5 Unique Wedding Party Gifts

As a wedding party member, bridesmaids and groomsmen typically have to shell out quite a chunk of dough to participate in the happiest day of your life. Sure, they may get access to an open bar and choice of chicken or fish, but between rehearsals, writing speeches, throwing bachelor/ette parties and generally making sure their soon-to-be-wed friends and family members don’t lose their sh*t, they put in a lot of work for you.

Here are 5 unique wedding party gifts that will show them how much you appreciate all they do:

1. Artisanal soaps, bath & beauty products

Bodhi Basics soap downtown St. Pete

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Simple Weddings Bridal Show

2015 04-26 Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Simple Weddings Bridal Show at NOVA 535

Tickets are required for entry and include access to venue, music and entertainment, free food from the area’s top caterers, and free soft drinks for kids. Cash bar will be available for for guests 21 and up. Come see why NOVA 535 is the regions #1 wedding venue.



Now introducing the lovely newlyweds Mrs and Mrs

Change, in this case, is a good thing. See we here at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida, have been marrying people since opening, back in February 2008. “Marrying” two consenting adults who love, respect and want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. Most of the time they were called weddings, occasionally “Commitment Ceremonies”. So why the different labels for the exact same event?

2014 10-19 Heather-and-Mariryan-Wedding-at-NOVA-535-Downtown-StPete-60

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BABC Bridal Gown Sale

2014 11-09 Sunday
11:00 am – 1:00pm  VIP Event
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  GENERAL ADMISSION

Meet distinguished Bridal Partners, with lots of exciting give-a-ways, all while supporting Brides Against Breast Cancer with this BABC Bridal Gown Sale at NOVA 535. Not limited to brides, bring your friends! Cash bar open all day so come and enjoy a bloody mary or mimosa with your girlfriends while you shop for your perfect wedding gown!


VIP Event on Sunday November 9, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$30 for Bride + Guest
$20 for Each Additional Guest
($35/$25 at door)

General Admission  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$5 per Ticket


I was told that Mexican Weddings were different and well..

and well maybe they are. On this beautifully hot July afternoon of 2014, at St. Pete’s favorite wedding venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space here in downtown St. PeteLeonor and Margarito, friends forever, tie the knot in what they and several of their friends described to me as a “Mexican Wedding.”  Hmmm, exactly am I in store for? 2014-07-12-Leonor-and-Margarito-Summer-Mexican-Wedding-Fiesta-at-NOVA-535-downtown-StPete (29)

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Florida Outdoor Bamboo Courtyard Wedding Ceremonies

The delightful weather here in St. Pete, Florida draws visitors and destination brides year round, well maybe except in steamy August, from across the globe. Currently, I understand that Florida is the world’s #1 destination wedding destination, and as our jewel of a city St. Pete and the entire Tampa Bay Area grows in popularity, we’re welcoming more and more destination weddings. And destination brides typically want to get married outside where the weather is gorgeous! Let’s explore Florida Outdoor Bamboo Courtyard Wedding Ceremonies held here at venue NOVA 535.

2013 10-20 Rich - Kusnir Wedding at NOVA 535 IMG_5415 (25)

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Bridal Show and Gown Sale for Brides Against Breast Cancer

We invite all St. Pete area brides and guests to browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Gowns range from $99 to $3,900, are available in all styles and in sizes 2-24. You will also meet some of the area’s top wedding vendors, and enter exciting giveaways, all while supporting a great cause.

VENDOR TABLES $ 500 (tax deductible)