Bridesmaids!

I saw the movie Bridesmaids the other day, and it was absolutely hilarious.

 

If you haven’t seen it, take a look at the Bridesmaids trailer:

I definitely need to see it again, because it was that good, but also because I was laughing so hard I probably missed a few things.  Bridesmaids made me think back to my wedding day and my awesome line up of girls.  While my bridesmaids weren’t as psycho crazy as the ones portrayed in the movie, they are absolutely an amazing bunch of girls.

I know it’s the typical thought that all brides want to make their bridesmaids look awful in an attempt to make themselves look more perfect, but I’m not sure that is true.  Having made that trek down the aisle as a bridesmaid a handful of times myself, I had no intention of making my girls look dowdy.  I think everyone can be beautiful at a wedding!  And honestly, the bride is the one in the big white dress, is there really that much risk of her being outshined?  I wanted to add a couple personal touches to make my bridesmaids feel a little bit special.  In addition to the obvious rehearsal dinner gift of jewelry, here is a look at a couple other touches I incorportated into my wedding.

I made bouquet charms for myself and each of my bridesmaids, with charms that represented each girl’s personality:

I blogged more about bouquet charms a little while ago.

I also gave the girls matching flip flops for later in the evening when we got our dance on.  The flip flops were black with red flowers and black beads sewn on to match their dresses and our wedding colors.

See how much fun they are?

Did you do anything special for your bridesmaids? 

What did you think of the Bridesmaids movie?