Oh, wedding season. It really is a great time of year. Some people wait their whole lives (or it seems like that) to find the one. So, when a friend is getting married, it is not something to gloss over. But, with big life events come big celebrations and big bills.
I love being there for my friends. But sans a car and vacation time, I had to get creative on how to be there for a friend getting married without actually being there. Know what I mean?
Usually a wedding comes with a wedding shower and a bachelorette weekend on top of the wedding and maybe dress shopping and other events. For me, it’s important to be there for when my friends get married. Even if I can’t make it to all the festivities I will try to squeeze in some bachelorette fun before the wedding or send a surprise fun wedding package.
One of my best friends is getting married and my heart hurt that I couldn’t make it to bachelorette weekend. I’m not in the wedding but she’s like a sister to me. So, I surprised her with a fun wedding gift. I know it can’t replace the moments on the vineyard and the selfies and other bachelorette weekend debauchery, but important people deserve a little something extra. One of my favorite parts about the wedding is getting ready. There’s a lot going on and a lot of pictures, so I sent her this Sugar Set Giftbox with a personalized robe and travel mug.
It’s hard to miss out on big life events. I don’t know how you guys handle wedding season. For me, I always try and make it to the wedding. I have gotten myself into some adventurous situations, but that’s another story for another town 🙂
Cheers to making the women and men in our lives feel special on their special day.
Amanda Elliott is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.