Post # 1
I know there have been other posts about how to ask your girls to be bridesmaids, but I thought I would re-ask to see if there were any new creative ideas. My best friend has pretty much already appointed herself my Maid/Matron of Honor (which I was going to ask her anyways), but I still have my other girlfriends and my fiances sister to ask.
So how you did ask?
Post # 3
I wrote it on here a couple of days ago but in case you didn’t see it. I have been a bridesmaid 24 times. It’s totally insane and I feel like 27 dresses is my real life LOL. Anywho…the cutest way I was asked:
A friend of mine asked me out to brunch. There were four of us. She handed us little gift bags and the tag on the outside said someting to the effect of, “You have watched John and Jill write the recipe for love for 2 years and it’s now time we ask you to help us cook up something special”
Inside the bags were really cute 50’s style kitchen aprons that had Brides Maid and Maid of Honor embroidered on them. I loved mine so much and it was super cute.
Post # 4
I used the Ring Pop idea. I’ve seen it online a few places but my one Bridesmaid or Best Man who has done this 8 other times has never seen it.
I went to Michael’s a bought little wood boxes and painted them teal and white (teal is my favorite and everyone knows its my wedding color). I lined the box with some teal velvet like fabric and put a big sparkly flower on top the box. In side the box I wrote “Will you be my bridesmaid” and I put a blue (as close to teal as I could get) in the box so I literally “popped” the question to my friends.
I gave a few in person and the rest I mailed with a handwritten letter about why I love her so much and want her to be in my wedding. It was a big hit, all the girls loved it!
Post # 5
Also, I love this website. It has free clipart and ADORABLE “will you be my bridesmaid cards?”
Post # 6
I’ve posted my “Will you be my bridesmaid?” story like a dozen times but what’s once more? =) Don’t mind the copy/paste from one of the other threads…
I asked my girls via cupcake. I contacted a local cafe/bakery and had them make 3 cupcakes. 2 of them said “Will you be my bridesmaid?” and 1 said “Will you be my Maid of Honor?”.
My friends and I meet once a month for lunch so I suggested we go to this cafe. I paid for their lunch and gave them the cupcakes. They loved them and they were delicious even though the bakery screwed up the flavor. I ordered white cake with raspberry filling and raspberry frosting but ended up getting white cake and white frosting. All’s good though, they were still a hit. The bakery even made me a bride cupcake (which for the record, I did NOT order).
Post # 7
I know I’m no help, but… I just, you know, asked them. 🙂
Post # 8
I prefer to be directly asked without any fancy fluff. I feel that if you are too creative, it makes the person feel like they should HAVE to say yes. While most of the time I’m sure people are delighted, there are times when people may not want to be.
If you’re asking them, they obvoiusly know you are special in their life, so I don’t think there is a need to over-do it with notes, cupcakes, etc. That would make me feel obliged to say yes even if I was wanting to say no.
I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man many times but after my last experience (last weekend) I’m not so sure I definitely want to do it again – mainly because of the expense. Also, because I’m wanted to get pregnant next year and don’t know if I really want to be bothered – particularly if it’s for someone who is likely to be a bridezilla.
Post # 9
@Pia2010: My bridesmaids loved the cupcakes. I’ve been a bridesmaid many times and was never asked in a creative way and frankly, I always thought it was a bit boring.
Post # 10
@UpstateCait: fair enough. Your cupcakes look delicious and now I feel hungry 🙂
Post # 11
I’m currently a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, and she just asked me at work one day. It was simple and straightforward- but I loved it! I think I was more excited than she was, to be honest. That being said, I think the ring pop idea is adorable and I love the time you guys put into asking your maids! Any way you do it, if you make someone feel important enough to be a part of your wedding, they will be thrilled!
Post # 12
When I got engaged, I really just straight forwardly asked my girls “so your gonna be a bridesmaid right?” but I thought I would do something cute just to make it offical.
@MissTurtle27: and i totally loooove the ring pop idea. all the idea’s ive heard have been really cute! (P.S. my wedding color is teal! )