Aside from the engagement, “proposing” to your bridesmaids is often one of the most memorable pre-wedding moments. Knowing who will be standing by with love and support during the ceremony can be a great comfort on a sometimes stressful day.
You can keep things simple and ask your girlfriends if they’d like to be a bridesmaid. They’ll surely be delighted! But if you’d like to use this chance to create a more memorable moment, we have some fun ideas for you.
Make It Crafty: Mason Jar Candle
A relatively simple DIY project, the ever-popular Mason jar can be used to create a unique bridesmaid request. Personalized Mason jars are also available to purchase.
If you decide to craft your version, check out an easy-to-follow online guide.
Essential steps include:
- Melting candle beads inside the jar
- Inserting a wick
- Adding text and personalization to the jar
For instance, “Jessica, I can’t say ‘I do’ without you! Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Dress the jars up with ribbons, tulle, or other embellishments, or keep it sweet and simple. Either way, your bridesmaids will love using the candle and displaying the jar as a memorable keepsake.
Keep It Classy: Host a Bridesmaid Brunch
Let your event planning skills shine with a fancy bridesmaid brunch or luncheon. When you ask your closest friends to become bridesmaids over mimosas and adorable tea sandwiches, how can they say no?
Consider hosting your brunch somewhere special, like a local tea shop or an outdoor dining space. A budget-friendly brunch or luncheon at home can be just as lovely with some planning (and maybe a little help from Pinterest).
Be sure to hire a photographer or have someone skilled take a few pictures of this moment. You can have them printed later as part of a thank you gift.
Personalize It: Memorable Monograms
Dress up your new bridesmaid crew with matching, monogrammed robes, hats, or jackets. You can present the gang with their personalized gifts at a fun gathering. If you’d instead share a more personal moment, take the time to meet up with each bridesmaid.
Your bridesmaids will appreciate your thoughtfulness. You’ll enjoy knowing they will think of your big day every time they wear it.
The list of items that can be monogrammed is quite long, but a few wedding-related suggestions include:
- Champagne or shot glasses
With so many options, chances are you’ll easily find the perfect item to fit your wedding plan.
Instagram It: The Virtual Ask
If you and your bridesmaids are social media fanatics, this could be an ideal solution. Host a live video on Instagram or Facebook where you ask your friends to be your bridesmaids. Asking the group online can be an easy way to include out-of-town bridesmaids.
You can prepare some festive props ahead of time. A banner that you unfurl to reveal your friends’ names or a montage of memorable photos can add a special touch.
Consider practicing your video session ahead of time. You might wind up with unexpected stage fright.
Keep It Clean: Pamper Your Pals
Encourage your bridesmaids to take a little time for themselves. Put together a cute basket or bag filled with indulgent health and beauty products. Think luxury bubble bath, soothing bath bombs, and quality skincare items.
Add a personal touch with handwritten notes asking each friend to serve as one of your bridesmaids. You could even set aside an evening for an at-home spa experience.
Alternatively, indulge your future bridesmaids with treatments at a local spa. Either way, your friends are sure to appreciate your kind gesture.
Bridesmaids Help to Make Your Day Special
The commitment that comes along with being a bridesmaid is no small matter. Your bridesmaids are promising to support you through one of the most important events of your life. Whatever approach you take when it comes to asking your best friends to serve as bridesmaids, be sure to express your gratitude.