Has anyone done "Will you be my bridesmaid/MOH?" gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Thoughts on "Will you be my bridesmaid/MOH" gifts
    I think they are unnecessary : (33 votes)
    44 %
    I think they are a cute way of "proposing" to your girls : (23 votes)
    31 %
    I have done them (Please explain below) : (16 votes)
    21 %
    Other (Please explain below) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I was extremely late and lazy asking my girls (and one guy) and I literally texted one of them to ask them. Yikes! I think it would have been cute for me to do something but I didn’t plan on having bridesmaids until about 2 months before the wedding and then it was like ok I need to ask them ASAP. I plan on getting them a thank you gift. 

    Post # 4
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @MrsMeowton:  Also – I agree. Before I was engaged I loved pinterest… now I hate it.. lol! 

    Post # 5
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    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

    For my girls who are out of town, I called all of them to ask and for my local girls I asked them in person. I hadn’t even heard of Will You Be My BM gifts/cards/etc until Pinterest/Etsy (again, ugh!)

     

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    my mom made me these mini scrapbooks.  it was pictures of me and girl i was “asking” and then some ugly bridesmaid dress pictures.  i had a poem and at the end it said “will you be my bridesmaid/maid of honor?”

    they loved them!!!

    ETA: my mom is creative and already scrapbooks.  she wanted to make them.  if it were up to me, i would have just asked them in person.

     

     

     

     

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @bourkelton:  +1 I think they’re so uneccessary. I sent everyone a text. When my MOH asked me to be in her wedding she sent a pretty card in the shape of a girl in a dress (kind of like a paper doll) and I liked it, but it didn’t stop me from throwing it away a few days later.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsMeowton:  I had custom wine bottle labels made that said Cant say I do without you :will you be my maid?’ ( couldnt fit bridesmaid) then the wedding date. You can get free labels sent to you from wine companies

    I put them on bottles of wine and gave them to my girls, they liked it! The wine was cheap though, 6 bottles adds up fast haha

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @luluvohn:  There are so many of those little things that go into a wedding, especially if you spend time on pinterest and weddingbee… all the things a bride is “supposed” to do can become very overwhelming. Are you doing wedding gifts for your mom, fiance or inlaws? I had never heard of this till I started getting on the bee. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I asked my girls in person.  That was about the extent of it.  I think “proposing” to your bridesmaids or MOH is just utterly stupid.  

    Post # 11
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    705 posts
    Busy bee

     

     

    I made these and added a cute note to it. I found a ton of things on pintrest for ideas. 

     

    Will you help me tie the knot? was my theme so to speak. 

    I enjoyed doing it and it was inexpensive but I don’t think it’s a must do by any means. 

     

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I gave gift bags.  I liked the box ideas, but I didn’t want to DIY them, I’m so not crafty and would not have been happy with the outcome.

    I got all the girls rhinestone tank-tops that said Bridesmaid / Maid of Honor and for my maid of honor I also included a picture frame wtih a photo of the two of us after completing our first 1/2 marathon.  I also got them these adorable cards from etsy.  The gifts went over really well, and I thought it was a nice touch rather then just asking…

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I did, but only because I made most of it myself and couldnt resist the actual gift! I made them cards that said “Something old, new, borrowed, blue.. Now all I’ll need is you! “Name” will you be my maid of honor/bridesmaid? Then I made bags to put their gift in. For the gift, I ordered tumblers with a dress sillouette and their monogram on the back from the etsy seller Palmettomonograms. I don’t have them yet or else I’d post a pic. I loved it, it’s simple and I ordered a bride one for myself too =)

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I, like so many other brides, saw a lot of cute and over the top ideas on the web and pinterest but decided that I didn’t need to do anything spectacular, I just wanted to bring my bridemaids together and ask them to be by my side on my wedding day. So I invited them all over to my place on a Friday night. I made dinner, we had wine and cupcakes, it was nothing formal, just a evening with my sister and my best friends. I liked the idea of giving them cards that said “Will you be my bridesmaid?” so I found a free downloadable template on weddingchicks.com and printed them on nice card stock. I found small white boxes at Michael’s and filled them with some candy and a few macaroons. That’s it! It was fun and I also took the opportunity to talk to them about what I had in mind for dresses, jewelry etc. I am saving the gifts for the actual wedding day. Good luck!

    http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/will-you-be-my-cards/will-you-be-my-vintage-card/

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think they can be cute, but I’d want to ask them in person (or on the phone if that’s not possible) first.  Being a bridesmaid can be a lot of work, and I’d want them to have the opportunity to gracefully bow out if they aren’t up for it.  I do think the little gifts and cards are super adorable especially since they already know they’re in your wedding.

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