Alright friends, today’s giveaway is a BIG one. Big in the sense that there will be not one but four lucky winners! If you are suffering from snow covered landscapes and freezing temps, you are going to love this. This final giveaway celebrates all the incredible people I have met during this year of blogging, who although we have never met, I consider to be friends. Some of those friends are the ladies over at La Purse, a lovely shop dedicated to beautiful and unique scarves. I am fortunate enough to own one of their infinity scarves and I absolutely love it. For that reason, I wanted you to see everything they have to offer for you personally and for your wedding. I’ll give you the details of the giveaway in a minute but first lets talk Bridesmaids gifts.
Deciding who is going to stand by your side not only on the big day but also throughout the entire planning process is probably one of the most important and most fun aspects of wedding planning. It was the first decision I made and for the most part it was pretty obvious who I wanted to fulfill the job. For those of you that have been a bridesmaid, you know how much it entails in both your time and your money. Agreeing to be a bridesmaid is a big commitment and while most of us are more than willing to do it, it can still be taxing. Duties of a bridesmaid generally include helping the bride along the way, going with her to appointments, buying a dress, shoes, and jewelry, helping to throw the bachelorette party and shower, and possibly paying for your hair and makeup not to mention travel and various other expenses you might incur. Depending on the Bride and her requests, being a bridesmaid can require a lot of dedication. For that reason Brides generally give each attendant a small gift to say Thank You and show their appreciation for all the time and money you contributed to her big day. There was recently some Facebook chatter on this subject and the conclusion was that the gift shouldn’t include items or services that you are requiring them to wear or do on your big day. For example, buying them the necklace that you are requiring them to wear or paying for them to get their makeup done. While it is nice and completely appropriate to do that, you should also consider something a bit more thoughtful that is just for them and that they will love. I gave my bridesmaids several different items and all of them were things to be used on the wedding day but they were also things they could use after the wedding. Budget, how much you asked of them, how much time or money they contributed to your day, and the relationship you have with them can all factor in on what gifts you decide to give.
If you are planning a wedding during a cooler season, I think scarves or shawls are a great option. Your girls can wear them during your wedding and you can get a cute picture like the one above but they can also use those scarves all season long. In addition it shows them that you thought about the fact that they might be cold in their sleeveless dresses and you wanted to make sure they were comfortable! Getting back to La Purse, they have some of the most unique and lovely scarves I have ever seen and their prices are great. For $25 or less you can get each of your girls a gorgeous fashion accessory that will make them think of you every time they wear it! From hand-painted silk scarves to cable knit you could even pick out a different scarf for each girl that suits their personality. So in an effort to expose you to all the fabulous options that La Purse offers they agreed to give away 4 of their scarves. Cecilia, the manager at La Purse, suggested we give away a few Valentine’s inspired scarfs since we are just a few days shy of the holiday. If you aren’t getting married, these are great gifts in general, if you are a guy, this is a good option for your sweetie! The Valentine’s picks include:
Magenta Scarf With Rose Detail
Reversible pink blush and pink shawl.
How gorgeous is that? Perfect for a bride or her bridesmaids!
Then she wanted to offer something that would keep you extra warm which also happens to be the scarf I own!
Cable Knit Infinity Scarf in your choice of color.
and finally for the fourth choice, Cecelia had the idea of giving away a surprise scarf that she would hand pick based on information you will provide if you are the winner! She will select a scarf that isn’t on the website so you will have something completely unique! I’m so excited to see what she picks!
To Enter (You don’t have to be a bride to enter):
- Head over to the La Purse Website and leave a comment telling us what your favorite scarf is as well as which of the above you’d like to win.
For extra entries:
- Like La Purse on Facebook. Come back and leave us a comment so we know.
- Tweet “I just entered to win a scarf from @Lapurse over @CharityWedding! http://wp.me/pNDns-HJ” Come back and leave us a comment so we know.
- Blog about this giveaway! Come back and leave us a comment so we know.
This giveaway will run for a full week, so spread the word! Be sure to enter our coffee giveaway and our gift certificate giveaway too!
*Oh and don’t forget, if you are a bridesmaid, consider donating your dress so a high school student in need can wear it to prom!