That and Lilly Pulitzer. But that seems to be a big thing here on the Main Line as well.

        LBH, I would tell you, but it’s top secret.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:22 pm

        Haha I’m kidding. Its something my mom just said when we were kids. I’m not worried that you, as an adult, will fall for the ol ‘your mom said to let me give you a ride home’ 🙂

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:26 pm

        My name is really Regina Phalange.

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      • muchachaenlaventana

        muchachaenlaventana May 1, 2014, 3:01 pm

        I used to hate anything monogrammed but my sister me a monogrammed tote from Lands End that she put all my Christmas gifts in and I love it! It is so handy and I love the color, turquoise. I use it instead of a purse most days.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:18 pm

        And they last forever! I love that you can just throw it in the wash, too. Now I want a turquoise one.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:25 pm

        They are my fav! I have a royal blue one, and now need an orange one to be team colors. And they hold so much stuff!! Seriously I think they are the best. (And made in the USA I believe!)

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:26 pm

        In MAINE!

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:29 pm

        I’m going to the LL Bean store for the first time ever this summer and I’m going to DIE!!!!!!!!!!! of happiness!

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:33 pm

        I’ve never been but I really should go some time. Let’s meet there. Without pants on.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:48 pm

        Can we take a selfie with the giant LL Bean duck boot?

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:51 pm

        Can we get married on the boot and then make it official by getting matching, monogrammed boat totes?

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:59 pm

        LBH, my head just exploded at the thought. A good explosion, btw.

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      • muchachaenlaventana

        muchachaenlaventana May 1, 2014, 4:14 pm

        Ha the LL Bean store is like a compound and it is amazing.

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki May 1, 2014, 2:37 pm

        Completely unrelated… but tomorrow is No Pants day. I already informed my boss that I fully intend to celebrate it 🙂 But you have your very own day!

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:43 pm

        Hooray! Thanks for the heads up!!! I’m working from home tomorrow, so I can definitely celebrate!

        I hope your boss let’s you celebrate as well!

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      • honeybeenicki

        honeybeenicki May 1, 2014, 2:57 pm

        She told me I could wear a skirt or capris, but I told her I don’t own a skirt and it’s too cold for capris and she just looked at me with that “mom look” but didn’t say no 😛

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:25 pm

        Just arrive with no pants and then, when questioned, tell everyone you are wearing invisible pants.

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 3:30 pm

        Or do what I do every day: “Oops, am I really not wearing pants? I had no idea. My bad, I’ll make sure I wear them tomorrow.” But I never do. I NEVER DO.

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        katie May 1, 2014, 3:21 pm

        confession: i wanted to buy my friend a monogrammed wine ice cooler thing (like a big bucket, for multiple bottles) BUT 1. i dont even know how monograms work, and 2. i dont know for sure if she is changing her name. and that was when i realized that monograms are ridiculous.

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        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:39 pm

        Well, I can’t help you with the name change, but most sites that offer monogramming usually have a pretty detailed guide explaining which letter goes where. But yeah, they are kinda ridiculous, but so are a lot of things!

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 2:42 pm

        Put me in the hate monograms column. I just don’t get it.
        And I don’t understand why a lot of times the last initial is actually in the middle. Someone explain that to me.

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        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 2:47 pm

        The middle letter is usually the biggest, thus most important, and the family name is considered the “most important”.

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 2:49 pm

        Stuff like that makes me wish I kept my maiden name. Now Monograms just make me sad.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 2:53 pm

        Really?? That rational makes you sad? I think that’s a pretty old rational, and now it’s just done that way because it’s the precedent.

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:14 pm

        I never actually liked monograms, so I guess they technically don’t make me any more sad now than they used to.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 2:54 pm

        I don’t think I’ll ever really fully feel comfy with having a new last name (I actually haven’t changed it legally yet and keep dragging my heels).

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 2:57 pm

        Don’t do it. New names are dumb. (unless you like your new name a lot).

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson May 1, 2014, 3:02 pm

        I agree with Bethany. Drag your feet indefinitely. If you’re not one of those people who is just jonesing to be Mrs. New Lastname, you might end up hating it, and then at that point it’s hard to go back.

        I’ve decided that if I get married again I’ll be fine with socially going by Mrs. New Last Name, but imma legally die as IWTTS Old Last Name.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:13 pm

        I JUST found out that my SIL never legally changed her name, but is known by her married name, so I’m going to do the same thing. Now that I think about it, most of my friends and co-workers haven’t legally changed theirs, either. He Pants doesn’t seem to care. Also, it’s REALLY weird how a lot of people think you aren’t married if you haven’t legally changed your name.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:07 pm

        How long ago did you get married? I know for me, only in the past month or so have I really started identifying as new last name, and we hit a year in May.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:20 pm

        November 2013 HA. I definitely don’t think it’s been enough time for me to get used to it.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:22 pm

        Well, I wouldn’t change it if you’re not totally sold. This is my 3rd last name (bio dad, step dad, married) so I had little attachment. It will be easier to change it in 10 years if you ever want to, than to change it back!

