Think Inside the Box

When it comes to planning your wedding, good things come in small packages
The Miss to Mrs Box is one of several fun options to help you get ready for your big day. | Photograph: courtesy of Miss to Mrs Box

THE PAST YEAR has made wedding planning anything but easy. Thankfully a myriad of bridal (and even one for the groom) subscription boxes are here to bring the excitement and fun back into the planning process. Here, we’ve rounded-up some of our favorites — each guaranteed to deliver a package of bridal bliss straight to your door.

Miss To Mrs Box
From wedding planning products to bridal swag and honeymoon essentials, the Miss to Mrs Box has it all for the bride-to-be. Depending on your subscription, Miss To Mrs delivers up to nine perfectly-packed boxes, each sporting trendy full-size bridal gear and a different theme. Boxes like Sweating For The Wedding, Keep Calm & Plan On or even Maximum Romance have everything you need (and more) to ensure you’re fabulously prepared for your big day. While the contents are always a fun and much anticipated surprise, the team at Miss To Mrs ensures the products you receive are useful and valuable along your planning journey by automatically tailoring your boxes to your wedding date.

Marigold & Grey
While not technically a subscription service, Marigold & Grey’s bridal boxes are a must-have for the newly engaged and newlywed. A full-service artisanal gifting business specializing in gifts for weddings and more, Marigold & Grey began in 2012 when founder and CEO Jamie Kutchman Wynne struggled to find welcome gifts for her own destination wedding. So, whether you’re a bride wanting to give yourself some self-love or looking for that perfect treat for your tribe, Marigold & Grey’s beautifully and flawlessly designed, ready-to-ship boxes come in a variety of expertly curated themes. With boxes like Bride Unwind, Modern Mrs., Engaged Life, Newlywed Ready, and even some for the groom (like GQ Gentleman and Dapper Dude), there is sure to be a box you’ll love to gift — or receive.

Something New Bridal Box
The mission at Something New Bridal Box is all about helping “women fully embrace, enjoy, and celebrate the time they spend as a betrothed.” We all know that planning a wedding can get a bit crazy, so the team behind Something New Bridal fills their boxes with items to make it feel less overwhelming and more fun. From date night activities to helpful planning tools and even items you can use on your wedding day, each box comes complete with five to seven full-sized products and features themes like the popular Fit Bride Box, Honeymoon Box, Beach Babe Box, and Just Engaged Box. Before subscribing, you’ll take a quiz that helps to customize the experience. Besides the monthly subscription service, you can also purchase items individually, and there is even an option to build a box as a gift.

Maeven (top) and Bespoke Post (bottom) send curated on-trend items directly to brides and grooms. | Photographs: courtesy of Maeven Box and Bespoke Post

Maeven Bridal Box
In 2018 Kathryn Sawyer and Bailey Rubin founded Maeven to offer sophisticated brides a luxe, high quality bridal box service. Each Maeven Bridal Box features a curated assortment of six to eight products and is “jam-packed with the latest trends for weddings, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties, as well as apparel, jewelry, bridal themed swag, and beauty products,” Rubin says. Brides have the option to choose a month-to-month subscription, two-month, three-month, six-month or even a nine-month service. No matter which subscription you choose, each begins with an exclusive Intro Box that includes ready-to-cheers champagne glasses, an insta-perfect acrylic ring box, a sleek bar necklace, a pink love balloon that’s beyond ready for virtual or IRL parties, the beloved — and so useful — Maeven wedding planner, and a set of stunning vow books — all wrapped up in the brand’s signature (and reusable) white magnetic-closure keepsake box. And that’s all just in the first box.

Bespoke Post
From shoe shine kits to shaving sets and everything in between, Bespoke Post curates monthly, themed boxes for the modern man with hopes of igniting “curiosity, confidence, and joy through its discerning membership.” Founded in New York City in 2011, Bespoke Post releases around 15 themed boxes each month to more than 200,000 subscribers. With each box built around a specific theme, a subscription to the service offers the ultimate gift for any style-minded groom. Each box is an easy (and fun) way to discover cool new products and under-the-radar brands.