Let's be frank, wedding planning can be stressful AF. From, invitations, to decor, flowers, colors – OMG – there is just so much to think about. Which is why I was really excited when BabbleBoxx came to the rescue with this amazing wedding box aka my wedding survival kit. You ladies know that I am all about the no fuss, so to have several of the key wedding essentials in one package was amazing! I was more then excited to pry open my package and investigate all the amazing goodies inside. Oh and of course, I was able to score a few discounts for you on these incredible products because we all know that when you are wedding planning, every penny saved counts.
First let's talk about shoes!! Shoes for me are always a big stressor. The combination of finding cute shoes that wont kill your feet always seems impossible. And on a day where I will be on my feet ALL day long I knew immediately that I wanted to be comfortable. Of course mom also vetoed the idea of wearing bejeweled sneakers so off I went to find a modest heel shoe perfect for my special day. Thankfully, to the rescue came my BabbleBoxx with not one but two wedding shoe options! First, the shoes were from the Badgley Mischka Bridal Footwear and JEWEL Line – hello fancy! Second, they were both stunning! First up and the one featured above are Caroline from the Jewel Line. These stunning silver metallic sandals while definitely be my go to for my bridal shower and absolutely for my bachlorette party. They are hot and sexy and the heel height is not too terrible if you ask me. The crystals over the toes and on the ankle make these an absolute show stopper. And as you can see I am already pairing them with some of my favorite looks. After Caroline I tried out Gillian from the Badgley Mischka Bridal collection. Now here is a secret, I actually have been eyeing Gillian on the Nordstrom website for months. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful crystal accents and the kitten heel is perfect for a night of dancing, plus I absolutely loved the 20's feels they have. Can we say score!!
Full details on this look coming soon.
Next up, invitations. Now you know from my last post that Bae and I really wanted to opt out of invitations. Unfortunately, mom vetoed that idea and begged us to at least do traditional invitations for a select few, in other words my older family members. Honestly, the idea of picking out wedding invitations was not a pleasant one for either Bae or me. Thankfully my box included a kit from Crane Stationery with 6 beautiful invitation options from their William Arthur Wedding Collection and The Studio Collection. First can we talk about elegance and luxury! My goodness they were stunning. I must say as a native New York I was immediately drawn to the CityScape Suite. I truly felt this set reflected our personality as a couple and the energy surrounding our wedding. As promised I was able to snag a pretty sweet discount exclusive for all of my readers. Use code: WABRIDAL20 to receive 20% off of your next order.
Next up it was time to get cleaned up and get bare for the big day. Know you ladies know what I mean. lol! Well thankfully my box came with a gift card and goodies from the the European Wax Center. Before we discuss the amazing products that they sent, let's talk first about there service. I will admit that I am a long time fan of the European Wax Center. I love that they are true experts in the art of waxing, they are extremely clean and professional and honestly it's the most pain free service I've ever experienced. I even convinced Bae to go get his brows done there and now he a loyal customer. If you know Bae then you will understand why achieving browfection was so important to him.
Anyway, also with my package from the European Wax Center came their signature Renew Me: Restoring Serum and Smooth Me: Ingrown Hair Serum. Lucky for me I actually already use both products so I was excited to replenished my stock. Both products are truly amazing and are an everyday part of my skincare regime. The Renew Me is formulated to restore and replenish stressed skin while calming irritation and redness. The Smooth Me is simply incredible. Ladies, if you struggle with ingrown hairs, this is the product for you. And as you guessed it, even Bae uses it for his razor bumps. So ladies, if you've been wanting to strut around on your wedding night feeling extra sassy and gorgeous, definitely check out the European Wax Center and use code DARLENE for 20% off your service and $5 off your product purchases – hurry, this promotion expired July 31, 2017.
After I stopped playing around in my cute shoes it was time to try to tackle something else that I wasn't too excited about and that was our wedding registry. Honestly, we are a couple in our 30s, embarking on our second marriage, who has lived together for 2 year already. I don't think we need any more fine china, coffee pots or blenders. But again, my dear mom, being the voice of reason in this crazy process convinced us to give the registry another go. So when the information from Zola came in my BabbleBoxx I knew we had found our solution.
I love that on Zola you can completely customize your online wedding registry to have a little of everything. From the classics like the KitchenAid mixer that every lady is secretly coveting, to the necessities like a beautiful replacement dinnerware set, and finally special experience items like an Airbnb gift card or a honeymoon fund. What I loved the most about Zola was that is was simple. I downloaded the app to my phone, answered a few short questions and "tada" we were ready to start picking out items. Honeymoon in Cancun, here we come!
As you can see, I've been an amazing day with my BabbleBoxx and it was finally time to get to some sexy stuff. So if you are wedding planning and like me, anything that says Bride or Mrs. is like gold to you. I guess its the girlie side of me. Anyway, in my box was a super cute pair of Hanky Panky Mrs. Low Rise Thong and of course they had Mrs. in blue rhinestone on the front – yay for my something blue! Hanky Panky is know for being the world's most comfortable thong that offers no VPL – sweet! There one size fits all is mainly targeted at straight sizes (2-12) but I was able to squeeze my booty into them anyway. If you are looking to pick up your own pair, use code BBOXX17 for free shipping on all orders within the contiguous U.S.
And last but certainly not least it is time to discuss skincare and makeup. Yes, we all want to look flawless on our special day but in order to do so we need to have the right products. I absolutely love the Algenist Makeup Setting Spray which was included in my box. Ladies, a big part of having incredible looking makeup and skin on your big day is hydration. I love that the Algenist Makeup Setting Spray provides that and more. You can apply it to set your makeup and any time your face needs a little pick me up – and trust me, your wedding day is a long day, lots of hydration will be needed! If you've been dying to check out this product make sure to use code BABBLEBOX15 for 15% off site wide – offer expired on June 30.
So ladies, there you have it. This box was truly my wedding survival kit and it helped me check off many of the items that I needed to handle for my wedding. If you have any additional questions regarding these products please feel free to comment below. Also I would love to know what wedding planning items are keeping you up at night.
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