He popped the question and now it’s your turn to propose… ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?‘ Whether you are looking for one Maid of Honour or a whole Bride Tribe, asking your bridesmaids is one of the most meaningful tasks to tick off that wedding checklist. If you were planning on a simple phone call or text message, think again! There are so many thoughtful and fun be my bridesmaid ideas that will make her feel extra special (and forgive you when you go a bit bridezilla!) From sending simple cards to saying it with sweets, these creative ideas are sure to be met with a resounding ‘YES!’
With a Card
All your guests will be receiving personal invitations, so you can at least send your girls will you be my bridesmaid cards. Handwritten notes are so much more personal and add a real sense of occasion. There are tons of beautiful personalised designs where you can add her name, or opt for funny will you be my bridesmaid cards if you like to have a giggle.
Over a Glass of Wine
What girl doesn’t like drinking with their besties, so why not ask over a glass of vino or bubbly. Upgrade your bottle (ideally one of her favourites) with one of these personalised wine labels. Ask her over for mid-week drinks… then ta-dah! The best way to brighten up a Wednesday. She’ll be so excited, she’ll be cracking open that bottle in a prosecco!
Or a Cuppa
For a more civilised will you be my bridesmaid party, gather your girls for afternoon tea then personalise the mugs with names and the big question! You could even choose a morphing mug to make the big reveal more fun. Bridesmaid mugs make a personal but practical keepsake, and are sure to be put to good use over all those wedding planning sessions! Just add their name or even a photo you two together.
With Sweet Treats
We all know the way to any girl’s heart is with something sweet. So it’s time to get baking (or visit the cake shop). Package up freshly baked cookies, cupcakes or her favourite chocolates with personalised gift wrap like gift tags, stickers, wrapping paper, ribbon or favour bags. After all, you ‘Donut want to say I do without you!’ Who could say no to donuts?
In a Balloon or on a Banner
Literally ‘pop’ the question by hiding it inside a balloon – currently one of the most popular ways to ask will you be my bridesmaid. Add a little note or even poem inside balloons, along with some sparkly glitter or sequins for effect, inflate with helium, then present to your BFFs on string or even hidden inside a box. Another high impact idea is to pop the question on a big banner – ours are up to 5 foot long so she won’t miss it. Hang at your party venue or even display it outside her house!
On a Puzzle
Half the fun of asking your bridesmaid is the element of surprise. So draw out the excitement with ideas like scratch cards, treasure hunts, crossword puzzles or a jigsaw puzzle! Let her piece together your big news with a puzzle personalised with her name and even a photo of you together. Perfect for ladies who like a challenge!
With a Goodie Bag
Why settle on one bridesmaid idea, when you can spoil your girls with lots of little presents. Fill a will you be my bridesmaid box or tote bag with goodies like photos of you all together, badges, little bottles of bubbly, beauty products, candles, sweets etc. You could even make them into emergency survival or wedding planning kits and include items like personalised notebooks and post-it notes! They will come in handy over the next few months as you deliver those checklists.
We all know that every Kate needs a Pippa, right? Perhaps you have known who will be by your side for years, or you have spent weeks agonising over the decision. Either way, any bridesmaid proposal is bound to be a teary moment and one you will remember for a lifetime. We hope these ideas will make it even more memorable. Whether you are asking your sister, cousin, childhood or university friend, now is the time to start proposing to your girls and let the real fun begin!