B-E-A-UTIFUL Wedding Day Details For Bridesmaids!

February 12th, 2016 Bridesmaids 101

(Image by On Love and Photography) Bridesmaids Take Note!  When we spotted Laura Donovan's beautiful handmade bridesmaid accessories, we fell head over heels. Personalised jewellery pieces, the prettiest hair pins and beautiful gifts. The best part? They're all for you bridesmaids! We know the likelihood is, the couple will choose what you wear on their big day. But it doesn't hurt to drop a few hints! About Laura Donovan Laura Donovan has worked with countless couples to create beautiful bridesmaid accessories. All carefully handmade, you can pick from her standard range or contact her for a more bespoke commission. Over to Laura Enough of us! Let's hear from Laura and see what she has to say about her beautiful collection...

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You’re A Bridesmaid. How Can You Help With Wedding Planning?

February 5th, 2016 Bridesmaids 101

Congratulations! You're A Bridesmaid! If you've planned a wedding before, you know it's no easy feat. There's a lot to manage. The venue, the guest list, the catering, the flowers, the photographer. The list goes on. There's more to do than most couples realise. If you're a complete wedding newbie, you may be wondering what's your role in all of this.  Well, we're afraid there's no 'one size fits all'. That is, it comes down to what the couple wants. Some couples don't want any help with their wedding plans. Some do. Either way, it's always nice to show willing and offer to help somewhere along the line....

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You’ve Been Asked To Be A Bridesmaid. What’s Next?

January 27th, 2016 Bridesmaids 101

Yay! You're A Bridesmaid! There is nothing more exciting than being asked by one of your best friends to be a bridesmaid!  It's a real honour being part of your friend's big day. It may be something you've dreamed of for years. But now you're a bridesmaid, you're not quite sure what to expect.  You may be wondering what does being a bridesmaid actually entail? What happens between the day you are asked and the day you walk down the aisle?  In this blog post, we will outline what the next few months could look like for you. You'll Get To Know The Other Bridesmaids On day one,...

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HenBox Gift Guide: Our Top 10 Bridesmaid Gifts

July 29th, 2015 Bridesmaids 101, Hen Party Gifts

Struggling to find the perfect bridesmaid gifts? We know that you want to surprise your bridesmaids with a special gift to show how much you have appreciated their effort and support in planning your big day. However tracking down that perfect gift can be a struggle. Well we have searched to find our Top 10 favourite bridesmaid gifts to help you. ONE: Bridesmaid Tote Bag  The Bridesmaid Tote Bag by Alphabet Bags is a gorgeously pretty bag that your bridesmaids can use both on the wedding day and beyond. TWO: Bridesmaid Mug Lovingly handmade in England by London based designer Sweet William, this bridesmaid mug is the perfect for all tea loving...

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5 Things A Bridesmaid Should NEVER Say

March 16th, 2015 Bridesmaids 101

Brides can get somewhat stressed during the wedding planning process. When it all gets too much its a bridesmaid's job to offer a shoulder to cry on, a cup of tea and a few kind words. However it's all too easy to inadvertently say the wrong thing and make everything a whole lot worse. We have put together our top 5 tips with the worst things you can say to a bride. However we bet there are a whole load more. Comment below on what you think you should NEVER say to a bride. 'It Was About Time He Proposed' One of your best friends has become engaged and is getting married...

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Top 10 Ways To Be A Helpful Bridesmaid

February 5th, 2015 Bridesmaids 101

Today we are happy to welcome talented wedding photographer Rachael Edwards to the HenBox blog.  Based near Brighton, Rachael has a beautifully relaxed style that captures bright and natural images. Rachael has attended and taken in many lovely weddings over the years and this has given her a special insight in to how to bridesmaids can be helpful on the big day. Over to Rachael! I've witnessed a lot of brilliant bridesmaids in my time as a wedding photographer. They are the oil in the wedding-day machine, calming nerves, solving problems, keeping time. I usually only say this to the ushers, but...

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5 Ways To Be The Coolest Bridesmaid Ever

January 12th, 2015 Bridesmaids 101

Want to be the coolest bridesmaid ever? Then just follow our top 5 tips! Get Excited About The Wedding Get excited ladies! You have been paid an awesome compliment by being asked to be a bridesmaid. If you want to be a cool bridesmaid, then you need to get EXCITED about the wedding. Make the bride feel the centre of attention by making an effort to get involved in wedding planning. Its your thoughtful actions that will show her how happy you are to play such a key role in her big day. So start a Pinterest board for her wedding, buy her some wedding magazines, accompany...

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Our Top 5 UK Wedding Blogs

May 22nd, 2014 Bridesmaids 101

Hey Brides to Be! I am getting married in three months (eek!) and have almost finished the wedding planning process.  Planning a wedding is FUN but there are parts of it that make you want to pull your hair out. When it gets to the point where it gets overwhelming I like to take a moment, have a ginger tea and read one of my favourite wedding blogs. Wedding blogs have been a brilliant source of inspiration for me (I am now completely addicted to looking at pictures of other people’s amazing weddings) plus they offer so many great money saving tips...

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Top 10 Tips To Be The Best Bridesmaid Ever!

May 22nd, 2014 Bridesmaids 101

Our lovely friends over at Agape Bridal Boutique in Cheshire have drawn upon their years of experience working with Brides To Be and bridesmaids to come up with their Top Ten Tips To Be The Best Bridesmaid Ever!  Expect more bridesmaid related blog posts from them in the future.  We can’t wait. Enjoy! Bridesmaid Bonding Often bridesmaids are from different friendship groups or sides of the family. If you meet early on and bond over stories about the bride, hen party shopping or delegating bridesmaids duties, you will be perfectly placed to have a fantastic hen do, not feel awkward at bridesmaids...

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