3 Wedding Gifts to Give Yourself

wedding giftsHad your fill of coffee makers, coordinating dinnerware, and towel sets? Now that your registry is complete, it's time for the fun stuff. Treat yourself to some wedding (and honeymoon) essentials too personal to request from your guests. From teeny bikinis to personalized stationery, shower yourself with these three bridal must-haves.

Wedding-Night Lingerie

Sure, you may already have a pretty selection of lace bras and panties, but your wedding night is a chance to spice things up. Venture outside your comfort zone with pieces you've always wanted but didn't think you'd have an opportunity to wear. Sites like Yumdrop offer a variety of sultry selections you can order and try on from the comforts of home. Or, simply upgrade from the everyday bra to a steamy lace bustier, and complete the look with a matching thong and garter.

Honeymoon-Ready Swimsuits

The honeymoon is your opportunity for the vacation of a lifetime. An oceanfront escape is no place to reveal a tired old bikini. If you've taken the time to book a tropical destination with first-class accommodations, treat yourself to a few nice swimsuits.

Beach: Time to bask in the sun with a fruity cocktail in hand! Beach vacations are all about finding a sunny spot on the sand and listening to the waves crash on the shore. As you work on your honeymoon glow, don't let bad bikini choices ruin that perfectly sun-kissed skin. To avoid tan lines, go for ultimate exposure — of the cheeky kind. Think Brazilian-cut bottoms that accentuate your backside and strapless tops that cover only the goods.

Resort: Flaunt your style with fashion-forward pieces that are all about making a statement — no plain-Jane suits here. Think exotic accents with colorful beading and embellishments. A bandeau top mixed with tie-string bottoms creates a demure yet sexy look. Prefer a one-piece? Choose a flirty option with a plunging neckline or a monokini with side cutouts. Top it off with some trendy shades, like the classic Wayfarer by Ray-Ban, for a pool-perfect ensemble.

Forever Bride: Let the world know you're newlyweds with bridal-inspired swimwear. This look is all about romantic details and soft shades of ivory, white, and even pink. Show off your bridal bootcamp efforts with bottoms embellished with Swarovski crystals and pops of something blue.

A Personal Touch for Your Stationery

Wedding festivities kick-start a lifetime of future celebrations. From milestone anniversaries to family additions, there will be plenty of reasons to express your gratitude with correspondence. Invest in a classy custom calligraphy handmade stamp from Etsy, and you'll cut a little time off addressing multiple envelopes without sacrificing a personalized touch. Not only will you show your appreciation to those you love, but you'll impress recipients with classic calligraphy that makes a statement on your new life as a couple.

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