Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

I knew one thing for certain when Fiance and I started planning our wedding—I wanted to find a special way to ask my wedding party. I’m a sentimental person and have always loved all the little details.

”˜Will you be my bridesmaid?” is a fairly new trend that I’ve seen on the web. And there are so many fun and creative ways to ask!

Some of my favorites are:


The super-cute paper dolls via Project Wedding


The bridesmaid “proposal” via mrsjimenez71203 on Weddingbee


Box with bridesmaid tank via Something Turquoise


You can even ask with M&Ms! via Best Destination Wedding

While these are all fabulous ideas, I wanted to come up with a variation on my own. It all started with these adorable cards I found on Etsy. (Etsy deserves its own post!) I decided to have cards made that said “hello beautiful” in shades of pink.


They turned out amazing!! / Cards by Sparrow Nest Script on Etsy

I wrote each one of my nine girls (eight bridesmaids, one junior) a note about why I was asking them to be part of my special day.

But I didn’t want to stop there.

I thought it would be fun to give each of them some of my favorite things as a “thank you” for accepting (or considering—part of the reason I wanted to send them a card is because I didn’t want anyone to feel like they had to say yes on the spot. Being part of a wedding is a big commitment and can be a lot of money.)

I started with my favorite container from Hallmark.


Then I added my favorite eos balm


Image via drugstore.com

…a small bottle of Essie “wedding-themed” nail polish…


Image via Zappos

…and hand lotion from Bath & Body Works.


Image via Bath & Body Works

I individually wrapped each item and put them inside the Hallmark gift box.


And sent them off to all nine girls.

I’m happy to report…they all said yes! :)

What other ideas have you heard to ask your ‘maids?


Miss Fairy

Upstate New York
Wedding Date:
September 2012
Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!
Standesamt: The Luncheon
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    bzybee 20 posts, Newbee @ 9:32 pm

    Amazing! Great idea!

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