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I’ve often thought about what I’d like to give as a bridesmaid gift. I only plan on having four ‘maids, so I’d love to go all out and shower them with adorable, hand-picked and personalized items. I often feel like there’s a fair amount of pressure in these gifts, too. How can it help you say “thank you” to the ladies who have been by your side from years, helped you plan your wedding (maybe saw a few breakdowns…), planned your showers and then cheered you on to the altar?

The Paper Cottage makes it so easy. Y’all, they have even a dropdown menu item that says “Bridesmaid Gifts.” (They also have a “Groomsmen Gifts” section, too, if your beau needs a hand.) Their shop is filled with adorable patterns and gifts that can be personalized with a monogram. Best of all, these gifts are useful and I can imagine any bridesmaid would fondly remember who gave it to her when she used it.

You bet we hopped right on board with a giveaway when The Paper Cottage told us about their Nico and Lala Monogrammed Picture Frames. Who can resist bright colors, fun patterns and a monogram?

To Enter: There are three ways to enter!
1. Leave a comment below telling us about your favorite memory with one (or all) or your bridesmaids.
2. Tweet “I just entered the @PaperCottage giveaway on @iloveswmag!” Then come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment telling us you did so.
3. Like Southern Weddings and The Paper Cottage on Facebook. Then come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment telling us you did so.

Win: A Nico and Lala Monogrammed Picture Frame for every gal in your bridal party (up to six bridesmaids).

This giveaway closes May 29 at midnight. Good luck!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Erin reply

    I’ll be having three bridesmaids at my wedding: two I’ve known since sophomore year of college and one I’ve known since freshman year of high school (but we weren’t close when we were away at college, unfortunately). My favorite moments with these girls usually involve mimosas, brunch, and shameless girl talk. We always wind up putting on a DVD of our favorite TV shows (How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings) and cheersing to ourselves. No matter which combination of the three I’m with, I always find myself laughing beyond appropriate amounts and spewing countless inside jokes (much to the dismay of their significant others–sorry, guys!). We’re so “those people” who are having way more fun than we rightfully should :)

  2. avatar Sheila Marie reply

    I just tweeted! Check it out, y’all!

  3. avatar Larissa reply

    Holding hands as we prepared for me to travel down the aisle to my husband!

  4. avatar Lily Luna reply

    I have a handful of girls that have been there for me on various occasions, under many circumstances. Some of these will have to get an honorable mention for being with me through it all. As for the ones that I will have as my bridesmaids, they include 2 friends,2 cousins, and my 2 sisters :) My favorite memory with my soon-to-be bridesmaids would be at my 15th birthday party. We went ice skating which was my dream come true. I had not been but had been dreaming of it for basically all of my childhood, and even the boys wore pink for me, as that was my favorite color.That is when I realized that my family and some friends would do anything to make me happy and ensure that I have a great & special day. They are supportive, fun, caring and unique women. I am so proud of each and every one of them and cannot wait to share each others’ special day with one another. Unconditional love is a must.

  5. avatar Brittany T reply

    I liked The Paper Cottage on facebook… of course I had already liked Southern Weddings.

  6. avatar Brittany T reply

    I just tweeted. :)

    Hopefully you can see it, my account is private. But at least all my friends will see!

  7. avatar Brittany T reply

    I have so many memories I don’t even know where to begin. My sister is my MOH and of course growing up there are thousands to pick from. Half are college sorority sisters and the other half are girls I went to high school with. Along the years they’ve all seen me at my best and my worst.

    My favorite memory that involves all of them is asking each one to be apart of my wedding. I gave them each a bottle of wine that I made my own label for. It read “I found a man, but I still need my girls! Will you be my bridesmaid?” Along with a cute poem on the back. As much as my girls love to drink wine, they’ve all kept them as special keepsakes.

  8. avatar Elizabeth reply

    My favorite memory with one of my bridesmaids, Katie, goes all the way back to freshman year at the University of Texas. We both have a love for country music and our favorite song was “Helplessly, Hopelessly, Recklessly” by Jessica Andrews. On a daily basis, we had girl talk about all the cute new boys we were meeting at college and would blast and sing our fave Jessica Andrews song at the top of our lungs in our dorm room. So much fun!

  9. avatar Elizabeth reply

    I liked The Paper College on facebook and already liked Southern Weddings! :) woo hoo!

  10. avatar Melissa Vause reply

    I have 5 amazing ladies who’ll be standing next to me on my wedding day. My MOH and I have been friends literally every single day of my life. Who can say that about a friend?! She has been by my side for every birthday, every scraped knee, every heartbreak, and of course was one of the first to learn of our engagement! She’s been so helpful in the planning process and I can’t wait to stand by her side in her own wedding next year! Although we aren’t related, Teresa IS my sister in every way that counts.

  11. avatar Katherine reply

    My little sister is my maid of honor, and my favorite memory is when she lived with me one summer while taking a college summer class! Living together as young adults is so much different than when were were kids, so it was a great experience!

  12. avatar Theresa reply

    My sister is my matron of honor. My favorite memories with her are so many, but I just love the ones of us as kids playing outside all summer long, from riding our bikes to having our Kool-Aid stands :)

  13. avatar Ashley reply

    Tweeted! :)

  14. avatar Kelly K. reply

    I tweeted about the contest from @kckalmar.

  15. avatar Kelly reply

    I liked The Paper Cottage and already liked Southern Weddings on Facebook.

