Post # 107
I bought the boxes, cardstock and cutesy things to do the ‘be my maid’ thing. I ran out of time and just asked them. It was like, “hey girl, you wan’ be my bridesmaid?” It was fine. They didn’t care, and they had no need for the boxes, really. Now, I have 4 boxes that are half a** painted sitting in my closet.
Post # 108
@Reeniero: I gave my sisters that same card!
Post # 109
I’m bridesmaid for my soon to be sister in law and I found out I was bridesmaid when I got a phonecall from her asking what dress size I was because she found the perfect bridesmaids dresses on sale. I told her my size and it was nearly like double take of ‘oh wait, I’m a bridesmaid? Thanks :)’
Post # 110
I asked my two MOHs on skype, and I sent flowers asking the two bridesmaids. One was my sister and I knew she would need some time to get over not being Maid/Matron of Honor. The other was a dear friend who had just had a baby and I kinda thought she might say no, so I didn’t want to put her on the spot.
Post # 111
I asked two of them in person. The other I emailed and the boarder of the email was filled with a ton of ugly dresses. I think I said in the email…if i promise not to make you wear one of these dresses, will you be in my wedding party.
Post # 112
I (with permission from the bride) asked them all at the end of my future sister-in-laws bridal shower (she is one of the maids)….
I gave them a little chat and then asked them to stand by me (honestly.. I even got teary eyed…as they are all my future sisters and are my only bridesmaids)
I don’t think you have to be super ‘crafty’ to make it a special moment for them.. just make it sweet and sincere (and excited!)
Post # 113
Just after we got engaged, I sent my Maid/Matron of Honor a FB message asking. I saw her two days later and cleared it up with her, and while I was there, asked if my niece and nephew (her kids) could play a part. I asked my next Bridesmaid or Best Man face to face over lunch at work – we work together. She said yes, then declined as she’s due to have her second baby around that time. I’m slightly disappointed with that, but I completely understand. I asked Future Sister-In-Law over FB, and she said only if I was certain. Of course I’m certain. I then asked two other girls over FB, who both said yes (and were absolutely ecstatic). The last girl I asked, I wrote in her 21st birthday card. Basically wrote a huge essay and then asked at the end. She cried and said it was the sweetest way, it was like she’d been given the best birthday present of all…
tl;dr, 4 over FB, one in a birthday card.
Post # 114
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Before we started wedding planning all I said to three of my friends was “hey whenever we get engaged your’re a bridesmaid!” So when we actually started planning the girls already knew. I did ask Future Sister-In-Law directly b/c she asked if she was going to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man before I even decided to invite her to be one. And she is the only one that gave me S*&t during the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress trials.
Post # 115
I didn’t do anything particularly special, either. Two of them I asked over the phone :/.
Post # 116
@FutureMrsWeston: I didn’t. My sisters assumed and I assumed and actually felt bad after so I made sure to actually ASK them when I saw them a few weeks later (we live in different parts of the country). BM #3 I asked on skype – we were talking about random stuff and I had to show her the samples for my Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes and said ‘speaking of BM’s….’ she was super excited. BM#4 I’m asking when I see her in person in a couple weeks, I’m planning to take her to lunch and that’s it…
Post # 117
@FutureMrsWeston: I gave my bridesmaids a card. I don’t think that’s it was super creative but it came from the heart. We asked the groomsmens, who are all huge hockey fans, in a bit more of a creative way (my idea that my fiancé brought to life with the help of photoshop!!). We printed this image out at Walmart as a picture and gave it to the guys.
Post # 118
@FutureMrsWeston: I just called. Bridesmaid proposals?
AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!