A Different Kind of Proposal

I knew from the start that I wanted to ask my girls to be my bridesmaids in a special kind of way, and what better way than to propose to them!! So I ran out and bought cute rings from Kohl’s, and then found these inexpensive ring boxes from Amazon.com.

Image via Amazon.com

But I wanted to spice these babies up a little bit, so I bought ribbon and decided I would make a cute little bow for the front of the boxes. (Note: remaining pictures are personal photos.)

Although this wasn’t particularly difficult, I am not entirely thrilled with the visible glue and poorly cut edges. If I did it all over again I would probably just buy premade bows and glue them on.

Next, I realized I wouldn’t be able to give these to all my girls in person, and so I wanted the boxes to be able to speak for me, in a way. So I found a box of small alphabet stamps, ink, and cute little tags on sale for a dollar each at Michaels. And I stamped the words “Will you be my bridesmaid?”

The tags were a little larger than I anticipated, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to attach them to the ring boxes. After messing around with it a little, though, I found that I could wrap the tag around the box and it would stand up, looking almost like a little speech bubble:

This is what they saw when they opened their little gifts:

And here I am proposing to Bridesmaids D and J (well, recreating a proposal that happened moments earlier):

I am very pleased to say I was not rejected by a single person, and all my girls seemed to love being proposed to!

Did you ask your bridal party in a unique way? How did they respond?


Mrs. Elk

City: Syracuse/Long Island
Wedding Date:
May 2012
The Other Mama

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  1. Member
    lumos 668 posts, Busy bee @ 2:42 pm

    What a fun idea!
    I love it and may have to use this one!

  2. Member
    oatmealpie 155 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:45 pm

    That is so flippin’ sweet! What a great way to show your bridesmaids that it isn’t all about the bride.

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    MsFoxxy 1625 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:54 pm

    Very unique and fun! I love it!! :o)

  4. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:01 pm

    What a cute idea! I love the proposal picture.

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    000000 69 posts, Worker bee @ 3:02 pm

    Ahhh I love this idea I might just have to ‘ahem’ use this idea. Or find another quirky way. But I love it hehe

  6. raccoon Member
    raccoon 308 posts, Helper bee @ 3:26 pm

    You got to propose! This is so cool!

  7. Member
    Aud1628 540 posts, Busy bee @ 3:36 pm

    Aww so sweet, I bet all your bridesmaids felt very special!

  8. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 5:07 pm

    Haha, this is great! That proposal picture is so great!

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    Crown 578 posts, Busy bee @ 5:54 pm

    What a fabulous way to propose to your girls!!!

  10. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:39 pm

    This is so sweet and unique! I love that last picture!

  11. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:17 pm

    LOVE this!! I so wish I thought of something clever to do like this for my girls!!

  12. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6502 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:24 am

    Such a cute idea!

  13. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:29 am

    Ha, I love this idea!!

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