Thursday, May 17, 2012

5 Unique Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids

Choosing your bridesmaids can be a very stressful decision.  One that you may not be wanting to add to your list of stresses.  Instead of worrying about whether you’re going to ask Cousin Betty or hurt Aunt Gertrude’s feelings, think about how much fun you can make this part of your wedding!  Planning your wedding and having fun should go together!  Not only are you excited about your wedding, why not get your closest friends and family just as enthusiastic?  Don’t get lost in the process though, just remember to be you!  Here are some easy, creative ways to “pop the question” when asking your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party.

1. Is it just me or is anyone else absolutely losing their minds over this idea?
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How adorbs!  Um, yes I will be your bridesmaid, please and thank you.  Who doesn’t love the movie 27 Dresses?  Always a bridesmaid, never a bride… tear :(.  This idea is so perfect for the bride that wants to personalize every step in the planning.  You could send these in the mail as a postcard size or print a large poster for them to display!  A special note can be written on the dress portion of the photo, ending with the question…will you be my bridesmaid? Precious! 

2.  A more traditional way of asking your bridesmaid can be accomplished by taking them to your favorite restaurant or bakery.  Maybe it’s the same way your fiancé popped the question to you - and you are recreating your experience for them!  Call the restaurant beforehand to really personalize the experience with fun little details.

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3.  This idea came from a bride that was just walking through a toy aisle and noticed several Barbie’s that looked similar to her friends.  She purchased all of the Barbie’s and actually found tiny matching dresses to fit all of the dolls.  The note attached to the doll’s hand could be personalized for each bridesmaid.  You could make a display of these Barbie’s and present them to all of your friends at once!  How amazing would this be if you remember playing with Barbie's with some of the girls you are asking?! So special!

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4.  This idea is so cute.  Plus, come on ladies, photo shoot!!  Snap different shots of yourself holding up signs, or in this case letters, spelling out the question for them.  This picture is done in a film strip fashion, but you could even take the pictures yourself and create a fun collage. 

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5.  Whoever created this is a genius.  Invite your friends over and pop the question to them!  Include a ring pop and....yum!!  I think the deal will be sealed.

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Overall, just remember to be the unique you that they love you for already.  Take the time to make your bridesmaids feel special long before wedding day.  Brides can get consumed by all of the details and need to take a break to have fun with their friends - especially the ones that will be right beside them while they are taking their vows.  Try asking your bridesmaids by using one of these ideas and I guarantee they will be ecstatic.  Don’t make the decision stressful…make it memorable!
Boldly yours,

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