Popping the question to your bridal party can be a fun and sweet ordeal. Not only are you asking your best girlfriends to play a part in your Big Day, but you’re also requesting they take on responsibilities (emotional, physical, financial, etc.) which may not be the norm for their everyday lives. So why not ask them in a unique way that is exciting and cute to thank them for their friendship and upcoming awesomeness in bridesmaid duties?
When I considered how I wanted to ask my girls, I looked to my wedding theme: whimsical, rustic, and fun. Then I thought of some of the details of the wedding which I could emphasize with the girls’ proposal gift: floral, color, overall feel of the day. I wanted to bestow that G’s and my wedding would, first and foremost, be a laid back celebration of love. I did not want to overdo the gift by overspending or overindulging on elegance.
Thus I sought simple and usable pieces to the gift:
- A bottle of pink bubbly: Okay, so obviously my gift would have something to do with wine, friends! Front and center, I provided a bottle of Sparkling Pink Moscato to each bridesmaid. There was no “popping” the question without some uncorking to be done!
- A pair of rose gold earrings: To emphasize our wedding colors and provide a piece of jewelry to be worn at the wedding, these Lauren Conrad earrings are dainty and adorable. Rose gold with crystal leaves, each girl will have a piece of bling to keep with them following our wedding day which can go with a wide range of attire. Not too elegant, these earrings can be worn on any given day!
- Silk peonies: Obviously! Peonies will be our statement flower the day of the wedding.
- Dress ideas: Scrolled to the side, a sheet of dress ideas along with suits the groomsmen will be wearing are provided. G and I, hoping to make the wedding as affordable and easy as possible, told the girls to choose dresses in the color profile of blush to dusty rose which fit their style, body type, and budget. I love the mix matched bridesmaids dresses trend, and it’ll only enforce our whimsical theme at the wedding.
- A rustic basket: As someone who loves to decorate, there can never be too many baskets around my home. I found these lovely burlap-draped wire baskets at Michael’s on clearance and just had to get them! With a bit of shredded cardstock, the entire gift pulled together into a classy, adorable proposal gift.
Remember, you will be spending a lot of additional costs associated to your wedding, and in a roundabout way the bridal party, in the future so do not go overboard on your gifts for them. However, if one of your girlfriends steps up to stand by your side at your wedding, she is making a big decision and dedicating much time, resources, and (possibly) money to you and your fiance as well. She is worth putting a bit of effort into and treating like the special friend she is!
Thank her in a way which makes sense to your wedding and your friendship. That’s what is most important.
Have your asked your bridal party with a proposal gift? If so, what did you do? Or, have you been asked to be a bridesmaid with a special gift? If you would like to share your experience, we would love to hear from you!
Also, don’t miss meeting my girls — they are the best!