I never heard of a bride box before one showed up at my doorstep. The second I opened it I knew it had to be from my best friend and maid of honor. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I opened the box I was just so happy! It hit me at just the right time. 

I announced my engagement a few weeks back and I just started planning. The stress of becoming someone’s wife and the responsibility of juggling schedules and vendors and budgets hit me all at once. 

I may be a little biased because of the timing, but I think every bride should get to enjoy this experience. 

Here’s why.

1. How would you describe wedding gift boxes to other brides? 

The best thing about a bride box subscription is how it feels. I’ve been to 6 weddings in the last 3 years and 2 more of my friends are engaged right now. They’re all really happy about the wedding but super stressed about planning. They separate things in their minds. Looking back on things, I think they’re missing out. 

What the miss to Mrs bridal boxes did for me is a bridge that gap. When they showed up every 30 days or so it helped me move the story of my experience from one phase to the next. After he proposed, I wanted to brag and do all of the normal party things with my friends. I also wanted to have a really cool wedding after everything we went through over the past few years. MissToMrs helped me do that by giving me things I never would have thought of and by keeping me organized. 

Toronto Wedding Photographer Liza Litvinovich
Source: Instagram/Toronto Wedding Photographer Liza Litvinovich. Photo Credit: Liza Litvinovich

2. How they work as wedding gifts

I didn’t know much about weddings when I was getting started and thought all the gifts came after “I do”. Finding that bridal subscription box so early took me by surprise. Each thing I pulled out was fun and useful and I really liked everything. What I remember most though, is loving that I have a friend who knows what it’s like to plan a wedding and the feeling of being appreciated. 

If someone you know is engaged, set up their wedding subscription box as soon as possible. Miss To Mrs sent me checklists and how-to guides that really help with all the planning. Organizing everything early helps you make smart decisions and keep your mind on fun things. So, it’s not just that they’ll appreciate each physical item. Every other part of the wedding experience will be enhanced.

3. Is it worth it?

I guess if you do the math you’d end up spending more if you bought all of those things yourself, but that’s not really the point. Beyond saving money, you’re getting an experience. A monthly bridal box gives you something to look forward to. It helps you plan the wedding of your dreams and it keeps you happy while you do it. It gives you things to help you celebrate that you never would have thought of and really makes you appreciate being a bride.

4. Subscription Options

Miss To Mrs really came in handy when a good friend of mine got engaged. Obviously, I wanted to cheer her on right away, but they don’t have a date yet. Remembering my M2M experience I did some research to see what’s new and was happy to see how they handle shipping. 

You can actually customize the delivery calendar according to how soon the wedding is! 

I’ll keep that in mind for next time, but this time I went with a His and Hers newly engaged bundle. They’ll both get a little something and I’ll hook them up with a monthly subscription once they set a date. 

5. They know brides 

I mentioned a couple of times that Miss To Mrs gave me advice when I didn’t know I needed it. The most important example of this is when I started looking into how to change my last name. I had no idea how complicated the process was. If I knew better I wouldn’t have waited so long but luckily Miss To Mrs had my back. They have a name change kit that really simplifies the process and took a load off my mind. 

6. Trust other brides

Most bride subscription box brands have an OK rating. But, when I see other brides going out of their way to brag about how they love M2M for different reasons, I know they’re good company. The reviews seem genuine and their smiles look real. 

Even though I had a good experience with Miss To Mrs I’ll admit that I shopped around when my friends got engaged. I wanted to see if there are cheaper prices or better gifts. I found cheaper prices but was really disappointed with what they have to offer. I found more expensive higher-quality items, but they didn’t really offer the experience that I fell in love with. I couldn’t find a better value and it seems that thousands of other brides agree. 

7. Support 

Even if everything seems perfect, I never buy something from a company that is hard to deal with. That didn’t matter when someone bought a bride box for me. But when I was shopping for my friends I wanted to make sure that I would be taken care of if I had a problem.

Miss To Mrs has a 24/7 support team, a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, and a cancel-any-time no-stress policy. How companies communicate with customers is a lot more important to me than how many stars they have.


Valeriya Istomina is a Wedding Forward expert on wedding budgets, etiquettes, ceremonies, and music. If you need tips for wedding planning, she will guide you all the way. She collects analytics and surveys, talks to experts; creates checklists, and templates, and gives her take on wedding planning. Her other passions are yoga, photography, and reading.