Popping the Question

I have seven beautiful bridesmaids!

We will call them Bridesmaid A, Maid Of Honor (MOH) T, Bridesmaid S, Bridesmaid E, Bridesmaid M, Bridesmaid H, and Bridesmaid N.

Most of them I met in college, with the exception of Bridesmaid S, whom I met in high school, and Bridesmaid M, who is Mr. Unicorn’s sister.

I’ve heard that some people have difficulty choosing their bridesmaids, but I knew exactly who I wanted to stand by my side on one of the happiest days of my life. So I popped the question”¦and they all said yes!

Now we’ve all heard horror stories of the dreaded “bridesmaids’ dress.” The dress is typically expensive, unflattering, and just all-around evil. I vowed I wouldn’t do that to my bridesmaids. I picked a color and a fabric, and I’m leaving the rest up to them. This way, each girl can pick a dress that is comfortable and flatters her body type.

My only requirements were as follows:

  • Knee-length-ish
  • Navy
  • Chiffon
  • No strapless (per my mother’s request)

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. So far, I know MOH T has purchased her dress. She sent me a picture, and it was EXACTLY what I was picturing. I think they’ll look gorgeous in their mismatched, yet cohesive, dresses. And the navy dresses will look great with their peachy-orange bouquets.

And how did I ask these lovely ladies to be my bridesmaids?

Well I found adorable kraft paper cards with matching envelopes. And I found some cute, polka-dotted silk flowers. With a little creativity and some glue dots, I made these:


Personal photo

I made one for each girl, and each card is unique. Aren’t they cuuuute? Even if I do say so myself?

How did you ask your bridesmaids? Did you let them choose their own dresses?


Mrs. Unicorn

Atlanta, Georgia
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. msunicorn Bee
    msunicorn 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:48 pm

    Thanks, Pony!

  2. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:29 am

    Love those cards Uni, they are adorable!! I kinda went the same route – I just wanted a little bit more control. 😀 I chose the length, fabric, color and designer, but I made sure to pick a designer that had at least 10 or more options for them to chose from. It worked out great for my group and they all found a dress they loved!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 8:30 am

    Those cards are adorable! I was too excited to wait and I asked mine all on the phone when I told them we were engaged. I may try to send something later one once things are more finalized, just a ‘thanks!’ kind of thing.

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:12 am

    I personally love how mismatched dresses look. It makes life easier on bridesmaids and it looks so fresh in the pictures I’ve seen. Navy is one of my favorite colors and chiffon is one of my favorite fabrics. So, I can’t wait to see what your ladies come up with!

  5. msunicorn Bee
    msunicorn 149 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:50 pm

    @Coyote and Steph: Thanks! They were fun to make and super easy.

    @Priya: Two of them have already sent me pics and video of their dresses, and they look SOOO good. Can’t wait to see ’em all in a row! I’ll definitely be posting an update once I get pics from all of them.

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