As soon as I got engaged I immediately starting pinning all sorts of ideas to ask my besties to be my bridesmaids. There are so many awesome ideas but I knew I wanted it to go with my wedding theme and be somewhat of a practical gift. I didn’t want to give anyone anything that would just go to waste!
I decided to host a bridesmaid brunch so that I could ask everyone at the same time and also introduce everyone to each other. A few of the girls hadn’t met before and I wanted to break the ice and get everyone acquainted.
For the brunch, I was originally just going to do some pastries and light snacks but then my plans turned a bit more extravagant. We were coming home from Banff and had some time to kill in the airport so I turned to Pinterest for some brunch ideas. By the time we were boarding the plane, I had decided that this was going to be a full-on sit-down brunch, complete with beautiful place settings and way more food than five girls could eat in one sitting (Ryan was pretty excited about all of the leftovers). If you’re interested, I wrote a whole blog post on the brunch itself. 🙂
Now that I had the brunch plans sorted out, it was time to come up with the gift. I narrowed down all of my favourite ideas and began to brainstorm a list of all the possible things I could give them. I knew that I wanted it to be a white box (that could be used again), blush ribbon, and that I wanted to tie in some eucalyptus either on the outside or inside (or both). We went to IKEA and found the perfect white box for $3.99 and got four of those.
Over the next few weeks, I slowly accumulated things that I thought would be perfect to fill the boxes. For the wedding, one thing I want to try and do, is gift items to my bridesmaids that I’m going to be picky about. For example, I gave everyone a nail polish so that their nails can all be the same for the wedding day. I also gave them all a thin silver bracelet with a knot in it so that they could wear that on the day and it would all look consistent (and be cute). It takes some of the pressure off of them, and it also saves them having to go out and buy something that I’m super particular about.
I also included a succulent, and candle, and a box of Sugarfina gummies (because they’re so cute and I’ve been looking for an excuse to try them for so long now). If you haven’t tried them yet, the champagne bubbles are amazing.
I made cards and got them printed at Staples. I also printed the name tags and got two copies of each so I could use one as a place card for the brunch and the other as a gift tag on the box. It all came together so beautifully and I think they were a hit!
to make it yourself
You will need…
- White box
- Sugarfina candies
- Nail polish
What would you include in your bridesmaid proposal box?
DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box
April 23, 2019