The planning and preparation that goes into creating a beautiful wedding can oftentimes become overwhelming. Finding a great hair and makeup artist, securing a talented wedding photographer, and picking the picture-perfect venue are only some of the numerous tasks involved in planning a dream wedding that needs to be checked off the “to-do” list. As with many things in life, it is “the little things” that pull everything together in perfect harmony – hence why it is essential to not look over the planning process for tasks rendered of a lesser importance.
One task specifically that frequently does not get enough attention is planning thank you gifts for the wedding party. Besides it being the big day for the bride and groom, the wedding party is also playing a fundamental role – and deserves to be properly recognized for that. It is easy to find gifts for the groomsmen and the bridesmaids (i.e. designer cuff links, a suave tie, a beautiful bracelet, a stunning pair of earrings, etc.), but what do you get for the flower girl or for younger members of the bridal party that will actually be worn and appreciated?
Depending on current trends related to pop culture, it could be a great idea to get your younger bridal party members one of the many newly released celebrity fragrances – of which also could be an especially appropriate gift for wedding party members that may have a particular fondness for one of these pop icons.
I was recently sent a bunch of new celebrity fragrances and wondered where they would fit into the bridal world – as they are generally appreciated by a younger audience. Gifting these fragrances to younger members of the bridal party is the answer. Out of all of the fragrances I was sent, three in particular really stood out to me (and to all of my female friends that I also had test them out!) that are definitely worth looking into in terms of gifting:
1) Incredible Things by Taylor Swift – this fragrance can be described as fresh, classic, intriguing, and expressive. The base is comprised of white amber and Madagascar vanilla with less pronounced notes of pink pepper, sparkling grapefruit, and wild passionflower. As the fragrance begins to set, in matures into a classic scent of vanilla orchid and suede flower. Taylor Swift Incredible Things retails for $39.50, and can be purchased at your nearest Kohl’s.
2) Maui Fantasy by Britney Spears – Recently best-selling and award-winning fragrance entrepreneur Britney Spears launched this new fragrance – the limited edition Maui Fantasy. The fragrance was crafted to emulate the beautiful Hawaiian beaches of Maui. Top notes include bird of paradise, pink grapefruit, and passion fruit. Mid notes range from hibiscus petals and cyclamen to orange blossoms and Hawaiian monoi. Lastly, the base is comprised of vanilla, coconut, white amber, blue musk, and blonde woods. This could be an ideal remembrance gift for anyone in an Hawaiian destination wedding! Maui Fantasy Britney Spears retails for $37.50, and can also be purchased at your nearest Kohl’s.
3) SOMEDAY by Justin Bieber – Described as playful, fresh, and flirty – this is a fragrance Justin finds personally appealing and irresistible. Top notes include mandarin, William pear, and wild berries. Mid notes range from jasmine and water lily to creamy florals and coconut orchid. The base has pronounced notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and soft musk. SOMEDAY can be purchased for $35 to $57.50 from various nationwide retailers – including Kohl’s, Macy’s, Sephora, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Ulta, and Lord & Taylor.
Austen Parker is a professional makeup artist with a diverse creative and academic background – holding a degree in entrepreneurship and advanced business analysis with additional studies in fine art, art history, and pre-med/cosmetic dermatology.
His passion for makeup combined with a strong understanding of science, skincare and facial anatomy gives him a unique perspective on makeup application – including color placement, blending, and the knowledge of unique melanin patterns – bringing a scientific edge to his artistry. His work includes international fashion & beauty editorials, advertising, corporate & editorial portraiture, television, runway, and destination weddings.