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?
- City: Syracuse/Long Island
- Medical Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2012
- The Old Field Club