Asking to be your bridesmaid…pic heavy.. help!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How should you ask gals to be your bridesmaid?
    A bottle of wine w/ label or note asking : (16 votes)
    23 %
    Cute and sassy card : (14 votes)
    20 %
    "can't say i do without you" jewelry : (4 votes)
    6 %
    "be my bridesmaid" box o goodies : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Just call them up and ask : (20 votes)
    29 %
    Plan a trip home and ask in person : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Other thoughts? Comment below! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I made custom gift boxes (cardboard and decoupage) and jewelry for each girl (my BMs have very different tastes), then I wrote them a little poem.  As part of their gift for being in the wedding, I made them earrings to match the necklaces that I used to ask them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I got mini bottles of champagne & ring pops.  I got some cute cards custom done about it being the Bride’s turn to ‘pop the question’.

     

    It was really cute & not too fancy, my girls seemed to really love it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @shorebride105:  So I was all about doing it a cutesy way but when push came to shove, I had shit to do that didn’t include me being cute and sassy and on trend. I just called them up and asked. Don’t get me wrong, I will treat them at some point but I’m not a DIY’er and I didn’t want to go to great lengths to ask a simple question.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would just focus on doing something that is reflective of you and your friendships.  Don’t do something cutesy just for the hell of it.  Maybe make each one a card, that way it’s special and from you.

    Honesly, I either text messaged or called my girls to ask.  Nothing big or special.  I did make a card for my MOH, but it was more just supposed to be silly.  So do what feels right!  I’m sure your girls will love it no matter what.  

    @LilRhodyGem:  +1!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I bought these cards from etsy, and gave each of the bridesmaids tanks that had rhinestones “bridesmaid” on them, for the MOH i did the same but added a picture frame wtih a photo of us, and for the flower girls I got them flower girl barbie dolls and flowers.  It went over really well 🙂

    Will You Be My Bridesmaid... Cards (Set of 4)

    Post # 10
    Member
    2578 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I recreated the ‘Bridesmaids’ poster with my girls’ heads Photoshopped on, and then included some extra information…

    Post # 13
    Member
    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @nikbee:  do you mind sharing more details about what you put inside? And what’s on the cards?

    Post # 14
    Member
    311 posts
    Helper bee

    @MexiPino:  Sure. I got the oval boxes from Michaels and painted them a cream color and then glittered the whole box. I got a mini frame and embossed each girls monogram and then placed that on top of the box.

     

    I included pictures of dress ideas I liked. They are able to pick out their own dresses so I wanted to provide ideas.

     

     

    I provided them with colors of dresses for ideas. I got paint swatches them cut them out into a pretty shape and backed them with a glitter back and glued a ribbon onto the back making it into an accordian fold.

     

     

    Here are the cards inside. Dress ideas, their roles, who my girls are, and details about the wedding. Here are up close views.

     

     

     

    And I glittered mini champagne splits and made my own label that said Will you be my bridesmaid.

     

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @shorebride105:  Just want to say that I think anything you choose will be fine – I’m a lazy bride and just contacted them!

    I asked 4 in person (no exciting build up – I might have led in with a bit of wedding talk and then just asked “So… erm.. I was hoping to have you as one of my bridesmaids…?” immediately followed with “No pressure if you can’t or just want to come for the party!”) and I asked one over Facebook as she was interstate and we were both in classes when I asked her!

    Post # 16
    Member
    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @nikbee:  fantastic! Thanks for sharing. You did an awesome job!

    Leave a comment


    Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    Find Amazing Vendors