Asking Them All Over Again

Back in February, after Mr. Poodle and I started our visa petition, we couldn’t wait to share the news of our engagement with everyone!

Because not all of my girls here in Chile can buy a ticket to go to our wedding in California, I decided that my side of the wedding party would consist of my little sister and best friend from Chile, along with my other 2 ‘maids from California. I wrote everyone an email and asked them to be my ‘maids, but just like Miss Bear Cub, I did that months ago—but I needed to let them know in a more “official” way that I REALLY wanted them there with me smile030.

SO, I jumped on the card bandwagon!

I knew I wasn’t a good card maker, so I needed something really simple—something that I could pop the question again in and also where I could have plenty of room to write about the dresses I wanted to make for them, let them know each others’ information (since two of them are from Chile), and send them a little piece of the dress fabric. This was my sketch idea:

This is the finished result. I had old, purple ribbon and white, thick paper to use. I also found a (not very cute) green paper. I first drew and then cut the little dresses, and I also used a tiny piece of tulle for my veil smile030.

As you can see, I lack the handwriting gene – but don’t worry, that’s the reason I’m not doing our envelopes… (hopefully my girls will not mind).

It took me around a half hour to get the 4 of those done (2 cards in Spanish and 2 in English). I was really happy to send them out!

How did you ask your ‘maids to be a part of your wedding party? Do you have long distance BMs? How are you handling the coordination with the distance between you?


Mrs. Poodle

Santiago, Chile/San Bernardino, CA
Wedding Date:
January 2010
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    HistoryBride 409 posts, Helper bee @ 3:02 pm

    You kidding? I love your handwriting! Those cards are great.

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:53 am

    Aww those are so adorable!!! I would have been so excited to get that card if I were one of your friends!

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    My Girls’ Dresses - Part 1: MOH » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 4:43 pm

    […] you all the inspiration dresses I found to show my girls, the trend I said I loved SO much, and the cards I made to re-ask them to be in my party? Well, in the cards, I sent them fabric samples so they could see […]

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