Planning Tip Tuesday: How to Ask Your Maid of Honor

After your fiancé has popped the big question to you, it is now your turn to ask the big question to a dear friend: "Will you be my maid of honor?" Your maid of honor plays an integral part in the planning process and making sure your big day is a success, and you want to make her feel special throughout the entire process. Whether it be a cute card, fun favor, bottle of champagne, or a special memento between the two of you, make sure your question is personal and from the heart. Have fun with it and use cute stationary quotes such as "Can't Say I Do-Without You" and "I Found My Man, But I Still Need My Girls." Popular gift ideas include "The Bridesmaid" box from Packed Party, fun jewelry, or a gift specific to her, just a little something to make her feel special.  From helping you get ready in the morning to dancing the night away, your bridesmaids will be by your side helping to make your wedding day the best it can be! Such an exciting day to share your with girls! 

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Vendor Spotlight: Brackish Bow Ties

Brackish, the original feather bow tie, is a true Pure Luxe Bride favorite! It all started with a simple problem; finding the perfect groomsmen gift. When looking for a unique and personal gift, co-founder Ben Ross created the first turkey feather bow tie. These one of a kind bow ties were an instant hint! Every bow tie is handcrafted in South Carolina. Each tie is a sustainable work of art, with every single feather being hand selected. In addition to bow ties, Brackish also has a line of pins to accompany any of the signature bow ties or as a stand alone piece. Brackish makes the perfect statement for any event! Bill Murray himself was spotted repping the Brackish original at George Clooney's wedding, how cool!

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Groomsmen Gifts That Just Keep On Giving

How can you guarantee your groomsmen and bridesmaids will love their gifts?! We have some great ideas for your bridesmaids in our previous post, Top 5 Bridesmaid Gifts Your Girls Will Love. Groomsmen, however, can be a bit trickier to shop for - especially if your groom doesn't even like to shop... Pure Luxe Bride has the perfect solution: subscription gifts! There's nothing better than the gifts that just keep on giving and better yet, a gift that's personalized. We've listed below some of our favorite subscription products and services, catered to fit all the personality types of your handsome groomsmen.

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1. Netflix | For the Movie Buff

I think it's safe to say that we are all pretty familiar with the Netflix concept but have you ever thought of what a good gift it could be?! A year of Netflix for one of your groomsmen totals under $100 - at the exchange of all of his favorite movies and TV shows in one place... whenever he wants them. He can enjoy his new subscription on his PS3, Wii, Xbox, PC, Mac, Mobile, Tablet and more.

2. Pandora or Spotify | For the DJ

Your favorite kind of music streaming instantly, whenever you want it, wherever you want it. What could possibly be a better gift?! Outlets like Pandora and Spotify only play music their listeners love. How, you ask? Because everything is customized. Users create custom stations and playlists, like the music they want and ignore the music they don't. With access to millions of songs all in one place, your DJing groomsmen will be dancing the year away with his new subscription gift.

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3. Piccolo | For the Photographer

Piccolo is a subscription, photo printing service. All you have to do connect your Instagram or Facebook to the service and users receive monthly prints of their uploaded photos. We all have that one friend who is constantly snapping pics so why not support his habit?! He can choose which photos he wants to receive prints of, and even which ones he wants to send onto friends and family! Wouldn't this be the perfect way to get your hands on the photos he snaps at the wedding...?

4. Zoraab | For the Foot Model

Step one: choose a plan. Step two: complete quiz. Step three: sock selections. Step four: Receive socks. It's that easy! The CEO of the group loves to add his own flare to the daily suit and tie via patterns, stripes and polka dots... on his feet. Whether he's a sock dabbler, sock enthusiast or sock connoisseur, Zoraab is the perfect gift for one of your best men.

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5. Harry's | For the Manscaper

For the infrequent, occasional and every day shaver, Harry's has a kit for everyone! Make sure those groomsmen of yours look clean shaven on your special day by subscribing them to Harry's shaving products. Receive razors and creams at chosen intervals to keep him feeling as smooth and clean as he will on your wedding day. "Worrying is overrated, so forget about forgetting."

6. Julibox | For the Mixologist

Each month, members receive two great cocktail recipes and ingredients. The cocktails are curated by Julibox's world class mixologists and are designed especially to be made at home. Box's include all of the spirits and mixers you'll need to make the scrumptious cocktail. If your best man finds a cocktail he likes, he can order it again!

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7. Mistobox | For the Java Lover

The best coffee, delivered right to his door! Four different coffees will be delivered to his house every month with Mistobox. Tips and expert brewing advice are included with every box as well. Instead of having to run to the closest Starbucks before work, your groomsman will have his favorite pot brewing before he even gets out of the shower.

8. Lootcrate | For the Gamer & Geek

"Epic geek and gamer gear delivered monthly!" Though we may not admit it, we all have a bit of gamer and geek inside of us but for those gamers and geeks that own it, Lootcrate is the perfect gift. This month's box includes awesome items like Star Wars Galactic Playbook and Melting Rubik's Cube (whatever they are).... Your gaming groomsmen will geek out!

9. Mantry | For the Foodie

Mantry is a food of the month club for men, not only full of American artisan food but also, what to do with it... Yes. You read that right. Mantry subscriptions come as One Mantry, 3 Month and 6 Month options. Craft Beer Belly, Breakfast with Pops and Hecho en America are just some of the fun concepts that have been used for past Mantry's.

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10. Try the World | For the Explorer

"A taste of the world in a box." After subscribing to Try the World, members receive a gourmet box of food from a different city around the world. The boxes arrive every two months and are full of the most delicious foods and cultures from all around the world. For example, the Paris Box contains some of their finest gourmet items such as natural jams by Alain Milliat and traditional hot chocolate powder by Confitures à L'Ancienne. Music and movies, perfumes and postcards that capture the French joie de vivre all fit inside one very special box.

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