There are monumental moments in a woman’s life that she will always remember: her first date, her first kiss, “their” first date and his marriage proposal. Here you are, beginning your wedding planning after saying “Yes” to his beautiful request for your hand through eternity, realizing that you will soon need to ask your friends if they will be bridesmaids. This thought may seem somewhat daunting. It doesn’t have to be.
If you want the question that YOU must ask to be as memorable for your bridesmaids as the one your husband-to-be asked you, you can implement a little creativity and achieve your goal. For example, you could write your request in a poem, such as “Roses are red, Violets are blue, I need a great bridesmaid and thus, I pick you.”
Another idea, if your bridesmaids-to-be live far away, is to visit a local crafts store and purchase little cigar boxes that you can decorate with your wedding colors and enclose photos of your friends with you (or use photos of you and your sweetheart), placing a note in the box that says something to the effect of, “My wedding day will be the happiest day of my life and I want to share this with you. Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Other ideas include buying her a bridesmaid handbook or a T-shirt that says “Bridesmaid;” plan a champagne dinner for your bridesmaids-to-be and you; choose the flowers you plan to carry on your wedding day and send one bloom to your bridesmaids, letting them know you want them to carry these on your wedding day; or rent the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding or Bridesmaids and have tissues on hand as you ask your bridesmaids during or after the movie.
The possibilities for asking your friends to be a part of your bridal party are as endless as the ways that men can choose to propose. Think about your friends and their personalities and then prepare for that special moment where you’ll ask the most important question of your life, “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”