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Your fiancé popped the question, now it’s your turn! You have gone through the struggles of picking the perfect bridal party, and now it’s time to officially ask them. These will be the people who are standing next to you in during the biggest day of your life. They’ll hold your dress while you pee, throw you an epic bachelorette party, shower you with love at your bridal shower, and spend a fair amount of money throughout the process. This is the first time where you’ll be able to shower them with love, tell them how much they mean to you and express why you want them to be next to you throughout your entire engagement period. We’ve figured out that the best way to do that is to put together a cute little “will you be my bridesmaid” kit. Here’re some ideas, tips, and tricks to put an Instagram-worthy kit together for your girls:
“Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Box
Wooden, cardboard, or straight to Etsy, all options are easily customizable and perfect forums to create an adorable box for your girls. This will be their first look at anything that you’ve put together for them, so put some effort and thought into the outside and the inside of the box itself. Great ideas are inscribing it with their names, focus on the wrapping, add a pretty ribbon, or even add paint or calligraphy to make it more of an art piece. This is your first official chance to make them feel special and say, “will you be my bridesmaid?”
Photo Credit: Ashley Slater Photography
The picture frame. While classic and basic, it’s timeless and honestly, you really can’t go wrong with it. Choose a cute frame and add one of your favorite pictures of you and your bestie and voila! Perfection!
Photo Credit: Shannon Moffit Photography
You actually can’t go wrong with this. Every girl and guy, even if they don’t admit it, loves to pamper themselves. Here are a couple of great ideas to add to a cute little spa kit:
- Face mask
- Nail polish color – even consider matching it with the color schemes of your wedding!
- Bubble bath or Bath bomb
- Bath salts
- Body scrub
- Manicure kit
Photo Credit: Liz Banfield
Personalized Glasses and Alcohol
Personalized wine, champagne or shot glasses are a fun addition to your “will you be my bridesmaid” box. Etsy has great options for foiled glasses of any type. Take an extra minute to find out your bridesmaid’s favorite alcohol and personalize accordingly!
Photo Credit: Leslee Mitchell
Bridesmaids Flash Tattoos
While they may not seem practical at first, they’re the perfect addition and will be great for them to bring along for your bachelorette party! Plus how cute are they?!
“Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Jewelry
Jewelry is probably the most practical and memorable gift you can give. They will remember what that piece stands for and think of you every time they wear it. Plus, there’s something about receiving a piece of jewelry that makes you feel extra special.
Photo Credit: Bryce Covey Photography
Push-Up Confetti Popper
Not practical, but so fun! Encourage your girls to have a friend snap a picture or a boomerang as they pop their confetti popper. It’s the perfect representation of the excitement you feel for them being a part of your big day.
Photo Credit: Ruth Eileen Photography
For those coffee and tea lovers in the crowd, a personalized coffee mug is key! Just like the alcohol, put some time in researching their favorite coffee and tea and pair it with the mug.
“Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Card
Thanks to Pinterest there are so many cute and funny ideas for your bridesmaid card. While the inside can be something sweet and heartfelt, choose the front according to the personality of your bridesmaid. Here are some ideas to consider:
- “I can’t even without you”
- “Will you help me fulfill my squad goals?”
- Spruce up the “o” by making it into a ring!
- “I can’t say I do without you. Be my bridesmaid?”
- “I know of a great party with an open bar where we’ll make memories that last a lifetime”
- “Now act surprised like you had no idea this was coming”
- “B***h please, you’re obviously going to be my bridesmaid (or maid/matron of honor)”
- “I found my man but I really need my girls”
- “Plan with me, stand with me, cry with me, laugh with me. [Name] will you be my bridesmaid?”
- “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, but most importantly I’m going to need you!”
Photo Credit: Heidi Lau Photography
Gift Box Filler
You’ve filled the box to the brim with awesome knick-knacks, now it’s time to pull it all together. For some extra decoration add some filler underneath the goodies inside. Think crinkle paper, tissue paper, wood or metallic shred. This extra touch will add the extra oomph to get your present to be memorable and adorable!
Photo Credit: Katie Stoops Photography
Congrats, you now have a social-media-worthy proposal box for your bridesmaids! More importantly, though, your girls (or guys) will feel extra special and loved and you’ll have a thrilled bridal party to kick off the festivities! Snap your personalized box and share below!