“I love you”. This is something that we have no trouble telling our fiancés every day, but what about our friends? What about the girls (and guys!) that we shared secrets with at slumber parties and fought with over music choice in our dorm rooms, the ones who brought over our favorite bottle of wine after our pet died, and who we excitedly called minutes after becoming engaged?
They’ve been there for just as long, if not longer than, your fiancé and now you want them to stand by your side as you take the biggest leap of your life. But how can you find just the right words to let them know how much they mean to you when you ask them to be your bridesmaid?
For those of you that are crafty you’ll take one look at the ideas below and whip ’em out within ten minutes! But for those that aren’t, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Etsy.com has figured out a way to harness the power of crafty people all over the world for your benefit. As a wedding resource it’s a goldmine. Everything is handmade and you can order anything from custom escort cards in handwritten calligraphy, to bridesmaid dresses, to a personalized garter!
They have thousands of different charming products you can use to ask your bridesmaids, but we’ve sorted through them to bring you some of our favorites!
Simple and genuine, with a touch of humor, these cards by JaxDesigns27 say everything you need them to, and with flair! Deliver them by hand to your friend from high school when you’re both back in your hometown over Thanksgiving, or mail them to your college roommate across the country!
What better way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid than with baked goods! These delicious looking cookies are baked and individually wrapped by ConnieSweetieCookies. We also love the idea of cupcakes, gingerbread bridesmaids, or inviting everyone over and bringing out a big cake with the words, “Will you be my Bridesmaids?” written on it. Mmm, cake!
For brides that really want to go all out, check out these adorable boxes from BridesmaidBoxes. Fill them with trinkets and memories from your friendship like a picture of you two, a heartfelt letter, and maybe some earrings for her to wear on the wedding day!
If you are fortunate enough to live close to all of your bridesmaids invite them over for a wine and cheese night! Surprise them by setting these cute glasses by WaterfallDesigns in front of them. Then raise a toast to your new bridal party!
I know the artistic people are out there itching to get their fingers on some paint and start writing on their own wine glasses and the bakers can’t wait to start whipping up some cupcakes in the shape of a bouquet, so go ahead and get started! For those of us who are more accustomed to Pinterest fails than DIY masterpieces head on over to Etsy and check out all the ways that you can make these invites your own.
This is your chance to let them know how much you care!