A Different Kind of Proposal

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?


Mrs. Elk

City: Syracuse/Long Island
Wedding Date:
May 2012
The Other Mama

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  1. msfox Bee
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:17 pm

    LOVE this!! I so wish I thought of something clever to do like this for my girls!!

  2. jaguar Bee
    jaguar 6617 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:24 am

    Such a cute idea!

  3. honey Bee
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:29 am

    Ha, I love this idea!!

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