will you be my bridesmaid?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

a creative way to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding

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. 

how to ask bridesmaids with nail polish

inexpensive ways to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding

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.

cute sayings to use when asking your bridesmaids to be in your wedding

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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31 thoughts

  1. so lovely! sweet wedding plans.. causes me to daydream. ;)


  2. Such a great idea! I'm sure they will love it and say yes!


  3. Pretty post!
    Have a nice day :)


  4. Cute post Darcy... enjoy as much planning as you can, everything seems to fall into place when it needs. I'm sure you'll be a beautiful bride ;-)

  5. This is such a creative and cute idea to ask the bridesmaid great job doll.

  6. Aww this is so cute!! Love the nail polish idea!!

    <3, Pamela

  7. Such a cute idea!! Loving the Diva Bride haha!

    <3 Shannon

  8. This is so unique and creative. You and your friends/sister will look beautiful on that special day! Glad they said yes. Rachel xo

  9. Planning a wedding is always so much fun, I have planned three previously for friends and family and I know how much work goes into it. Love your ideas Darcy. Hope you're having a great week so far!

  10. This has got to be one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen. How sweet!


  11. What a great group of ladies! Everyone is going to have a great time! I love how you asked them Darcy! That was so cool and pretty. I also like the fact, you're having FUN planning. Keep it up!

  12. This is such a cute idea! Glad everyone loved it too and said yes :)

    The Tiny Heart

  13. so cute and creative! XO

  14. Nice post Dear! :)


  15. That is sooo exciting! I love how you did the little boxes, such a cute idea!


  16. Wow this is the sweetest thing I've ever had seen! Awesome idea, Darcy! =D



  17. Aw, this is so sweet! Very creative way to ask your friends, and it's so sweet that you have such strong connections with your friends from HS and college still. :)
    On the Daily Express

  18. Such a cute idea. I think it's so sweet.

  19. Awww, love these ideas. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

  20. Such a cute idea for your bridesmaids! LOVE it--sounds like you will have a great group of girls standing beside you on your big day! Ps. I feel you pain on collage (techy part) of blogging--it might be the death of me one day ha


    1. Hahaha right!? I messed around with it for what seemed like hours before I just gave up on being able to get all the pictures the same size!

  21. This is so adorable! I never thought about a cute way to ask. I basically was like you know you're in the wedding right?
    Speaking from the hotel end I know that if you reserve a number of rooms and X amount of guests actually book the room you and your Husband-to-be will usually be gifted a honey moon suite or equivalent. If you aren't going to use it you can gift it to in-laws! Or have the bridal party stay in it. It's what we do at the hotel I work for!

    1. Ooo that is good information to have! We are currently going through the guest list and trying to figure out who needs rooms. I plan on starting to call on Monday!

  22. This is such a cute idea! Can't wait to see more wedding posts!

  23. I love this!! Such a wonderful idea! Good luck planning! I can't wait for more wedding posts! :)


  24. super cute way to ask your bridesmaids to be apart of your special day!!

  25. That is an adorable idea! And thinking of your bridesmaids was really thoughtful!! :)

    Love Always,

  26. What a sweet way to invite your bridesmaids! And of course, you can never go wrong with a new nail polish :)

  27. Oh that is super cute!! I love the invitations and how much thoughts have gone into making them!
    The nail polish colour is just gorgeous!!


  28. Bridesmaid should gets all the credit for a perfect wedding!! Check out HouseOfBrides for beautiful bridesmaid dresses.


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