The holidays are over and we are well into January. If you’re one of the lucky ladies who got engaged over Christmas, the most popular time to propose… then congratulations, girl! I bet you were oh so (im)patiently waiting for that ring!
And now comes the fun part! Planning the wedding, picking the venue, deciding on your colours, pouring over The Knot or Confetti magazine for wedding dress ideas. It’s an endless to do list that’s both overwhelming and exciting. But one of the first things the bride to be starts thinking about is… who will be standing up there next to me? Holding my flowers, fluffing my dress and calming my nerves.
Once you decide on how many bridesmaids you want (fyi discuss this with your fiancé as he will be picking his groomsmen at the same time) it’s time to ask them if they’re up for the job!
Here’s a few fun ways to ask your favourite people to be a part of your special day!
Face to Face
For all your local girls, it’s best to ask them in person. One on one makes it even more special and shows you really care about them. There are some cute gifts on Etsy that you can use when you ask. Such as these adorable studs from Sunflower Bridal Co paired with a custom card personalized for your bestie from PixelcoutureDesigns.
A sweet way to ask would be presenting your girl with a box of custom sugar cookies from Pretty Sweet Co that ask will you be my bridesmaid? I mean just look how adorable these are!
Wanna be a little extra? What better way to show them you care than to gift your girls with this lovely Signature or Deluxe Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Box from local Calgary company, Boxsmith. These include a mini rose gold bottle of sparkling wine, a bridesmaid champage flute, pink rosette soaps and OPI nailpolish. Upgrade to the Modern Miss box for Rose Gold Bottega Bubble and Sparkle Ball™stud earrings from Hillberg & Berk.
The Faraway Bridesmaid
Does your hopeful bridesmaid to be live in another city? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered! You can still ask her in a personal way that will really surprise her…even when you can’t be there to see her face.
(Tip: Still wish you could be there with her? Unless you plan on doing a road trip, tell your friend you sent her a package and she has to FaceTime you to open it with her. How fun is that?)
Here’s some ideas for you!
The Simple Ask
The Elegant Ask
Add this Pave Bridesmaid Idiom Bangle from Kate Spade along with this Personalized Jewelry Heart Dish from PixelcoutureDesigns (yes, I’m a little obsessed with this company…can you blame me?) Cute. Cute. Cute. Bonus these items and small and lightweight, which keeps the shipping costs down. You’re welcome!
The Extravagant Ask
There are so many options here… and they can be delivered right to her door! Ah the magic of online shopping, am I right? Check out these beautiful packages.
So, which one would you choose?
Congrats again Bride!