I’m so excited to share today’s post with you guys! This is another wedding related post – so if you were looking for something green, head over to my recipe page.
I made these bridesmaid boxes last year for my girls and they were so fun to make. There are a ton of ways brides are asking their girls to be bridesmaids but I wanted to make something personal for my girls..something they could keep and hopefully cherish!
If you are an avid Pinterest user like I am, you’ve probably seen the “will you be my bridesmaid” boxes before. As I previously said, I wanted to try to be original to ask my girls but still bring in some of those amazing ideas I found on Pinterest.
I have seven bridesmaids.. yes, seven. It seems crazy to a lot of people, but honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way. My sister is my maid of honor and I asked Grant’s sister to be a bridesmaid. His sister is so much fun and has become a great friend to me so I knew there was no question about it. I also asked my four best friends that I have had since kindergarten. They are my sisters, really, so obviously they were included. And the seventh bridesmaid is my BFF from university. I love this girl to pieces, so I had to have her too.
So what’s in the boxes? Let’s take a look.
So the first thing I had to do was find seven boxes to put all of my goodies into. I knew exactly what I wanted (brown craft boxes) so when I walked into Michael’s I grabbed these first. Lucky for me, I got the last 7.
I hand painted and decorated each box for each one of my ladies. This was by far the trickiest part of the whole process. I had to glue each one of the jewels and pearls on and paint the designs (it’s a good thing I had my artist fiancee to give advice). I bought sticker letters at Michael’s to use to label each box. I tied a ribbon around the box and glued it to stay in place.
On the inside of the lid, I wrote “Will you be my bridesmaid?” and for my sister “Will you be my maid of honor?”.
I wrote a letter about each of the girls and included it in all of their boxes. I put the letter to whoever’s box it was as the first one and followed with the other six. I did this because I wanted the girls to know why I picked each of them to be a part of my big day. I wanted them to know how much they meant to me! Each letter was glued to the back of a picture of me and each one of them. I loved going through old pictures to find my favorite shots!
I decided that my wedding colours are going to be blue and white (with some creams). I attached two paint chips with a piece of ribbon to show the girls what colours I was leaning towards. I also found some pictures for examples of what I envision their dresses and the decor to look like.
My favorite part of the whole box was the little letter I wrote about how Grant proposed :). They already knew how he did it but it was fun to write it down and relive it. It was such a magical moment… one you have to experience to fully understand!
I also gave them some details about the wedding and what I was thinking so far. I broke it down as: The Proposal, The Plan, and The Wedding.
A ring pop.. because you can’t go wrong with sweets.
A blue/white candle.
Last – but not least – I included a mini bottle of sparkling wine! I thought it would be really fun for all of us to get together and open the wine together to celebrate. We haven’t been able to get together yet, so I am hoping we get a chance to in the next few months.
I loved making these boxes and I know my girls loved getting them and going through everything.
Oh, and they all said yes.
In other wedding related news… I bought my dress this weekend! Yaaay! It is so pretty! I didn’t want to take it off.
Have you seen/heard of unique ways of asking bridesmaids?
Have you been a bridesmaid before?