So I’ve been a bit MIA as of late. But that’s mainly because the wedding is in six weeks (read: eeeeek). That means my hens night is in three and that’s officially when the celebrations kick off.
While I popped the question to my bridesmaids a while ago, I’ve been trawling through Pintrest as of late to finalise my ideas for the decor of the wedding and there seems to be a myriad of ways to ask your bridal party to be part of your special day.
So here are the top five that I’ve stumbled across.
1. Drop down on one knee
When my bestie got engaged, she half asked me to be a bridesmaid while we were on a dinner date, pretty much by blurting it out when we thought there would be a wedding-date clash with another friend. I didn’t accept.
A couple of weeks later, while over food (again), she pulled out a beautifully wrapped red box with a very large sparkler inside and a beautifully written note about why she wanted me up there with her. I’ll admit, it brought tears to my eyes.
2. Say it in words
To ask my own bridesmaids, I wrote them a card and hand-delivered it to each of them. There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing your favourite girls with tears in their eyes, jumping for joy about being part of your special day.
In my exact words:
I promise I won’t put you in an ugly dress! Be my train pinner, make-up fixer, teeth checking wing woman!
Will you be my bridesmaid?
One way that I came across in my research was getting a puzzle made. There are plenty of websites around that allow you put your own designs on a puzzle. May as well make those girls work for their title.
You have the freedom to do anything here – ‘be my bridesmaid’, ‘I have the man but I still need my girls’ or even, ‘I couldn’t say I do without you’ – go crazy!
4. Gift boxes
Give your girls a head start of what’s going to happen on the day. Pop in a tshirt that says ‘bridesmaid’, include a couple of the beauty products that you think they’ll need throughout the day – spare bobby pins, safety pins, a mini deodorant and some hairspray.
Remember to include a little note with a couple of personalised memories, and you can even include a picture of the two of you to make it even more special.
5. Gem stones
A lot of brides will give their bridesmaids a small gift on the day of the wedding. Why wait until then? If you want to ask with a little sparkle, then go ahead. There’s no need to wait until the big day.
Give your friend the gift with a little note saying she’ll be wearing it on your wedding day as she stands by your side.
How did you pop the question to your girls?