Inviting the bridal party was one of the first things things we did after our engagement. Mr. Crab took a straightforward approach and asked each of the members of his party in person. I also asked my brother and my man of honor in person, but for the others I had something else up my sleeve. After our 30th birthday discussions about an engagement ring, I discovered wedding blogs. I came across this post on DIY “Be My Maid” boxes, and I knew I wanted to put together something crafty for my ‘maids’ invitations. Bridesmaid boxes are a popular bridal party invitation choice; in fact, Miss Coral and Miss Angelfish recently posted about the boxes they made for their ‘maids. I was inspired to embrace the spirit but went a bit of a different route. I was fortunate enough to find these fantastic sparkle clutches at Target, and I knew they would be the perfect vessel for my invitations.
We started our invitations before we had secured the venue so we didn’t have any specific details worked out (including the date!), but I included the information I had so my nearest and dearest could get the feel for what we had planned. I also printed a few of my favorite pictures depicting our friendships throughout the years, and I wrote a handwritten invitation for each one. When they opened the clutch, this is what they saw: