After you say “yes” to spending forever with your partner, it’s your turn to pop the next big question to your closest friends: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Sure, an old-fashioned phone call would do the trick, but why not do it in style? Spoil your gals with these four creative ways to ask your potential bridesmaids if they’ll be part of your commitment crew.
1. Tote Bag
Bridesmaids need to carry a lot of stuff, and most of it is for you: extra bobby pins, a pair of flats or flip flops, a miniature bottle of vodka (just kidding). They need something better than a plastic bag to tote it all around in—why not gift them a fashionable tote they can use long after the wedding? This is an easy DIY wedding project that’s customizable and fun to give.
A girl can never have too many jewelry boxes, and we love this one from Rosanna or this one from kate spade. Send this gift to your girls with wedding day earrings inside or a small note asking them to be your bridesmaid.
3. Bride Tribe Drink Sleeve (with mini bottle of bubbly)
Today kicks off months of celebration leading up to your “I do,” so why not give your bridesmaids a little bubbly to commemorate the occasion? This drink sleeve—filled with a small bottle of sparkling wine, of course—can be used at the bachelorette party and beyond.
4. Note and Necklace
Giving your bridesmaids a heartfelt note and a delicate necklace that they can wear as they stand beside you on your wedding day is a great way to ask your best buds to join Team Bridesmaid. For an extra-personal touch, choose a personalized pendant for a keepsake they’ll treasure forever.
No matter which way you choose to ask your bridesmaids to hold you up (hopefully but literally, but you never know) on your wedding day, a little token of appreciation will go a long way and make the moment memorable for both of you. Happy bridesmaid proposal!