• Jen Gibbs

How I Proposed To My Bridesmaids

Updated: Mar 25

Finding that perfect crew that you want on you and your fiancé's special day can seem daunting. There are so many wonderful people I would love to have standing right beside me when I say the word's "I Do." Seven AMAZING, FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, KIND, MAGICAL, INCREDIBLE friends + family will be helping me throughout the big day and I couldn't be more estatic that they said yes!

After scouring Pinterest for (cost-effective) cute bridesmaid proposals. I decided I didn't like anything I had seen so I came up with my own idea. I wanted the presents to relate to our Christmas + Winter Wonderland themed wedding. (Also, everything was on sale because it was Christmas time anyway so bonus!)

I went to Hobby Lobby to pick up dark green ornaments and some bubble stickers. Between the 60% sale and my coupon, I got enough items to make 9 ornaments for around $10. (7 for each bridesmaid and 2 for "Bride & Groom Ornaments.")

After the ornaments were made (I literally just stuck the stickers onto the bulbs) I hit up Etsy for these custom plastic wine glasses for mimosa's the morning of the wedding. I choose THIS glass specifically for the reason that there will probably be kids and even adults running friends + family will be helping me throughout the big day and I couldn't be more ecstatic that they said yes!. On another high note, these recyclable glasses are cheaper than others and the service I received was impeccable. I got 8 glasses for around $35 (they even have free shipping). 10/10 would recommend.

Bride Wine Cup To Match Bridesmaids

To top off the gift, I added in a small bottle of wine from a Hy-Vee Grocery store. (I had actually gotten rose, but I think Pink Moscato would work well too!) I also threw in a personalized note for each bridesmaid to read. I kept them short, sweet, and comedic.

Bridesmaids Boxes

I do want to remind you, that YES it is so fun asking your closest family and friends to be a part of your big day. But don't feel intimidated to spend BOATLOADS of money to "propose" to your bridal party. If you believe they will be upset, hurt, sad, etc. about the gifts then maybe you should reevaluate who you actually want in your wedding party. These are your closest friends, they should support you no matter what!

Another note: It can be hard to pick your bridal party. Mark and I have a lot of family which makes it a little harder to include all of our amazing friends. You can't have everyone you've ever come across walk down the aisle with you(this isn't 27 Dresses). If you're really worried about it, try having a conversation but otherwise if you feel a specific person could potentially cause problems either out of jealousy, anger, WHATEVER it is (and you know what I'm talking about) maybe it's time to just cut the cord anyway. This is YOU and YOUR FUTURE SPOUSES DAY don't let anyone take away your happiness.

How have YOU proposed to your bridesmaids?! I'd love to see! Do you have any tips about bridal parties that myself or the readers should know? Drop them down in the comments below or shoot me an email!

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