  16. avatar Kelly reply

    My sister (my matron of honor) and I went on a sisters’ trip prior to her wedding. She and I went to Dublin, Paris and Rome together (her 1st trip to Europe) and had an AMAZING time. She and I made memories I will never forget and had a final hurrah as just 2 unmarried sisters.

  17. avatar Afton C. reply

    My favorite memories is with my maid of honor, Mikki. I have recently moved to another state and we have been missing each other dearly! The thing I miss most of all is our coffee dates to talk about our stressful jobs! We both work in the mental health field and our coffee time was “our time” to be each others therapists! Now we have to settle for Skype sessions, but as long as we get to keep in contact it is great. I can’t wait for the wedding to spend the weekend with her and all of our other wonderful friends! She and all my other bridesmaids would love this picture frame as a gift!

  18. avatar Sarah reply

    I liked them on Facebook :)
    I also thought I would share my favorite memory of one of my bridesmaids (my maid of honor actually) — she and I have been best buddies since the 2nd grade so picking just one memory was VERY hard, but I’d have to say my favorite is when we first met; she picked me as her ‘favorite’ friend in 2nd grade to pass out cupcakes with her for her birthday and her dad has the video of it so we will always remember our first ‘big’ memory together. We have been best friends ever since!

  19. avatar megan reply

    my favorite memory with all of my bridesmaids is our delta gamma formal from our senior year in college. the whole experience was totally fun.

  20. avatar megan reply

    i tweeted here:

  21. avatar megan reply

    and i liked you both on facebook!

  22. avatar cathy steiner reply

    my favorite moment with my bridesmaids was a recent random day at the beach…nothing special except for that fact that we were all there together and having some great quality time…

  23. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    Liked both on FB!

  24. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    I can’t pick one favorite memory, because I will be friends with these women for the rest of my life– my favorite memories are the ones we haven’t made yet!

  25. avatar Laura reply

    My favorite memory is of all five my future bridesmaids: we go to the beach for a week together every summer and always have way too much fun!

  26. avatar Laura reply

    I tweeted!

  27. avatar Melissa Vause reply

    Liked both on Facebook :-)

  28. avatar Kelly M. reply

    My little sister is my maid of honor. We’ve spent our whole lives getting into trouble and getting away with more than we should have. For years we would sneak from our bedrooms to the hallway balcony so we could eavesdrop on our parents. But my favorite memory happened only a few months ago, when we snuck onto the same balcony to overhear my (now) fiancé asking my mom’s blessing to propose! She’s really been with me through everything and I’m so lucky to have such a great sister!

  29. avatar Kelly M. reply

    I just tweeted from @kellymchugh!

  30. avatar Shea Northcut reply

    A favorite memory I have with most all of my bridesmaids was our annual spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. We also served on various trips together, and traveled around Europe on our senior year trip of high school.

  31. avatar Shea Northcut reply

    I just tweeted the response @sheanorthcut

  32. avatar Shea Northcut reply

    I liked Southern Weddings and The Paper Cottage on Facebook.

  33. avatar Ashley B reply

    I tweeted!! Here is the link

  34. avatar Ashley B reply

    I liked southern weddings on facebook

  35. avatar Ashley B reply

    My favorite memory with one of my bridesmaids was a float trip we took in the Ozarks. The two of us stranded ourselves from the pack and took a walk along the river talking about all sorts of things. We ended up finding an old drink koozie with some hillbilly saying on it and we carried it with us all the way back to our raft. I still have the koozie and I want to give it to her as a funny part of her bridesmaid gift.

  36. avatar Megan reply

    What a cute frame! One of my favorite memories is with my bridesmaid, Crystal. She and I have been best friends since the 7th grade. We’d go to her family’s farm after school, make pizza bagel bites, then go ride horses bareback in one of the fields. We would sit up in the hayloft and talk for hours until our moms would make us leave. It’s so wonderful to have sweet memories like that …and to know there are so many more to come!

  37. avatar Jessica reply

    My favorite memories of my bridesmaids are those that include roadtrips, football games, and/or ice-cream for sure! Love my gals!

  38. avatar Brianna reply

    Love these for my girls! While I have tons of memories (particularly with my three cousins and my best friend from high school), my favorite memory is when my bridesmaid, Rebecca, visited my fiance and I when we lived abroad. We had a fabulous week!

  39. avatar Brianna reply

    I tweeted!

  40. avatar Brianna reply

    I also liked the facebook pages!

  41. avatar Allison reply

    I liked Southern Weddings and The Paper Cottage on FB

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If y’all are anything like us, you’re always on the hunt for chic gifts that don’t break the bank. (In fact, I think that’s one of the reasons why Shelley + Greg’s wedding was so popular – remember her adorable monogrammed tote?)

When we found out about The Paper Cottage, then, we knew we finally had a good gift source up our sleeve, and are so happy to be able to tell y’all about it!

Monograms, madras, and Lilly, oh my!

The Paper Cottage is especially tickled pink to debut the wedding invitation line from SW favorite Lilly Pulitzer. Featuring classic Lilly colors, the stationery suites are fresh and elegant. This one’s our favorite:

We especially love that The Paper Cottage helps you carry the Lilly look throughout your entire celebration, offering goodies like Lilly cell phone covers, picture frames, and notepads. Very adorable, we think.

Ready to get your preppy, monogrammed fix? Head over to The Paper Cottage and use code LOVELILLY for 15% off your order at checkout!

emily Written with love by Emily

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