Episode 26

What Gifts Do I Buy For My Bridal Party & Parents? - With Alexandra Puccini of Lavender and Pine Gifting

Trying to figure out who to get for wedding gifts for is a challenge, and adds one more thing to your seemingly never-ending to-do list. But trying to figure out what to get is even more challenging. From bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts, to parent gifts - this week we discuss who to buy for and how to find the perfect gifts to say thank you on your special day.

My guest today is Alexandra Puccini, owner of Lavender and Pine Gifting, and in this show we discuss:

  • How to begin to answer of the question of "What do I get?"
  • Your "Why" in wanting to give a gift in the first place
  • Why gifts don't have to be something material and what you can do instead
  • Bridesmaids proposals, and bridesmaids gifts -what should be in them and if they should be the same or different
  • Gifts for the guys
  • Avoiding expensive "trendy", disposable gifts that are basically picture props
  • Who you should really give gifts to if you're on a tight budget
  • Why buying gifts from local makers is so important and beneficial, not only to them but to you as well.
  • and more...

In addition, Alexandra has a very special, limited time surprise for our United States based listeners.

To learn more about Lavender and Pine Gifting, you can find them at:


on IG @lavenderandpinegifting and Pinterest at Lavender and Pine Gifting

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Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!