Popping the question to your partner isn’t the only important proposal you’ll encounter on the wedding scene. Your bridesmaids will play an integral part on and in the run up to your big day. They’re a vital source of support throughout the wedding planning process. The average bridesmaid has a number of duties to fulfil as a result.
In fact, most compare being a bridesmaid to signing up for a part-time job! With this in mind, filling these positions isn’t a duty that should be taken lightly.
Once you’ve selected the lucky individuals for the job, now comes the fun part. Bridesmaid proposals have become more and more elaborate and inventive in recent years. There are a number of ways to pop the question to your bridesmaids, here are just a few.
You’ve got mail
Many bridesmaid proposal ideas break from tradition, yet sometimes the simplest method of asking that all-important question is the best. Many brides choose to send a card to their leading ladies, but the message you add can be as creative as ever. From the short and snappy, ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ to a catchy poem or funny statement, your card can be as imaginative as you’d like, what matters is the answer!
Boxes filled with love
Going bigger with your choice of mail is another option. Customised boxes can be personalised to your exact requirements and can incorporate a few special treats that you know your bridesmaid-to-be will love and cherish forever.
Personalised wedding accessories, like bridesmaid totes, wedding planning binders, clothes hangers, and themed scrapbooks, can be used prior to and long after your wedding date. You can also include things that your bridesmaids can use to pamper for the wedding, such as spa gifts and beauty products.
Whatever you choose to include in your bridesmaid proposal box, one item is a must-have. Inside Weddings explains the importance of packing a personalised note alongside those goodies:
“Explain why this box is coming to them! Some brides include a carefully crafted poem, but you can simply place a card with the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” inside the box. If you’d like, adding certain fond memories or inside jokes to the note is a sentimental touch your friends will appreciate.”
Say it with gold (or silver)
There’s nothing like proposing with a bit of bling, all just engaged couples know that! There are lots of beautiful jewellery items available and each can be personalised to ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your special day. Whether you’re personalising the box with a custom message or the jewellery itself, it will be a memento that they can treasure forever.
You don’t have to wait until your hen party to get festive with your besties. Celebrate your upcoming nuptials and propose to your bridesmaids in style by gathering the group for a party. From wine nights and boozy brunches to tamer coffee dates and afternoon tea, getting your bridesmaids-to-be together will be fun whatever the setting or theme.
Having a get together with your bridesmaids is a great way for bridal party members, who don’t know each other, to become better acquainted long before your hen party and wedding.
Add the element of surprise
There are several novelty bridesmaid proposal gifts that offer memorable and fun ways to pop the question. Filled balloons, scratch cards and fortune cookies are just some of the gifts that can be called upon to surprise your unsuspecting bridal party.