My last post reminded me that I don't think I've ever discussed how I asked my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. When Adam and I got engaged, I decided I wanted to ask the girls in a special way. Since the girls are spread out all over the place, I knew I couldn't take them out to lunch or anything like that. And I didn't want to just ask them over the phone. So sending something was the most logical option. But what would I send them? After searching the internet for original ways to ask them (I had not discovered the world of wedding blogging just yet) I came across a cute, yet slightly cheesy poem: "Roses are red, violets are blue, will you be my bridesmaid? Please say I do!". This sparked an idea...I should "propose" to them! So I searched and searched and searched (for weeks) for a pretty yet affordable ring that they would all like. It was torture for those few weeks not to ask them when I saw one of them (like everyday at lunch) or talked to one of them on the phone! Finally I came across this ring on Overstock and knew it was the one!While waiting for the rings to arrive, I made each of them a card with the poem on it and a little (not too mushy) note to each of them.
Here's a closeup of the flowers. I cut little triangles out of cardstock with an exacto knife and glued them on in layers. I added a little piece of satin ribbon around the stems.
Here's a closeup of the dress. I cut it with the exacto as well and added a satin sash to dress it up a bit.I think I've seen every one of them with the ring on, so I think they liked their gift! Either that or they only wear it when I'm around! Overall, I was happy that I kept it a secret until I found the perfect way to ask!
Anyone else ask their bridesmaids to stand by their side in a creative way?
All photos are my own.