(Closed) Asking bridesmaids with a card?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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266 posts
Helper bee

I think it’s such a personal thing, and should be done in whatever way you’re comfortable with. I was so excited to be engaged and to ask them, that I called them the same night to ask. They all live in CA and I live in Seattle, so the next time I went to visit I made them fortune cookies and wrote “Will you be my bridesmaid?” (and a bunch of “Spaceballs” quotes).

Honestly… the more I get into wedding planning, the more I’m learning that a lot of popular things right now are really recent trends, and that I don’t want to follow a bunch of etiquette and rules that make me uncomfortable, unhappy, or unnecessarily poor! 

I think I heartfelt card from a friend will be extremely sweet and well-received!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

willowbee:  I think you should do whatever you want.  Personally I think a card is sweet because it’s something they can save.  My sister asked me with a card and I loved it!  

Post # 4
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1200 posts
Bumble bee

I asked mine with cards. They said yes. It worked 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I say go for it. It’s personal and sweet. I made cards for mine and shrunk down pictures of the two of us together and used the pictures to spell out “bridesmaid” or “maid of honor.” There’s so many ways you can customize a card to fit each of the ladies.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I just bought cards to formally ask my girls!  I ordered cards that are pale pink with a little balloon and the balloon is a scratch off. So they must scratch off to be asked! 🙂 I’m going to make little boxes that have things such as nail polish and wine inside as well as the card so they have something nice to keep other than the card. I think the cards are a supercute idea. I just wanted a bit extra to go with it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

willowbee:  I asked mine with cards. The other two times I’ve been asked (3 and 4 years ago) they both just called. Cards are absolutely fine. Save the extras for their gifts!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

That’s what I’m going to do! I think cards are so cute and personal without costing too much for my tiny budget.

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