A martini glass, a high heel, and a tube of lipstick. Most charm bracelets are anything but charming. (Need you be reminded that you’re a vain shopper with a penchant for booze?)
Leave the custom accessories to Madame Fortuna. Designer Allison Nowlin Ward makes personalized bridesmaid gifts based on descriptions of your attendants.
To get started, submit the name, birthday, favorite memory, and personal style of each girl. Ward will scour flea markets, estate sales, and thrift and junk stores to find unique, vintage adornments, which usually include a locket and a small watch face set to the time of your wedding. You communicate with Ward via e-mail until the bracelets are perfect.
True tokens of your affection.
Hear ye, hear ye: Last chance to enter the Ultimate Wedding Contest — worth a whopping $100,000 — from DailyCandy and Crate & Barrel. You must register by March 31 at crateandbarrel.com/ultimatewedding.