Unique Ways to Propose to Your Bridesmaids
Your groom may be the one waiting for you at the end of the aisle, but it’s your caring and loyal bridesmaids that are going to help get you there!
Your bridal party is essentially your life support while planning your wedding day, which let’s face it, can be stressful! They help keep you sane in between dress decisions and vendor selections, all because they love you.
So now that you’ve chosen your bridesmaids, how do you propose to them to be in your bridal party? Show your gratitude for the group of your closest pals that will be by your side when you finally say “I Do” by making your bridal party proposal fun and unique. Here are some cool and creative ways for asking your best friends to be part of your bridal party.
A Rose-y Proposal
A long, single stem rose speaks for itself. Pop the question to your potential bridesmaids with a single rose in the color of your wedding theme (if you already know it). You can also do more than one flower in a bouquet of your choice. Whether you hand your bridesmaid the flower proposal yourself, send it to their home or to their office, your sweet gesture will definitely bring heartwarming smiles.
To the flower(s), attach a simple yet sweet proposal (the more personal the better) – they are sure to say “yes!”
Suggested Proposal Copy Ideas:
* Will you be my bridesmaid?
* “I’ve got my man, now I need my girls! Will you be my bridesmaid?”
* You’ve stood by my side for XX years [list # of years that you have known the person]… Please do me the honor of standing by my side at my wedding?
Throw a Bridal Party “Party”
It’s all about the bride, but how about making your bridesmaid proposal all about your bridesmaids? Show your appreciation by throwing a soiree all about them! Think of it as a low-key bachelorette party, focusing on your friends rather your upcoming nuptials. Decorate using nostalgic photos, create signature cocktails like a “Friendship Martini,” and provide dinner or hors d’oeuvres!
Once the celebration starts, raise a glass and toast to those loyal ladies in your life. Then, pop the question and enjoy the party in their honor!
Send a Bridesmaid Proposal Package
Put together a personalized care package for your proposal. Include a few pieces that reflect his or her personality as well as a few products that will help them through their obstacles should they say yes (coffee, band-aids, power bars, etc.). A sweet hand written proposal note with the question at hand will be the icing on the cake!
Whether you want to “snail mail” a card or e-mail a card (snail is more personal), try creating a DIY proposal card celebrating your friendship! A personal and fun way to do this would be to do a photo collage–now’s the time to access all of those embarrassing photos you’ve banned from Facebook and use them to create a one-of-a-kind card to ask the big question! Relive past memories and inside jokes and lead it all up to the words: “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
If your group of friends is a tech savvy bunch, you may want to swap the handmade card for a virtual slideshow! You can create one long gallery to share with all of your recipients, or an individual gallery for each special guest.
Bridesmaid Proposal Poem
You may choose to include a poem in your proposal. Here’s a simple, yet sweet poem you can use to pop the question!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
It may be my special day, but I want you part of it too.
We’re getting older, but our friendship will never fade,
“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”
A Piece of Cake Bridesmaid Proposal
Bake your bridesmaid-to-be her favorite cake with a sweet surprise! Pop the big question in creamy frosting, and celebrate her acceptance by digging in!
Alternatively, if you are proposing to all of your potential bridesmaids at the same time, bake a batch of cupcakes and top with a tasty candy ring – now they too have some sweet bling for their ring fingers!