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      • LlamaPajamas

        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 3:12 pm

        I totally intended on changing my name when I marry Llama Guy and bought us matching monogrammed duffels for Christmas last year with my future initials instead of my current initials. Then a few months ago I completely freaked out and realized that I really don’t want to change my name, so now I have a bag with the wrong initials on it.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:14 pm

        What are the initials? Maybe they are mine. I like bags!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:16 pm

        I bought a “seconds” bag at LL Bean in high school with someone else’s monogram. I used it for YEARS until it finally wore out. Most people will have no idea the letters aren’t “right”.

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        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 3:22 pm

        I’ve bought those “second” bags at L.L. Bean, too! That’s where I get all of my bags – I’m obsessed. My bag is OK, I’m just going to hand embroider a little note above the incorrect last initial that says “not” so everyone knows that’s not actually my last initial. Then the kidnappers will be thrown off, too.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:24 pm

        Bahaha

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      • muchachaenlaventana

        muchachaenlaventana May 1, 2014, 4:17 pm

        I am lazy and have no OCD about normal things, but carrying around a bag with the wrong initials would, for some bizarre reason, make me cuckoo.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:56 pm

        Its too bad your new last name doesn’t begin with a B and that you aren’t divorced and remarried to a man whose last name is cream, because then you could be BBCream.

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

        My new last name DOES begin with a B!

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:03 pm

        Shh. I was trying not to out you but still give you my great idea!

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:06 pm

        Oh. Yeah, my new last name begins with a K. I was confused earlier.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:08 pm

        I’m sending facebook messages to all the men named Cream for you.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson May 1, 2014, 2:58 pm

        I hate to admit it but I’m not a fan either. Initials just don’t do it for me you know? Although I do think those signs that are like “The Jones Family” sometimes are cute. But initials are dumb.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

        We made a merge name of our last names for fun and when we told his mom what it was, she was insulted on his behalf because there were more of my name’s letters in it than his. haha. (if I’m making no sense, its like if our names were merged to be Homspson or Sonest)

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson May 1, 2014, 3:04 pm

        Haha that’s awesome. I know a couple that did that. They wanted the same last name but didn’t think it was right to take the guys so they just applied to both get a new name. I think that’s a little – I don’t know silly – because then you’re both giving up your heritage, but I liked the creativity of it all.

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:16 pm

        I suggested that to Dave (seriously), but he said no. Asshole.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:19 pm

        You should leave him for Timothy Cream.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:26 pm

        Please tell me you are sending her links to dudes on FB as well.

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:28 pm

        I looked up Timothy Cream on FB. Couldn’t find one. Only Tim Creamer.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:31 pm

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        bethany May 1, 2014, 3:34 pm

        At least pick a guy with a picture!

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:37 pm

        Oh, if you don’t like John Cream, maybe Tim Gunn? BB GUNN.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:36 pm

        His voice sounds sexxxyyyy

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:28 pm

        OK, don’t get mad when you see me tonight, because I have a tote with a big ol’ E on it.

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    kerrycontrary May 1, 2014, 1:58 pm

    Love the clinique lipgloss idea! Thanks! I’m probably going to give bridesmaids an assortment of stuff like vera bradley bags, jewelry (that they don’t have to wear for the wedding), beer and wine, etc…

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      LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 2:04 pm

      I’m obsessed with Clinique lip glosses – I have the ones in this list and the Chubby Sticks. And now I want to be your bridesmaid.

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        Banana May 1, 2014, 2:44 pm

        See, I tried the Clinique Chubby Stick tinted balm and it just didn’t seem to moisturize my lips well. I was constantly reapplying it, but my lips still felt dry. One swipe of Burt’s Bees does me for a few hours, though.

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        muchachaenlaventana May 1, 2014, 3:03 pm

        My lips get addicted to Burts’s Bees to the point I can’t go for more than a few hours without applying. It is terrible.

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        Ella_ May 1, 2014, 3:39 pm

        OMG me too. I left the house without one today and had to go to a drugstore to get one. But, on the plus side, I now know I love the grapefruit one! But it was like $6.25 thanks to the lame Canadian price.

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        muchachaenlaventana May 1, 2014, 3:57 pm

        WOAH that is expensive, yeah if I don’t have one on me at all times I have to get it at the grocery store too.

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        Ella_ May 1, 2014, 4:10 pm

        I normally stock up when I go home for holidays but I think I am out except for the ones in the tin which I don’t like as much because what are you supposed to do with the finger with chapstick on it now? Wipe it on something?

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        kerrycontrary May 1, 2014, 3:06 pm

        I use…Covergirl jumbo gloss balm. I still have to use lip balm throughout the day (I love EOS) but it’s great for the color. I can’t use lip stains or anything long-wearing.

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        LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 3:18 pm

        Banana, that’s weird. I have really dry lips and find the Chubby Sticks to be super moisturizing. I do like Burt’s Bees too though.

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        Banana May 1, 2014, 3:56 pm

        Yeah, I wonder if I was allergic to one of the ingredients or something.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:59 pm

        My new favorite lip stuff is Mally lip magnifier in tulip. Its like a chapstick sorta with a little color, but not too much. Jouer is my favorite lip gloss though.

