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12+ Things to Include in Your Wedding Advent Calendar

One of our HIGM Facebook Group brides-to-be recently posted a pic of an awesome ‘Wedvent’ (wedding advent calendar) her bridesmaid put together for the lead up to her Big Day and there were so many fellow brides absolutely blown away by the idea and of course tagging their own maids and asking about it! We LOVE this sweet idea – we may be grown ups but we’re still obsessed with advent calendars come Christmas time (who could say to not to chocolate for brekkie?) and this wedding version is even more epic. Thoughtful maids put together these little pressie packs full of gifts for the 12 days leading up to the wedding to kick start the celebrations, get the excitement levels off the scale and completely spoil the bride-to-be.

So what goes in them you say? Well we’ve rounded up some lovely ideas that would work a treat! With wedding gúnas, hens and all the other expenses that come with weddings, we know funds might be tight and this can seem a tad extravagant but we suggest getting a gang of the girls together to go in on it and pick up some cute and cheap and cheerful pieces. If you all put in €10 instead of individual gifts, you can pick up some really lovely tokens the bride will treasure! Then it’s all about wrapping them, numbering them and popping them in a cute box or attaching them to a board so the bride can open a little pressie each of the 12 days before the wedding. Check out what to include below and if you’ve any bridesmaids or mates out there that could do with a few hints, get tagging!

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Photo by Studio 11 Weddings via Something Turquoise

What to Include

You can pick up lots of little bits like confetti, beauty treats – nail polish, nail files, eye treatments, face masks, lip balm, makeup – socks, a bridal eye mask, makeup bag, mini frame, disposable camera for surprise wedding morning snaps, hair accessories, candle (Yankee have some lovely wedding candles to suit all budgets from €2 up to €18) and then splash out on something big like PJS or a robe, slippers, lingerie (or some cute undies), a lovely bridal hanger or a ring dish or jewellery box. And pop in some foodie treats like her fave choccies or some mints or gum, some chamomile tea to keep her calm and mini champers or Prosecco for the wedding morning!


Socks via ASOS | Essie Bridal Nail Polishes, available from Amazon | Love Heart Sweets via Dealz | Sanctuary 5 Minute Moisture Mask via Boots | Bride Squad Eye Mask via Boohoo | Hanger via Boohoo | Personalised Slippers via | Wedding Underwear via Penneys | Yankee Wedding Day Candles via Candle Warehouse | Bride Canvas Pouch via Alphabet Bags on Not on the Highstreet | Wedding Tissues via Amazon | Lip Balm via Boots | Mints via Tesco | Moet Champagne via M&S | Temporary Tattoo via | Disposable Camera via Confetti

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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.

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