All About Bridal Gifts

Another Close Up of Bridal Babbleboxx Goodies

All About Bridal Gifts

November 3, 2017

What Does a Bride Want?

It's about that time. Let's chat a little bit about weddings. I spoke to you all about my thoughts on marriage recently. I wrote the post after our engagement. Now it's time to chat about bridal goodies that were sent to me courtesy of Babbleboxx.

This post is in collaboration with and sponsored by As always all opinions and thoughts are honest, and my own. I have done a few posts in the past about Babbleboxx so take a peek at those past posts too!

Close up of Nair Wax Strips and BRIDES Magazine

I know zero things about weddings or marriage. Not a topic I've had a lot of experience with, and unlike my friends, I have not gone to many weddings. None of my best friends from high school or college had made the leap, and technically I've only been to one wedding. I've read about them, dreamed about my own, heard about others', but just didn't have the experience. Now that I'm faced with the task of a wedding, it seems daunting to me to do such a thing. Luckily, there are so many awesome tools and accessories out there to make everything so much easier for a newbie like myself.

Something I didn't know I needed until Tucson Fashion Week last year, was shapewear. It makes it so much easier to rock those tight dresses and even helps with free flowing clothing by helping you feel more in tack. 

When it comes to shapewear, Maidenform Shapewear knows how to keep everything together. One of the key benefits to Maidenform Shapewear is that it is made with anti-static fabric and has minimal seaming which gives you a nice smooth look underneath clothing. The reason shapewear is so brilliant is because no one should know you're wearing it. 

Of course, ensuring there is firm control is key in order to achieve that hourglass silhouette. Once thing I will say is that it's still hot here in Arizona. I popped this on for a few hours last weekend, and I did not feel uncomfortable with the material. It was very breathable to me, comfortable and was not visible underneath my outfit of choice.

Another Close Up of Bridal Babbleboxx Goodies

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

When I opened up the Bolo Bracelet, I remember gasping because it was just so beautiful. You can get the bracelet with various carat sizes, so the versatility is there. Not to mention it's a gorgeous piece of bridal jewelry at an affordable price point. The unique design of the bracelet is really gorgeous and I love when I can have a piece of jewelry that is different from what everyone else is rocking. 

This bracelet is so easy to imagine as the perfect pop of color for the big day. 

Diamonds International has so many options for those in your life who are in the wedding stage. It's a perfect place for a bridesmaid gift, maid of honor gift, presents for the name it. There's quite a few unique pieces. 


Close up of Diamond International Jewelry

Nair Wax Ready Strips for Face & Bikini

...well when it comes to wedding day, and all those wedding events, I feel 150% more comfortable if I've gotten rid of any excess hair. I'm going to be really candid here. Every time I've ever used a wax product at home, I have failed miserably. To the point where wax ends up everywhere in my bathroom. It's basically like a crime scene, except it's dried wax. You know what's harder to get off than wax? Nothing. Nothing is more difficult dried sticky gooey wax.

Because these are Nair wax strips, you easily peel, and then apply to your skin. It's almost too good to be true, right!? The other huge benefit is that the results from this wax last for up to 8 weeks. My hair grows back quickly, so I don't get the full time period but the potential is there depending on your genes and how quickly your hair tends to grow back.

Lucky for you, Nair is doing a little giveaway so make sure to enter to win! 

This giveaway is open from 10/23 - 11/8. This giveaway is sponsored by on behalf of Nair. Open to US Residents only. 

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BRIDES Magazine

The ultimate source for Pinterest worthy wedding planning all the way from the proposal through the engagement, wedding, and honeymoon. This is the wedding magazine, allowing a bride to plan a wedding of any kind, and let me tell you, there is sooo much gorgeous inspiration. Every page is filled with so many ideas for various elements of the wedding, and seeing all these gorgeous dresses makes me want more than just one dress. Someone hold me back!


Reading the BRIDES Magazine

Cinzano Sparking Wine

When it comes to saving the best for last, I may or may not have done that here. You be the judge 😉

I love me some sparkling wine, and of course, the experience of popping open a delicious photo of bubbly. That sweet sound as the cap flies off is just so gratifying. What is more festive and wedding-esque than that? Who's with me!?

This sparkling wine is created using the Italian Charmat method, which includes the fermentation in stainless steel tanks. This is then followed by shorter secondary fermentation in sealed tanks. When I go to Italy, I will make sure to drink a lot of this because it is one of Italy’s most iconic brands of sparkling wines, originating in Piedmont, Italy.

While I don't drink sparkling wine on the regular, it is definitely the drink of choice when celebrating an engagement, starting the night off at the bachelorette party and just plain celebrating. 

After going through the magazine, and getting these goodies, I'm feeling a little bit more prepared for what lies ahead with planning. It's going to be exciting and fun, but it will definitely be stressful at times because it is still planning. Anything that needs to be planned can be a bit stressful because we all want things to end up a certain way. I can tell you now that I won't be a Bridezilla because I'm pretty easy-going, and don't expect things to be to the T. 

I plan to keep you updated on the process, and as we make some of the milestone decisions. 

So tell me, what's some wedding advice you have for me?

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I wish I had seen this about 2 weeks ago! My co-worker just got married and this would have been great! Definitely keep it in mind!

Congratulations on your engagement! That is so exciting 🙂 Like you, I have very limited knowledge of weddings, as I’ve only been to a few myself. But my biggest piece of advice would be to have fun, and enjoy the process. You can’t please everyone, so just make sure you and your fiance are enjoying yourselves because that’s important too!

Congrats on the engagement! My biggest piece of wedding advice would be, make sure your photographer takes tons of pictures- of everyone. Ive been married 8 years and you wouldn’t believe the amount of people that passed away and the only photos I have of them are from my wedding.

I think these items are really awesome! Congrats on your engagement, wedding planning might be stressful but I believe everything will be perfect 🙂

This is indeed an awesome box from Babbleboxx. I would love to have this Bolo Bracelet and will have to check out the Maidenform Shapewear which would make any dress look great on you. Thanks for sharing these amazing items.

Congrats! I’m not sure what advice I’d give other than keep it simple and don’t stress the details. Your years together are the real prize, the wedding is just fun. 🙂

That’s really awesome. Congratulations again and I hope the wedding planning is going great. These are all wonderful items!

Congratulations! Although the wedding will always be a special memory, you’ll have years together to make more. Cynthia Bowman

Lovely gifts!! I love Maidenform shapewear – it does miracles. 🙂 Here’s my advice: don’t expect perfection – things will go wrong and it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world, it’s only a party and everyone is going there to enjoy it and celebrate you. That’s what really matters in the end.

Congratulations on your engagement and I wish you much happiness in your future…. Try to keep the wedding simple to reduce stress and enjoy the process 🙂

This is such a great list! I know if any of my friends were to get married now I would definitely be searching for the perfect gift. Thankfully I don’t have to look any further than this post!

I have been a wedding planner for nearly 10 years. I do it for fun and the money is great. Remember the wedding is celebration of the union. Marriage should be celebrated daily. Just make sure you put more effort in your marriage then your wedding. I didn’t have a wedding, but I have a beautiful marriage. Maybe, we will renew our vows one day. Enjoy your day Girl, and cherish every moment. Take pictures and trust it is only the beginning. Congrats a million times.