Jacqueline Piluso Trombino started The Bride’s Maids Shop (thebridesmaidsshop.com) about a year after her own wedding. She had a small wedding party of immediate family and began looking for bridal party gifts almost immediately—and it was a good thing she did! Trombino had a very difficult time finding a gift she would be excited to give.
“It seemed like a lot of the things I encountered were poorly made or really overdone,” she recalls, noting that it took a lot of searching before she finally found the right gift.
Shortly after her wedding, friends and acquaintances began to reach out to Trombino and ask questions like, “Where did you get those robes in your getting-ready pictures?” and “What should I get my bridesmaids? It’s so hard!”
That’s when she realized there might be a market for this type of speciality store. “I complied a list of my favorite finds and continued to search for unique artisans and vendors, and with that, The Bride’s Maids Shop was born!” Trombino says.
Most of the gifts on The Bride’s Maids Shop are handmade, which means the bride is giving a truly high quality and lovingly created gift. The robes are block printed in India by female artisans; the bags are monogrammed in Westchester; the earrings are authentic gemstones dipped in 14k gold; the pashminas are hand woven and dyed by Azo chemical free dyes and so on. When you give a gift from The Bride’s Maids Shop, you can rest assured that it’s not only a high quality gift, but one that your bridesmaids will LOVE and use again!
The Bride’s Maids Shop has even created the first equation to help brides figure out what spend on gifts for her bridal party. Click here to try it.
Along with a wonderful selection of gifts, The Bride’s Maids Shop also has a blog featuring tastemaker interviews and stories from real brides who are in the midst of planning their wedding. For example, one of their bridal bloggers, Lizzie Pond, wrote a wonderful blog about how her handsome fiancé, DJ, a surgeon and an artist, painted a Dan’s Papers cover as part of his proposal to her. Click here to read “Bride Lizzie: The Proposal.”
“We like to think ourselves as more than just a shop—we’re an authority on all things wedding gift-related,” Trombino says.
The Bride’s Maids Shop’s Top 5 Best-Selling Gifts
The Three Way Bag ($42.50-$49.95)
This stunning leatherette bag is the perfect gift for yourself or to give to your bridal party. You bridesmaids will love this classic bag that can be worn three ways—as a clutch, cross-body or wristlets. Each bag has gold hardware and measures 5 x 9 x 3 inches. Monogramming is available for all bags.
The “Be Adorable” Bridesmaid Package ($45)
Round gemstone earrings make a statement while adding a little sparkle. These authentic gemstones are bezel set in vermeil and accompanied by a luxurious pashmina scarf. Each pashmina is handmade, hand knotted and hand dyed by Azo chemical-free dyes. Both the earrings and pashmina come in a wide variety of colors so you can mix and match—the possibilities are endless!
Luxury Cotton Reef Robe ($70)
This long, feminine robe is crafted with 100 percent cotton voile and handprinted by artisans. Not only is this robe extra cozy, but the coral print will have you feeling like it’s summer all year round. Available in three colors and additional patterns.
Gemstone Double Drop Earrings ($57.50)
These authentic gemstone earrings are bezel-set in vermeil and measure 22 x 26mm. These big, gorgeous earrings make a statement, and they’re available in 13 gemstone options!
Message in a Bottle Necklace ($49.75)
This original piece by Da Madre Terra is the perfect way to send a special message. Inside the adorable glass vial is a 14k gold-dipped gemstone necklace accompanied by a tiny scroll with a special message. Pick one of The Bride’s Maids Shop’s messages or customize your own and send away! Choose from 8 different stone options.
Visit The Bride’s Maids Shop at thebridesmaidsshop.com.
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