(PICS) What's your honest opinion about these Bridesmaids Proposal Gifts???

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
47412 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you must do a bridesmaid proposal, I wouldn’t give false eyelashes.

Post # 17
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Honestly, these seem really bizarre to me. A diamond shaped box, that says, “You’re a gem” and… contains false eyelashes? And false eyelashes that are ginormous? It seems costumey and just plain strange, but then again, I don’t understand bridemaids “proposals”, either, so I’m probably just curmudgeony.

Post # 18
1362 posts
Bumble bee

False eyelashes for a bridesmaid proposal gift? No part of that sentence makes any sense to me.

Time for me to go find a little island to live on, somewhere far far away…..

Post # 19
3152 posts
Sugar bee

Depends on your crowd. Do they wear falsies? Do they like this particular size and brand?

For me personally, I’d toss them in the trash.

Post # 20
5057 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Skivies91 :  honestly don’t understand why it’s a thing now to propose to your bridal party and on top of that with a gift too.

OP, if you are going to propose, the eyelash thing seems a really odd choice to do it with. Your girls might all love eyelashes but I’ve found eyelashes are a very personalised thing. What I like on my eyes may not be the lash preferred by others and what suits/fits them best. I’d pass on this as an idea. 

Post # 21
1039 posts
Bumble bee

I hate bridesmaid “proposals” but I at least understand the concept.


I cannot for the life of me figure out why someone would proposed with lashes. Are they supposed to keep them for your wedding day? And the diamond shaped “you’re a gem” box makes no sense. It’s a really weird gift IMO – and unnecessary. It’s so weird that if OP didn’t have a post history, I would assume they were trying to sell these. 

Post # 22
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - Montsalvat, Victoria

I think a bridesmaid thank you gift would be more appropriate than a proposal box (if your giving your bridal party some sort of gift). I could see these in a thank you box more than a proposal – if your going to do a proposal at all I’d just do a bottle of bubbles and a candle or something like that.

Post # 23
563 posts
Busy bee

This seems like a weirdly specific gift to give them. If you truly want to do the whole bridesmaid proposal thing, I’d say try and find something that is more likely everyone will actually like.

Post # 25
453 posts
Helper bee

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Skivies91 :  Using the box to gift jewellery instead of the lashes would be worlds better than the lashes option. Just my 2c

Post # 26
17 posts

Taking out the eyelashes and putting something else in is a cute idea!

Also agree with others – don’t waste too much money on this, just some inexpensive earrings would be nice.

Post # 27
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017 - Maui, Hawaii

I agree, take the lashes out and add cute earrings. It would also make the “you’re a gem” part seem less weird. 

I’m also team bridesmaid proposals are unnecessary, but I’m 39 and it’s not been a thing for most of my age group. I’ve been a bridesmaid seven times and the only proposal I got was from my younger cousin. It was nice enough, but totally unnecessary.

Post # 28
4075 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Fake lashes have to be the strangest gift I’ve ever seen. If you want to use the box and still givr a gift I’d definitely do jewlery or something. 

Post # 29
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Those are tacky 

Post # 30
1031 posts
Bumble bee

I think that it is super cute! And depending on your crew people may or may not be into it. I planned a bachelorette and had little gift bags. People were so excited over them. People pulled out the stuff for that night (sashes, glow band bracelets, etc.) and then 3/4 of them were left at my house. I got a stack of face masks, emery boards, and tissue packs! People have brought the loot bags up at other events and how fun it was to get them. Maybe they weren’t used quite the way they expected, but I still think it was nice.

If you already have them from work, aren’t forking out extra money, why not?

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