Many of you lovely ladies know that my mom has been staying with me since Hurricane Maria and honestly our bonding time has been amazing. Ever since I was a young girl, my mom and I have really enjoyed party planning, DIY'ing and crafting. So it should come as no surprise that with my mom in town there has been a lot of wedding talk in my house.
Married for 38 years my mom definitely has a lot of wisdom to share. While she loves a little glitz and glam she is also all for what makes sense and doesn't break the bank. When my most recent Babbleboxx arrived and I saw it was a bridal themed box I was excited to show it off to my mom and see if she agreed on the must have items included in it. Funny enough, she did and here are our thoughts on why these 5 items are definite musts when planning for your big day.
Both momma and I agree that the right foundation garment is essential to any look, especially the one that you wear on your big day. Honestly, I was surprised when I received such a beautiful piece from Maidenform Shapewear. First, I didn't even know they had a curvy collection. I love the full slip effect which provides a smooth look all while being easy and sexy to wear. I especially love that they make their shapewear with cooling fabric because one thing I remember about my first wedding is being super hot, so yes to staying cool and comfortable and still feeling pulled together. If you are wondering if I actually tried this on, yes I sure did squeeze my very pregnant behind into it. Let me tell you, it actually was very comfortable and supportive. While I wouldn't wear it out right now, I am excited to have it be part of my wedding arsenal.
Mom is all about traditions so you should have seen her eyes light up when she saw this gorgeous Bolo Bracelet from Safi Kilima Tanzanite via Diamonds International. Can we first talk about how stunning this is?! We both loved how delicate the bracelete looked and that it felt like an incredibly unique piece. The bracelet is adjustable so it fits small wrists and felt completely comfortable on my plus size wrist. A gorgeous piece like this is a must for your big day and Diamonds International has many beautiful options at great and affordable price points.
So you ladies already know that I am pretty much a DIY'er and yes, so is mom. So it's no surprise that we both wanted to get our hands on these Nair Wax Ready Strips for Face & Bikini. Of course I made mom my first victim and to my surprise it was actually pretty easy to use, mess free and worked just as well as the salon waxing. There was no need to warm up the wax and let me tell you Mom's brows lasted well over a month. Now, if only Victor would let me get at those brows. Ladies if you want to get your hands on a sample of Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini then make sure to enter the giveaway below. The giveaway will be active from 10/23 – 11/8 and is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com on behalf of Nair. Open to US Residents only.
Ladies, my mom's magazine stash is so real! She loves collecting them, snipping pages and collecting ideas. Call it her form of Pinterest. Mom particularly loves BRIDES Magazine and so do I. We both really enjoy the diversity of articles from wedding ideas to honeymoon. Call it old school but there is something fun about shifting through books, comparing notes and just having that one on one time with someone you love.
Have a Little Fun
Mom's number one tip was to make sure you are enjoying the planning process. Now you ladies know that I can't drink but that doesn't mean that mom and bae couldn't enjoy this amazing bottle Prosecco from Cinzano. I am a huge Italian wine lover so Cinzano is definitely on our liquor list for the wedding. One of Italy’s most iconic brands of sparkling wines, Cinzano's sparkling wine is created with the Italian Charmat method, with fermentation in stainless steel tanks which is then followed by shorter secondary fermentation in sealed tanks. Both bae and mom gave this bubbly two thumbs up!
So my lovelies, there you have it. This BabbleBoxx is momma approved and included so many cute must haves for a girl planning her special day. What are some of the wedding must haves that you recommend?
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com but all thoughts and opinions are my own.