Post # 1
My Fiance and I like the idea of doing something different to ask people to be apart of our wedding party. Does anyone have any ideas? I’m thinking of making a paper flower to with the a note saying “Will you be my bridesmaid”. And have my Fiance give the guys cheap garters with the same message on it.
FYI: this is my second attempt at asking this question. The first time I asked was on the knot. here’s the post
Post # 3
My sister sent me beautiful flowers to my work with a note asking me if I would be her Maid/Matron of Honor. It was cute and unexpected.
Post # 4
I went to walgreens.com and uploaded a number of memorable photos that I had for each Bridesmaid or Best Man. This included photos of her and I growing up, at graduation, when I was a bridesmaid at their wedding, etc. I created a personalized collage card for each Bridesmaid or Best Man. At the bottom I typed “Let’s build more memories! Will you be my Bridesmaid?”
Post # 5
Good grief! That bablingbrooke lady (btw, doesn’t babbling have two b’s, not one like the user’s name?) needs to let it go that you want to ask them in a special way.
I made my girls each a special card. I think you paper flower idea sounds really cute.
Post # 6
I bought my Maid/Matron of Honor “Made of Honor” on dvd and sent it to her in the mail with a card that had a poem and asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. My bridesmaids each got “27 Dresses” on dvd in the mail with a card asking to be a bridesmaid. My FH just asked his guys in conversation shortly after we were engaged.
Whatever you do, I’m sure your bridesmaids will feel it was personal and special!
EDIT: Just read the knot post. HOLY COW. Thank goodness I never went on those boards or I would have been scared to come to WB.
Post # 7
Wowza….. The Knot is rough.
I wrote what I did for my Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/creative-ways-to-ask-my-bms-and-moh
It’s long, I just really didn’t feel like retyping it.
Etsy has some adorable cards too if you search “bridesmaid cards” or “will you be my bridesmaid cards”.
I think it’s a nice gesture to do something extra for your BMs and it’s one of the more fun things I’ve done for my wedding!!!
ETA: I actually really like your idea of paper flowers/cheap garters though!!
Post # 8
I love the fact that they can’t get over me wanting to do something nice. I know I don’t have to but I want to. God forbid I do something different.
Post # 9
I don’t really have any great ideas for you, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I’m happy things never get that snarky around here! I can’t believe how much they attacked you about something so innocent as trying to find a sweet way to ask your bridal party. Why would anyone want to belong to a forum just to put other people down?
Post # 10
Thank you sapphire. But as you saw I’m the “rude one”.
Post # 11
i wanna smack some of those knot b****’s in the face lol! how rude!… i dont have any opinions on your question tho! sorry!
Post # 12
I have no ideas but OMG…. that’s the most ridiculous thread! Yuck. It’s like people just wait for the opportunity to post rude responses.
Post # 13
lol OMG i just read a fraction of the posts on the knot, and now I know why everyone talks about how different it is from WB… weird how two forums can have such a completely different mentality, those girls are rude!!!
I like your idea, I also read a post how one girl did like cutout girls and decorated each girl to look like each bridesmaid, it was so cute.