Some day you may meet a handsome, kind gentleman who will ask for your hand in marriage. And while you may think that meeting the man of your dreams was the hardest part, buckle up baby- wedding planning is a whole new kind of stressful.
One of the easiest parts should be asking your best pals to stand by your side during your special day… but well, sometimes that part is difficult too. Anyway, once you’ve decided who, you should decide how? You can’t just text your friends to pop the question, afterall. I’ve had friends send scavenger hunts, and awful dresses to be photographed in. Brides to be are getting more and more creative in their “Will you?” presentations.
One of my favorite approaches is a gift bag chocked full of bridesmaid essentials. Be sure to show them how much they really mean to you by putting together a gift bag with special items that may come in handy either during or before your impending nuptials. Perhaps if your wedding is that of the destination type or even a “surprise” destination, use this as an opportunity to provide clues. While you may be thinking, “Gosh, this is pricey,” don’t forget how much money your best gal pals will have to dish out for showers, and bachelorette parties, and dresses, oh my! You’ve been a bridesmaid a time or two… remember?
All the essentials (similar to what is shown above):
- Beach Friendly Tote: Jonathan Adler
- Photo Album: Jonathan Adler
- Bridesmaid Thong: Hanky Panky
- Heart Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
- Lip Balm: EOS
- Glow Stick Jewelry: WMU
- Mini Sunblock: Hawaiian Tropic
- DIY Notecard with Handwritten Message: Wedding Chicks
Going to the chapel…