If you have ever been a bridesmaid you know how stressful the task can be. From beginning to end, it is the bridal parties’ responsibility to make sure the bride is calm, cool and collected up until the bouquet is tossed and the party is over.
Asking your friends to be part of your big day is a huge honor and the perfect time to show her or him how special they are to you. So, if you are a bride-to-be looking to pop the bridesmaid question, here are a few thoughtful ways to ask your favorite pals to be part of your wedding.
Something Sweet: From edible cards to snail mail, sending each friend a personalized card that she can keep for years to come or devourer in seconds is a great way to ask the big question. Weddingstand.com and Weddingish.com both offer a great selection of bridesmaid cookies that can be specially ordered with each girl’s name.
When I asked my favorite girls to be my bridesmaids, I ordered from weddingish.com and was pleased with the products. For a personalized touch, I created a homemade tag and attached it to the gift-wrapped box with ribbon. The cookies were a huge hit and they were reasonably priced at only $9.25 each. For more ideas check out etsy.com, oncewed.com, and weddingbee.com, they have a ton of cards and gifts that would make anyone smile.
Something Homemade: If you have the time and patience, a homemade gift is a great idea and can be treasured forever. WeddingChicks.com posted a chic DIY bridal inspiration box that can be created with a little TLC. All the supplies can be purchased at a local craft store and the finished product is a really cute and well thought out. It looks like it will take some time to create each box but it would make the perfect keepsake.
Don’t think you have to spend a fortune or go out of your way to ask your friends and loved ones to be part of your special day. A call, text or email would suffice, but going the extra mile will definitely be appreciated!