You've gotten the floral scheme down, your dress has been tailored, and the seating is all arranged. It might seem like you've taken care of everything, but you can't forget one small — but not insignificant — gesture: the bridesmaids' gifts. There are plenty of stores to choose from to show your girls just how much they mean to you, and here are seven Atlanta favorites to start your search.
Paris on Ponce
The artisan arm of this storied antiques hall is the Pop Marche, which houses over 30 local small businesses, such as Stilllife, a stationery and paper goods boutique, or Gypsy Temple, a collection of eclectic goods. If you're able to splurge a little more, wander through the main store to find something truly unique for those that will stand with you on your day. Read real brides' reviews here!
If you and your gals are more of the classic type, head to Peridot, where you can get everything from monogrammed linens to ornate frames to little luxuries from popular brands like Nest. The two locations — one in Buckhead, one in Midtown West — will ensure that you've got the gifts you need in the neighborhood you need them in, despite Atlanta's often crippling traffic.
Gramercy Fine Linens and Furnishings
Ask any Buckhead Betty where she shops for gifts and chances are she'll tell you to head straight to Gramercy. They've got Sferra cocktail napkin sets, monogram-able pj sets and robes and beautiful guest towels from Matouk. You've been warned — you might come away with some newlywed bedding yourself!
Between the Howell Mill location and the Krog Street location, The Merchant has everything you could ever want in the world of gifting. Look for ceramics and home goods from Fishs Eddy, and accessories from Gunner and Lux. There's also party supplies from 31 Bits, Knot and Bow and Sugar Paper — all the accoutrements you need to wrap your gifts as prettily as possible.
Some have claimed that Westside Provisions, where Star Provisions is located, helped revitalize the west side of Midtown, and it's easy to see why. The entire complex is an ode to urban chic, with Star Provisions being an excellent place to pick up gifts both edible and not. You'll have to try your hardest not to get pulled towards the butcher counter or top-notch cheese counter; instead, head towards the right for an abundance of gifts, mostly geared towards interiors and cooking.
If there's one place to truly spoil a gift receiver, it's Diptyque, located in the shiny new Buckhead Atlanta complex. The French parfumerie has everything from its best-selling Baies candles to home and personal fragrances in jasmine, honeysuckle, fig and more. The jewel box of a boutique will make you feel like you've been transported to Paris, a total respite from busy Peachtree Street.
Despite being named after owner Emily Bean Livezey's hometown of Westport, Connecticut, the assortment at w.port shows that she's gotten ATL style in spades. Pick up dainty, personal jewelry here from Sasha Samuel, or go for something funkier with Southern cult favorite Twine & Twig. You'll have a hard time not shopping for honeymoon pieces while you're in there — but no one says you can't find something for yourself while shopping for your squad.