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    iwannatalktosampson May 1, 2014, 2:02 pm

    When I first saw that pretty little stash box I was like oh that’s cute! A whole new way to store your weed in a discreet way. Whoops. I guess that’s not what those are for.

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    Addie Pray May 1, 2014, 2:34 pm

    Oh oh oh do you guys want to know what also makes for a great jewelry holder? Those chocolate wedge things you can by at Trader Joe’s. You know, up in the check-out lane where the little chocolates and stuff are? The ones in the round tins? Here’s a link to them on Amazon (and if I did it right, this link will take you through Wendy’s link): http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Chocolate-Caramel-Wedges/dp/B00BA5JBLS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398969099&sr=8-1&keywords=Trader+Joe%27s+wedge+chocolate
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    It’s great because it’s like only a few bucks, you get to eat all the chocolate first, and then BAM, instant awesome jewelry holder – with a lid that screws on which is great for when you’re moving, like I just did. I went back and bought several, ate up all the chocolate, and then had great jewelry holders.

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    Banana May 1, 2014, 2:43 pm

    I’ve never been a bridesmaid, but I was in the “house party” for a friend’s wedding (I think it’s a Southern thing?) and the bride gave me a beautiful set of notecards. I think stationary is a great gift because as I’ve journeyed to the center of adulthood, I’ve learned how useful it is to always have a stash of thank you cards, birthday cards, and blank notecards on hand for when you need one.

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      lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 2:50 pm

      Wow, I feel like I’ve been one 100 times already.

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        Banana May 1, 2014, 2:57 pm

        My secret is to be really bad at crafts, and planning events, and makeup and hair. I’m very undesirable as a bridesmaid. I often get invited to weddings, warmly as a very good friend, but NEVER get asked to do stuff. It’s awesome.

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        iwannatalktosampson May 1, 2014, 2:59 pm

        Ha I’ve done it a few times but now I am really good at coming up for excuses to get out of it. I’ve turned down the last 2 requests. Being a bridesmaid is just awful.

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        Ella_ May 1, 2014, 3:41 pm

        I have the best of both worlds because I live far away from all my old friends and family, so I have been a bridesmaid twice but get to just fly in for the wedding and have all the benefits but none of the work!

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        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:21 pm

        I’ve only “officially” done it once, but for my SILs wedding I was basically an honorary one. I went to and helped host all the parties, got ready in the bridal suite, greeted/handed out programs, and was basically her and my MILs right hand on the wedding day.
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        And I love stationary. I have a problem hoarding thank you cards.

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:10 pm

    Ah, why is my comment waiting moderation? Am I only a DW black list or something??

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      GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:11 pm

      Huh, well that one worked.
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      No Pants- after 11 months I’m finally getting used to my new last name. So maybe not enough time has passed? (I can’t via FB stalking figure out when you got married.)

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:33 pm

        Hahaha I haven’t actually posted that many pics from the wedding, and I’m not sure if He Pants and I are actually married on FB. It took us about 3 years to be boyfriend and girlfriend on FB, too.

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:35 pm

        Haha, 6 years going strong without accepting that request.

        p.s. I think this means you’re not really married.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:38 pm

        He Pants wants me to tell you all that his first and middle initials are N and O so he’s going to start monogramming all of his stuff, NO! (exclamation point included)

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        lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:39 pm

        I’m in love with your alleged husband.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:46 pm

        Hahaha he is quite pleased with himself!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:52 pm

        He Pants knows about DW?? Our married monogram is pretty funny, and my maiden name monogram was pretty funny too. And my college roommate had the same initials, which I always thought was hysterical.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 4:01 pm

        He thinks DW is Hello Wendy!

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      • katie

        katie May 1, 2014, 4:03 pm

        hello wendy will be the beloved talk show in a couple years…

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        Ella_ May 1, 2014, 3:42 pm

        My boyfriend told me that if I ever requested to be “in a relationship” with him on facebook he would decline! I don’t even think I have my relationship status on there, even without his name.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:37 pm

        You are married on FB. Guess it’s official.
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        It took us almost a year to be dating “official” on FB.

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        No Pants May 1, 2014, 3:44 pm

        My mom is still upset that I still haven’t accepted her request to be mother and daughter on FB.

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    • LlamaPajamas

      LlamaPajamas May 1, 2014, 3:14 pm

      That happened to me earlier!

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  • katie

    katie May 1, 2014, 3:10 pm

    can i talk about the wedding i was just in again?? the bride hand maid me one of those hangers that spells your name. it also says maid of honor and i love it and im going to hang it on a wall somewhere. i am still trying to figure out how she did it. i also got a clutch, which i actually needed, so that is awesome, and a nice wine bottle opener that is going to look amazing on my wine cabinet.

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      lets_be_honest May 1, 2014, 3:12 pm

      Oh wow, she made it? That’s awesome. I’ve seen those before but figured people just ordered them somewhere.

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      • katie

        katie May 1, 2014, 3:18 pm

        yea she did it herself! she is pretty crafty.

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        GatorGirl May 1, 2014, 3:15 pm

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        katie May 1, 2014, 3:17 pm

        oh sweet that was how jake guessed she did it!

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