Even before I got engaged, I thought about who my bridesmaids were going to be and how I was going to ask them to stand next to me on my big day. My friends are very important to me, and I knew I wanted to ask them by doing something creative. Once we were engaged I spent a few days scrolling through Pinterest and different blogs to get ideas, and I then I set my plan in motion! Here’s what I did. 🙂
First, I ordered these bridesmaid tank tops from Etsy.
The tank tops shown in the Etsy shop say “bride tribe,” but I thought a more traditional shirt fit better with my personality. Luckily, the seller was able to totally customize my order for me! I also needed a bunch of different sizes, two maid of honor tank tops, and a white tank top for myself that says “bride.” The seller accommodated all of my requests, and got the order exactly right. Woohoo! I definitely recommend this Etsy shop if you’re in the market for something similar. She has a lot of cute stuff!
Then I purchased these cute little gift boxes from another store on Etsy! These were relatively inexpensive and I thought they made the perfect package for wrapping up all the cute tank tops. I wrapped each folded tank top in a few pieces of tissue paper, popped them into the boxes (which were very easy to assemble!) and then tied the packages with some twine I already had. Easy!
(One note about these boxes: they ship all the way from South Korea and don’t come with a tracking number, so if you do wind up purchasing these make sure you plan to order them about two weeks before you actually need them.)
Once the packages were assembled, I made a little card for each girl. On the front, I printed this design that I made myself using PicMonkey:
Cute, right? Then on the inside of the card I wrote each girl a note explaining why I want them to join me on my special day. Then I placed each card in an envelope and tucked it under the twine. It was really important to make sure I didn’t mix up which shirt went with which card!
Then I took all 10 of my packages (yes…I’m having a gigantic bridal party) to the post office and mailed them off to my girls! Everyone said they loved the tanks and I think sending them in the cute polka dot boxes was a fun touch. It wasn’t the cheapest project in the world, but I wanted to make it special! 🙂
Question of the day: If you’ve gotten married, how did you ask your friends to be bridesmaids? If you haven’t gotten married, how would you like to do it?
Even though I wanted to do something creative for my friends, I know that everyone is different and no matter how you ask your bridesmaids, they will be thrilled to join you on your big day!