Inviting the Party…

…the bridal party, that is! Having been a bridesmaid a few times before, I know what a commitment it can be, so I wanted to do something special to ask my lovely ladies. As a long-time lover of weddings, I was always thinking up ideas, even before we had decided to get married. My first thought was sending each future bridesmaid flowers—but with seven bridesmaids (and a junior maid), that quickly adds up. My second idea was getting them all a wedding-themed DVD (27 Dresses or The Wedding Singer, perhaps) with a cute little card”¦but I was worried that many of my ladies already had (or wouldn’t want) those movies. I also thought about sending them a cute bridesmaid book, like this. But then I found the perfect item while shopping at Miette in San Francisco. (If you live nearby, please visit and have a macaron for me…yummmm.)

Mini candy bouquet!

Six or seven all in a bunch

They are little candy-covered chocolates arranged like mini bouquets. They were perfect! And it was only about a year before we even decided to get married. So I made a mental note. About a year later, right after the engagement, we went to visit the fiancé’s family in Sacramento, and we all took a day trip to San Francisco. And I had a plan. Get to Miette and buy seven or eight of these bad boys. Mission accomplished!

And now to the fun part—packaging them up all cute and making the DIY “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards. I knew I wanted the cards to be cute but also silly (just like me—ha!). I found a great vintage image of a bride and a bridesmaid that I cut out in an oval and then ran through my brand new Xyron. I attached it to the front of a card (from Paper-Source).

On the inside, one side had that same vintage image—but now I had Photoshop’ed our heads in, replacing the heads of the bride and ‘maid. On the other side, I asked the important question: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Each card was personalized for each bridesmaid.

Next I tied the candy bouquet to each card (now in an ivory envelope) with a bit of tulle ribbon.

I filled a decorative cupcake box (from the Container Store) with some shredded paper. I placed the candy and card inside and tied the whole thing up with some more tulle and a little gift tag with each woman’s name.

Ready for my ladies!

Since all my BMs live out of town, my plan was to mail them each the little package. But as it turns out, I was going see five of them in the next couple months, so I only had to mail two. Everyone said yes! Here we all are: the Cheetah Girls!

Me, MOH Sister (my sis!), BM Skates (high school friend), BM Mrs. P (college roommate and grew up with the fiancé), BM WD40 (college roommate), BM GF (college friend), BM Buenos Aires (family friend), BM Sassy (cousin)

Are you having a bridal party and if so, how did you ask them?

*all personal photos*

BLOGGER

Ms Cheetah

Location:
Los Angeles/Palm Springs
Wedding Date:
March 2011
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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:54 pm

    LOL those cards are too funny and I love those candy bouquets.

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    PnkBlossom 71 posts, Worker bee @ 6:56 pm

    This is hilarious. Love it!!

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    Maggie Mae 649 posts, Busy bee @ 7:04 pm

    The. Cutest. Thing. Ever!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:12 pm

    Such fun packaging and such cute cards! Awesome!

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    Missbliss 872 posts, Busy bee @ 7:15 pm

    I love the wedding party line up!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:21 pm

    Love it! What a fun way to ask your bridesmaids :)

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    alvina 807 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 pm

    miette is delicious!! what cute candy flower bouquets!!

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    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:11 pm

    Awww! That’s such a unique idea! I love the edible bouquets. How cute!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 12:12 am

    Are those like M&Ms??? How are they attached and shaped into bouquets??

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    lrr1980 11 posts, Newbee @ 12:24 am

    Amazing! DIY projects are so fun, and I would cry I I got one of these!

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    cheetah 1192 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:35 am

    @mrspaetz: They are kind of like M&Ms, but with a thicker shell. They are wrapped in cellophane which is twisted into a wire stem at the back.

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    Miss Sequoia 394 posts, Helper bee @ 12:53 am

    This is such a cute idea, Ms. Cheetah! I have to go check out Miette, it sounds so yummy.

    I am only having one bridesmaid, so I’m making a card with a funny Dr. Seuss-style poem. It will have a handkerchief with her initials tucked into it. We’ll see what she thinks!

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    peach bride 4 posts, Wannabee @ 5:34 am

    CUTE, I LOVE THEM

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:54 am

    Suuuuuuper cute idea, LOVE it!

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    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:19 am

    Those are super cute, and delicious to boot!

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:42 am

    OMG, that’s the cutest thing ever!! You’re so creative!

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    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 am

    Wow, cheetah! Those are adorable!!! I’m super impressed with your creativity!

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:53 am

    These are so cute!

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    Miss Peach Tree 339 posts, Helper bee @ 10:15 am

    I love the photo-shopped heads. Just the right mix of sweet and silly. I bet they were all thrilled to get your gift/request.

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    locket 2821 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:16 am

    Such a cute idea! I love this!

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    dez091011 63 posts, Worker bee @ 11:11 am

    Great idea and wonderfully creative!

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    tocarat 324 posts, Helper bee @ 12:39 pm

    So great! I had plans to do something creative and personal but I ended up just blurting it out to half of them (I too have 8!) when I told them I was engaged and then sent my 3 cousins an indivicual email. Wish I would have done it like this!

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    Berkeley_Bride 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:46 pm

    This is such a great idea. So cute and creative!

    Now you’ve got me thinking, I might just have to make a little trip over to Miette (yum) and pick up some macaroons!

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    ccruz 21 posts, Newbee @ 5:59 pm

    i had a friend of mine make two yellow bridesmaid cookies and one wedding dress cookie to send to each bridesmaid. i found a black and white card (wedding colors were black and white with yellow accents) where i promised each girl i would not make them where an ugly dress if they would be my bridesmaid!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 8:49 pm

    These are awesome! Your BMs are so lucky!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:55 am

    Those candy bouquets are the coolest! I love the vibrant colors.

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    future_mrsjones 23 posts, Newbee @ 7:39 am

    OMG! I’m loving this idea… so freakin’ creative :)

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