GUEST POST: Will You Be My Bridesmaid: 5 Creative Ideas for Brides-to-Be

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Weddings are an exciting time in every couple’s life. They’re making a grand commitment to one another, announcing their love to everyone, and having a party in the process! And like most things in life, the couple’s dearest friends are there to help.

Of course, being in a bridal party isn’t just about serving the bride and groom; it’s also a lot of fun! This is precisely why many brides are getting creative when asking girls to join their party (their own little “bridal party proposal”). 

If you want your girls to be a part of your big day, muster up some creativity and ask them in a fun way! Here are a few tips to get you started:

A Cute Card

Sometimes, a card says it all (but it doesn’t have to be from Hallmark). Use your creativity to make something truly unique: a scratch-off card with the question underneath, an acrostic poem for each of your bridesmaids, whatever suits your style the best. 

This may seem like a simple gift, but if it comes from the heart, your friends will love it. Plus, it leaves a little room in the budget to treat everyone to brunch! 

A Sweet Treat

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Bridesmaids are often involved in the wedding planning process, from making wedding favors to cleaning up when it’s over. When you ask your friends to be your bridesmaids, let them join in one of the funner parts of planning a wedding: cake tasting. 

Make little cakes (or buy some cupcakes, if you’re not a baker), and put them into individual mason jars. Close the lid and top it off with a little message – you can write “will you be my bridesmaid” in marker on the lid, or get a sticker printed for a cleaner look.

Something To Wear

Being a bridesmaid is quite a commitment. Your friends will give their time and money to making sure you have a special day. For this reason (and because you love them), you should bring a gift when you ask them to join your bridal party.  

Give your perspective bridesmaids a little trinket, like an elegant necklace or bracelet. A kind gift like this will show them how much you care. They can even wear it on your wedding day, giving that piece of jewelry special meaning for everyone.

A Little Self-Care

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When most people talk about “wedding stress,” they’re referring to the bride and groom. But let’s be honest: planning a wedding can leave everyone on edge. Sometimes, the best thing to do for your bridal party is to give them a little pampering. 

Pick up (or make) a bath bomb for each of your bridesmaids (in each of their favorite scents) and a Marble Face Bar from Ayr Skincare. Wrap them up in cute packaging, and “pop the question” on the label! Your friends will be honored to be your bridesmaid – and when things get crazy, they’ll have a way to relax.

A Toast!

You will be raising a glass with your girls more than a few times during the wedding planning process. When you find the perfect dress, at your bachelorette party, at the rehearsal dinner – all these occasions call for some champagne, so be prepared!

Giving your friends personalized champagne flutes is a fun and practical way to ask them to be your bridesmaids. Not only is the glass a keepsake they can cherish forever, it’ll come in handy in those celebratory months leading up to your nuptials. 

You can use these suggestions to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids, or come up with something totally original! Whatever you choose, we know your true friends will love it. So, have fun with your friends – and enjoy your wedding day!