Asking My Maids

I took a while to ask my ‘maids to be in the wedding (sorry, pals) even though I’d known forever who I wanted to ask; the reason it took a bit is that I wanted to ask in a creative way”¦and here’s what I came up with!

It was around the Christmas holiday, so I bought clear christmas ornaments (super inexpensive at Michaels) to make “wishing ornament.” A wishing ornament is designed to hold a hope or a wish—usually a small piece of paper hidden inside.


I cut up small strips of paper that said “will you be my bridesmaid?” and curled them around on shiny blue paper:


I nestled each one in a package with a note that said “This holiday season, I give you a wishing ornament. A wishing ornament holds a holiday hope—in this case, a single question”¦”


One of the strips had a ribbon attached to it, so each ‘maid could pull out one slip and read the question. I thought sending them in the mail would be a cool surprise—who doesn’t love getting packages?


They all called me a few days later (to accept, thankfully), and although I did miss seeing them in person after asking, I think the surprise factor made it really special. Plus, it’s something they can keep for their Christmas trees if they want, and hopefully have a fond memory.

What do you think of this idea? What’s the most creative way you’ve seen to ask a ‘maid?

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Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
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  1. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 2:41 pm

    This is so cool and unique! I’ve never heard of wishing ornaments before, but it’s such a fun concept!

  2. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:43 pm

    This is such a cute idea!

  3. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:51 pm

    I love this in so many levels, it’s creative and special and so cute!

  4. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 3:06 pm

    What a cool idea. I’m a mail-lover myself, so I’m sure your BMs really appreciated your effort.

  5. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:30 pm

    such a cute idea!!! Your ladies must have loved this because who doesn’t enjoying receiving packages in the mail?!?!

  6. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:55 pm

    Wow, this is such a sweet and unique idea! I love it!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:47 pm

    This is such a unique and lovely well to ask your maids! I just asked in person lol!

  8. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:10 am

    Super cute idea!! I adore these (and love Christmas!) I bet your maids loved them!

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    thatredheadedsister 73 posts, Worker bee @ 9:58 am

    CUTE idea!! Some of my maids are all over, so I mailed all but my sister’s. I baked a cookie shaped like a dress and decorated it with the wedding colors and a simple note inside. They loved it. And since our colors are yellow and navy, the cookies were a lemon flavor

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:07 am

    Yay, I love the “will you be my bridesmaid” cards/gifts trend! These are super cute!

    I’ve never heard of a wishing ornament before, but that’s such a neat idea.

  11. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:03 am

    Such a cute idea!

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    2013wife2b 5 posts, Newbee @ 1:17 am

    I love it :)

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