You said yes – congratulations! After the excitement of getting engaged has sunk in, it’s time to start planning for your big day. Having a supportive (and organised!) bridal party around you ensures the planning process runs smoothly and that you have helping hands on the day of the wedding. Selecting your bridesmaids and maid of honour can a be tricky, but once the decision is made, there are lots of exciting ways to “pop” the question to your girls. As proposals have become more elaborate over the years, it’s not surprising that bridesmaid “proposals” have too. We’ve had a look at some of the creative ways you can ask the second most important question – “will you be my bridesmaid?”
Finding The Words
If you would like to keep it simple, a heartfelt card or letter will mean as much to your best friend as any gift. There are lots of personalised card options available for you to insert their name, or you could pick a design that matches the colour scheme and theme of your wedding.
A Tasty Treat
Whether you buy them or bake them, your friends won’t be able to say no to a sweet treat! Cupcakes, macarons, cookies, cake pops, marshmallows… the list of goodies to pick from is endless. When it comes to choosing a sweet gift, be sure to pick your friends favourite flavours and consider personalisation by icing their name or a wedding message.
If they’re your best friend, chances are you will have lots of photographs together (both good and bad!). Remind her of all the special moments you have shared with a photo album that’ll take you both down memory lane. Leave a few blank spaces at the end so she can add her favourite snaps from the wedding day.
Why not plan a pamper session to spoil your friends? You don’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy spa; create your own at home with facemasks, manicures, candles and a bottle of bubbly. If you would like to get them a personalised gift, consider a pretty embroidered eye mask or matching bathrobes.
Pretty & Practical
Finally, a gift which both you and your bridesmaids will find useful – a bridesmaid survival kit. There are lots of pre-made options available online, but why not create your own? All you need is a nice zip bag or box which you can stock with essential items for the big day. Think tissues, plasters, a compact mirror, small hair brush – anything which will ensure the bridal party looks their best on the big day!
Asking your friend to be your bridesmaid (or maid of honour) is a big moment leading up to wedding day; they will be the ones helping you plan, celebrate and say, “I do”. The role of bridesmaid can be a big time and financial commitment so it’s important you show them how much they mean to you. A heartfelt message in a card, or a present you have made yourself, can mean just as much as an expensive gift. With so many fun and creative ideas out there for “popping” the question to your bridesmaids, you are bound to find one which suits your friends perfectly.