Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Ok, I know the holiday season has come and gone, but I wanted to share something with the blog world. I wanted to let you all in on a little secret – How I asked my Bridesmaids to be in my wedding party. I knew right off the bat I didn’t want to ask anyone when fiancé and I announced our engagement because I wanted to do something special for my girls. So I held off talking to anyone about the wedding party for 2.5 months! It was torture!

Here is my little project.

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I started off with 4 ornaments, letters, scrapbook pictures, paint, ribbon and a paintbrush.

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When I finally decided what I wanted to do, Christmas was right around the corner! So I knew I was going to be asking my friends to be my bridesmaid when I we were each doing Christmas together.

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I took the clear ornaments and painted each of them. You can’t really tell from this picture, but its a light pink/peach color.

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I hung the ornaments all around the apartment to dry. They were hanging all over the place!

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I hung them off lamps and blinds and wall hangings!

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After the paint dried I did the final applications and this is what I ended up with:

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I placed each ornament in the box with these words on top, so it would be the first thing they would see when they opened the box.

“Will You Be My..”

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And then on the other side I had “Bridesmaid” for 3 of the ornaments and “Maid of Honor” for the last one.

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“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

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I also added a pink and sparkly dress to the side of the ornament to give it a little color pop and add a little fun. I wish I had known what my color scheme for the wedding was going to be then (I still don’t!) because I would have loved to color coordinate! But I thought this pink was a nice girly neutral!

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And here is one of them on the tree!

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What do you think? If you are married or engaged, how did you ask your bridesmaids? Or have you ever been asked to be in a wedding party a special way?

Let me know! I would love to hear everyone’s stories.

I really wanted to do something that each of my friends could have as a keepsake. I put a lot of thought and time (and love!) into these so I hope they loved them!

And guess what else…..

They all said YES!!


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  • Reply Lacey February 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    what a fabulous idea!!!! i have never heard of "special" asking but i love it. and these are beautiful they look professional. you seriously made them look amazing. 🙂

  • Reply sweettater February 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    that is so cute! i love it.

  • Reply Julie @SavvyEats February 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    How cute! Love it!

  • Reply Cassie February 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    oh this is fantastic! i had these huge hopes of asking my bridesmaids in a cute fashion… but i kept finding the perfect opportunities to spend time with them and ask them before i had figured out my plan of attack. i still have 2 bridesmaids that i need to ask, so i'm hoping to still do something cute for them. for the others, i've just written cute notes and found a pretty picture frame, etc. i LOVE the crafty-ness though!

  • Reply Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life February 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    such a cute idea!!! Adorable!!

  • Reply savoringsarah February 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Awwwww this is SUCH a cute idea!! Creative & original, I love it. I bet you are going to have a blast finding little ways to personalize other aspects of your wedding 🙂 I think that is what makes a wedding go from great to INCREDIBLE!

  • Reply Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I just found your blog through Olivia's blog and these are too cute. What a creative idea and well-done! I've received really pretty cards from the two bride's I've been a bridesmaid for. I'm going to read some more now 🙂

  • Reply Miss Anne February 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    THAT is an adorable idea. SOunds like a great group of girls!~

  • Reply Steel Springs February 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    This is a really cute idea!

  • Reply lauren February 2, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I love that! I just recently asked everyone also. I pulled together old/new photos of each of my bridesmaids. Then I made customized cards online with the pictures and an inside jokes or a memory written. And then I asked them. It was fun to do and I think everyone liked them since they all said yes. 😉

  • Reply Rose February 2, 2010 at 4:09 am

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I can't even say it enough!

  • Reply kAteMonSter February 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The pictures do not give any justice to how cute and fabulous the ornaments really are.

    I love them and Leslie def should up Martha Stewart and any Wedding magazine or planner…

    so excited and honored.


  • Reply RhodeyGirl February 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    these came out gorgeous!

    more wedding planning posts please!

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