You just said “Yes!” to the ring and now you’re engaged, and after telling your family & friends the exciting news you’ll want to start looking at bringing together your wedding party. The best time to ask your besties is within 2 months of getting engaged. They’ll be able to know in plenty of time that you want them to be part of your special day and let them block out special dates in the diaries for the engagement party, bridal shower, hen’s, and buck’s parties, and the big day itself. Plus it means they can start helping you plan and get their opinions if you want them to help with the details.
As bridesmaid proposals are a fairly recent concept there really is no expectation on the amount to spend. You can spend $10 or $100 and it will be just as special. The best proposals don’t have to be the most expensive, by keeping the proposal personal to you and your bestie and they’ll be honoured and feel so special by the effort you made.
So what to do? Here are “6 Special Ways To Ask Your Friends To Be Part Of Your Wedding Party” with Emma from All Things Nice.
1. Wine Tasting Night
If you and your friends are lovers of wine you could host a wine tasting evening, complete with charcuterie boards, and a playlist of songs that evoke back memories of your friendship and adventures. And you could gift them their favourite bottle of wine, but personalise it with your chosen “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” text or other wording by creating your own custom wine label using a design program like Canva.
2. Live the Robe Life
Have a movie sleepover night with your besties, watch your favourite movies and gift them bridesmaids’ robes from All Things Nice with a custom gift card. It’ll make for a relaxing and stylish girls’ night while you ask them to be by your side on your Wedding day. Bridal robes can double up as a practical gift that can be worn on your wedding morning during hair & makeup while making for the prettiest wedding morning photos.
3. Frame It!
A photo frame with your favourite photo of them and Will you be my bridesmaid inscribed on the frame, this one you can easily DIY a budget-friendly photo frame and adhesive letter from Officeworks or if you want to spend a little more you could gift a digital photo frame and create a slideshow with photo graphics asking the question.
4. Spa Day
Surprise your besties with a relaxing home spa afternoon, complete with facemasks, candles lit, champagne on ice, and special chocolates, and then surprise them with your proposal by gifting them their own personalised nail polish from Beysis.
5. Sweet Treat
Send your proposal question written on a yummy treat. Cookies, Cupcakes & Macarons are a few our favourite choices for a super sweet proposal treat. Who doesn’t love a yummy snack and you could even personalise the treats with your Wedding colours if you have the selection narrowed down. This is a great option for interstate friends. Imagine this arriving at your doorstep!!
6. POP the Question!
Literally, pop the question to your wedding party with this cheap & fun idea. Fill your balloon with your proposal note (& some confetti if you can handle the mess) and get them to pop the balloon to reveal the secret note hidden from you. It would also make for a seriously Insta-worthy photo or video to cherish forever.
At the end of the day asking your friends to stand by your side on your wedding day is special on its own but we do think proposing to your bridesmaids with these fun ideas is a great way to kick off the celebrations with your wedding party and create some amazing memories!
About All Things Nice: We have high-quality bridal party robes and gifts at affordable prices with fast shipping – Australia-wide. Your wedding morning photos will be complete with our stunning bridal party robes and personalised pyjamas making getting ready for your big day, even more, special and beautiful. With all of our bridesmaid robes, you can customise with your loved one’s name to add an extra special touch to your gifts and each bridesmaid robe. You can also choose from our range of bridal pj’s, bridesmaid gifts, and bridal party gifts including grooms gifts.