Weddings are a long process, but they can’t begin without one very important thing: an engagement! This celebration of the beginning of a couple’s new life together is a big one, and it’s important to find a gift fit for the occasion. Which can be pretty tricky! Natalie Bauer and Melissa Russell, owners of Chicago-based bridal boutique, Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, are just the wedding experts to help us out! Melissa and Natalie have created a curated hot list of recommendations, from personalized stationary to one-of-a-kind accessories for the bride, from local Chicago boutiques and national retailers…there is something for every couple.
“A signature fragrance that will last through the stresses of the big day is always a must. I love that it could double as their ‘something blue’!” – Natalie
MAKE IT SPARKLE
“Incorporating the bride’s favorite gems or the groom’s go-to trend in your gift is a thoughtful and unique way to congratulate the couple. These fun and tasteful accessories can be worn at their engagement party or on their wedding day.”– Melissa
LEAVE YOUR MARK
“Giving a couple something you know they will need is always a smart choice. Case in point? Thank you notes. Bonus points for making it easy for them to personalize!” – Melissa
“A perfect alternative to champagne flutes? Glasses for Moscow Mules. Create the perfect gift set by throwing in custom coasters. This newly engaged couple will be all set to entertain!”– Natalie