We have officially less than one year until our wedding! Planning is starting to get more serious since we are getting closer to the date. Most recently, I asked my bridesmaids to be a part of the wedding. I knew I wanted to find a cute and creative way to ask my bridesmaids to be a part of our wedding. I chose to mail the requests because my bridesmaids are spread out over four cities. I knew I wouldn't have the patience to ask one bridesmaid one week and have to wait another week (or longer!) to ask somebody else. Since I would be mailing them, I knew I wanted them to be something special.
I decided I would make a bridesmaid box to send to each of the members of my wedding party. I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive, so I purchased craft boxes from Michaels. To incorporate our wedding colors of navy, mint, and gold I spray painted the boxes gold and added in navy crinkle paper shreds. Next, I found some mint scrapbook paper and set it aside for when I wrote out my notes.
I kept looking for a unique way to ask my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. I knew I wanted to incorporate nail polish into the request, as a fun and inexpensive gift for my bridesmaids. I started googling wedding related nail polish names. Surprisingly it was hard to find a nail polish with a wedding themed name. Luckily, I finally found the nail polish color "Diva Bride" by China Glaze. I decided to use this polish name as a fun saying to include in the bridesmaid box I was sending. To incorporate the nail polish name into my note, I added a note saying "I promise I won't be a diva bride!" I also included the date of our wedding to remind everybody to keep the date clear on their calendar.
My next step was finding a cute saying to ask with. I wanted to write something more than just "will you be my bridesmaid." I decided on the phrase "The best day ever includes you! Will you be my bridesmaid?" Our wedding will be the best day ever, and I want my best girls by my side.
Above is the final product. I love how everything came together. I feel like it is the perfect way to ask a bridesmaid. It is simple, yet thoughtful. It is fun to receive, yet still inexpensive. (I am amazed at how expensive some ways to ask a bridesmaid are!) It was so fun to get phone calls with everybody accepting. What was surprising was that my friend Erin, who lives in New York, was the first person to receive the gift. My friend Emily, who also lives in Kansas City, was the last! Funny how the mail works : ). My side of the wedding party is my sister, two best friends from high school, and two best friends from college.
Tyler has not asked his groomsmen yet, so he still needs to do that.Next up on our list of wedding tasks? Booking a block of hotel rooms for our out of town guests, reserving a space for the rehearsal dinner, and finding a wedding dress!
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