Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Four out of five of my bridesmaids live far away from me, so I didn’t really get to enjoy a fun way of asking them to be in the wedding. I suppose I could have sent something in the mail, but I was too impatient!

I told MOH Michelle right after we got engaged that if we were going to have a wedding party, she would for sure be in it, because I figured if we only chose one person each, she’d be my choice.

When I got the official go-ahead from Mr. Dragon, I asked everyone but BM Ashley over the internet—not that fancy, but I got to enjoy excited replies rolling in through the day! So why did I not ask Ashley? Well, at the time she was living a few hours away (she came back last winter), but I lucked out that weekend because she just so happened to be in town visiting and we had made plans to spend some quality time together later that evening. I wanted to ask her in person.

Now, my town does not have…anything…in the way of craft supplies, really. We don’t even have a Walmart near us! I only had about an hour between work and other plans, so I headed to the grocery store to see what I could drum up.

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Ashley loves purple. When we lose her in a crowd, it’s easiest just to look for her signature purple hoodie. When I saw this blank card I knew that, even if it had nothing to do with our wedding “look,” she’d love it!

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I bought it, took it home, and glittered it up a bit. For the inside, I busted out the Martha Stewart glitter pen and some coloured Sharpies.

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It was about as fancy as I could get using grocery-store supplies, what I had at home, and an hour of time, but I figured she’d love it for the colour alone.

And I was right! I handed it over to her in the car when we picked her up for the night, and she was positively giddy, especially when she read the inside. With a resounding yes, she was in the bridesmaid gang!

How did you ask people to join your wedding party?

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Mrs. Dragon

Location:
Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:33 pm

    Awww I love that! And you have such pretty handwriting! Luckily I got to ask each girl in person, even though we all don’t live near each other. I wish I would have thought of something creative but I just asked them in an awkward Jr. High school fashion. “I’d love for you to be a bridesmaid…what do you think?” Lol

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 5:08 pm

    @Miss Castle: Haha, that’s my fancy handwriting — my real handwriting, especially during phone interviews, is so bad I have to immediately rewrite my notes because I won’t be able to remember or read what it says!

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    Cara, Guest @ 5:31 pm

    I popped the question with a ring…ring pop! With my cousin I even got down on one knee to give it to her (which was very nervewracking and awkward, now I know a fraction of what the guys feel!). I never actually asked my MOH, my sister, it was just a given, the second she found out I was engaged she started planning the wedding for me, haha.

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    couawilou 7598 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:32 pm

    That is so cute. It’s funny because my matron of honor is Michelle and my maid of honor is Ashley :D
    I gave them a small engraved jewelry box and had a nice dinner to ask them. I did the same thing with my BM but gave her a nice bracelet/necklace amber set.

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 5:40 pm

    @Cara: That’s cute! When my sister got engaged it kinda worked the opposite way — I got an email thanking me for agreeing to be in the bridal party before she asked (not that I’d ever say no!).
    @couawilou: Sounds like you really treated them! I love hearing how people “popped the question” so to speak. :)

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:18 pm

    I wish I would have done something special.
    Instead, a few weeks before being officially engaged I sent out an email to my 3 closest girls saying.

    “I think Ko’u Aloha is going to propose – when it happen I hope you all know I want you there”

    To my sister I sent her a text. Yup – I can be sweet. LOL

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    petitfour 695 posts, Busy bee @ 8:13 pm

    These are so pretty! I sent my girls cards too :D

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:12 pm

    Lovely card, Miss D! Far more sparkly and creative than my phone calls and emails. :)

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    alyssaf2 14 posts, Newbee @ 5:20 am

    I had quite a bit of time before my parents threw us an engagement party, so I went to Michaels and made cards for my girls. I put an extra effort into writing poems in each one.

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    coyote 1548 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:52 am

    That is so sweet!! My bridesmaids are all long distance too so I sent them cute cards in the mail. :)

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