I wanted to make sure I asked my bridesmaids in a special way. Each bridesmaid has played a special role in my life and I couldn’t imagine walking down the aisle without the help from these four spectacular friends.
I wouldn’t say that it came as a surprise to any of my bridesmaids that they were going to be asked to partake in our wedding, it was one of those things I didn’t even have to think twice about (possibly the easiest part of planning thus far!).
But because I love the element of surprise, I made sure to keep my lips sealed on their duties until they received their hand-crafted packages that officially asked them to join Mr. Sparkler and I in our wedding celebration.
I had been thinking about how I wanted to ask the bridesmaids for quite sometime, utilizing Pinterest and Etsy, I found numerous creative ideas. After doing my research and finding some ideas I liked, I settled on crafting a box to send off to each bridesmaid. I didn’t quite know what I wanted the boxes to look like, but it hit me when I saw the perfect silver metallic box at Target. It took me three trips to three different targets to collect all the boxes, but I do have to say they worked out perfectly! I found several cards on Etsy that I liked, so I took elements of each card I and combined them into one card, typing them up and printing them at Kinko’s.
Two of my bridesmaids are out of town and the other two are in town so I made sure to stagger the deliveries. I wanted to make sure I dropped off the in town bridesmaid boxes when they weren’t home, that way they had the same effect as those being mailed out — totally unexpected and a pleasant surprise!
Inside each box:
– a bottle of champagne, because I was “popping the question.”
– a card I created asking them to “say yes” to helping me say “I do.”
– a handwritten note, which individually thanked each bridesmaid for their friendship over the years.
I would say that my bridesmaid boxes were a success, all four of them said yes and my Maid of Honor even called me crying (happy tears, of course) because she was so excited!
Upon seeing the reaction I got from my bridesmaids, Mr. Sparkle wanted to do something creative himself. Because a groomsmen box would’ve been a little over the top for a guy, we came up with the idea of doing a wanted ad attached to each groomsman/ushers favorite drink. The invite was short and sweet and was an absolute perfect way to invite his friends to partake in our wedding day.